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Runaways are coming in November 21!

This looks so cool. Huge fan of the original comics, obviously they have changed some stuff but the core team looks great and I love the ending shot of that trailer. So ready for this.


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I haven't watched the trailer yet, but this is awesome news! I love the Runaways, and if this stays true to the comics, then I can't wait!


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Alzrius,

It's PRETTY close. I mean the Pride, the kids, Nico using the Staff, yeah I'd say we're on target. No sign yet though of Old Lace...


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I have never heard of this team.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:

Alzrius,

It's PRETTY close. I mean the Pride, the kids, Nico using the Staff, yeah I'd say we're on target. No sign yet though of Old Lace...

Old Lace is there. First at 1:05 and again later.

Molly's too old. I can see why they did that, but I really liked her as the really powerful little kid.


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thejeff,

Honestly I'm okay with her being a little older than before. But thanks for pointing out Old Lace.

DMCal,

It's newer group of super powered individuals whose parents are pretty much super villains.


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OH, ok. Thanks, Thomas. That does sound pretty interesting. I quit reading comics a long, long time ago and my tv watching is actually becoming a chore. I gave up cable a long time ago and use a friend's Netflix and Hulu passwords. I'm only watching two shows currently, "Orville" and "The Flash". And it's becoming harder and harder to get motivated to do just those. I don't even use the Netflix service anymore, really. I'm just done with tv, I guess... lol

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I whole heartedly redommend the original comic series. It is fun, suprising and heartwarming. Written by Brian K. Vaughan too.


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Well, I can't really afford comics on my budget anymore (anything beyond my needs are a luxury as I live on disability) so I guess I'll have to try and watch the show. Thanks for the info!


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Molly doesn't look small and cute enough. Normally I don't care about the appearance that much, but the juxtaposition between her size and ability is a big part of her character.


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Dot.

EDIT: wow.

Anyway, I loved the first arc of this, but unfortunately wasn't able to follow the comics further (similarly with the kid with a sentinel - the name escapes me at the moment).


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"murder library...."


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I've liked it so far, although I think the second episode was poorly placed and felt a big like padding...


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That scene between Chase and his Dad...that was unexpected.

Dad's been having a totally crappy week comes home finds his son inventing and it's like everything just melted and the guy is like ...like he is seeing his kid for the first time.

The guy is clearly an abused SoB from everything else we've seen of him but this one moment, he's just sitting there proud of his son and not a care in the world.


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Yeah lovin this one. All the parents seem to be doing this embrace your kids right now thing. (except Carolina's mom whose so odd. ) I haven't read these comics just heard of them so a lot of mystery to this one. I am familiar with all the kids powers at least. Seems like their staying on point with that. Yeah I felt molly looked a bit to old too. Hard to find good child actors I guess.

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It's a fun TV series, but I can't binge it until they finish it. I watched the first 4 episodes as a batch, and now I have to watch it once a week like a chump. :-P

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I just saw Stan Lee!!!!!!


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SmiloDan wrote:
I just saw Stan Lee!!!!!!

I see him all the time. He's on my wall...


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
SmiloDan wrote:
I just saw Stan Lee!!!!!!
I see him all the time. He's on my wall...

LET HIM DOWN!

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Anyone else bugged by some of the changes they’re making?

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In particular, the Staff of One from the comic had such a fun schtick—cast a spell by saying a word or phrase, but any given word or phrase only works once.

The show seems to have ditched that, and the concept of magic in general, by making the staff into some sort of super advanced wish granting technology, which I find a lot less interesting.

Maybe Tina is just feeding Nico a line about it being tech based, and they’ll zag back into magic territory in a future episode?

Also, episode 6, and they still haven’t “run away” yet. I get that they sort of pivoted into making the title reference the sacrifices, but still...


I was not expecting the cameo on that one. Also really liking this one.


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yeah...I am mildly annoyed that, given the rich Marvel background, they seem to be tying all of the villains as getting there power from Jonah's characters.


I don't think enough has been revealed yet about that. They do seem to have gotten their money from him however.


big bad speculation:

Is it me or is molly the big bad here, not Alex? She seems to be deliberately setting the parents and kids against each other with her "accidental" screw ups


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I don't think so. I also think they are playing things out way way way more slowly. I don't even think that twist for that character will be worked into the plotline until next season.


I think molly is just being immature and letting info slip. I think they needed a younger actress to make it seem more feasible. I do like how she always has all the cat stuff on her kind of makes her seem younger.

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Yeah, Molly is odd. The actress is 15, the character looks 15, but she often acts like she's about 7.


Shadow Kosh wrote:
Yeah, Molly is odd. The actress is 15, the character looks 15, but she often acts like she's about 7.

Which would be in perfect character for the character (if slightly more out of place because she's 12? in the comics). She uses obfuscating immaturity to get people to underestimate her. She pulled it off in spades on the punisher.

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Except in the series, she's actively complaining about the fact that the other kids keep underestimating her. You don't use obfuscating immaturity on someone you want to treat you as their equal.


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Except in the series, she's actively complaining about the fact that the other kids keep underestimating her. You don't use obfuscating immaturity on someone you want to treat you as their equal.

Nothing solidifies your immaturity more than complaining about how unfairly everyone is treating you.


Kinda let down by the finale. Lots of build up no execution.


Was that the finale? then yeah i'm a little sad.

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The most anti-climatic finale ever.

The whole season just seemed like a long drawn out introduction.

I hope it gets picked up, because I think it has a ton of potential.


SmiloDan wrote:

The most anti-climatic finale ever.

The whole season just seemed like a long drawn out introduction.

I hope it gets picked up, because I think it has a ton of potential.

You clearly did not watch inhumans finale. that was the most anti-climatic finale ever.

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Vidmaster7 wrote:
SmiloDan wrote:

The most anti-climatic finale ever.

The whole season just seemed like a long drawn out introduction.

I hope it gets picked up, because I think it has a ton of potential.

You clearly did not watch inhumans finale. that was the most anti-climatic finale ever.

I forgot I saw that. Or maybe dozed through that...


I kind of dozed a bit too. that is not even a joke.


Wait, that was the finale? Really? Is my leg being pulled? I'd thought there'd be 2-3 more episodes, maybe an epilogue.


Yeah i was expecting 12 episodes. you guys sure that wasn't like the mid season finale?


nope that was the finale, and was one of the lamest I have seen in awhile

So much with this episode, and recent eps, has just been really underwhelming, weirdly speeding up some elements of the plot and spreading other parts way way to thin.

I think a big part of why I have been disapointed with the show is that the show really tries to ground the parents in reality and really spend far far too much time on them. The parents don't actually seem much like bad guys, nor do they seem like they would pose much of a threat to the Runaways. They are not really super villains and are barely villains.

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MMCJawa wrote:
The parents don't actually seem much like bad guys, nor do they seem like they would pose much of a threat to the Runaways. They are not really super villains and are barely villains.

Yeah. Especially Marshall Flinkman and his wife. (Sorry, but that guy's always going to be Marshall Flinkman to me.)

I'd be OK with season 2 ignoring the kids altogether and focusing on the remnants of Pride vs Jonah (and apparently Frank).


Eh. But then it's not REALLY the Runaways, is it then Kosh?

I agree the last episode was a let down...but as some have mentioned, it wasn't as bad as Inhumans which was horrible from the get go.

Also, they have renewed the series for another season. Hopefully with some slightly better writing.


They just wanted to spread the origin story out further I guess.

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Well, they had to juggle around 18 characters, which seems like a pretty large cast for a non-epic drama to me, especially for a new show.


they did a pretty good job juggling i don't think any of the characters felt left out to me.


They did an okay/good job but it didn't make for the most exciting villainy...except for Julian McMachon. But then he does morally bankrupt characters well.


They strike me as a more realistic evil. Their still doing selfish and occult things including murder but very few real villains in the world were mustache twirling psychopaths just really selfish people.


I'd be fine with them being, personality wise, more realistic. But it would have nice to have them actually be individually scary. Tina is the only one with actual powers or abilities, and those had to be given to her by Jonah. Even Alex's parent, who are in the comics I don't think are powered, are at least underworld crime bosses. Versus in this show where he has almost entirely gone legit

I mean, this is a Marvel show: we are talking about a setting which has already established the existence of in-universe of Aliens, wizards, super soldiers, Norse Gods, and tech geniuses that build super suits. I don't think the original backgrounds of The Pride would have phased too many people.


MMC,

They didn't seem to want to make it tie into the great MCU though. I mean no mention of the Battle of NYC? Or Sokovia? It basically seemed like they were aiming this show for the tween generation more so than the comic harden fans. Which I agree is bad considering the Pride in the comics are WAY more bad ass.

As for Geoffrey and Catherine, I think it made sense for her to have more power in the sense she handled the tough stuff (IE handling the kids) while he dealt with his past. I will agree though, neither of them were as intimidating as their comic book counterparts.

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