Why Are We Excited About ‘Tell Me You Love Me’?

HBO's new relationship drama Tell Me You Love Me premieres this weekend, and everything we're reading about it is getting us pretty excited. Reviewers have spent a lot of time talking about how the show is talky, intricate, remarkably true-to-life, and slow to develop — sort of like The Wire for women — but it also apparently has tons of explicit sex to recapture our flagging attention. So why, exactly, are we psyched up for the show? We break it down, hard-core pie-chart style, below.

Tell Me You Love Me [Metacritic]