Marvel's Runaways S2 |OT| (spoilers tagged discussion)

Mar 13, 2018
1,320
#1


Welcome to the Season 2 Runaways thread. It's a piss-poor attempt in comparison to Absent's thread, but somebody had to do it. When we last saw our protagonist, they finally decided to take a page from their namesake and... well run away. This season showcases their attempts to evade their parents as well as learn how to control their powers.

Cast:
Rhenzy Feliz as Alex Wilder
Lyrica Okano as Nico Minoru
Virginia Gardner as Karolina Dean
Ariela Barer as Gert Yorkes
Gregg Sulkin as Chase Stein
Allegra Acosta as Molly Hernendez


Trailer:


As always, keep spoilers tagged for now.
 
#2
well, if the thread activity here is any indication, there ain’t gonna be an S3 lol

anyway, just finished it. while I enjoyed it overall, the expanded episode count was definitely a mistake.

The season finale is actually good, and I’d still be on board for S3 if it gets renewed, but the last six episodes (after the big plot developments of E7) take far too long to find a compelling narrative hook. I can only imagine how much worse this would have come off if they had stuck with S1’s weekly release model.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,202
US
#3
I've only watched the first episode so far but it seems to have a faster pace and more places that the plot can go than the start of the first season.
 
Feb 25, 2018
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#4
well, if the thread activity here is any indication, there ain’t gonna be an S3 lol

anyway, just finished it. while I enjoyed it overall, the expanded episode count was definitely a mistake.

The season finale is actually good, and I’d still be on board for S3 if it gets renewed, but the last six episodes (after the big plot developments of E7) take far too long to find a compelling narrative hook. I can only imagine how much worse this would have come off if they had stuck with S1’s weekly release model.
I don't think I've *ever* seen anyone talking about Runaways. Ever. Hopefully that's no indicative of the actual ratings, show's great.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,683
#9
Im having a hard time getting invested in this season. Season 1 was great, but man I dunno what changed. Hope things start to pick up soon.
 
Oct 28, 2017
2,400
#10
What's the tone of this show? How does it compare to say, Cloak and Dagger?
Cloak and Dagger has more depth. This show has its moments but the themes invoked are a bit lighter. They're both teen-aimed shows that consist of content that would make them too adult for TGIF, Cloak and Dagger is just better written.

Finished S2 and I found it more enjoyable than S1 (which was good) and where they ended is interesting. It's a bit too Soap-y (though not CW levels) but this second season improved upon the first noticeably.
 
Oct 25, 2017
18,517
#11
Cloak and Dagger has more depth. This show has its moments but the themes invoked are a bit lighter. They're both teen-aimed shows that consist of content that would make them too adult for TGIF, Cloak and Dagger is just better written.

Finished S2 and I found it more enjoyable than S1 (which was good) and where they ended is interesting. It's a bit too Soap-y (though not CW levels) but this second season improved upon the first noticeably.
It helps the pacing is a lot better it and shit feels like it happens

Cloak and Dagger are still stronger obviously
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,788
#12
Just finished season 2 and that was really great, good pacing, all the characters had interesting story lines and didn't feel like any of them were ignored. Hope we get a season 3...
 
Oct 27, 2017
214
#14
Liked season one well enough, but something about the second season threw me off. Especially towards the second half.

Still liked it enough to finish, but the writing and especially the characters motivations got a little murky towards the end, I felt?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#16
I'm enjoying this show, but the quality dips a lot in places. The pilot was good. It's uneven -- sometimes it seems like a premium show and suddenly there' s a scene that feels like it's from a totally different show and the tone doesn't match. Action scenes are little corny too.

A good show to go in blind on. I liked that the first season takes it time, except for the times when the plot doesn't advance because aren't talking to each other.
 
Oct 27, 2017
250
SoCal
#18
First half of S2 was good. It didn't keep my interest in the second half. I would like a bit more world building and less repeating the same story arcs.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,973
#19
well, if the thread activity here is any indication, there ain’t gonna be an S3 lol
I don't think I've *ever* seen anyone talking about Runaways. Ever. Hopefully that's no indicative of the actual ratings, show's great.
There's plenty of people screaming for a third season on Twitter. The show seems to be rather popular. It's just not on Era.

Also, people here have been using two other Runaways threads to post impressions since there wasn't a S2 OT.

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Just saw the first episode. I really enjoyed it. There's some nice shots in here, and I like the locations the show brings us through. How I've missed our little gang of runaways. I'm sure their new hostel is gonna be great.

And there's some really great shots in the first episode:














 
Oct 25, 2017
1,992
Orange County
#23
Finished this the other night. Think I prefer s1 more. S2 had too much of the typical teen drama bullshit. Overall still a solid show though. S3 is set up to be interesting
 
Oct 29, 2017
417
#24
Despite eing a bit uneven in Season 1, I felt that the show had a lot of promise. Season 2 killed any of that promise... I've watched everything in the MCU...this is the first thing I'm dropping.

Here's hoping Cloak and Dagger keep up their quality.
 
Oct 27, 2017
253
Tn, USA
#27
Have they
run away
yet? Seriously, it's the title! The comics moved much faster and seemed like it had a point. The show, while kinda cool, feels stalled out from ep4 on.
 
Oct 25, 2017
310
#34
I really cannot deal with the cognitive dissonance in this show. You cannot begin a series where a group of adults murder 17 homeless children for purely selfish reasons and then spend 2 seasons trying to convince us that "they're really not that bad lol!" Every single time one of the parents is on screen, I'm reminded of this. There's a reason why the parents get killed off by issue 6 in the comic book.
 

Sai

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,884
Chicago
#39
Yessssss, awesome!

I actually loved S2 way more than S1, although the drama was a bit much at times, the overall story arc I found much more entertaining. Alex's parents getting what's coming had me cheering, but the abrupt ending to the season had me a little miffed.

Season 1 tanked in like the last 3 episodes of the season, S2 tanked in the last 15 minutes.
 
Oct 25, 2017
648
#42
It really doesn't deserve a third season. It's a shame, because Patrick Rush did such an incredible job with casting. Whatever. Guess we'll see where this goes.