Tell Me You Love Me

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  • TV-MA
  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (4,248)

Tell Me You Love Me is a television drama that premiered on HBO in September 2007. Created by Cynthia Mort, the show was met with much controversy and buzz due to its depiction of sex as well as the raw and realistic portrayal of relationships in modern-day America.

The series follows three couples at different stages of their relationships, exploring the complexities, vulnerabilities, and secrets that are often hidden beneath the surface. Jamie (Michelle Borth) and Hugo (Luke Kirby) are in their thirties and have been married for eight years. They are struggling to conceive and are having intimacy issues, with Jamie feeling insecure and unloved. Carolyn (Sonya Walger) and Palek (Adam Scott) have been together for five years and are facing their own challenges, including issues with trust, jealousy, and infidelity. Lastly, there is Katie (Ally Walker) and David (Tim DeKay), a middle-aged couple who are trying to reignite their sexual spark while dealing with personal and professional problems such as aging parents, work stress, and a daughter who is about to leave the nest.

What makes Tell Me You Love Me stand out is its unflinching honesty in portraying the ups and downs of these relationships. The show is not afraid to tackle taboo topics such as sexual dysfunction, infidelity, masturbation, and therapy in a way that feels real and relatable. It also features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own struggles and strengths, who provide a nuanced and honest look at modern-day relationships. While the show can be heavy at times, there are moments of levity and sweetness that make the characters and their journeys worth investing in.

Another unique aspect of the show is its use of intimacy coordinators, experts who work with the actors and directors to ensure that the sex scenes are safe, comfortable, and respectful. This is a groundbreaking move for a television show and highlights the importance of prioritizing consent and communication in all aspects of intimate relationships.

Michelle Borth is a standout in her role as Jamie, bringing a vulnerability and depth to the character that makes her journey particularly compelling. Her chemistry with Luke Kirby is palpable, and the two actors have a natural chemistry that makes their struggles all the more heart-wrenching. Sonya Walger is also impressive in her portrayal of Carolyn, a woman torn between her desire for sexual exploration and her love for her husband. Adam Scott, Tim DeKay, and Ally Walker round out the strong cast, delivering nuanced and authentic performances that bring their characters to life.

Overall, Tell Me You Love Me is a show that is not afraid to delve into the dark and messy parts of relationships, but does so with sensitivity and care. It's a raw, honest, and thought-provoking look at love, sex, and intimacy in the modern world, and is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers who seek out honest depictions of complex human relationships.

Tell Me You Love Me is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on September 9, 2007.

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Episode 10
10. Episode 10
November 11, 2007
The season finale finds Palek and Carolyn adjusting to his recent decision, Dave an Katie reevaluate their therapy meetings, while Hugo and Jamie meet by chance and Dr. Foster receives bad news.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
November 4, 2007
Unsettling news from her friend Rita sends Katie in a new direction, leaving Dave to handle the household and therapy on his own. Palek finds it difficult to cope with his mounting anxiety, to Carolyn's bewilderment. Jamie decides to be honest about her feelings with Nick, with unanticipated results.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
October 28, 2007
Palek is haunted by his fatherless childhood after hearing Carolyn's recent news; Jamie is surprised at how easily Nick is making himself at home in her apartment; Katie wonders aloud if more therapy is necessary.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
October 21, 2007
With both kids out of the house for the night, Katie and David have a rare night alone and begin to work on their intimacy problems. Jamie's relationship with Nick hits a rough patch when Hugo returns. Meanwhile, Palek and Carolyn change homes, but their problems stay the same, even despite good news for Carolyn.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 14, 2007
Another suggestion from Dr. Foster is met with skepticism by Dave and Katie. Also, Palek and Carolyn seek a fresh start after a recent, stressful decision. Nick invites a reluctant Jamie to a family affair.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 7, 2007
May makes a suggestion on how to help solve David and Katie's relationship problems. Meanwhile, Jamie vows to be celibate, but will Nick be too much of a temptation?
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
September 30, 2007
Dave surprises Katie by showing up at her therapy session; Palek is annoyed by a secret from Carolyn's past; Jamie pays her first visit to Dr. Foster after she fails to convince Hugo to take her back.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
September 23, 2007
Mason tries to distract Jamie from her obsession with Hugo; Dave and Katie awkwardly celebrate another anniversary; Palek and Carolyn's private frustration becomes public knowledge.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 16, 2007
Dave wonders aloud what Katie's getting out of therapy; Jamie finds it difficult to let go of her suspicions about Hugo; Carolyn's will to get pregnant wears down Palek's desire for intimacy; May contacts an old acquaintance.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 9, 2007
Katie bemoans the lack of intimacy in her marriage, Jamie objects to Hugo's views on fidelity and Carolyn is frustrated by her inability to get pregnant.
Where to Watch Tell Me You Love Me
Tell Me You Love Me is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Tell Me You Love Me on demand at Max, Hulu, HBO NOW, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 9, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (4,248)