Run the World

Season 1
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"Run the World" is an eight-episode, half-hour series that tells the story of a group of Black women – vibrant, fiercely loyal best friends – who work, live, and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. At its core, it's an unapologetically female show about enviable friendship and not only surviving – but thriving together.
Starring
Amber Stevens WestAndrea BordeauxBresha Webb
Genres
ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Phenomenal Women
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    May 15 2021
    28min
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    English
    Failed novelist Ella McFair starts her first day at HotTeaDigest.com and enlists her friends to help her cover her first assignment.
  2. 2. Because... ADOS
    May 22 2021
    26min
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    Renee updates Ella and Sondi on the status of her troubled marriage while Whitney struggles to balance work and her pending nuptials.
  3. 3. What a Co-inky-dick
    May 29 2021
    27min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    The girls throw Ella a karaoke party for her 32nd birthday where uninvited guests cause Whitney and Ella to spiral.
  4. 4. I Love Harlem
    June 5 2021
    29min
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    English [CC]
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    Whitney, Ella, Sondi and Renee brunch, shop, drink and dance in Harlem on a perfect uptown Saturday.
  5. 5. Plus Ones
    June 12 2021
    27min
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    Sondi and Matthew host a party for their academic peers. Chaos ensues at Whitney's final bridal dress fitting.
  6. 6. My Therapist Says...
    June 26 2021
    27min
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    Whitney, Sondi, Ella and Renee attend therapy with a savvy, blunt, upper-west side therapist, Dr. Nancy Josephson.
  7. 7. What You Wish For
    July 3 2021
    29min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Ella makes a career choice that has startling repercussions in her personal life. Renee makes a big decision for her career.
  8. 8. Almost, Lady, Almost!
    July 10 2021
    30min
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    English [CC]
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    Ella, Renee, Sondi and Hope get wild and crazy at Whitney's bachelorette party, but the bride is nowhere to be found.

Bonus

  • Run the World Extra: Women's Spotlight: Yvette Lee Bowser
    2min
    TV-MA

    #TaketheLead and pave the way for others with Executive Producer and Showrunner of the STARZ original series Run the World, Yvette Lee Bowser.

  • Run the World: Women's Spotlight: Leigh Davenport
    2min
    TV-MA

    #TaketheLead and build a community of empower voices with Leigh Davenport, Creator, Writer, and Executive Producer of the STARZ original series Run the World.

More details

Directors
Jenée LaMarqueJustin TippingNastaran DibaiMillicent Shelton
Supporting actors
Corbin ReidStephen BishopTosin MorohunfolaNick SagarErika AlexanderEllie ReineJay Walker
Producers
Yvette Lee BowserCaroline JaczkoMaria CerretaniLeigh DavenportDavid WacoRachelle R. Williams
Season year
2021
Network
STARZ
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

107 global ratings

  1. 83% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 8% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 3% of reviews have 1 stars
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LovelylocsReviewed in the United States on May 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Dope On Every Level!!
Funny and Hilarious! I literally LOL'd quite a few times (which I NEVER do)! The writing is Amazing! The storylines are Interesting! The fashion is Extraordinary! And the women are Beautiful! Tho the four friends in NYC concept has been done a bajillion times, this show def does it in a fresh and fun way that is exciting and enjoyable. Will def be tuning in every week.
11 people found this helpful
Theodore BeaulieuReviewed in the United States on May 24, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sex In The City meets Girlfriends
Brilliant writing-Fabulous character development. Watching this as a fellow writer, I can't help but be a fan. Great job everyone!
10 people found this helpful
Jah BReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love the show
We need more shows like this that celebrate Black culture and showcase us in a good light. I am tired of the shows that are stereotypical and always show us in a negative way then world just follows suit. It's refreshing to see different representation of us than the "woe is me" "angry Black woman" type characters.
It isn't better than Girlfriends (timeless) however, I will continue to watch & look forward to more👍🏾
5 people found this helpful
oldschoolbooknerdReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful actors who are overacting and trying to make a stiff script work.
I'm all about representation so I was really excited to watch this show. I was hoping for something witty like " Living Single" meets "Insecure," but nope. It's far from witty and lacking in smarts despite the fact that all the characters attend/attended competitive universities. Being cheap paid off as I'm so glad I waited for Amazon prime day and the 99 cents/month Starz offer to watch it. This show isn't worth more than 99 cents! These actors are beautiful, but there is so much overacting that it's ridiculous and unbelievable. It's even more challenging since the actors are working with such a pitiful and unrealistic script. I feel nothing for these characters because they have no depth at all. Will I be canceling Starz this month? For sure. " Insecure" has set the standard and this one gets an F next to "Insecure." Starz, you canceled, "Vida" and greenlit this? Starz, what the hell are you doing?!
One person found this helpful
CaseyReviewed in the United States on May 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
🎊🎉🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Loved it wish it was an hour long 💪🏽👍🏽🍾😂 I will be watching next week
7 people found this helpful
Sharita NapperReviewed in the United States on June 1, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love it!
I love seeing successful black women on screen. This show follows four black women and their dramatic relationships. Every show ends with a cliffhanger, which I’ve been enjoying. It’s visually beautiful and overall well done!
7 people found this helpful
mReviewed in the United States on June 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love this
Starz you are doing a great job bring this quality and depth to your network. I love everything about this show and feel sad for the people who gave this show 1 star, clearly they hate this take, of the black experience and should get out more.
5 people found this helpful
BayyinahReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Refreshing Show
Loved it. Awesome refreshing show! Great cinematography and well written.
6 people found this helpful
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