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Fall TV Preview: Runaway

Executive produced by Darren Star, Runaway is the story of a high-powered attorney, played by Donnie Wahlberg (NKOTB, Band of Brothers), and his family who are on the run because he is being framed in the brutal murder of his mistress. The family moves to a small town in Iowa and claim to be victims of Hurricane Katrina, forced to rebuild their lives. Paul Rader (Wahlberg) promises his wife (played by Leslie Hope, "24") and three children (ages 8, 15 and 17) that the situation is temporary and that he just needs time to prove his innocence.

Although I was thoroughly entertained by the pilot, and especially sympathized with the teenage kids, I must say you really need to suspend your disbelief on this show. Why would Paul's wife agree to leave her wonderful life in the posh suburb of Potomac, Maryland to live a life constantly on the run, at standards well below what she had been accustomed to when she just found out her husband was a cheating scumbag? The show tries to solve this question by making it so the people that are framing her husband for murder are threatening to kill his family, but this plot twist seems to have developed out of convenience. Bottom line, I was entertained by the first episode and I am curious about when happens to the family this season, so I am happy to just accept the parts that are somewhat unbelievable and allow myself to be entertained especially since the dialogue among the kids is great. Runaway premieres tonight at 9/8c on The CW.

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TNgirl TNgirl 10 years
I really liked Donnie in that show Boomtown from a few years back. It was pretty good show but unfortunately it was cancelled mid way through the second season.
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
LOL Jenna. You crack me up. If you love Kiefer...
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 10 years
donnie walberg was the dead-shot guy in the sixth sense... also- that young girl was cute on American Dreams, I hope this does well :)
JennaV JennaV 10 years
I feel old. The man I was in love with my freshman year of high school is now playing a dad to a teenager.....sigh....
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
It's ok.
audreystar audreystar 10 years
my donnie man has not aged well. and this show doesn't appeal to me even if it does star my fave nkotb heartthrob.
hotstuff hotstuff 10 years
I saw this first epi already and it was pretty good.
radarkitty radarkitty 10 years
Donnie is a great actor! I have really enjoyed just about everything he has been in. He calls the NKOTB days his "college years". LOL If you love Kiefer...
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
He has been in quiet a few things and he is actually a pretty good actor..
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Wow a new kid on the blocker maybe actually having a career I wonder if hes brother helped him? Im sure it will be good well it looks like it from what i have seen/ heard but I wont watch it...
sheetal215 sheetal215 10 years
ugh! I missed desperate housewives, anyone know when its gonna rerun?
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