Betas 1 Season 2013

An Amazon Original Series

Season 1
Available on Prime
(118) IMDb 6.9/10
Available in HDAvailable on Prime

1. Pilot AGES_18_AND_OVER

Trey and his guys have an app, and a plan, now they need an investor. It's party-crashing time. An Amazon Originals TV show, exclusive to Prime Instant Video.

Starring:
Joe Dinicol,Karan Soni
Runtime:
25 minutes

Available to watch on supported devices.

Pilot

Season 1
Available on Prime

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Michael Lehmann
Starring Joe Dinicol, Karan Soni
Supporting actors Jon Daly, Charlie Saxton
Season year 2014
Network Amazon Studios
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By stukey on 1 April 2014
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This is the only Amazon produced show that I've actually enjoyed so far. It's like Big Bang Theory but with real people and filmed in real San Francisco locations / buildings rather than ropey sets. It's quite funny and a bit more daring than network shows of a similar ilk. Please give it a second season!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 3 April 2014
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I’d grown wary about new TV comedies after how bad Two & A Half Men and How I Met Your Mother got in recent years, but I really enjoyed Betas. Some great performances from the likes of Joe Dinicol and Jon Daly (who I haven’t seen since Human Giant, still hilarious) – Ed Begley Jr was great too, and you need to check out the guest appearance of Moby, you won’t believe what he says (the series as a whole though is even ruder than Moby!). It’s one of the best edgy comedies in ages, and well worth a watch if you’re a fan of funny shows at all!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Danielle Higgins on 3 April 2014
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Really loved this show, all four of the main characters bring something different to the group and just play off each other well. Trey is great and has a believable relationship with Nash, and Mitchell makes the whole thing geekier than The Big Bang Theory but is still hilarious.
Can’t wait for a second season!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Blowtar on 17 Sept. 2014
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I've been watching this for the last two days and all I can say is BRILLIANT!

I've seen a few people give this a low rating, and all's I can say it don't be put off at all. This is comedy / drama in a modern age among up-rising tech firms. It might not be the most accurate, as in reality, but this gives a bit of a new spin on what can be achieved with technology and determination.

All the character's involved are stereotypical computer nerds, and show a true sense of how people are in the industry. Some things are obviously over-exaggerated within such a small time-line, but for half an hour an episode, you can't expect every detail of their process to success / failure to be shown within that time. Things may seem rushed, but I personally think this adds to the series, and keeps people on their toes wanting more.

I'm really enjoying this, and from all the short series I've seen, I think this is a bit different from most others. Spot on and keep'em coming.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 8 Dec. 2014
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I signed up to Amazon Prime just before Christmas as part of their marketing drive where you got one month's free use of Amazon Prime. At the end of December, I'll be at a bit of a cross-roads. Do I start paying for Amazon Prime? I ended up binge-watching this series because it was so good and afterwards I was watching an episode a day. This is a sleeper hit which (as some other reviewers mentioned) is filmed in in authentic San Francisco locations and seems less superficial than comedies like the Big Bang Theory. If there was a second season, I'd definitely renew my Prime membership but now I'm not so sure. As someone at work pointed out to me, while there is a biggish catalogue of films on Amazon Prime, it is not updated as frequently as the competition and so I am left at a crossroads. If Amazon invests in quality material like this, maybe more customers like me would renew without hesitation.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Banner on 4 April 2014
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Great show really liked the whole idea. I really hope this goes to a second season as it is a strong show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ThatGuyOnABike on 18 Feb. 2015
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Not very funny, the acting seems forced as does the plots, managed 3 episodes- to give it a chance. The indian guy seems to be a bad rip off of Sheldon from big bang theory- but on top of his weird quirks, suprise, he's gay! The characters are over the top, don't feel natural. It all just doesn't gel very well. Theres no character to relate to, no character seems remotely real.

I think the main issue is that it tries too hard to be cool and nerdy. It comes off desperate and pretentious... I don't care for the characters at all, the main guy is an unrealistic overacheiving nerd/cool guy douche, the indian is just messed up, the bearded guy seems OK but really not establised enough and seems to have just one gear- OTT, the chubby short guy and asain girl combo are lame... just lame

Please don't continue this, it's sad, at very least have a bomb go off at the start of season two to get rid of the indian and chubby short guy, then work on rounding and more importantly GROUNDING the characters, wipe the smug smirk off the arrogant lead.

Two stars more for effort then anything- the concept is OK but should have started all the way back in their dorm or whatever with them sketching out the idea. More struggle and maybe start only with two-three characters, tone- seriously tone- down the indian guy. OCD gay keep it at that, otherwise... dunno REAL. Annoying manerisms, use of drugs and drinking- it's too much. The lead needs to NOT HAVE IT ALL! I don't want to watch a smug, smart, good loooking, good with ladies, about to be wealthy guy prance about being awesome and having it easy! who does?! (unless ironic) Make him fat or give glasses or lousy with ladies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. O. Henderson on 16 Aug. 2014
The best series I've watched in a long time! It's not exactly a comedy, although there are jokes and puns thrown around. Sure, it's not 'perfect' but whatever is? I enjoyed the storyline and the actors played a terrific part. Any entrepreneurs out there can strongly relate to this entire series, except perhaps the last episode which leaves us hanging.

I am extremely disappointed and deeply saddened that Amazon will not commit to a second series. Nonetheless, I'd recommend anyone with a keen interest in business and technology to give this a watch. Perhaps this show needs an investor to lend a hand with the finances and allow this great series to grow and flourish!
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