Review of Tell Me A Story

Wednesdays, 3:00 AM ET on CBS All Access

60 minutes

Written by Williamson, Tell Me a Story takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Set in modern day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.
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Nov 1, 2018 12:58AM EDT

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First episode snapshot: Its a modern retelling of classic fairytales, like Little Red Ridinghood is a teenage sluty girl living in new york. There are 5 or 6 stories being told at once. Every two minutes or so it switches to another story and you have to struggle a bit trying to keep everyone straight, but it starts to lengthen the time with each sub-plot as you get to know the characters and storylines. I'm sure all the storylines are going to come together as the series progresses. Its either going to be a mess or its going to be amazing.

The biggest problem is that the well known fairytales are almost completely unrecognizable. For example, yes, one person is supposed to be Little Red Ridinghood, but she is weirdly The Wolf as well. The first episode goes no where and ends anti-climatically.


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