The so-called golden age of TV has brought us an embarrassment of riches, which means you’re just as likely to miss a gem as you are to see 5,000 versions of the same dumb premise. Runaways, which debuted its first three episodes on Hulu last week, is one of those hidden gems you’ll want to find.
Based on a beloved comic by Brian K.
Vaughan (including Saga and Y: The Last Man), it’s the story of six teens who discover their parents are part of a secret supervillain gang called “Pride.” The series takes this premise in fascinating new directions and delivers a surprisingly nuanced exploration of adolescent rebellion as a struggle against adult corruption.
Light spoilers ahead.
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