Apple TV+ Original: Truth Be Told S2E1 Review

To be honest, I was a huge fan of season one of Truth Be Told. Nowadays, we see so many podcasts talking about True Crime stories, so to get one in the midst of a TV show was fun. I wasn’t a MASSIVE fan of the season finale, but overall, Octavia Spencer was fantastic in the show and the writing was good. 

Season Two debuts on Apple TV+ August 20th

Season Two Synopsis: Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) has a new case she would like you to reconsider when her childhood friend and media mogul Micah Keith (Kate Hudson) finds herself embroiled in tragedy and scandal. Poppy seeks to help Micah, pursuing justice on her very public and popular podcast, but at what personal and professional cost to Micah and her media empire?

The opening montage plays the song ‘A Storm is Coming’ in the backdrop as we meet a distraught Micah Keith (Kate Hudson) what seems like the night before a big event where she is running over her lines for what’s ahead. An excellent subtle introduction to this new character.

We see Poppy, who is on a high after the success of her podcast after the big break of the show after investigating the Warren Cave case. She is on the hunt for her latest case to tackle and hone in on her next big show. Micah and Poppy are friends as we soon find out as they have the launching of her new book, which details the traumatic events of her life.

One of the good things about the first season was the well-placed twist throughout the season and they do the same within the first episode. Of course, we know that something is bound to happen to give us that next big show, but what happens was a HUGE shock right out the gate.

I love Poppy pushes the envelope. She isn’t afraid to say what is on her mind, no matter who is standing in front of her. Spencer commands the screen as Poppy and showcases why she is so damn good at what she does.

The story’s foundation is told to make you want more, which is essential as we are coming into a new story with new characters.

The introduction to Micah is fantastic and Kate Hudson being a pro at this makes our investment into her character that much better. They do a great job of building her up within the story as Poppy has her new case to take on. The mystery behind it all makes you want to dive right into episode two.

The Verdict: B+

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