Serie: The Umbrella Academy
Aired: 2019 –
Creator: Jeremy Slater
Stars: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda and more
IMDB Score: 8.4 / 10
My rating: 8 / 10
The Umbrella Academy is a new Netflix series about superheroes and I have to say. It is different.
The Umbrella Academy
Something weird happened on October 1st 1989. 43 woman gave birth, even though they were not even pregnant. Billionaire Reginald Hargreeves adopts 7 of these children.
He gives them a number instead of a name. So they are known as Number One up to Number Seven.
He started the Umbrella Academy with six of them. He excluded Number Seven. Vanya always felt excluded.
When they grew up, they went their own way. Number One, Luther, became an astronaut. Number Two, Diego, became a vigilante with a love for trouble.
Number Three, Allison, became a famous actress. Number Four, Klaus, became a drug addict and party guy.
Number Five disappeared when he was 13 and returned after living in the future.
Number Six, Ben, died and is a ghost friend of Klaus.
Number Seven, Vanya, became a violist.
They haven’t seen each other until their dad, Reginald, dies. They all return to the house and struggle to work together and be nice to each other.
When Number Five returns from the future, he needs the Umbrella Academy to work together and save the world. He lived in the post-apocalypse, but was finally able to return. He is a 58 year old man in a body from a 13 year old boy.
The Umbrella Academy gets followed by some lunatics with animal masks. Eventually you find out they are agents Cha-Cha and Hazel. Two old and future colleagues of Number Five.
Vanya starts dating one of her violin students and finally feels appreciated. He takes her out and she finally discovers that she has powers too.
After a lot of failed tries
I started watching the Umbrella Academy after all the recommendations and memes I saw online. When I saw the trailer on Netflix, I was not that interested.
But, I actually finished the series in one day, because I could not press pause. It was so good!
The first episode is a bit slow, but it offers a lot of information that you need to know. From the second episode on, the story started to impress me more and made me keep watching.
It is not your standard superhero show. You can not compare this to Spiderman, Batman and Superman.
This is more a show that is comparable with Jessica Jones and Daredevil.
The dialogues, story and filming is really good and this is part of why I like this show.
My favorite character is definitely Klaus. He is much smarter than he thinks it is and tries to become sober so he can help. Klaus discovers some really important information that the Umbrella Academy needs to save the world.
My favorite scene is the dance scene. If you have seen the show, you know why. The way they filmed it, is just awesome and I like the number. It also shows that the Umbrella Academy has a bond together even though they do not always show it.
What is your favorite superhero show this moment?