The Umbrella Academy: Season 1 (2019)

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The Umbrella Academy

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The Umbrella Academy unfurls an imaginative yarn with furtive emotion and an exceptionally compelling ensemble, but the series' dour sensibility often clashes with its splashy genre trappings.

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Critic Ratings: 87

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Episodes

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Air date: Feb 15, 2019
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Air date: Feb 15, 2019
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Tv Season Info

Oddball billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) dies of a heart attack. His death brings together for the first time in years his adopted children: Number One/Luther (Tom Hopper), Number Two/Diego (David Castaneda), Number Three/Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Number Four/Klaus (Robert Sheehan), and Number Seven/Vanya (Ellen Page). These children (except Vanya) were superheroes collectively known in their childhood as The Umbrella Academy. However, family tragedies and their dysfunctional upbringing forces these children to leave the Academy upon reaching adulthood. On the day of Sir Reginald's funeral, the missing Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) reemerges from the future as a harbinger of an upcoming apocalypse and convinces his siblings to help him stop it. "The Umbrella Academy" cast includes Justin H. Min as Number Six/Ben, Jordan Claire Robbins as Grace Hargreeves, Adam Godley as Pogo, Cameron Britton as Hazel, Mary J. Blige as Cha-Cha, and Kate Walsh as The Handler.

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Critic Reviews for The Umbrella Academy Season 1

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (26)

"The Umbrella Academy" is worth the enrollment. As creator Way once sang, welcome to the black parade.

Mar 7, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

It has flaws and excesses, but the series...nonetheless lands in the sweet spot between comedy and drama, and between a plot-and-action-driven narrative and character exploration.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The result is a season of television that seems at once overstuffed and thinned out - long on character and events, but short on any sense of mounting tension, urgency or consequences.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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It's never as cutting edge or plainly cool as it so desperately wants to be.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Some choices make the 10-episode first season easy to digest - inviting you to shut off your brain and go along for the ride - but too many fail to live up to the show's creative possibilities.

Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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"Umbrella" looks, feels and sounds different - music does much of the heavy lifting, and effectively so. It's a gorgeous-looking production that evokes another world, with both feet still firmly planted in this one.

Feb 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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You'll love the fast-paced action, the use of pop music and, most of all, superheroes who aren't shy to use their powers to kick butt.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The show focuses on human emotion at the expense of heroics, which sounds like it should be one big let-down, but it isn't.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

As superheroes continue their rise in Hollywood, Netflix's The Umbrella Academy gives a decidedly different take on the genre, and it is one which new and old fans alike will be glad to add to their queue.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall, The Umbrella Academy may be the latest in a long list of superhero adaptations but its speed and uneven tone are a detriment to its initial promise.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall this series will leaves you swept up in its fun and frolics and make you care enough about the characters to worry about their fate.

Nov 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What takes an inordinately long time to build up to does pay off in a dramatic manner, but not until the last two episodes.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Umbrella Academy: Season 1

  • Jan 17, 2020
    Weak writing and terrible dialogue, this show can vanish and no one would care.
  • Jan 16, 2020
    Must watch amazing show
  • Jan 14, 2020
    Weird and funny, this is a complete different take on superhero series. Very funny, my favourite character was Klaus (Robert Sheehan). Looking forward to season 2.
  • Dec 30, 2019
    This one sucked me and when it ended I was like "I have to wait for Season 2?"
  • Dec 30, 2019
    Prea previzibil, prea neatent cu personajele
  • Dec 30, 2019
    Acting is poor, but the story is interesting
  • Dec 24, 2019
    It's a crazy show, but very entertaining.
  • Dec 24, 2019
    Weird, has a lot of potential to be great.
  • Dec 19, 2019
    As a fan of the original comics, I really loved this version of the Umbrella Academy. It's still fun and exciting and I think the story is even better than the original one(much more realistic and emotional). The series also does a great job of depicting the characters and their emotions. Yes, the open ending was a bit disappointing, but since season 2 is coming out, there's no need to worry, right?
  • Dec 01, 2019
    The Umbrella Academy doesn't know what it wants to be, tonal issues and spotty acting takes this interesting story into too much comedic places and often breaks into awkward dance scenes.Mary J Bleig feels really misplaced and so does her buddy cop partner, but overall it's at least watchable at best

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