The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

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The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Post by LadyTevar » 2019-03-24 01:18am

I'm surprised no one's posted anything about this yet.

No, it's NOT following the comics exactly from what I understand. I however did not read the comics, only skimmed Wiki for it. However, Netflix's version is damn fuckin' good on it's own merits. This family puts the 'fun' in dysfunctional, but the violence is nicely balanced with the comedic bits. Klaus is in a world of his own when it comes to hilarity.

I still have a few episodes to go, I just finished the episode where Vanya gets First Chair in the orchestra. I know it's gonna get bad -- my "other-brother" already saw Klaus' flashback to Vietnam, and it set off his PTSD. I'm also betting that Vanya has something to do with the world ending.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Post by Crossroads Inc. » 2019-03-24 01:48am

I LOVED It.. but oh man did the final have [ahem] certain issues with the laws of physics.. But, hey you know..comic book stuff, can't complain too much.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Post by Raw Shark » 2019-03-24 11:17am


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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Post by Solauren » 2019-03-24 12:18pm

Awesome series
Look forward to the next season.

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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Post by FaxModem1 » 2019-03-24 12:41pm

Rather enjoyable series. I'm wondering how the next season will work, due to the events of the finale.
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Post by wautd » 2019-03-26 05:45am

I bingewatched this spread over a few evenings. Awesome show

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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Post by Tsyroc » 2019-03-26 08:58am

I liked it but didn't get really into it like one of my friends who thought it was great. I guess I had a difficult time getting really interested in any of the characters. The one kid was probably the closest.

Some of the stuff going on just seemed too much like other things I've watched recently for me to enjoy it as I would have liked. I also saw a few things coming and it seemed like it took a long time for those things to develope.

Visually this show was awesome and I do look forward to the next series.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Post by Raw Shark » 2019-03-27 09:31am

FaxModem1 wrote:
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Rather enjoyable series. I'm wondering how the next season will work, due to the events of the finale.
I'm betting it will at least have something to do with the products of the other 36 births by immaculate conception on 10/1/89. Kind of a ten foot bear in the room that the show hasn't talked about yet.

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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)

Post by Khaat » 2019-03-27 10:15am

Actually I was thinking about the other 29 for most of the season.
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