This Tell Me Lies season 1 Hulu review does not include any spoilers.
The Hulu series is touted to be a story that follows college students Lucy and Stephen as they explore the darker side of love. Lucy, who comes from a chaotic household, is relieved to be free to stretch her wings and move away from her demanding mother. What about Stephen? He is self-assured and conscious of the impact he makes on women.
And Lucy and Stephen are destined to have a tremendous impact on one other. Does that make sense? In reality, the program is based on Carola Lovering’s 2018 novel of the same name. And, given how many people enjoyed the novel, it’s only inevitable that it will be adapted into a TV program soon. Does it, however, do the novel justice?
No, not right immediately. In fact, if I hadn’t been reviewing the program and therefore had to watch the entire series and recap each episode, I would have binned it before the closing credits rolled on the premiere episode. The first episode is plodding and dull, with little to pique the audience’s attention. That quickly changes, and following a meaty climax to the first episode, Tell Me Lies begins to prove that it can be just as twisting, poisonous, and exhilarating as the novel.
The characters are one of the show’s highlights. They all have several layers, whether it’s Lucy, Stephen, or one of their numerous pals. As a result, certain personalities may be quick to dislike and/or adore. However, the show quickly demonstrates that there is more to them than meets the eye.
The movement between timeframes also helps the narrative, and focusing on the college period is excellent and possibly more intriguing. It’s also interesting to see the characters a few years later (although briefly). While the maturation of their personalities is modest, it’s fascinating to watch how the characters have evolved throughout the eight-year time span.
Not everything in the program is simple to follow. It emphasizes the emotional harm that partnerships may, sadly, produce. But along with that, the show is also quite sexy and thrilling along the way. By highlighting the toxic relationship between Lucy and Stephen, there are many sex scenes. I wouldn’t advocate viewing this episode with younger eyes only for that reason.
Overall, Tell Me Lies may not be the most exciting show, to begin with. However, it quickly matures into a thought-provoking viewing. And, while the season has improved in just three episodes, it has the potential to develop much more by the conclusion of the season.
Tell Me Lies Release Date
The network has officially announced that Tell Me Lies will begin on September 7, 2022, with further episodes slated to air on successive Wednesdays. Tell Me Lies’ official Twitter account also verified the announcement by giving the official release date, citing, “You never forget your worst.” #TellMeLies, based on the best-selling novel, launches on @Hulu on September 7th.” Check out the official post below:
— Tell Me Lies on Hulu (@tellmelieshulu) August 4, 2022
Tell Me Lies Episodes
The new series will consist of ten episodes, and Hulu has announced the episode names, which provide some insight into the narrative. We’ve put together a detailed episode guide to help you understand the sequence below:
- S1E1: Lightning Strikes
- S1E2: Hot-Blooded
- S1E3: We Don’t Touch, We Collide
- S1E4: Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
- S1E5: Merry F*cking Christmas
- S1E6: And I’m Sorry if I dissed you
- S1E7: Castle on a Cloud
- S1E8: Don’t Go Wasting Your Emotion
- S1E9: Sugar, We’re Going Down Swinging
- S1E10: The Bedroom of our Friends
Tell Me Lies Official Trailer
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