Dare Me: Season 1 (2019 - 2020)

Season 1
Dare Me

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Visceral, if at times vapid, Dare Me's slow-burning thriller pairs nicely with its moody atmospherics to create a deft exploration of the interiority of teen life.



Critic Ratings: 26


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User Ratings: 141

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Air date: Dec 29, 2019

The arrival of the starry new cheer coach Colette French threatens Addy and Beth's tight bond.

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Air date: Jan 5, 2020

While Addy tries to ensure Colette's secret is safe with Beth, Colette makes a decision about Will.

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Air date: Jan 12, 2020

As Addy gets closer to Colette, Beth takes drastic action to regain control of the squad.

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Air date: Jan 19, 2020

Beth reasserts her authority by enticing the squad to a wild, adult party at the Playland Motel.

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Air date: Jan 26, 2020

The party fallout wreaks havoc on Addy, Beth and Colette's nerves, leading to a shocking accident.

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Air date: Feb 9, 2020

Colette feels the pressure of Regionals looming as a chance encounter leads Will to a dark place.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2020

Amid the heat of regionals, Addy, Beth, and Colette decide what matters most, leading to a faceoff.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2020

In the wake of a tragedy, Addy and Colette struggle with a shared secret that threatens them both.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2020

As tragic news spreads through town, Colette ices Addy out and Beth starts asking questions.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2020

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Cast & Crew

Willa Fitzgerald
Coach Colette French
Herizen Guardiola
Addy Hanlon
Marlo Kelly
Beth Cassidy
Alison Thornton
Tacy Cassidy
Tammy Blanchard
Lana Cassidy
Paul Fitzgerald
Burt Cassidy
Amanda Brugel
Faith Hanlon
Taveeta Symanowicz
Riri Curtis
Chris Zylka
Corporal Jurtz
Rob Heaps
Matt French
Antonio J Bell
Jalen Slocum
Zach Roerig
Sarge Will Mosley
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Critic Reviews for Dare Me Season 1

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (13)

When that disorienting, who-to-believe framework gets reflected from multiple angles, "Dare Me" truly delivers.

Jan 2, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Such plotting -- of teenage girls being pitted against each other and drifting apart -- could come off cliche, but Dare Me does more than incorporate the trope. It examines the way conflict warps the girls' perception of each other, giving it more nuance.

Jan 14, 2020 | Full Review…

It's brilliantly acted and a fascinating, incredibly fraught thing to watch.

Jun 15, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's so smart about the characterization of its leads, and its central three actors are so specific in their deft performances, that it pays off.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a seamless blend of tangible, real-world relatability and high-stakes drama, both trashy and perceptive, serving up some much-needed escapism in these trying and troublesome times.

Jun 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A dark, twisted, addictive teen drama to become a solid obsession. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 23, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

hese are a bunch of mean Mean Girls, with Marlo Kelly (pictured) outstanding as brittle baddie Beth, victim of a deeply dysfunctional family.

Mar 20, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Dare Me is the sort of teen drama that runs with that insanity and goes home with the gold because of it. Just as the cheerleaders on the series can become addicted to making it as a "top girl," you'll get addicted to this brief, deranged binge.

Mar 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Dare Me feels like one of those shows that you're either going to buy into from the start or just shrug and abandon because the story isn't moving along fast enough.

Jan 2, 2020 | Full Review…

What was at first a seemingly relaxed teen drama soon proves itself to be a skillfully told thriller with a penchant for surprises and twists that don't undercut the power of the narrative.

Dec 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The jury is out on whether or not this turns into a mystery we care about, but the pilot makes a strong case to at least stay tuned in.

Dec 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Dare Me is long on atmosphere, short on plot, and distressingly overburdened with anachronistic dialogue.

Dec 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dare Me: Season 1

  • Feb 07, 2021
    I got thrilled every episode. They keep you wondering what actually happened and I like that. I really appreciate the show. Some weren't good at acting, but they can still work that out of course, and some were great and love to see them more.
  • Feb 02, 2021
    Very intriguing. The plot, while a bit scattered, is very well executed and culminates into a great finale. The acting is great and the chemistry between the characters is off the charts. The intertwined relationships between Beth, Addy and Colette are so unnerving yet beautiful. The relationships between these characters are so complicated, and it's a thrill to see them develop. The cinematography is good, providing an aesthetic, slightly creepy atmosphere for the show. The beautiful lighting and editing creates an atmosphere which reminded me of Euphoria. I was disappointed when I found out it was cancelled. The plot was a bit scattered at parts, some storylines don't seem to be connected to the beginning scene until the very end, however the finale makes up for this with a great climax and cliffhanger.
  • Jan 26, 2021
    This show really explores how teenage girls can forge bonds that become codependent as they try to sort out who they are and who they want to be. Some of the episodes are slow or unbelievable, a lot of the dialogue is cliche, but there's still something about this show that is gripping and captivating, as you wonder what of the many tensions boiling underneath will bubble over. The actress who plays young Beth is very good, and the scene where she does her cheer routine while looking to be on the verge of an anxiety attack for reasons I wont give away is [wow].
  • Jan 18, 2021
    Slow burning teen thriller with terrible plotline. 1. Casting. The casting is superb actually, except for the coach. The actress has a cute baby face and petite body. She hardly can pass as a cunning, cheating, hardened coach who is determined to win at all costs. The other 2 main actresses are very believable with excellent acting abilities. I see bright future for them in Hollywood. 2. Plotline. It's very slow burning thriller. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, except it leads to nowhere. During the whole run there are so many suprises and questions but in the end it doesn't answer any of it. Most of the episodes seemto be pointless. The finale is the only fun episode of the whole series but it ends in very cheesy cheap cliffhanger. Very lazy writing. 3. Production. It's very good. No complains there. Authentic, modern high school visuals. A bit dark cinematography that sets the mood just right. In the end, I wouldn't really recommend it. There is a good chance Netflix won't pick this up for 2nd season.
  • Jan 16, 2021
    Terrible acting, terrible plot line. SLOW MOVING. Literally one of the worst shows Netflix has ever produced. If you like terrible acting, this is the show for you.
  • Jan 04, 2021
    Dare Me is hardly believable at times and miserably slow to boot, but it serves as a pretty solid alternative to Euphoria fans, packed with juicy drama, cinematography, and over-the-top hedonism.
  • Jan 01, 2021
    My girlfriend and I binge watched this show in a day! This was by far the best show we have seen in all of 2020, and we can't wait for another season. We were hooked since episode 1 due to the great cast and story line. Addy is such a likable character and she makes the show worth watching.
  • Jun 29, 2020
    The well done constructión of the principal characters (specially Beth), and the amazing photography job and production makes it so attractive and catching, good drama/thriller story
  • Jun 06, 2020
    Episode 1 - almost made it 20 minutes in and not sure if I can watch much further. Instantly this appeared to be a show marketed toward younger teens. The main two cheerleader characters are too over the top and it just doesn't translate into believable characters. I'm going to try and stick it out a bit longer and see if I can make it through the whole first episode because I see a lot of positive reviews but I just don't know that i am in the same audience as those reviewers. I already saw the series was cancelled after the first season so the poor hook, acting/directing/scripting, and lack of believability don't bode well for future episodes crossing my tv screen. ..... Well I made it about 10 more minutes and that was that. One students mother, a police officer arrives to give a ride home from school with her siren on and takes her daughter home in the police car. Seems like she should be charged with a couple of offences. Then the cheerleading coach has a one-on-one training session with one student and drives her home and engages in an appropriate teacher-student conversation that also just wouldn't/shouldn't happen. Sorry, it's just not believable.
  • Jun 05, 2020
    Maravilhosa. A trama prende bastante o telespectador. E o final dessa temporada foi surpreendente. Precisa urgente de uma segunda temporada.

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