The Umbrella Academy: Season 1 (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Feb 15, 2019
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"The Umbrella Academy" is worth the enrollment. As creator Way once sang, welcome to the black parade.

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

There are plenty of wild surprises waiting in store for those unfamiliar with the comic, but plenty of enjoyment to be found for those who have read it.

Mar 7, 2019 | Full Review…

A fun, diverting show with characters that don't just conform to the "serious superhero full of mission and purpose" type.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…
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It does return for a second run, it would be nice to see some more genuinely fresh ideas - without the over-reliance on tried, tested and tired tropes from years past.

Feb 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

"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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Although the plot wilfully meanders and much of the dialogue comes straight from the Big Book of Script Cliches, this is overall a blast.

Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The joy of the "The Umbrella Academy" is that it takes traditional superhero tropes and reimagines them through a nihilistic, misanthropic lens.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The overall effect - something very silly taken quite seriously - is too mature for kids and too juvenile for grown ups.

Mar 7, 2019 | Full Review…

The Umbrella Academy brings a fresh take to the superhero genre, and various splashes of colour and intrigue along with it.

Mar 7, 2019 | Full Review…

It's far from a flawless show, but there's a lot to be impressed by here.

Mar 7, 2019 | Full Review…

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