This review is from: Betas - Season 1 (Amazon Instant Video)
As a geek and programmer I found Betas entertaining, but I did find it quite squirm inducing at times. For a show that comes across as wanting to be semi-authentic (or maybe that was just wishful thinking) I found it a little too fake in places. Maybe it's what people actually say in the bay area but I found the constant shortening of words to be quite uncomfortable to watch, and the fake 'compiling' screen and the coding competition - while entertaining to watch - really pulled me out of it. Even my SO picked up on these obviously fake moments.
Despite its flaws I think the series has a lot of potential - I thought the ending of the first season was excellent, and I was really starting to like the characters by the end. I really do hope they greenlight a second season. Betas took a little while to really find itself, I hope this didn't put too many people off it because I was really enjoying it by the end.