Review: Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy”

Once superhero kids, now dysfunctional adults. One day 43 women gave birth, but none of them were pregnant that day when they woke up. Billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves wanted to adopt as many of those kids as he could… he only got seven. He decided to make them a crime- fighting division because they all had special talents. Well, all but one. They were famous as kids but now that they’re adults, let’s just say their lives have gotten a whole lot harder.

Netflix’s original “Umbrella Academy” is an intense, thrilling, and sometimes confusing TV-14 show that has major cliffhangers and leaves you hanging on every word. The characters all have a special quirk, and let’s just say, have some issues. You have a junkie, a movie star, a violinist, a time traveler, a man who lived on the moon for 4 years, and a police academy drop out. What could go wrong? Everything. In this thrilling TV show, your soon to be favorite characters are in a race to stop the apocalypse, in a world where things are not what they seem. The seven Hargreaves siblings’ only sources into what their father knew are a talking chimpanzee and a robot mother who is on the fritz.

The TV show is based off of the comics written by Gerard Way, co-founder of the band My Chemical Romance. He is still writing new issues and according to, many of the characters are inspired by his fellow band members, or as he has said, his “dysfunctional family.” The show was meant to be a movie, but I think it makes for a better TV show. It makes things more dramatic and thrilling.

If you are looking for a new exciting show that will have you on the edge of your seat and laughing, then this is the one for you. It is filled with characters you will fall in love with and others you will probably hate. It has something for everyone, and it has a great soundtrack to help set the mood. Though much of the soundtrack is old-school music, it works perfectly. I would recommend this show to everyone because it has everything: fight scenes, comedy, romance, and more. So, why are you still sitting here reading this, when you could already be watching the first episode?

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