Welcome back, fellow binge watchers!
This week I will be reviewing a Netflix Original series that is very dear to my heart. Before we dive into this review, please keep in mind that I will not be revealing any spoilers for the show. Everything within this review is my opinion only, and you feel free to agree or disagree with me.
Let’s jump on into this review!
When I first started watching The Umbrella Academy, I didn’t know what to expect. I had never seen any of the trailers, but I had heard people talking about it though. Because of a friend’s recommendation, I finally made time to watch it. I wasn’t disappointed at all.
The Umbrella Academy follows a group of gifted individuals who were raised and trained to be professional superheros. Their trainer and adoptive father, however, was controlling and manipulative. Because of his “father techniques” and an unfortunate event, the children ended up going separate ways. They reconnect later on in adulthood to save the world though.
That is a very rough summary of the show. To simplify things even more though, you can think of The Umbrella Academy as a simpler and “happier” version of the X-Men Series. The on-screen storytelling was much better for The Umbrella Academy than X-Men, but I still love both series.
The cast was full of diverse characters, and the chemistry between the actors was evident through the TV screen. From the protagonists to the antagonists, the cast was incredible. The plot was very easy to follow but predictable at times. Despite the predictability, there was never a boring scene.
I would highly recommend this show to superhero lovers, action movie lovers, and anyone who just wants a really good TV show to watch to past time.
You can find The Umbrella Academy streaming on Netflix now.
Until next time…
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