Marvel's Runaways: Season 1 (2017 - 2018)


Season 1
Marvel's Runaways

Critics Consensus

Earnest, fun, and more balanced than its source material, Runaways finds strong footing in an over-saturated genre.



Critic Ratings: 81


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1940
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Air date: Nov 21, 2017
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Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Marvel's Runaways is the story of six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other but who must unite against a common foe -- their parents.


Gregg Sulkin
as Chase Stein
Allegra Acosta
as Molly Hernandez
Ariela Barer
as Gert Yorkes
Brigid Brannagh
as Stacey Yorkes
Ever Carradine
as Janet Stein
Rhenzy Feliz
as Alex Wilder
Virginia Gardner
as Karolina Dean
James Marsters
as Victor Stein
Lyrica Okano
as Nico Minoru
Lyrica Okano
as Nico Minoru
Kip Pardue
as Frank Dean
Angel Parker
as Catherine Wilde
Ryan Sands
as Geoffrey Wilder
Kevin Weisman
as Dale Yorkes
Annie Wersching
as Leslie Dean
Nicole Wolf
as Destiny Gonzalez
James Yaegashi
as Robert Minoru
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Critic Reviews for Marvel's Runaways Season 1

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (20)

But this first part of the season, at least, doesn't seize that opportunity to stand out. Like most teenagers, Runaways just wants to fit in.

Nov 22, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The superpowers-as-coming-of-age-story works so well, and why Marvel's Runaways has so much promise despite a slow start.

Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It's off to an incredibly compelling start, thanks to Schwartz and Savage's confident storytelling, and should it keep moving forward at its current pace, it could become a truly addictive hit. As it is, it's one of Marvel's most promising series to date.

Nov 21, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Runaways, the comic and the television series, are both built on the same, solid premise: What if your parents were actually as evil as you convinced yourself they were, when you were a teenager?

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If Runaways was just about the oppression of children, it would be unbearably bleak. Luckily, it's also about children discovering their power.

Sep 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Marvel's Runaways catapults us into the future, where demographics match those of reality and you can be attracted to whoever the hell you want.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

What is undeniable is that it is a different Marvel's adaptation: It has neither the adventurous and fun style of the movies nor the criminal thriller of the Netflix series. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 6, 2019 | Full Review…

They're interesting kids facing a well thought out world so color me interested in the rest of the season.

May 17, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Watching Runaways is like drinking a milkshake laced with vodka - luxurious sweetness married to breathtaking bite.

Feb 16, 2019 | Full Review…

I was surprised by Runaways, it's a really fun series to follow, and I'm looking forward to a second season next year.

Feb 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The first two or three episodes stick to the much-utilised Marvel formula, but once it starts digging beneath the surface stereotypes, hold tight, because this show is NOT what you think it is

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Definitely better than the other Marvel shows out there.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's Runaways: Season 1

  • Sep 18, 2019
    This tv series has great potential, but the acting and the cinematography are not good. Even the storyline is not so engaging.
  • Sep 04, 2019
    I read the comics when I was younger, and I have to say, it's a pretty good adaptation. It's a little slow, however anybody who's read the comics knows that it's slow because there's ALOT to explain. I actually like how they stay tru to the source material but still manage to put a fresh twist on things. One thing comic lovers do miss tho is Victor Mancha, I hope they bring him in soon
  • Aug 27, 2019
    I'm not sure what my expectations were but The Runaways really exceeded them. I was a bit confused because the title and 98% of the first season don't really correspond, but I appreciated building more of a foundation and getting to know the "evil" parents. The parents are obviously not good people, but it was good to see it was more complex than that. I loved the diversity of the show and I don't usually connect with how teenagers act and high school is portrayed in films and television series, but a lot really rang true for me here. I was definitely a bit of a Gert and nothing much good ever happens for that character on screen so her story arc was especially welcome. There are some slow parts as the story slowly becomes clear, but overall it's fun and compelling TV. I'm looking forward to the next season. Also the soundtrack is great!
  • Jul 06, 2019
    Runaways is a mixed bag for me. I lost interest in season 2, but this season was fun enough for me to finish. It's got a great story with the mystery behind the parents and their secrets which only gets weirder as you get further in. Match that with how likable these characters are and you get a pretty good show that keeps you interested through the season. Oh, and whenever they show off their powers as a group, it is pretty awesome.
  • May 27, 2019
    This adaptation successfully balances diverse storylines and character development on all sides, with plenty more room to develop and grow. For those who enjoy Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Cloak & Dagger, and Agents of SHIELD, Runaways is definitely one to binge watch.
  • Apr 28, 2019
    A doomsday cult playing a scathing riff on Scientology, an amazing puppet/decent CGI telepathic velociraptor (!), and a light superhero touch spice up the teen melodrama of 'The O.C.' creators Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's 'Runaways.' Though the tone is plainly on the heavy side, leaving the show to conform a little much with the rest of Marvel's television shows, the novel parents vs. children narrative is wholly refreshing and full of nerve-wracking tension between the two generations. The five sets of conflicted parents are actually much more intriguing to follow than their occasionally obnoxious teenagers, who can get frustrating in their outright hostility, signaling wokeness (which may or may not be written with joking, self-aware intent), and clashing refusal to work together. The cast is more than solid all around, but a lighter toneâ??which, when followed, marks the highlights of the seasonâ??may have helped resolve these issues. Some rushed character arcs and story beats crammed into the final episode also feel like a betrayal given all the time spent building up to its non-eventful climax that only serves to set up the next season, but the journey there is mostly worthwhile.
  • Apr 22, 2019
    Netflix: We have the most realistic, down-to-earth Marvel shows available. Hulu: Hold my beer
  • Apr 20, 2019
    A fast-paced, engaging plot, good drama, great action scenes, beautiful visual effects and great performances by Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer, Gregg Sulkin, Allegra Acosta and the entire adult cast which depict very charismatic characters, Marvel's Runaways is one of the best MCU series and one of the best superhero series
  • Apr 15, 2019
    This show is great and all but its not good there nothing wrong with the camra work or the acting or the story nore the plot it just dosnet intrest me there something a out this show that just dosnt feel right
  • Feb 26, 2019
    Really good. The music however is amazing. It took its time unfolding elements and characters in the first season. I thought it would mostly focus on the kids but I delighted to see the parents get a lot of storytelling screen time. Season 2 was pretty solid as well. Hopefully it gets a third.

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