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The Umbrella Academy: Season 1 Reviews

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March 8, 2019
The joy of the "The Umbrella Academy" is that it takes traditional superhero tropes and reimagines them through a nihilistic, misanthropic lens.
March 7, 2019
The overall effect - something very silly taken quite seriously - is too mature for kids and too juvenile for grown ups.
March 7, 2019
"The Umbrella Academy" stands out among the countless other superhero series splashed across billboards and your viewing queues.
March 7, 2019
The Umbrella Academy brings a fresh take to the superhero genre, and various splashes of colour and intrigue along with it.
March 7, 2019
It's far from a flawless show, but there's a lot to be impressed by here.
March 7, 2019
Most of all, though, despite its dense narrative, multiple character arcs, and twisty structure with a world-ending mystery at its center, The Umbrella Academy never forgets that it's here to have fun.
March 7, 2019
Somewhere between the talking chimpanzee butler, the rampant time travel, and the threat of the apocalypse, the Hargreeves family's bullshit is the most important element of the show.
March 7, 2019
"The Umbrella Academy" is worth the enrollment. As creator Way once sang, welcome to the black parade.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 7, 2019
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.
March 6, 2019
A fun, diverting show with characters that don't just conform to the "serious superhero full of mission and purpose" type.
March 4, 2019
I can't recommend Umbrella Academy enough. It gets the tone of humour over dour seriousness just right, while still making you like and care enough about the core cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 28, 2019
It's not a bad series, in fact it is entertaining, but I fear that it may move on to being forgotten. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2019
Our feelings on The Umbrella Academy run from tentative enjoyment to all out hype. We think that we took the rain like we Supa Dupa Fly....Missy Elliott anyone?
February 25, 2019
When this very weird family gets together is when the show is at its best, so it's a shame it keeps them apart for so long when it could be so much more compulsively watchable than it already is.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 25, 2019
The Umbrella Academy has a lot of ideas it wants to play around with to be as substantive as it is occasionally stylish, and that's a more than admirable trait, but it's tough to argue it makes up for its overall lack of inventiveness.
February 25, 2019
Umbrella Academy may be a story about people who aren't entirely human, but it's also a rip roaring love song to human potential.
February 24, 2019
This is a weird, wonderful show, and it works - and the finale is perfectly designed to leave you waiting for the season two that I'm sure will be announced any day now.
February 22, 2019
Equal parts homage and setting its own tone, Umbrella Academy finds a way to meld these comics (X-Men, Watchmen, Suicide Squad) in a pop-infused, crazy ride across time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 22, 2019
It has pacing issues, but this is a clever show which stands out from all the other comic book fare raining down right now. Klaus & Number 5 are the standouts & stellar VFX.
February 21, 2019
The best part of Umbrella Academy is its tender emotional frequency: its willingness to laugh at itself, but also dog-paddle through uncomfortable conversations and stew in the awkward silences.
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