• Network: A&E
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 13, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. Dec 30, 2011
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    This show is just so stupid imo. Taking kids (from 12-18) into prison in a pathetic attempt to scare them straight. The worst the kids have done was do drugs, drink, and fight. Nothing major, Well nothing worthy enough to be brought to a prison in an attempt to scare them. I just really dont see the point in this show at all. Its not a bad show but its simply one of those shows where youThis show is just so stupid imo. Taking kids (from 12-18) into prison in a pathetic attempt to scare them straight. The worst the kids have done was do drugs, drink, and fight. Nothing major, Well nothing worthy enough to be brought to a prison in an attempt to scare them. I just really dont see the point in this show at all. Its not a bad show but its simply one of those shows where you like it or you dont and I dont. Expand
Metascore
83

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jan 26, 2011
    67
    You see no skepticism in Beyond. No analysis. No thinking. Just a lot of truly scary people yelling at very young kids.
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jan 13, 2011
    83
    Arnold's Beyond Scared Straight hews to the premise of the original and proves to be just as gripping.
  3. Reviewed by: Catherine Fuentes
    Jan 13, 2011
    91
    Maury Povich? Eat your heart out.