Here I am again, writing a post about a show I binge-watched in a day. What’s new, eh? I was so incredibly shocked at how well my review of YOU went down. I was overwhelmed at how many people liked that post. It is my most viewed and most searched blog post! That’s crazy. I am so grateful. So, it has inspired me to write another review, this time about the new superhero series, The Umbrella Academy. Again, I’m going to write this with as little spoilers as possible.
If you have never heard of The Umbrella Academy before, it is based on a comic book by Gerard Way (lead singer of My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel Bá. It follows seven children, all mysteriously born on the same day to women who weren’t pregnant, who have superpowers.
#1 Luther (Spaceboy) – played by Tom Hopper (Game of Thrones): Born with super strength
#Diego (The Kraken) – played by David Castañeda: Can hold his breath and is excellent with knives
#3 Allison (The Rumour) – Played by Emmy Raver-Lampman: Can alter reality by lying
#4 Klaus (The Séance) – played by Robert Sheehan (Misfits): Can communicate with the dead. Is a junkie.
#5 Number Five – played by Aidan Gallagher: Can jump through time and space.
#6 Ben (The Horror) – played by Justin H. Min: Possesses monsters from other dimensions under his skin. Is already deceased in the show. Often comes back to guide and talk to Klaus.
#7 Vanya (The White Violin) – played by Ellen Page: Isn’t thought to have powers in the beginning.
They are the children that the show is based around. A man named Sir Reginald Hargreeves buys then adopts them as soon as they are born and basically trains them to be superheroes. One day Number Five jumps through time and gets stuck in the future where he discovers the apocalypse has happened, wiping out the whole world. He eventually manages to get back to the right time where he tries to warn the rest of The Umbrella Academy of the future. They must come together and try to stop it.
I loved this show. I know I’m not the only one with this opinion. It seems to have gone down a treat with audiences, and rightly so. I’m a fan of action and superhero films/shows anyway so I didn’t really have any hesitations going into this. I also love Gerard Way, I knew he wouldn’t let us down. Emo King.
There was not one point during my time watching this show did I get bored. Not one point. I was totally hooked. There was also no way that I was going to stop and take a break from watching it either. Every single episode was brilliant. Lots of action and even comedy. Yep, it’s a funny show too. It’s just brilliant. I’ve recommended it to a few friends and even my Mum. She saw the trailer and mentioned how interesting it looked. There were plenty of times I was on the edge of my seat as there were a few twists that actually shocked me.
I also want to take some time to praise Aidan Gallagher who played Number Five. He is only fifteen-years-old, but he was so incredible in this show. I was blown away by his acting and his character. I mean, he was just perfect for the role. I really look forward to his future work, he seems to be a bright star.
If you’re looking for something to binge then definitely check this show out. I can’t think of anyone not liking it. What’s not to like?
I’m assuming they’ll continue into another season, they ended on quite the cliffhanger. I’m so mad at how they ended it and how I’m probably going to have to wait a whole year to finally find out what happens. That last episode was spectacular. I so want to talk more about it but I don’t want to give it away, so can someone message me so I can talk to you about it, please!
If you’ve seen it, let me know what you thought in the comments!