Ruby looks to escape her humdrum life by embarking on... More an adventure with an old flame.Less
In this limited series, Golden Globe nominee Merritt Wever (Unbelievable) plays a woman living a humdrum life. Desperate for something more—or something else—she responds to a text activating an "escape plan" her and an old flame (Domhnall Gleeson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) concocted years ago. More
Ruby (Wever) and Billy (Gleeson) made a pact seventeen years ago. If one of them texted "run" and the other replied with the same, they'd drop everything, walk away from their lives, and travel across the US together. Created and written by longtime Phoebe Waller-Bridge collaborator Vicky Jones (director of the original Fleabag stage show), with a Waller-Bridge appearance in the show teased in its trailer.Less
Wever, one of the few actresses who can bring depth and soulfulness to a goody-two-shoes role, is miscast in this Fleabag-ish role, in which a charmingly messy surface offers occasional glimpses into bottomless emotional chaos.Full review
Run is at its best when embracing rom-com traditions, like the will-they/won’t-they and the meet-cute, then just as quickly subverting them.Full review
You may not know exactly where you’re heading at first, but Run promises — and plays with how much it wants to fulfill — quite the captivating treasure map along the way.Full review
"Run" is a work that proves more surprising, shocking, seductive, funny and powerful the less you know about it, but it earns it trust from the top of the series through Wever's unwavering performance and her chemistry with Domhnall Gleeson...Full review
It is always a joy to recommend a new, great television show. But in this time of such profound anxiety and sadness, it’s even more special — the equivalent of alerting the world that a beam of glorious light is on its way to people’s homes.Full review
Commencing right after they exchange that fateful texts 17 years after college, HBO’s Run plays like a consciously frazzled version of Before Sunset.Full review
If it would just slow down and let Ruby (Merritt Wever) and Billy (Domhnall Gleeson) talk things out, then the real story could start. Instead, two talented leads guide the audience through a bevy of bizarre choices and convenient circumstances, all en route to a will-they-or-won’t-they partnership you can’t really support.Full review
It doesn’t hurt that Wever and Gleeson make a five-course meal out of every stolen glance, buoyed by Gleeson’s lethally charming portrayal of Billy’s neuroses and Wever tearing into Ruby’s latent fury with palpable relish.Full review
Run: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.
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