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Marvel's Runaways

Marvel's Runaways

Hulu 2017

Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other must unite against a common foe – their parents.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Marvel's Runaways

Marvel's Runaways - S1E1

#1 - Reunion


Season 1 - Episode 1

A group of six Los Angeles teens, fractured by a tragic loss, reunite only to discover that their parents may be hiding a terrible secret that turns their world upside down.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 2419 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S2E4

#2 - Old School


Season 2 - Episode 4

Topher helps the kids break into Atlas Academy, but the plan is blown when Dale and Stacey trigger an earthquake and the parents rush to the scene. Jonah’s body continues to break down as he leads Karolina into the hole.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 814 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S3E1

#3 - Smoke and Mirrors


Season 3 - Episode 1

The Runaways spring a trap to rescue their missing friends from Jonah and his family.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 479 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S3E6

#4 - Merry Meet Again


Season 3 - Episode 6

After being trapped in the Dark Dimension for six months, the kids must contend with the new Wizard phone craze that is sweeping the city and may hint at darker things to come.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 392 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S2E2

#5 - Radio On


Season 2 - Episode 2

Karolina, Nico, and Molly try to retrieve the Staff of One, but Tina puts up a fight. Karolina grows closer to Jonah while Alex and Livvie share a kiss.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 865 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S2E9

#6 - Big Shot


Season 2 - Episode 9

The Runaways face off with PRIDE’S dirty cops, Flores and Awol. Against all objections, Alex blackmails Awol to help. But Awol refuses. PRIDE resolves to take the kids by force. Back at the Hostel, Karolina hears a mysterious voice.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 704 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S2E6

#7 - Bury Another


Season 2 - Episode 6

PRIDE grapples with the moral implications of Jonah’s latest offer: freedom. Jonah, weakening, begins to eye his next target. After learning that Jonah is after another sacrifice, the Runaways realize they have to stop him before he kills another kid.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 767 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S2E11

#8 - Last Waltz


Season 2 - Episode 11

The Runaways are falling apart. Needing a break, they throw Molly a quinceanera. PRIDE ramps up their new arsenal. Frank puts Leslie in a facility to bring her back to the faith. Meanwhile, the mysterious voice Karolina has been hearing becomes real.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 706 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S2E1

#9 - Gimmie Shelter


Season 2 - Episode 1

The kids struggle with their new lives as Runaways, but find a hideout. Alex goes to work for Darius while PRIDE plots to kill Jonah. Jonah initiates a plan to build a new box.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 946 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S1E2

#10 - Rewind


Season 1 - Episode 2

A retelling of episode one, as seen from the parents’ perspective. Everyone’s on edge, but after tonight, should all go as planned, they won’t have to worry about their obligations again.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 2076 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S2E3
#11 - Double Zeros
Season 2 - Episode 3

Alex, comfortable in Compton and falling hard for Livvie, is betrayed. Jonah gives Leslie a mission to retrieve his DNA from the Yorkeses while Catherine exacts vengeance against Darius. Janet decodes the Abstract and Molly sneaks out to fight crime.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 821 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S3E5
#12 - Enter the Dreamland
Season 3 - Episode 5

The kids find themselves in an alternate dimension full of visions from their past. They must find their parents and Alex before time runs out. One person is left behind.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 405 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S2E5
#13 - Rock Bottom
Season 2 - Episode 5

When the kids discover that Topher may be more dangerous than they could have imagined, addicted to the rocks that give him superhuman abilities, will they help him or will they turn their backs on their new friend?

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 785 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S2E8
#14 - Past Life
Season 2 - Episode 8

In the aftermath of the battle against Jonah, Karolina searches for answers about Jonah and the others help Alex and Livvie try to prove Darius’s innocence in Destiny’s murder. But Livvie’s curiosity just might catch up with her.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 729 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S3E2
#15 - The Great Escape
Season 3 - Episode 2

Karolina, Chase and Janet plot their own escape from the Algorithm, while in the real world the rest of the Runaways team up to fight Jonah and get them out.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 445 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S3E3
#16 - Lord of Lies
Season 3 - Episode 3

The Runaways become suspicious of one another with a traitor among them. Catherine takes responsibility for her past. Leslie seeks help protecting the child growing inside her.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 420 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S1E3
#17 - Destiny
Season 1 - Episode 3

The kids are reeling following last night’s events. As an investigation begins, they discover their parents may have more to hide than they could have imagined.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 1898 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S2E10
#18 - Hostile Takeover
Season 2 - Episode 10

Leslie starts dismantling the cult she helped create, but Frank has other plans. Awol uses Livvie as bait to confront the Runaways. The teens must protect Gert & Old Lace, who are sick, and Awol’s team storms the hostel. Victor doesn’t feel like himself.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 712 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S1E4
#19 - Fifteen
Season 1 - Episode 4

The parents try to find a solution to PRIDE’s problem, and the kids grapple with a new discovery that yields more questions than answers.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 1782 votes.

Marvel's Runaways - S1E6
#20 - Metamorphosis
Season 1 - Episode 6

During PRIDE’s gala, the kids set in motion a new plan to take down their parents for good. As the evening unfolds, everyone’s personal drama threatens to derail their plans.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Marvel's Runaways from 1583 votes.

Last updated: apr 21, 2021



oh my god you guys have no idea how gay the comic is. i really hope they dont leave it all behind


Just watched the first two episodes, and am finding it hard to relate to these ultra rich 0.1% teens with first world problems and cardboard cutout parents. Implausible. Indeed all the characters seem to be predictable stereotypes so far, and it feels like every 3-6 minute scene could have been slashed to 20 or 30 seconds without loss of plot or art. And WTF is up with the opulent wealth that every character in this show is wallowing in. The world they portray of rich parents without real world problems (or day jobs apparently) frankly pisses me off. It's like the 99.9% of us who live in the middle and lower classes, and who actually must watch our money, don't exist. Rich ass white writers is what it smells like to me. Anyway, I'll give episode 3 ten minutes, but if something doesn't become relevant, interesting or believable soon, then I'm done.


Saw the first episode at NYCC they made some changes but it very much feels like the comic come to life. I can't wait to see more of it!


In the 70's, I used to watch crappy shows like "Wonder Woman", "6 million dollars man", "Hulk", "Buck Rogers", etc. Today, we have shows with great production quality, but really bad writing and storytelling. Just like this excruciating boring TV show.


I have to say it every time, but never compare what you read to what you watch. The comics range from solid to superb and always get more creative than show producers ever care to risk for the screen. That said, as rabid of a Marvel fan that I am, I think the show kind of betrays the source material with too many hokey spots in the language. The parents undermine their villainy, and the kids come across as almost hopeless in their fleetingly small displays of powers. It consistently irks me when I can feel a show aiming for a specific age group and what the producers or writers think that group sounds like. They pull in all of the lazy cliches and simple arcs you'd train aspiring writers on if you never wanted competition. I'd rather have less TV shows and more examples of how alive these characters can feel, than weird mock-ups flapping their arms and moving their gums with the title and clothes, but none of the soul. Marvel usually takes its characters seriously or gives us depth. Save the corn and cheese for DC. It amazes me that such a large and example-ridden brand can be so hot and cold with whether they bother to build and respect the characters. The work's already been done for you. The second season distinguishes itself from the first in actually moving along and developing the plot. The use of powers is ratcheted up some, and the introduction of more seasoned actors, even briefly, rounds out what the younger players might not know how to bring to the screen. It's an enjoyable series, but I always return to the idea of whether or not I'm doing something else while it's on. I can play on my phone or draw a bath, and not really be missing anything. That's a sad point more than my haughty expectations, because like I said, I'm a rabid Marvel fan, and I want every adaptation to be sincerely spell-binding.


IDK. i've watched 8 episodes during the holidays, off-trakt, and while i can tell there's supposed to be a central conflict with the kids splitting from their parents to achieve ... something, the tie-in with the marvel MCU is weak, and it suffers. You expect there to be a tie-in. It's in the LOGO. but, i doubt there's anything here. I'll binge 2 or 3 to catch up, eventually, but whatever idea they had to tie this into place, there's not enough actual story . It's way too CW, establishing teen drama and 5-way romance tetrapolygonal crushes. i'm disappointed in a different way to Inhumans, because it feels like i've wasted time watching the show. This reminds me too much of Gotham S1 or Vampire Diaries or CW junk. A series that promises a lot of spectacle and 'known' characters, that i sort of know. But i prefer watching Gotham, because new things can happen. eventually. There's not enough desire to come back each week. The story doesn't move forward, it stumbles into the next scene. The 'heroes' in this, are dumb. Unfortunately, so are the parents. i can't especially tell if the Mystery Box appeal of learning who the parents actually are, is even that bad. or good. If they could tie this into the parents actually being evil, rather than 'bad' in a certain light, i.e. their resident 'genius inventor' tony stark analogue tries to kidnap a homeless person, took the show in a strange direction and just as quickly it backed right off without any consequences that i doubt would happen in modern bel-air/beverly hills (sic.) when people are voracious with gossip and everyone has a camera. They tried, but it's so empty. So this is really keeping to a script or comic, and it's not going to get better or move along faster, unless the source does. Sigh. I don't really want to watch or research the source material book/comics or spinoffs for the characters, because, like Inhumans, it could get ... better ? different ?


Meh, it's basically another teen drama, spiced with a tiny farts of magic stuff here and there and some weird religious backstory going on. Lands in the "filler" series category for me.


Biggest pile of shit ever made right after PLL...


Not even Elizabeth Hurley could save this show...Gets worst every season.


Loved every minute of it...cant wait for season 2 and hopefully they contact with more marvel characters

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