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By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Family flees FBI in tense drama; OK for teens.

TV CW Drama 2006
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Though the glimpses of the FBI's work add to the tension on the show, the agents' roles seem too thin to be compelling. Wahlberg's acting, meanwhile, is a bit one-dimensional and flashbacks showing him as a suited lawyer are hard to believe. But overall, the show works and pursues several interesting directions. As a lawyer, Paul was a workaholic and his family saw little of him, but in his new blue-collar role, Paul's increased presence adds a new dynamic to the family. Also, the teens get the chance to shed their previous labels of jock and nerd and try out new roles.

Teens may find the high school dynamics compelling, and Milligan's Harry is a potential heart-throb. O?ting for suspense over violence and bloodshed, Runaway is a mostly unobjectionable, decently entertaining hour that teens and their parents may both enjoy.

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