The Umbrella Academy (review)

The Umbrella Academy (review)
The Umbrella Academy (review)
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The first season set up the premise: Seven babies are adopted by an eccentric billionaire, then raised to accentuate their superpowers. It was full of interesting characters (including a talking ape butler), plus cool effects, sardonic interplay and interesting plot development. Their mission was to save the world from an apocalypse.


The new season plops them in ’60s Dallas, as they strive to save the world from a nuclear doomsday (and encounter the Kennedy  assassination). While some of the best elements from Season 1 are back, there’s more talk and relationship development, which slows the momentum. Most of the real action is sadly saved for the final chapters, so there’s more dull dialogue before we get there. There are still interesting moments and fun elements, but it’s not nearly as inventive or exciting as Season 1.  (10 one-hour episodes per season)


3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)


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