The initial sell here was ‘HBO series from the creators of Fleabag’ and that it was ‘a sexually charged thriller starring Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson with Phoebe Waller-Bridge in a supporting role’. That all sounds so good and it’s the reason it was one of my most anticipated shows of the year.

Two episodes in, the mystery and sexual tension was almost unbearable and I thought this could really be something special. Wever and Gleeson, who are always good, were absolutely electric together.

However, as the show went on, that tension started to quickly deteriorate, the story seemed unsure of where to go next, the characters became more unlikable, and the whole show really ran out of steam (no pun intended).

The sub-plot around Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character was interesting at first but lacked any real narrative necessity, and the ending of the show was so odd and blaze that I can only imagine it is meant to set up a second season, but I’m not sure how many people will want one.

I love what Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones have done in the past on TV, with ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Killing Eve’ standing up as two of the best and most unique shows of the 21st Century, but ‘Run’ is a surprising rare miss for them.

Rating = 2.5/5

Published by samhowe98

My name is Sam Howe, and I am a Film and Screenwriting graduate. I have a passionate interest in the Film and Television industry and hope to be able to provide a personalised, entertaining and in depth look in all aspects of the industry. I will produce reviews, box office reports and predictions, general blog posts, and much more. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope this blog proves helpful and enjoyable reading for people.

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