Tuesday, August 21, 2007

“Tell Me You Love Me,” the New HBO Drama

“Tell Me You Love Me,” an HBO drama starts in September and its already ruffled some feathers. It’s more sexually explicit than any show on television, but the series is also more clinical than erotic, more analytical than dramatic. The scenes revolve around a few marriages that rise, or fall, on sexual intercourse.

The series can be considered groundbreaking, if only for its nudity and graphic depictions of sex, but it is nevertheless quite chaste in its intentions. Looking to regain its importance in the post-”Sopranos” era, HBO chose a sexually daring but sober, often quite depressing meditation on Marriage.