The show crackles with witty (and jargony) banter and mostly succeeds at making its tech world fun and engaging -- something Randi Zuckerberg's "Start-Up: Silicon Valley" reality series too often failed to do. But the problem with Betas is that it's an uneven endeavor that's just good enough to make you wish it were better.
Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings
Jan 4, 2014After watching Betas first season ...and though I am NOT (perhaps) in the "target demographic" (older female) I find this show to beAfter watching Betas first season ...and though I am NOT (perhaps) in the "target demographic" (older female) I find this show to be disarmingly touching.
The characters are fleshing out and the journey they are on, seems to me to be closer to being ones of parallel Don Quixotes...I am curious how these separate paths will converge.
I want to see more.… Full Review »
Dec 14, 2013I had hoped this show would improve after the pilot, which was a little shaky. But no. In fact, it actually got worse. The characters areI had hoped this show would improve after the pilot, which was a little shaky. But no. In fact, it actually got worse. The characters are completely unlikeable. Imagine Entourage without the charm (which is really saying something). I was hard pressed to care in the slightest what happens to any of them.
The writers of Betas seem to think comedy stems from having their characters say the most crude and insensitive things possible with nonchalant bravado as quickly as possible. They also seem to think that strong female characters are simply female characters who are just as misogynistic as their male counterparts.
And it's not that I "don't get it" I am firmly in the target demographic. I understand all the geeky references about startups and MySpace etc. I really wanted to like this show because it's a great concept. It's just a shame it's SO charmless. Think Entourage with Aspergers.… Full Review »
Jul 29, 2016I watched the first episode and enjoyed the story about a group of app developers who are pitching their newest app to a local bigwig. MobyI watched the first episode and enjoyed the story about a group of app developers who are pitching their newest app to a local bigwig. Moby made a guest appearance which peaked my interest. Also, each of the protagonist males has some sort of quirky romance thing going on, which I liked. Lisa, played by Margo Harshman is sharp and Hobbes grew on me (despite his introduction).
I had a vague sense that I had seen these people before, but the dialogue pushed it into unique territory and I'm curious to know how it will develop.… Full Review »