Between: Season 1 Reviews

November 12, 2015
Most of the action in the opening episodes is familiar ensemble soap opera with conspiracy-theory embroidery.
November 12, 2015
Despite the intriguing premise, Between's writing winds up being as deadly as the show's virus-except this sickness affects viewers of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 20, 2015
The bottom line is that it's just boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 2, 2015
What is it that the adults of Pretty Lake are dying from? It's not excitement, that's for sure.
June 2, 2015
Gritty sci-fi series targets teens with blood and realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 26, 2015
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 22, 2015
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
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
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
The dialogue on Between is horrendous, and the performances are not much better.
May 21, 2015
There's just something about it that seems, well, off. It's like the Designer Imposters body spray of a CW young adult sci-fi drama.
May 20, 2015
Lifelessly acted and carelessly scripted, Between is a regrettable step down from Netflix's other original programming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
May 20, 2015
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
A post-apocalypse is only as interesting as the people left behind, and these are all a bland, badly acted bunch.
May 20, 2015
Without a tantalizing hook to lure its viewers, nor the illusion of momentum that binge-watching creates, Between will be a tough sell.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 15, 2015
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 14, 2015
Between boasts a reasonably strong foundation, and its storylines receive promising execution.
May 13, 2015
The general look and tone don't incubate much of a desire to slip back behind the show's well-guarded walls.