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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 21, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: Based on the Marvel comics series, six teenagers: Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz), Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano), Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner), Gert Yorkes (Ariela Barer), Chase Stein (Gregg Sulkin), and Molly Hernandez (Allegra Acosta) unite against The Pride (a.k.a their parents): CatherineBased on the Marvel comics series, six teenagers: Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz), Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano), Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner), Gert Yorkes (Ariela Barer), Chase Stein (Gregg Sulkin), and Molly Hernandez (Allegra Acosta) unite against The Pride (a.k.a their parents): Catherine and Geoffrey Wilder (Angel Parker and Ryan Sands); Robert and Tina Minoru (James Yaegashi and Brittany Ishibashi); Dale and Stacey Yorkes (Kevin Weisman and Brigid Brannagh); Frank and Leslie Dean (Kip Pardue and Annie Wersching); and Janet and Victor Stein (Ever Carradine and James Marsters). Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Gwen Ihnat
    Nov 20, 2017
    100
    The Runaways are figuring out, though, what every superhero team does: They’re stronger together than apart. And the family that they make with each other is better than the one they already have. It’s clear where they’re headed, but this series offers a fascinating and surprisingly funny path for them to get there.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Webb Mitovich
    Nov 1, 2017
    91
    The Breakfast Club meets X-Men with a splash of Stranger Things thrown in, Marvel’s Runaways is the richest, best-realized Marvel drama of the new TV season.
  3. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Nov 21, 2017
    80
    While Runaways can still feel like a show written about teens by adults (here’s looking at you, #blessed selfies and rando man at a rager peddling pills by asking girls if they “want to party”), for the most part, Runaways demonstrates empathy for its characters by allotting them time and consideration beyond their most basic descriptors.
  4. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Nov 1, 2017
    70
    What Runaways has going for it is being better than the fall's other new Marvel shows.
  5. Reviewed by: Rob Lowman
    Nov 20, 2017
    60
    The problem is that series seems to take itself a bit too seriously. It could use a side of humor or an over-the-top quality. But these teens are mostly awkward, and while that could be charming, here it isn’t. Runaways doesn’t necessarily make you want to run away. It’s watchable enough, though not compelling.
  6. Reviewed by: Josh Bell
    Nov 16, 2017
    60
    Sometimes the sheer number of characters gets a bit unwieldy, and the interpersonal drama is less thrilling than the prospect of colorful superhero action (which goes mostly unfulfilled in the first four episodes). But the teen characters are likable and grounded, and worth watching even when they aren’t tapping into their superpowers.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Goldberg
    Nov 2, 2017
    20
    It’s a show that’s not very dramatic, not very melodramatic, and not very funny. Even after four episodes, the characters still feel thinly drawn and we don’t have sympathy for anyone in the cast.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21
  1. Nov 24, 2017
    10
    The first 3 episodes, if anything, show you that show is handled very well, but it does start a little slow. The cast is spot on, the teenThe first 3 episodes, if anything, show you that show is handled very well, but it does start a little slow. The cast is spot on, the teen drama is handled very maturely, the new side plot on the Pride is actually very interesting, but some action wouldn't hurt, specially since they are being true to the characters and the comic.

    I was pessimistic, and now I am excited to finish the show, but it needs to pick up the pace a little.
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  2. Nov 23, 2017
    9
    A spot on retelling of the amazing Brian K. Vaughn comic so far. The cast is pitch perfect and the focus is on relationships rather thanA spot on retelling of the amazing Brian K. Vaughn comic so far. The cast is pitch perfect and the focus is on relationships rather than action, which is where it should be. Excited to view beyond the first three episodes... Expand
  3. Jan 8, 2018
    8
    Восхитительный сериал. Он манит своими кадрами и великолепным саундтреком. Сюжет местами странный, но в целом он хороший, главное этоВосхитительный сериал. Он манит своими кадрами и великолепным саундтреком. Сюжет местами странный, но в целом он хороший, главное это проникнуться просмотром этого сериала. Между героями есть химия. У него есть и минусы, например повествование, местами скучное
    Как по мне лучший сериал 2017 года по комиксам
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  4. Dec 26, 2017
    5
    A great comic made safe to the point where there's no tension or story. It's too bad, really, since there are such great actors, but theA great comic made safe to the point where there's no tension or story. It's too bad, really, since there are such great actors, but the premise was neutered for television. Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2017
    3
    After four episodes this is mostly boring backstory, juxtaposed with a shocking laissez fair attitude towards magic, super powers, and superAfter four episodes this is mostly boring backstory, juxtaposed with a shocking laissez fair attitude towards magic, super powers, and super tech. While it may get better, I doubt it will be worth watching in anything less than a total binge with heavy use of fast forward. Expand
  6. Jan 14, 2018
    1
    There are some shows you know you'll love in the first five minutes, and some you know you'll hate, and Runaways falls into the secondThere are some shows you know you'll love in the first five minutes, and some you know you'll hate, and Runaways falls into the second category. From the first episode, there was this slow, aimless feel to it, reinforced as it went along by the introduction of a lot of bland characters one after the other.

    In spite of the Marvel connection, the feel was more teen drama than fantasy, which made more sense once I learned it was from the people who did the OC.

    Fans of that show, I take it, are the target audience, rather than people who want an exciting action/fantasy series like Legion or The Gifted. If you want some teen drama threaded with a superhero theme, you're welcome to it, but I certainly won't watch any more of this tedious thing.
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  7. Jun 11, 2018
    0
    This show starts terribly slow and it doesn't add anything to its awful character development . It is an absolute torture to watch first season .

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