A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Family members lie and destroy property in attempts to evade the law, but they're innocent of any crimes and lead otherwise moral lives with some positive family messages.
Violence & Scariness
Black-and-white flashbacks to a murder scene with some blood. Threats of violence. FBI agents carry guns.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some teenage dating, mildly provocative clothing, adult flirting.
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Some profanity, like "ass" and "bitch."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series details the life of a family running from the law. Though innocent of any crime, the Raders must lie and destroy property to evade capture. The show can be tense and a little scary when the Raders narrowly escape the police and hide from the unknown person who has threatened the children's lives. Younger viewers may find this theme too much to bear, and some yelling and flashbacks to a bloody body might also be upsetting.
Is It Any Good?
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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