"Tell Me You Love Me," HBO's new drama that deals with intimacy in modern relationships, raised quite a stink at the TCA press tour this summer as determined reporters set out to learn whether the on-screen sex was real. That certainly piqued my curiosity, and this Sunday night, we'll get to judge for ourselves when the show premieres at 9 p.m.
The show has more going for it than raunchy bedroom scenes. It revolves around the lives of three couples whose relationships are in various stages of disrepair, all of whom are seeing the same couples therapist (whose own relationship and sex life play a key part in the show). My first thought was to roll my eyes and declare it "Significant Others" without the comedy. But Geek checked it out OnDemand and is already raving, and I am hopeful that the show can put a fresh spin on the modern relationship, with all its passions and disruptions and hangups.
Here's HBO's preview of the series. What do you think? Are you intrigued enough to tune in?