Marvel seems to be on a roll, producing a good number of TV shows lately. I just finished Marvel’s Inhumans a few weeks ago, and just started Marvel’s Runaways.
In the Philippines, Marvel’s Runaways is available on HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in South-East Asia. In a new exclusive Marvel offering, the first three (3) episodes of Marvel’s Runaways debuted on Nov 21, with brand new episodes coming every week to HOOQ, same day as the US telecast.
It’s now on episode 4 and so far, I’m enjoying the show! It’s light and easy, but at the same time, it doesn’t shy away from portraying people getting killed. While there is a bit of drama and angsty teenager stuff, the drama isn’t so heavy that you’ll feel sad and heavy after watching the show. It’s also only a 10-episode series so I like the good pace, and there are no filler arcs.
WHAT IS MARVEL’S RUNAWAYS ALL ABOUT?
Without giving away the entire plot, it’s the story of a group of L.A. high school childhood friends from diverse backgrounds, who fell out of touch, and now, a year later, found themselves reconnecting.
They stumble upon their parents doing something gruesome. Turns out, their parents were part of some evil, criminal group. The teenagers must come together to figure out what evil their parents are into, and stop it.
Along the way, they find out more about themselves and their abilities.
I saw a few familiar faces in the cast. While the teens are the main characters, some of the actors who play their parents will look very familiar to most TV buffs.
There’s James Marsters, who played Spike in Buffy. There’s Kevin Weisman, who most of us know as Marshall from Alias, and Ray on Scorpion. There’s Brigid Brannagh, from Kindred: The Embraced, and who has also guested on many shows, like CSI, Major Crimes, NCIS, etc… And there’s Ever Carradine, who has also guested in shows like Major Crimes, CSI, Supernatural, etc…
There’s news that Julian MacMahon (Charmed, Nip/Tuck) has joined the cast, but I have yet to see him (we’re only into episode 4 of the 10-episode series).
Runaways comes at the back of an exclusive landmark deal between HOOQ and The Walt Disney Company that gives HOOQ exclusive rights to three of Marvel’s series: Marvel’s Inhumans, Marvel’s Runaways and Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger.
HOW TO GET HOOQ
It’s easy to get HOOQ’d. Customers can simply download the HOOQ app from the Apple Store or Google Play, then sign up or log in, to access HOOQ’s extensive library of Hollywood and Asian hits. Find out more and sign up today for a complimentary trial at www.hooq.tv and pay for the subscription through credit card.
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