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Between 

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After a mysterious disease kills every resident over 22 years old, survivors of a town must fend for themselves when the government quarantines them

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Jennette McCurdy ...  Wiley 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Jesse Carere ...  Adam 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Justin Kelly ...  Chuck 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Kyle Mac ...  Ronnie 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Jack Murray ...  Mark 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Shailyn Pierre-Dixon ...  Frances 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Jordan Todosey ...  Tracey 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Jim Watson ...  Pat 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Ryan Allen ...  Gord 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Samantha Munro ...  Stacey 9 episodes, 2015-2016
Percy Hynes White ...  Harrison 7 episodes, 2015-2016
Abigail Winter ...  Samantha 7 episodes, 2015-2016
Steven Grayhm ...  Liam Cullen 6 episodes, 2016
Brooke Palsson ...  Melissa 6 episodes, 2015
Mercedes Morris ...  Renee 6 episodes, 2016
Krystal Hope Nausbaum ...  Amanda 6 episodes, 2015-2016
Jesse Bostick ...  Felix 5 episodes, 2015
Rebecca Liddiard ...  Hanna 5 episodes, 2015-2016
Sarah Podemski ...  Ellen 5 episodes, 2015-2016
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Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody 22 years and older. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves. Written by Cynthia Amsden

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Samantha Munro dropped her voice for the role of Stacey which helped her get into character. See more »

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Throughout the series dead bodies are depicted with extreme inaccuracy. People often return to corpses that have been sitting for more than a week yet the bodies have little to no decomposition, no presence of maggots or rot, and a complete lack of rigor mortis. Limbs are easily manipulated, breasts jiggle when long-dead corpses are moved, and in general it is glaringly evident that the actors portraying dead bodies are anything but. See more »

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It takes a frightening science fiction premise and then generally fails to execute anything terribly scary or thrilling.
18 June 2015 | by ericrnolanSee all my reviews

The first episode of Netflix' new "Between" web series (2015) reminds me a hell of a lot of "Jericho" (2006). It takes a frightening science fiction premise and then generally fails to execute anything terribly scary or thrilling. "Jericho" told the story of a small town surviving a mysterious nuclear holocaust — it looked to be a serialized "The Day After" (1983), but ultimately became a chipper, too-safe family drama that almost seemed to channel "The Waltons" (1971).

The premiere of "Between" introduces us to the small town of Pretty Lake, where a mysterious illness is killing anyone over the age of 22 … which is kind of convenient for the young-adult target audience that this show is going for. The show sounded like an update of "The Andromeda Strain" film adaptation in 1971. But after we see the town quarantined, it seems to borrow a page or two from the television treatment of Stephen King's "Under The Dome" (2013). (I disliked that book, and have heard some pretty mixed things about the TV show.)

"Between" has a few things going for it, like well-scripted characters and capable young actors. But it has problems with pacing and tension. There's a nice flourish here and there, including the shot you see below. But for a TV show about a potentially world-ending plague, it fails to scare. I'd give this first episode a 6 out of 10.

What's the deal with naming the town "Pretty Lake," anyway? Is it intentionally generic for thematic reasons, or just lazy screen writing? Are neighboring towns "Big Mountain" and "Long River?"


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21 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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