Home Forums Television HBO's RUN (starring Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson)

HBO's RUN (starring Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson)

CREATE A NEW TOPIC
CREATE A NEW POLL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 250 total)
Created
6 months ago
Last Reply
2 months ago
249
replies
21548
views
65
users
Atypical
29
Riley Chow
16
Jays
15
  • Profile picture
    Eden
    Joined:
    Jun 7th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203388241

    Trailer is out. Featuring Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

    Premiers April 12th.

    Reply
    Profile picture
    Tyler
    Joined:
    Jan 9th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203388246

    Maybe this is a lazy comparison, but anyone else getting Killing Eve vibes?

    Two-hander with a premise that doesn’t lend itself well to multiple seasons, EP by PWB, sexy and witty crime story.

    Basically, I’m expecting this first season to be pretty great.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Riley Chow
    Joined:
    Oct 11th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203388250

    Did Domhnall Gleeson really just supersede Merritt Wever in the billing?

    It might be time to call it that at no point has this show seemed funny.

    PSA: It is pronounced “dough-null” or “dough-knoll” if you prefer.  The point is that the “mh” is silent and it should really just be spelled Donall.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Mukund
    Joined:
    May 27th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203388303

    Why do I feel the actual trailer made me less interested in this show? Anyway, I’m here for more lead roles for Merritt Wever. God knows she deserves it.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Atypical
    Joined:
    Dec 1st, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203388344

    Can’t wait! Love the trailer. Merritt Wever for all the lead roles.

    HBO is calling this a “half-hour comedy series” right out of the gate, so no limited, will they/won’t they nonsense here. Hope it’s a winner, baby!

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Jays
    Joined:
    Dec 15th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203388584

    I’ll watch anything with Wever so I’m in

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    supermalt
    Joined:
    Sep 30th, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203388589

    The talent involved in this is too high to fail but crazy things has happened. But man was that trailer boring.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    DrewN92
    Joined:
    Jan 4th, 2018
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203388629

    Wever deserves all the lead roles. I am here for this.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Eden
    Joined:
    Jun 7th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203401086

    Reviews are out. Metacritic currently has two reviews at 82 and 67.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Riley Chow
    Joined:
    Oct 11th, 2010
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203405504

    The first four reviews have yielded a score of 70.  This show is okay.  The first episode is just the premise, which we already got from the trailer and also got before that from press releases.  The show gets funnier after that, which was a relief because the trailer had made me fear that it would not be funny at all.  Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever share top billing and are really good, as is Archie Panjabi, who should be eligible in guest, but I cannot say for sure, having received only five of the season’s seven episodes.  Phoebe Waller-Bridge should not be nominated and it does not bode well for her that she does not appear until the fifth episode, but she might come back in the remaining episodes.  There are a lot of comedies that I do not find funny and I am not a big fan of Killing Eve, so I do not want to write this off too hastily, plus it is HBO.  I am not sure how long this story can go.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Smi
    Joined:
    Jun 10th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203405601

    Some of the reviews for this have really been praising it, so I am eager to see more come in. I like that it’s at least a different concept, with two exceptional leads, so I know for sure I’ll at least try it.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Reis
    Joined:
    Jun 17th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203405667

    They are really praising the chemistry between the two leads, can’t wait.

    There two others reviews that liked the show: Decider (they loved it): “it feels impossible that anything better than this series will grace our screens this year. It’s that good.”
    And Slashfilm: “As strong as Jones’ scripts are, it’s Wever and Gleeson who make Run so special.”

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Atypical
    Joined:
    Dec 1st, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203405681

    With “The Undoing” and “IKTMIS” both being pushed back, this is going to be my next HBO fix, along with “The Plot Agaisnt America.” Both will keep my HBO feed busy for a spell. Scripted, at least.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Synthadora
    Joined:
    Apr 5th, 2020
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203413702

    So far a 65 on metacritic which is cool. So did the morning show so nothing too worrying there but has a 57% with 7 reviews which is a little bit concerning.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Profile picture
    Heptapod
    Joined:
    Feb 2nd, 2019
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1203414048

    I guess the good news is that no reviews are scored below a 50, indicating that even if people don’t love it, they don’t hate it either, they just think it’s okay. Which in a year with such a scattered field, could just be enough. We’ll have to see how things shift after the premiere though, public response could be very positive or critics could start to turn around on it.

    ReplyCopy URL
Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 250 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Similar Topics
Gabriel... - Sep 23, 2020
Television
Zooey t... - Sep 23, 2020
Television
Chris B... - Sep 23, 2020
Television