Mr Inbetween: Season 1 (2018)


Season 1
Mr Inbetween

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 112
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Air date: Sep 25, 2018
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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…
Top Critic

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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Mr Inbetween: Season 1

  • 3d ago
    Fantastic. I need more ASAP! This amazing show reminds me of another amazing show. Mr Inbetween is close to The Sopranos. Ray is trying to balance his life like most of us. Work & home. Except Ray has a bit more stress in the Australian under world.
  • Sep 28, 2019
    Must-watch. So many layers and the perfect balance of humor. Brilliant
  • Sep 26, 2019
    No no no no. There's nothing to this , guy walks around acting tough , something comes up and 2 minutes later he's killing the guy or guy and its not even shown!!! Wtf kind of series is this??! More BBC television is what this Seems like. I see all these high scoring tomatometers and honestly im asking who the hell is watching this garb?
  • Sep 23, 2019
    For me its one of the best things to come out of Australia since Mad Max and Prisoner Cell Block H.... the original versions... The desert dry humour always makes me chuckle to myself.
  • Sep 13, 2019
    Vert dark and funny and keeps you interested the whole time. It's like a new age Sopranos and I can't wait to see season 2.
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Loved it. I want to see more
  • Aug 30, 2019
    This show rules. More people watch quality TV please, I'm begging you. Before we know it, the only thing left on TC will be the bachelor, dancing with the muppets, and carvel drek. No point in spoiling anything here. Gets better with every episode. I wish the creator the best of luck in the future, because this creator/actor is brilliant, and I need to see him keep working in TV. Fantastic, engaging, original, comforting while frightening ( but for me, always comforting somehow ), cool, funny, & good.
  • Jan 16, 2019
    Really refreshing. Ray is the antidote for so much of what ails the modern world. We would like to channel our inner Ray. Be free.
  • Dec 23, 2018
    Different and engaging.
  • Dec 10, 2018

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