Truth Be Told: Season 1

Truth Be Told: Season 1

Truth Be Told: Season 1

A former investigator turned true crime podcaster comes face to face with the man she put away in this series led by Octavia Spencer. Compelled by new evidence, she reopens the case that made her a media sensation.

2019Rating: TV-MAUSA
CrimeDrama

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EPISODE 1.1
1 January 2019

Monster

While reviewing an old case, Poppy comes face-to-face with the man she put away.

EPISODE 1.2
1 January 2019

Black People in the Neighborhood

Markus drops a bombshell about a potential suspect’s motive. Warren gets a visitor.

EPISODE 1.3
1 January 2019

Even Salt Looks Like Sugar

Identifying a new suspect has unintended consequences in Poppy's personal life.

EPISODE 1.4
1 January 2019

No Cross, No Crown

Poppy and Markus trace their prime suspect's movements on the night of the murder.

EPISODE 1.5
1 January 2019

Graveyard Love

Poppy continues building her new case, while Warren faces repercussions for his actions.

EPISODE 1.6
1 January 2019

Not Buried, Planted

A devastated Poppy tries to walk away from the case, but it won’t let her go.

EPISODE 1.7
1 January 2019

Live Thru This

Poppy zeroes in on her new suspect, and Warren makes a fateful decision.

EPISODE 1.8
1 January 2019

All That Was Lost

Poppy enlists an unlikely ally in her hunt. The events of Halloween 1999 are revealed. Season finale.

Truth Be Told: Season 1 / Reviews

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

It can be a bit much, but the show earns it...

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

The dilemma is cumbersome enough to come across as a contrived-for-TV thought experiment more than a smart inquiry into real ideas about race and ethics.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Truth be told, the podcast within the show might've been the better medium for this campy tale of thwarted redemption.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It never quite meets the expectations set for itself.

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Variety

Variety

The show seems to understand journalism about as well as Poppy does, treating her cause as righteous and fair-minded and its consequences as unfortunate necessities that come from finally speaking the truth.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Its gaze into the court of public opinion leaves it toothless.

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Decider

Decider

Pretty much all the rest of the performances elevate what's a pretty unremarkable story.

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IGN

IGN

Sadly, the execution leaves a lot to be desired.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Truth Be Told is patchy at times, windy at others, though some of those cracks are smoothed over by script-elevating performances from Spencer, Paul and Elizabeth Perkins.

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