Netflix’s original series The Umbrella Academy returns with season 3 on Wednesday, June 22. With so many great shows available to watch on various streaming services, it’s usually difficult for me to pick a favorite. However, that isn’t the case since I’ve been watching The Umbrella Academy. If you like Dark Comedy – Sci-Fi – Action – Dramas, this show is a must-see. An adaptation of The Umbrella Academy comic book series, written by Gerard Way (from My Chemical Romance), the series is about seven children (Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Number Five, Ben, and Viktor), born on the same day and adopted by an eccentric billionaire named Sir Reginald Hargreeves. All the children exhibit powers that Hargreeves uses to assemble into a child superhero team. Read on for more on The Umbrella Academy and how to watch.
Watching The Umbrella Academy
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About The Umbrella Academy
The Umbrella Academy takes place in the present, where the step-siblings mostly go their separate ways as adults. Luther is a part ape, Allison is a famous actress, Viktor (previously known as Vanya) is a violinist, Klaus is a drug addict, Ben, now deceased, is a ghost only Klaus can see. Number 5 is a time-traveling assassin, and Diego is a vigilante. The siblings reunite at the funeral of their recently deceased adoptive father as Number 5 returns from the future to inform them that they need to stop the impending apocalypse in just a few short days.
While the show sounds like a run-of-the-mill superhero series, however, the family dysfunction is unique and tends to be the show’s biggest antagonist. The show also does a fantastic job of editing and cinematography. It’s also one of the best-directed TV series I have ever watched. Elliot Page and Tom Hopper anchor the main cast of relative unknowns. However, the show is exceptionally well-acted with a special mention for the job Aidan Gallagher performs as Five. The character is a lot of fun to watch. Mary J. Blige and Cameron Britton are also very entertaining to watch as two ruthless assassins from the future.
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