TV Review: Truth Be Told

Truth-Be-Told-TV-Show-2015

Airs: Fridays at 8:30/7:30c on NBC

Review: Pilot

Truth Be Told is…something.  I should say it is nothing, because it is a show about nothing.  Shows about nothing rarely succeed.  Seinfeld is the exception, and that took a dynamic cast and fantastic writing that had everyone talking the next day (Festivus, Yada Yada Yada, Master of my Domain, etc.)  If you don’t have that, your show isn’t just about nothing it is nothing, and no one will watch it.  Truth be Told doesn’t have that.  Though it is close, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, and it might as well have been a million miles away.

The “babysitter does porn” schtick was amusing but ultimately unsatisfying.  The rest of the show wasn’t even that good, consisting largely of racial jokes that were at best borderline offensive.  The cast actually did well with the material they were given, but nothing can save a show this bad.

WWYT Rating: 4.1

Nielsen Rating: 0.7 This rating is DOA.  1% chance of renewal, down from an initial projection of 10%

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One thought on “TV Review: Truth Be Told

  1. “close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades” Really? Come on Hatch… What’s going to appear in the next review, a reminder about what one gets when one assumes something?

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