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Tell Me You Love Me 

A drama about three couples and the therapist they share.


Cynthia Mort
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Series cast summary:
Michelle Borth ...  Jaime 10 episodes, 2007
Tim DeKay ...  David 10 episodes, 2007
Aislinn Paul ...  Isabella 10 episodes, 2007
Adam Scott ...  Palek 10 episodes, 2007
Sonya Walger ...  Carolyn 10 episodes, 2007
Ally Walker ...  Katie 10 episodes, 2007
Jane Alexander ...  Dr. May Foster 10 episodes, 2007
Katharine Towne ...  Mason 9 episodes, 2007
David Selby ...  Arthur Foster 9 episodes, 2007
Ryan Wynott ...  Joshua Walker 9 episodes, 2007
Josh Folan ...  Himself 9 episodes, 2007
Ginger Kroll ...  Herself 9 episodes, 2007
Luke Kirby ...  Hugo 8 episodes, 2007
Ian Somerhalder ...  Nick 6 episodes, 2007
Sherry Stringfield ...  Rita 6 episodes, 2007


Tell Me You Love Me revolves around three couples, Jamie and Hugo (Borth and Kirby), Katie and David (Walker and DeKay), and Carolyn and Palek (Walger and Scott), each with their own problems concerning intimacy in their relationships. They seek the help of therapist May Foster (Alexander), who herself has relationship problems with her partner Arthur (Selby).

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Sex. Life.


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SexLife See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The series was renewed for a second season but creator Cynthia Mort decided not to continue to the series. She felt that she was not able to create enough stories for a second season. See more »

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If all you can think about is the sex, then you have completely missed the point.
13 September 2007 | by GrandiusSee all my reviews

"Tell Me You Love Me" represents a watershed event in American entertainment.

There are many of us who have waited for such a series. This is a production that depicts sex as it is. This is entertainment that gives sex the treatment that it deserves. It is a profound type of intimacy --- a type which is guaranteed to repel some viewers from this show.

In the United States, sex is commonly depicted in either one of two ways: as an idyllic, sterile, and clichéd occurrence, which is typically found in movies and television --- or as an avaricious, cheap, and vulgar act, which is the usual portrayal in pornography. Neither of these are representative of sex in the real world.

Now, Cynthia Mort has challenged us to look at what happens in the bedroom without any illusions. It is doubtless that she and her production crew are wondering whether we can handle it. Certainly, there will be viewers who watch the show solely to enjoy all the skin, as well as others who will excoriate it as nothing more than pretentious dirt.

Yet despite its highly graphic depictions, this series is far more concerned with the repercussions of sexual relations in committed relationships. A viewer who loses sight of this fact should question whether one's attention was paid to the whole show or merely to the sex scenes. "Tell Me You Love Me" is not about the sex act itself. It is about what sex means to men and women.

H.L. Mencken wrote that anyone "who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood." Hopefully, this is the case for HBO, the production team, and especially the cast of the show. This is a brilliant and courageous achievement --- one which may not be fully appreciated in its own time.

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