Betas: Season 1 (2013)


Critic Consensus: Betas' first season suffers from occasional unevenness, but nevertheless offers a timely techie narrative full of Millennial raunch and wit.


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Air date: Apr 19, 2013
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

It is, like Alphas, a solid show, one that actually shows more promise if also more of tendency to include thudding moments of "timeliness."

Dec 5, 2013 | Full Review…

Of Amazon's two series, Betas feels fresher but also more niche. It helps to have some knowledge of Internet start-ups to understand all the techno-geek banter, though the show's heart is in its characters and their relationships.

May 15, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a charming comedy with plenty of unique characters (including a zany computer mogul played by Ed Begley, Jr.), and if fans give it a shot, it even has the potential to be very good.

May 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The crass sexual humor occasionally feels forced... and the techno-babble is often a bit awkwardly intertwined with pop-culture references. However, the characters are fleshed-out, diverse and engaging; and the created world is a fun place to visit.

May 15, 2019 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

Betas sets interesting characters afloat in a curious milieu that's very much of a particular place and time.

Dec 3, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While it lacks some features found in big-budget television sitcoms, and it can be glitchy when it comes to racial and sexual humor, it provides a better user experience than a majority of online series. A solid three-and-a-half stars.

Nov 21, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

If Betas keeps up with millennial cleverness, it's also sometimes a little too on-the-nose.

Nov 21, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Betas doesn't swing for the fences, but rather lets the humor flow from its situations.

Nov 20, 2013 | Full Review…
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With its Amazon Studios wing, the online retailer is attempting the very same feat as the protagonists of Betas: To bootstrap its way to success in a nascent field.

Dec 2, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Betas is slick and well constructed with some funny moments and watchable people.

Nov 25, 2013 | Full Review…

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