Mr Inbetween: Season 1 (2018)

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Mr Inbetween's familiar setup is quickly forgiven thanks to its expertly built tension and a mesmerizing performance from Scott Ryan.

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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 146

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 25, 2018

A business associate falls from grace, while Ray takes the fall for a mate. A chance meeting in the park and a new apprentice.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2018

The wrong guy gets the good news and Unicorns do exist. The first of a thousand kisses and good ole revenge.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2018

Anger mismanagement and no such thing as Jesus. And a brother-in-law is in danger.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2018

Ray doesn't like surprises, sit downs, sandwiches or jerks. Brittany asks tough questions, while Ray hands out trouble to those that seek it.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2018

People are not always what they appear to be and a good strong name is important. It's also important to lock one's car.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2018

A nutritious breakfast is the key to good health. As is looking in the trunk before stealing a car.

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"Mr. Inbetween" stars Scott Ryan as Ray Shoesmith, a hitman for hire who makes a life out of balancing his criminal activities with his obligations to friends and family. He tries to be a father to Brittany (Chika Yasumura), his daughter with his ex-wife, a loving boyfriend to Ally (Brook Satchwell), and a good caretaker to his sick brother Bruce (Nicholas Cassim). Ray also covers for his friend Gary (Justin Rosniak) when needed, and follows his boss Freddy's (Damon Herriman) orders without question. The Season 1 cast also includes Natalie Tran as Jacinta and Jackson Tozer as Vasilli.

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Critic Reviews for Mr Inbetween Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (12)

Pair these deeper thoughts with sharp dialogue, an ideally grubby aesthetic, and strong supporting characters, and "Mr. Inbetween" ends up a rewarding experience worth much more exploration

Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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A grim but very funny comedy built around the clear boundaries that exist between criminality and respectability, and the way the transgressive energies of life at the margins are so segregated from mainstream Australian society.

Sep 28, 2018 | Full Review…

What it offers instead is a conundrum, complicated by Ryan's charisma and the woeful state of the men who surround Ray.

Sep 28, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm not sure that Mr. Inbetween distinguishes itself to stand out in one of the most crowded fall seasons I've ever seen but I guess the only thing that really matters is this: I would totally watch season two.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

More affecting than it ought to be, given that it's about a brutal thug.

Sep 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Ryan radiates a casual toughness, like he's cheerfully counting your most breakable bones. Mr. Inbetween gets wilder as it goes along, until the season finale becomes a fully surreal, Fargo-ish tale of a hit gone way wrong.

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Foul-mouthed gangster show hides sly and tender dark comedy.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mr. Inbetween is darkly funny, and Scott Ryan is compelling to watch.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the series lives and dies on how Ryan's performance, it also owes a great deal to its episodic structure.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Amid a morass of bloated television, Ryan's understated performance as Ray is reason alone to make the small commitment...every time Ray is about to inflict pain, a knowing, impish grin spills across his face.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Amid the avalanche of mediocrities premiering this week on broadcast TV, one shining spot will be the fleeting new Australian import Mr Inbetween.

Sep 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Since it doesn't follow through on the details, it never coalesces into much beyond a few amusing twists and a showcase for Ryan (who is, in fact, extremely good at being a world-weary criminal).

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: 5.9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mr Inbetween: Season 1

  • Sep 26, 2020
    7.3/10 — "Pretty Good/Engaging" -(Seen in AUG '20)
  • Jul 05, 2020
    Mr. Inbetween is my favorite Australian FX TV Series. It's amazing.
  • Dec 31, 2019
    Aussie crime-comedy is fully delectable pulp-fiction, carried by dedicated filmmaking and one very committed lead performance. Following the personal and professional life of a career criminal, Mr. Inbetween can sometimes feel like The Sopranos' down-under cousin, and creator/writer/star Scott Ryan really gives his all. Whether playing the part of a maniacal thug or a wisecracking dad, Ryan embodies the show's protagonist, one of the most stirring crime-fiction creations in recent years, and we can be grateful that such a compulsively watchable character has so much screentime. Strong directing and solid scripts round the show out well too, and at only six episodes it's a gentle breeze to consume. Sort of a more grimy and menacing alternative to Barry.
  • Dec 23, 2019
    an australian made show with a twist of grit and a twist on life in sydney not over the top green screen acting well worth watching good acting great plot cannot wait for next season
  • Dec 15, 2019
    Best show out there. Watch this. That is all.
  • Dec 05, 2019
    Awesome show and I just stumbled on to it. I've binged watched every episode and hope there will be more seasons.
  • Nov 28, 2019
    Season one made me fall in love with the antihero lead. He's as intriguing as he is hardcore. Season two they lost it a bit. I wanted to see him be successful and spit his philosophical truth more, but instead things crumble down around him. Loses friends, girlfriend, job... They didn't use his talks with the author to go deeper into his convictions which they should have. The lighthearted violence working out fine for him was unique and engaging. Also, they went a bit heavy with the pedophile narrative. One episode would have been great, but having multiple episodes revolve around pedophilia seemed weird, or maybe lazy. Still, I love the show. Hoping there's a season three with the spirit of season one. Hell, I hope there's ten more seasons with HOUR long episodes with the same spirit as season one!
  • Nov 23, 2019
    Simply brilliant TV. The character development, along with the characters themselves, have grown enmities in season 2. When I started watching Mr Inbetween I did so out of curiosity and was wary beforehand purely and simply because it's an Australian production. Never before have I been carotid so quickly by a TV show, let alone an Australian on. Scott Ryan and Nash Edgerton have combined to create a unique show that in my eyes is simply genius. So hoping it gets another season.
  • Nov 18, 2019
    Good genuine writing, not to mention great acting
  • Nov 12, 2019
    Absolutely love the character and can relate to the lashing out he does out of anger, abuse destroys most people's character and leads to the most disgusting things which is "murder"

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