As we all have been devouring content, both new and old, due to being stuck at home, the premiere of Run, a new HBO series that just so happens to come from the mind of Vicky Jones (Fleabag, Killing Eve) is especially enticing. Trailer and teasers really left plenty of mystery as to what the show might be and how exactly it was going to blend thriller and rom com elements.
Yet, having watched the first episode already, we can see that it genuinely is a satisfying screwball rom com thriller. The tension is pulled taught pretty much from the get go and that’s where the fun and the “will-they-won’t-they” dynamic in so many rom coms gets taken to a whole new dangerous, exciting, sexy level. Domhnall Gleason and Merritt Wever’s undeniable chemistry, even felt in their quiet glances, really has us invested in wherever they might go, which might be anywhere given the show’s core premise.
Get on board and see all of this yourself as Run’s first ep. is on YouTube in full courtesy of HBO.