Runaways (2017–2019)
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The Runaways face off with their parents, but they realize they are in over their heads when Jonah unexpectedly arrives with a new game plan.

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Marc Jobst

Writers:

Quinton Peeples, Stephanie Savage (created for television by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rhenzy Feliz ... Alex Wilder
Lyrica Okano ... Nico Minoru
Virginia Gardner ... Karolina Dean
Ariela Barer ... Gert Yorkes
Gregg Sulkin ... Chase Stein
Allegra Acosta ... Molly Hernandez
Angel Parker ... Catherine Wilder
Ryan Sands ... Geoffrey Wilder
Annie Wersching ... Leslie Dean
Kip Pardue ... Frank Dean
Ever Carradine ... Janet Stein
James Marsters ... Victor Stein (credit only)
Brigid Brannagh ... Stacey Yorkes
Kevin Weisman ... Dale Yorkes
Brittany Ishibashi ... Tina Minoru
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The Runaways face off with their parents, but they realize they are in over their heads when Jonah unexpectedly arrives with a new game plan.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14
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Trivia

The old vagrant that recognizes the Runaways at the Bus depot (played by Christian Calloway) is the same one that almost became Victor and Robert's victim in Runaways: Fifteen (2017). See more »

Quotes

Alex Wilder: I went down to Hollywood Boulevard hoping I could find someone at a coffee shop who would lend me their laptop.
Gert Yorkes: And instead?
Alex Wilder: Instead I saw several grown men urinating. I had to stop a fistfight between two shoeless meth heads fighting over an empty cottage cheese container. Oh, and if you want a tour of stars' homes or catch a double feature, I can hook you up.
[Passes some leaflets]
Gert Yorkes: Oh, I love old movies.
Alex Wilder: Also, there's a map of the church in there, handed out by an alcoholic Elmo.
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Connections

References Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) See more »

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Blanket Me
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Performed by Hundred Waters
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Season One Review
9 January 2019 | by southdavidSee all my reviews

With visions of "Inhumans" still fresh in my nightmares, I put off watching "Runaways" for months. When I did finally decide to give it a try, I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw. (The show airs on the SYFY channel in the UK).

The premise is a group of teenagers discover that a charity that their rich and successful parents work for, is a front for weird scientific experiments, human sacrifice and murder. They begin a covert investigation of their parent's actions, and along the way discover skill, talents and even powers that they didn't know they had.

My initial scepticism about the show wasn't dampened by our initial introductions to the characters who seem to be very much teen cliché's - Jock, Nerd, Goth, Activist - but fortunately, the show is better written than to stick too closely to those tropes. In fact, the show is pretty well written overall. The dialogue is sparky and often pretty funny - this runs on too to some of the parental interaction. There's a degree of action across the series, but mostly it's about the characters. The kids forming a familiar bond against the mistrust and lies that dominate their parents and their cult like charity.

Less successful are some of the special effects, some things are fine but series' showiest two effects are a bit shaky. Those are Karoline's glowing and "Old Lace" the Velociraptor, who oddly looks better as a CGI effect, than as an actual puppet. I'd was fortunate that I came to the end of the first season and then only had to wait a week or two for the second to begin - but I can imagine that it would have been an underwhelming finale to anyone who then had to wait months for the next season. Performances can be a bit patchy too, but cinematography, set design and direction are all pretty good. I like that music theme too.

Not as good as the Netflix stuff, but also nowhere near "Inhumans". Season one of "Runaways" was decent and I'm happy to crack straight on with the second run.


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9 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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