Between: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1

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A poorly acted regurgitation of post-apocalyptic cliches, Between falls short of Netflix's other high quality offerings.



Critic Ratings: 18


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User Ratings: 218

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Air date: May 21, 2015

A thriller about a quarantined town where anyone over the age of 22 has succumbed to a mysterious virus begins with those left alive scrambling to survive.

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Air date: May 28, 2015

The remaining residents of Pretty Lake collect the dead in hopes that the quarantine will be lifted once the bodies are burned.

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Air date: Jun 4, 2015

Pretty Lake faces increased tensions when a power outage cuts off communications with the outside world.

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Air date: Jun 11, 2015

A young teacher fears that she may succumb to the virus; Chuck institutes a harsh and public punishment for a kid caught stealing; and Adam's search for the truth continues.

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Air date: Jun 18, 2015

The residents of Pretty Lake remain cut off from the outside world, but on the bright side, at least their power has been restored.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2015

The government arrives in Pretty Lake with a cure for the virus; at the same time, Adam reveals information that could save his friends.

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After a mysterious disease kills every resident over 22 years old, survivors of a town must fend for themselves when the government quarantines them.

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Critic Reviews for Between Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12)

While Between is a somewhat derivative creature that's not likely to rewrite the rules of the genre, the first episode (the only one made available to critics) sucks you right in with its intriguing premise and exciting action.

May 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Between is all concept -- characters, production values, thematic depth, and the other things that flesh out a sci-fi idea beyond its genre trappings are flat, dull and unengaging.

May 20, 2015 | Full Review…

The premiere episode's script, by Michael McGowan, gives little indication as to where the show is headed and even less indication that it's going to surprise us.

May 15, 2015 | Full Review…
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What is it that the adults of Pretty Lake are dying from? It's not excitement, that's for sure.

Jun 2, 2015 | Full Review…

The town is lovely, the premise solid if overfamiliar, but the script lacks both depth and tension (big problem), and McCurdy is one of the few cast members who can act. All of which makes it difficult to care very much.

May 22, 2015 | Full Review…

The dialogue on Between is horrendous, and the performances are not much better.

May 22, 2015 | Full Review…

The bottom line is that it's just boring.

Jul 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Gritty sci-fi series targets teens with blood and realism.

Jun 2, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Unlike previous Netflix originals, this one doles out its episodes one per week, just like network TV. It's also different in that... well, I've already run out of what makes Between something special.

May 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Between looked like a show worth sticking around for, especially in this dead zone of television after spring TV and before summer TV. There are lots of things for the show to have fun with.

May 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Lifelessly acted and carelessly scripted, Between is a regrettable step down from Netflix's other original programming.

May 20, 2015 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

Between boasts a reasonably strong foundation, and its storylines receive promising execution.

May 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Between: Season 1

  • Aug 16, 2020
    The acting was so poor, we frequently thought it was a comedy. However, even Daniel Day Lewis would struggle with the dialogue, it lacks any creativity. The show is also riddled with so many production mistakes. it makes you wonder if they crew gave up on this mess while still shooting it.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    Weird concept. Feels like they tried to remake „The Walking Dead". But worse. Some of the visual effects look horrible. Not a good show.
  • Feb 19, 2020
    It's a very cliche show. I found myself wishing the plot lines and the acting were better and I hoped for a longing to continue this show but it was so bad. I gave it two stars for a couple of scenes that i thought were good in its depiction of what children would probably do if a scenario like this were to happen, other then that not much to look forward to from this show.
  • Aug 13, 2019
    I love seeing shows that are supposed to be teenagers, or in this case under 22 yo, all being played by actors from mid-20's to approaching middle age. Pretty ridiculous. No thanks.
  • Sep 19, 2018
    Awful. Total waste of time to sit through episode one and ten minutes of two. Bland, two-dimension characters, none of who are especially sympathetic. Lame writing. Low production values (the big FX are victims gurgling up a small stream of blood and then just dying). Oh, and plausibility? A town of 9,000 suddenly looses thousands of its residents to a strange disease, and there is not a media frenzy? No outside interest? Just a screechy, harried-looking Minister of Health (it is Canada) on a TV monitor going on about the need for the towns folk to stay calm? Sorry, but this might actually be a good story if we knew how the powers that be would manage such a crisis. I'm sure they might use a cell phone and call one of the stranded kids, don't you think?
  • Aug 05, 2018
    the government is conducting biological population control experiments on small town america. pretty lake is one of the first victims. after the virus is introduced, all residents over the age of 21 die by heaving up their insides, leaving the kids at the mercy of the young adults who have let power go to their heads. love jennette mccurdy. she's pretty much the only reason i watched the 12 episodes of the series.
  • May 09, 2018
    I'm too old for this. But I'm not too old to know it's crap. The blurb has it that it's of a lower standard to other Netflix offerings, but that's not not true. It's teen demographic and soapy characters put it squarely in the fold of Travelers and The Mist. The contrived script and skin deep emotional responses are just so unengaging. Whatever happens, the hair gel and make up never runs out. The Scandinavians do this stuff so much better. Try watching The Rain instead.
  • Feb 26, 2018
    Love it !! I wanted other session
  • Jan 22, 2018
    Could barely make it through the first episode. Absolutely terrible pacing, bad writing and directing, weak story, incredibly unlikable characters, mediocre acting... this show really has it all when it comes to being all but unwatchable.
  • Jan 01, 2018
    Put this show on as background noise and it is barely good enough for that. It feels like a bunch of actors showed up on a set and go through the motions of what is supposed to be a television show. Interpersonal relationships between characters change drastically every episode and nothing seems to matter. Like the fact that one of the characters is an attempted rapist but no ones seems to give a shit. If you have absolutely nothing to do , have seen everything else and don't want to kill yourself then i would recommend this for you.

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