March 20, 2020 at 9:43 am #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.March 20, 2020 at 9:58 am #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.March 20, 2020 at 10:45 am #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.March 20, 2020 at 11:27 am #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!March 20, 2020 at 3:36 pm #1203388584
I’ll watch anything with Wever so I’m inMarch 20, 2020 at 3:42 pm #1203388589
The talent involved in this is too high to fail but crazy things has happened. But man was that trailer boring.March 20, 2020 at 4:36 pm #1203388629
Wever deserves all the lead roles. I am here for this.March 30, 2020 at 9:49 am #1203401086
Reviews are out. Metacritic currently has two reviews at 82 and 67.April 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm #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.April 1, 2020 at 4:45 pm #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.April 1, 2020 at 5:14 pm #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.”April 1, 2020 at 5:21 pm #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.April 7, 2020 at 3:53 am #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.April 7, 2020 at 9:03 am #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.
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