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Betrayal: Season 1 (2013-2014)



Critic Consensus: Plagued by a predictable story, lackluster writing, and uninspired acting, Betrayal is far less compelling -- even as a guilty pleasure -- than it ought to be.


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A photographer (Hannah Ware) begins an affair with an attorney (Stuart Townsend) for a powerful family run by a dictatorial patriarch (James Cromwell), but their secret is in jeopardy when her ambitious husband (Chris Johnson) becomes the prosecutor in a high-profile murder case in which her paramour is defending the prime suspect (Henry Thomas). The series, based on the Dutch drama "Overspel," also stars Wendy Moniz, Braeden Lemasters and Elizabeth McLaughlin.


Hannah Ware
as Sara Hanley
Henry Thomas
as T.J. Karsten
Chris J. Johnson
as Drew Hayward, Drew Stafford
Wendy Moniz
as Elaine McAllister
Elizabeth McLaughlin
as Valerie McAllister
Stuart Townsend
as Jack McAllister
Braeden Lemasters
as Victor McAllister
James Cromwell
as Thatcher Karsten
Ora Jones
as Quincy Theringer
Merrin Dungey
as Alissa Barnes
Brendan Hines
as Aidan, Aiden
Roxana Brusso
as Serena Sanguillen
Adam Shapiro
as Nate Greene
Kamal Bolden
as Rodney Moreno
Danny McCarthy
as Detective Mitchell
Carmen Roman
as Constance Mrozek
James Vincent Meredith
as Orestes Anderson
James Keane
as Lou Mrozek
Brian Howe
as Frank Perkins
D.B. Sweeney
as Howard Goss
Erin Way
as Megan
Jack McGee
as Bernie Arkovich
Juan Francisco Villa
as Detective Orjuela
Jan Radcliff
as Monica Westbourne
Tracey Bonner
as Casillas
Howie Johnson
as Birnbaum
Cedric Young
as Larry Abrams
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Critic Reviews for Betrayal: Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

Betrayal is a Hitchcockian web of suspenseful treachery.

September 30, 2013 | Full Review…

The fatal attraction story line is a long windup to a punchline you already know, and promos have revealed it as well.

September 30, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The network [ABC] has wrung multiple seasons out of both Revenge and Scandal. So why stop when the going's good? Even if the goings-on in Betrayal tend to be less bracing or stimulating than a watered-down cocktail.

September 27, 2013 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

With law, politics, forbidden romance and the sordid doings of awful rich people all on the table, the raw material is certainly available for Betrayal to become a solid guilty pleasure.

September 26, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If subsequent episodes are going to throw in some twists, the premiere episode gives us no reason to hope that they'll be intriguing or surprising.

September 23, 2013 | Full Review…

An extremely vacuous Harlequin paperback smeared with ABC's trademark, fauxmantic gloss.

September 23, 2013 | Full Review…

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