Marvel's Runaways: Season 2 (2018)

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Marvel's Runaways

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Runaways hits the ground running in its sophomore season, but though it deepens the connections between its expansive cast, formulaic stories and an over-dependence on plot devices holds it back from fully maturing into a compelling character study.

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Cast

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
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 2

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (4)

It's these sorts of details, not the too-deep alien mythology, which makes the show compelling - and if the show returns for a third season, hopefully it'll remember that.

Dec 26, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Just because Marvel Comics spilled some ink on it at some point in the last 75 years does not mean it should become a TV series.

Dec 21, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Season two continues to capitalize on what makes the show so unique, making it a worthy successor that is as bingeable as ever.

Feb 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Much of what makes Runaways work is simply being able to spend time with these characters, watching them come into their own, as each of the kids - and even their parents - have distinct personalities.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

This season also dives into their relationship, which is heartfelt and beautifully portrayed. You get to see their highs and lows and it feels genuine.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

You've gotta keep moving if you wanna stay sharp on these streets, and it largely seems that Runaways has spent the last year napping, content to just keep being the show that it was last year and not a show eager to push itself.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Very much a tale of two halves, with the 1st half doing a good job of tying up all the loose ends from S1, and then the 2nd half just stalled the series until the S3 set up...

May 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Action-packed. Intense. Full of teen angst. Marvel's Runaways Season 2 delivered another thrilling year of superpowered drama and heroic moves.

Dec 27, 2018 | Rating: 4.1/5 | Full Review…

Marvel's titular Runaways are finally out on the streets in Season 2, but despite the team's newfound freedom, the show still feels trapped by some of the formulas established in its freshman year.

Dec 26, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

In pulling the kids away from their parents, Runaways' second season actually puts itself in an excellent position to further explore what it means to be a family rather than a team.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

[A] major plot event shows that the showrunners are willing to change gears... But the writers need to keep that focus on the right place, spending more time letting the audience fall in love with the titular Runaways.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Runaways is one of those TV shows that is a fun, sometimes moving experience with a killer premise and cast. It's also hindered by the better TV show you can see inside of it, a TV show it sometimes becomes, but never fully commits to.

Dec 27, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Marvel's Runaways: Season 2

  • 1d ago
    This show adds another amazing layer to the Marvel Universe. The plot and the character arcs are nothing short of amazing. The actors have great chemistry, and the story line is unpredictable in the best way. I highly recommend this show!
  • Dec 29, 2019
    This season dropped the ball compared to the first one. It seems like the writers do not know how actual conversation should flow. The character "Molly" is 15 in this season, but she has the maturity of an 11 year old, and this is frustrating to watch as a viewer. The character Karolina also wears excessively lewd outfits for a 17 year old character.
  • Dec 16, 2019
    The purple hair chick makes the show unwatchable. Every time she opens her mouth I just skip to the next scene she's not in.
  • Sep 20, 2019
    Season two of Marvel's Runaways hits the ground running. Literally. After a season of building up to actually run away, it was satisfying to see our heroes out in the real world. Some of the highlights came from watching them struggle with realities of homelessness. I would have actually liked to see more of that - their struggle always brought them together and led to great moments like the quinceñera and some important storylines involving Gert not bring able to get her anti-anxiety prescription. The other drama came in the form of Jonah's alien crew inhabiting the bodies of some of the parents leading them to have split personalities with the alien half bent on destruction of the kids. I'm not really sure why that was their goal and a lot of this storyline seems a bit muddled. It's more interesting to see the runaways coming into their own, coming to terms with their privilege, and seeing that their parents are just flawed people - not necessarily pure evil and not wise either. What I still appreciate the most about this show is that it is one of the most realistic representation of what being a teenager is like I've seen on the screen. Realistic... and a dinosaur! Ha
  • Sep 18, 2019
    This second season is not good: the acting is still not good and the cinematography and stories are worst than the first season.
  • Aug 01, 2019
    Season 1 was better.
  • May 13, 2019
    There's no denying that Runaways is a great superhero series, but it has a bad habit of "ending" its seasons unnecessarily cliffhanger-y
  • Apr 28, 2019
    'Runaways' Season 2 completes the first season's missing pieces; in many ways, it feels like the second continuing half of one whole. The ultra-serious tone is still around and enough of a detriment to its frequently unlikeable characters to note (there are some occasionally annoying lapses in the logic of their powers, relationships, and actions, as well), but the show is never even close to being bad. It's consistently engrossing with some exciting teases at the most unexpected of Marvel's other properties, and the cliffhanger finale ensures your attention will be kept well into the next season. Hopefully Season 3 will really lean into the darker, weirder elements at play, because as it stands now, they're easily the show's highlights alongside its periodic strays into humor.
  • Mar 04, 2019
    Runaways successfully gives you a character driven superhero show where everyone is complex and struggling with uncertainties of morality. Truly a coming of age story. Also, its truly notable that, no matter how frustrating the dramatic irony could be, characters never learned/guessed a piece of information that they wouldnt reasonably be able to. Sets were cool and the world felt much more fleshed out this season.
  • Feb 25, 2019
    It could be good if it would get a little gritty: Do the boys get stubble? Do the girls ever take off their make up? Is there time for a teen romance when the world is close to crumbling? Wish they would keep it real, sci fi style cuz the concept is interesting - drop the Hollywood and the teen drama but add the super in super hero...ie all those admirable qualities in Marvel's other heros.

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