• Network:
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 14, 2014
  • Season #: 1
Backpackers Image
Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics What's this?

User Score
2.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Originally a digital series, the comedy follows best friends Ryan (Noah Reid) and Brandon (Dillon Casey) as they travel throughout Europe searching for Ryan's fiancé Beth.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Myles McNutt
    Jul 14, 2014
    67
    The transition from web series to half-hour episodes makes for some awkward pacing, as a single episode blasts through three or four different comic setups and lacks the typical thematic structure of episodic television. Nonetheless, Backpackers generates effective momentum through recurring characters and increasingly heightened situations.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jul 14, 2014
    40
    This may be how it is among the backpacking young nowadays; surely, we are meant to see them as passionate, in their individual ways. Yet the whole business feels a little shallow.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 11, 2014
    30
    Backpakers benefits from filming on location in Europe but that can’t make up for the lowest common denominator escapades, which play like an unfunny, made-for-TV “Road Trip.”
  4. Reviewed by: Samantha Highfill
    Jul 11, 2014
    25
    With no character development and too many plot jumps, Backpackers could use a rest stop.
  5. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jul 14, 2014
    25
    Not worth sitting through for the scenery when you can switch to Travel Channel.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Aug 13, 2014
    3
    I watched this show when it was a series of online webisodes and boy was it thin. It's a little bit hard for me to believe that they broughtI watched this show when it was a series of online webisodes and boy was it thin. It's a little bit hard for me to believe that they brought it to network television. Picture the first 15 or 20 minutes of any Hostel movie and then take out all the horror and you have backpackers. Expand
  2. Jul 14, 2014
    0
    This show is terrible, it's like Eurotrip and Roadtrip but worse. Also, is it just me or is the sound off? The music is really loud and drownsThis show is terrible, it's like Eurotrip and Roadtrip but worse. Also, is it just me or is the sound off? The music is really loud and drowns out the dialogue. It's like they were trying to mask how bad the dialogue is! Expand