The Umbrella Academy Review

On February 15th, a new show called “The Umbrella Academy” dropped on Netflix. It picked up a large fan gathering very quickly and has become one of the most popular shows on Netflix. Everyone from fans of the original comic books to people who just watched because of all the hype are loving it, and for good reason.
The show is based on the comic book series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. It details the story of seven children born on the same day and adopted by eccentric billionaire Reginald Hargreeves. He discovers they all have special powers (except for number 7: Vanya) and tries to turn them into a crime-fighting team. He gave them numbers instead of names and gave the job of raising them to his talking monkey butler with a British accent and their robot mother.
The show begins 17 years after they’ve all grown up and left the house. Reginald Hargreeves has just died, and the kids have all returned to their childhood home for the first time since they left. While home, their brother, Number Five, who time traveled and got stuck in the future when he was 13, suddenly reappears with news that the world is going to end in eight days. From there, the “six” of them have to learn how to be a team again. On top of that, each of them has their own problems that they need to sort out to become a functioning family for once.
This show is also fantastic because it caters to the interests of any possible watcher. There’s loads of fighting for the action lovers, betrayal for the drama lovers, gore and ghosts for the horror and thriller lovers, and more. There’s stuff for the romance lovers, the comedy lovers, the art or aesthetic lovers, the superhero lovers, the sci-fi lovers, the plot twist lovers, and even the music lovers, seeing as the show has an excellent soundtrack.
In my personal opinion, the show has everything a good TV show needs: a good plot, well-developed characters with reasonable flaws, glimpses into the lives of the “antagonists” for a better understanding of their motives, and endings to every episode that leave the viewers wanting more. For everyone who’s seen the show, you made a good choice, and to everyone who hasn’t, I recommend you change that right now.