The Umbrella Academy

  • Title: The Umbrella Academy – The Day That Wasn’t / The Day That Was
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The Umbrella Academy - The Day That Wasn't / The Day That Was TV review

We get alternate versions of the same day in back-to-back episodes, but because the focus of each episode is different not much repeats, although the family ticking off Vanya (Ellen Page), once again by excluding her, remains a constant. After a brief look at Klaus‘ (Robert Sheehan) time in Vietnam, much of “The Day That Wasn’t” focuses on Number 5‘s (Aidan Gallagher) new job with the Temps Commission as the bides his time, and puts out a couple of poison pills which force Cha Cha (Mary J. Blige) and Hazel (Cameron Britton) into difficult decisions, before bombing the fuck out of the commission and heading back home with a lead.

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  • Title: The Umbrella Academy – Run Boy Run / Extra Ordinary
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The Umbrella Academy - Run Boy Run / Extra Ordinary television review

“Run Boy Run” and “Extra Ordinary” build on individual stories as Number 5 (Aidan Gallagher) begins an investigation into the single clue he has about the apocalypse to come, leading to a humorous team-up with Klaus (Robert Sheehan) who uses unorthodox methods to get the information his brother wants, Vanya (Ellen Page) begins opening herself up to a new student (John Magaro) while the rest of the world continues to negatively reinforce just how unspecial she is, Luther (Tom Hopper) continues to look into his father’s death, and assassins Cha Cha (Mary J. Blige) and Hazel (Cameron Britton) begin their search for Number 5.

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  • Title: The Umbrella Academy – We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals
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The Umbrella Academy - We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals TV review

Based on the opening mini-series of the comic of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy begins with the reunion of a dysfunctional family due the passing of their adopted father (Colm Feore). What makes this family so unique is the father was a eccentric scientist who adopted seven children, all of who were born on the same day to separate mothers all over the world who each experienced spontaneous pregnancy, not out of any love or philanthropy but out of scientific curiosity. As children, the group were turned into heroes he believed were destined to save the world. “We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals” offers a solid introduction to the comic’s opening (and best) arc, involving the return of the lost member of the team (Aidan Gallagher) who reappears still in the form of a 13 year-old but who has lived for decades after becoming stuck in a post-apocalyptic future.

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Here’s the new trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bà’s comic series about a dysfunctional family of super-heroes reunited to solve the mystery of their father’s (Colm Feore) death and save the world. Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Ellen Page star. The Umbrella Academy will premiere on Netflix on February 15th.

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The Umbrella Academy – Hotel Oblivion #1

by Alan Rapp on October 4, 2018

in Comics

The Umbrella Academy - Hotel Oblivion #1 comic reviewThe Umbrella Academy – Hotel Oblivion #1 launches a new seven-issue mini-series featuring the grown version of the child heroes created by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bà. The name of the latest mini-series appears to come from the name of Sir Reginald Hargreeves‘ solution to housing the powerful enemies defeated by the heroes he created. The opening pages of the first issue give us a glimpse of the Hotel Oblivion from the perspective of a new tenant while most of the rest of the issue is set aside to check in on the various members of the Umbrella Academy who have once again separated and gone their own way.

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