Mini TV Review – Runaways (Season 3)

Recently I have been watching season 3 of Marvel’s Runaways; and it was…disappointing! Created by Josh Schwartz, and Stephanie Savage for Hulu, and starring Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner, Ariela Barer; Runaways is a TV series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. Set straight after the events of the second season, this time the group has to fight an ancient evil bent on destroying their world! It felt like a really underwhelming season on the whole, which is very disappointing! The story continues the saga of Jonah (Julian McMahon, James Marsters) to begin with; although it felt like that finished mid-way through season 2, then the story rushes off to create a second plot about Morgan (Elizabeth Hurley), which was very under developed, and felt like that could have been the plot for an entire season; not a mid way inclusion! Many of the best characters, Particularly Molly (Allegra Acosta); felt sidelined throughout, and the main cast for the most part seem a little held back too, so you don’t know who to to focus on! For the most part, the only focus, or anyone you begin to care for is Karolina and Nico, and the rest are just other people. When I first started watching this show, I absolutely adored it; it was one of the most addictive shows I had seen in may years. It created great scenes, developed extraordinary characters, and was filled to the brim with intense but believable, and often heartbreaking drama. It’s format was similar to watching shows like X-Men: Evolution: it was intense, but fun! I began to believe that this show could go on for more seasons, and be a way of bringing the X-Men into the MCU! This season though: it felt rushed, it felt like they were just trying to wrap it up as quickly as possible; just to get it off the air! They didn’t wrap it up; there are still loose ends hanging around, somethings are still unexplained, and unforgiven…it’s just horrendous! As a viewer; I feel betrayed! Thankfully this season doesn’t detract from the pure gold of the first two seasons (which I am tempted to re-watch all over again), but this season, was just a disappointing, rushed, and underwhelming conclusion! It’s Tragic!

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