Betty: Season 1 (2020)

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Season 1
Betty

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Earnest, audacious, and effortlessly cool, Betty captures the spirit of skating and friendship with style.

96%

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Critic Ratings: 26

62%

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User Ratings: 60

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Episodes

1
Air date: May 1, 2020
2
Air date: May 8, 2020
3
Air date: May 15, 2020
4
Air date: May 22, 2020
5
Air date: May 29, 2020
6
Air date: Jun 5, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Betty Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (14)

Much of the charm of "Betty" is in the actual skateboarding shots, which are arresting even to someone with very little knowledge or interest in the sport... It's unfortunate that [it] is mostly style over substance.

May 4, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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A spontaneous and deeply sincere drama about living and skating freely.

Apr 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Is it possible that young skater girls will tune into "Betty" just to see themselves represented on screen? Maybe. Their real lives, though, are surely more interesting than this.

Apr 29, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
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There are moments for viewers beyond the featured age group that may feel like being a teacher at a school disco. Still, as a tribute to youth, and to these young women in particular, it is as invigorating as it is sweet.

Jun 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is a show that is about watching a new generation of women empower themselves and the women around them, seemingly in real time. It's celebratory, intimate and upbeat, perfect for a summer binge.

Jun 8, 2020 | Full Review…

The more obviously plot-driven scenes can feel a little awkward, but awkwardness in this context is not unappealing; it only makes the endeavor feel that much more earnest and authentic.

May 4, 2020 | Full Review…

The result, though far from flawless, is a wonderful, breezy show about female friendship, buoyed by Mossel's signature direction and an authentic script from her writers. One of the best new shows of the year.

Jun 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Betty feels timely and urgent but simultaneously, per Moselle's style, dreamy and whimsical. There's a hard edge to these young women and a defiance to how they operate, but that fierceness guards not fragility, but tenderness.

Jun 8, 2020 | Full Review…

But what a thrill they get to skate their way through such a sharp narrative of female friendship, complicated queerness, and the daily exhaustion of living in patriarchy.

May 8, 2020 | Full Review…

A "feel good" series capable of raising spirits and that aspires to become the first summer benchmark. [Full Review in Spanish]

May 5, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Effortlessly cool, BETTY grounds itself in its rebellious roots.

May 1, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

By focusing on the dynamic between characters instead of teenage romance, Moselle and company have successfully done away with the failings of their previous collaboration.

Apr 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Betty: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    So well done - this show is extremely engaging while also tackling issues of sexism, racism and classicism in a progressive and productive way. It's also a very unique show in how it portrays female friendships and relationships, and I wish there would be more shows like it for younger women to watch. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a second season!
  • 6d ago
    The show is narrated with sensitivity and subtleness. Authentic and complex female characters of diverse backgrounds are claiming their place in the world. I loved this series instantly.
  • Jun 19, 2020
    Such an easy fun ride rolling up with this ladies. Stunninglly shot. Quintessentially cool.
  • Jun 13, 2020
    Trash. Couldn't finish the 1st episode 😴
  • Jun 07, 2020
    This show attempts to be genuine but consistently fails in the acting and dialogue writing. It is understandable that they were inspired by 'Kids' but the issue is that there was a problem in translating such inspiration into something fresh that WORKS, and into a compelling T.v. show. Kids as a movie was effective because it was a movie with much shorter screen time than an entire series. This show lacks so many essential elements and feels SOOO out of touch with the Gen Z characters it is trying to portray and target as an audience. the identity of the characters feel very one-dimentional and are so boring, unconvincing and underdeveloped. Not even to mention the soundtrack which is SOOO out of touch with what real youth are listening today, this show isn't doing what it intends to do. it often feels like it doesnt know what it wants to be. The nice elements are the unique story THEMES and some of the direction is ok I don't know anyone my age who would watch this an enjoy it, i wouldn't reccomend it, it seems like an out of touch 30-somethings-year old nostalgia filtered through what they think teens are going through.
  • Jun 06, 2020
    Crystal Moselle expands her film Skate Kitchen into a TV series, and it's all the better for it! Capturing youthful skate culture in New York City and shot in an avidly naturalistic lens, Betty often feels comparable to Kids, but unlike that Larry Clark film, Betty shows a real empathy for its characters. Made up of a cast of mostly non-actors, Betty manages to elicit a human magic to it, and the dialogue and character dynamics never feel anything less than honest. It's a consistently cool and fun show, but it also encroaches on very serious topics including consent and racism, with the ethereal tone still allowing for social commentary amidst the absorbing dreaminess, and all six episodes really resonate in hindsight. At a time when it seems like the world is going to hell in a handbasket, Betty is a slice-of-life dramedy that's fully welcome really captures the spirit of youth and friendship, and we should be extraordinarily grateful that HBO allows for more cinema-verite-esque shows like this and High Maintenance to happen!
  • Jun 06, 2020
    loved how to story evolved from a very juvenile story to one with actual depth and real conflicts that go with the times we are living in. it is great to see female skater representation!
  • Jun 02, 2020
    This show was amazing! I am actually kind of surprised it got such a low rating for the audience score. The cinematography and detail used was brilliant. The culture and perspectives that we got to see within this group of girls is something that I have never seen before, and I absolutely loved every minute of it. Cant wait for a season two!
  • May 30, 2020
    Loved the movie and I so wanted this to be good but I think the movie was just right and the tone does not work well for a show.
  • May 26, 2020
    Best show on TV right now.

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