Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

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User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jan 4, 2014
    After 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.
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  2. Dec 14, 2013
    I 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.
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  3. Sep 6, 2014
    Likable and entertaining, "betas" is a more conventional version of HBO's "Silicon Valley."

    In some ways the show is more accessible to a
    general audience than it's pay-cable rival and well worth the download.

    I don't know the metric by which Amazon is judging its originals but since this series didn't get a second season pick-up - I think they're doing it wrong.
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