• Network: Starz
  • Series Premiere Date: May 16, 2021
Season #: 2, 1

Universal acclaim - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    May 17, 2021
    Each woman has her own story, motivations and particular strengths, and paired with their corresponding actors, each character quickly becomes distinct. ... In telling stories about relationship dynamics and women staring down their thirties with a thrill of apprehension and determination, “Run the World” is telling timeless stories with its own vibrant spin.
  2. Reviewed by: Aramide Tinubu
    May 11, 2021
    With its compelling cast, homage to Harlem in both the present and the past, and a stronger back end of the season, Run The World offers a lovely window into the lives of four Black women. It’s honest, witty, and at times heartbreaking.
  3. Reviewed by: Joel Keller
    May 17, 2021
    Run The World proves that a TV formula can be repeated if the characters and actors are appealing and the writing starts to create worlds around them that are start to stand out on their own. After the first episode, the show is on its way to doing just that.
  4. Reviewed by: Judy Berman
    May 17, 2021
    Beyond the witty dialogue and fashionable outfits, they’ve grounded this appealing series in the specifics of identity and place.
  5. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    May 17, 2021
    Run the World marries aspirational gloss with emotional groundedness to familiar but appealing effect.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    May 14, 2021
    The episodes move briskly, though Run the World suffers a bit from the protagonist problem, where Ella’s stories tend to be less compelling than what her friends are dealing with. But even that’s not a huge issue, since Davenport largely treats it as an ensemble, with Ella simply our initial way into the story rather than our guide throughout.