I Know This Much is True: Season 1

I Know This Much is True: Season 1

I Know This Much is True: Season 1

Mark Ruffalo earned an Emmy for his roles as twin brothers—one is a paranoid schizophrenic, the other trying to get him out of asylum—in this six-part HBO series from Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond the Pines), adapted from the best-selling novel by Wally Lamb.

Co-stars Imogen Poots (Green Room), Kathryn Hahn (Transparent), Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear), Emmy winner Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter).

Outstanding Lead Actor (Ruffalo), Emmys 2020
2020USAHBO
Drama
Creator:
Derek Cianfrance ('Blue Valentine', 'The Place Beyond the Pines', 'The Light Between Oceans')
Cast:
Mark RuffaloMelissa LeoRosie O'DonnellArchie PanjabiImogen PootsKathryn HahnJuliette LewisJohn Procaccino

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EPISODE 1.1
11 May 2020

One

After paranoid schizophrenic Thomas Birdsey has a violent public breakdown, Dominick Birdsey finds himself stepping up to defend his identical twin brother in unexpected ways.

EPISODE 1.2
18 May 2020

Two

Tensions rise between Dominick Joy as the media takes an interest in Thomas's case. In an attempt to have Thomas released from Hatch Forensic Institute, Dominick learns that helping his brother may be more difficult... MORE than expected.

EPISODE 1.3
25 May 2020

Three

Sheffer preps Dominick for a pivotal hearing with Hatch's review board that could decide Thomas' fate. A chance encounter with an old classmate brings painful childhood memories to the surface.

EPISODE 1.4
1 June 2020

Four

Despite the protestations of those closest to him, Dominick returns to work before fully recovering from his accident. Heavily medicated, Dominick recalls the disturbing incident that lead to Thomas's first hospitalization.

EPISODE 1.5
8 June 2020

Five

Upon learning the details of his Sicilian grandfather's arrival in the early 1900s to Three Rivers, Dominick becomes convinced his family is cursed. A startling update on Thomas from an unlikely source prompts... MORE Dominick to take drastic action.

EPISODE 1.6
15 June 2020

Six

A lifetime of animosity between Dominick and Ray spills over in public at an inopportune time. After an unexpected tragedy, Dominick seeks reconciliation with those he has hurt.

I Know This Much is True: Season 1 / Reviews

CNN

CNN

Dominick is an imperfect guide, but "I Know This Much is True" derives its strength from his painful road to forgiveness, even if that means facing hard truths.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Like the fairy ride itself, “I Know This Much Is True” isn’t a journey everyone can take.

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Variety

Variety

There are elements to recommend “I Know This Much Is True”: Down the line, the supporting performances are shot through with soulfulness and a sort of stern determination that is a comfort.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Tremendous performances are your reward for sitting through six hours of tragic wallowing.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

There are some payoffs, however, to sticking with the miniseries throughout that go beyond the big reveal of the mystery father. Against all odds, it ends on a more heartfelt and hopeful note than the preceding six hours would lead you to believe.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

While A-list actors’ portrayals of mentally ill characters reliably attract awards attention, it is as Dominick that Ruffalo does some of his best work. Commanding as it is, his performance is also generous.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

The plot of I Know This Much Is True would need merciless trimming to fit to feature length. As a movie, it might also play as a merciless assault of misery. Here in HBO's six-episode miniseries, the misery has room to breathe.

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