Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

The Umbrella Academy is an American superhero streaming television series based on the comic book series of the same name.

The Umbrella Academy is set in a universe where 43 women around the world give birth simultaneously at noon on October 1, 1989, despite none of them showing any sign of pregnancy until labor began. Seven of the children are adopted by eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves and turned into a superhero team that he calls “The Umbrella Academy.” Hargreeves gives the children numbers rather than names, until all but one are eventually named by their robot-mother, Grace, as Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Ben, and Vanya. While putting six of his children to work fighting crime, Reginald keeps Vanya apart from her siblings’ activities, as she supposedly demonstrates no powers of her own.

Starring: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda
Creators: Steve Blackman
DJ’s Review:
Again, I need to preface my review by reiterating that I am a sucker for time travel, and this show has it.
My favorite character?  Hard to say.  On the one hand I am drawn to Number Five not only because of his time travel ability, but also the fact that he is a snarky 58-year-old man trapped in a 13-year-old boy’s body — and he thinks that is a terrible thing, given his world and out-of-world experiences.  I also like Klaus, because he seemingly has a useless power — the ability to summon and talk to dead people — but it is assumed that because he is a bit lazy and well, a neurotic drug inhibited worry wart, that he isn’t quite living up to his potential.  We get to find out what that potential is towards the end of the third season.  But he IS hilarious throughout the story…
Season four is being discussed now.  It is likely to be the last season of this series.
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