While Netflix gets most of the glory for introducing original shows for its members, they aren’t the only streaming video service that makes their own programming. It may also be true that Hulu originals don’t get the same amount of buzz as Netflix shows do; although, securing a show like Arrested Development has a way of increasing one’s Q rating. It should also be noted that the Further Adventures of the Bluth Family is a known commodity, whereas shows like House of Cards, Mako Mermaids, Hemlock Grove and Orange Is The New Black are not, and each of these originals has had varying levels of critical success.
For their part, Hulu has created a number of original shows for viewers to pick from, and while none have achieved the same level of popularity as the Netflix competition, that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth your time, especially with the debut of Hulu’s latest original, Run. The premise of Run is as follows:
“Run” paints a dark, gritty picture of the underside of modern-day London. This four-part series weaves together seemingly unconnected characters into a harrowing – but ultimately life-affirming – tale of urban life.
As you may have noticed in the lead image, Lennie James of Snatch and The Walking Dead fame is apart of the story being told in Run, and that should be all the motivation you need to at least check out the episode he stars in (the third one).
The show’s presentation involves four episodes, each one focusing on a different character. If you’ll notice the description says “seemingly unconnected,” which means the characters are totally connected to each other, something that will be revealed as the episodes play out. If you’re interested in giving Run a go, you can do so without a HuluPlus account, meaning it’s free. All four episodes have already been posted, so you don’t have to wait to see how it ends.