TV Review: Umbrella Academy

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I just finished watching Umbrella Academy on Netflix and I think it's great! The marketing image used above doesn't do the series justice. Based on a comic series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the show is about a family of orphan misfits with superpowers that were groomed as children to be a crime-fighting team. That didn't last long and the show starts years later when they are all reunited after their father's death. For me, the show and its aesthetic is a mix between Watchmen, Fringe and Daredevil. The character development is great, the plot and narratives are entertaining and the visual elements and soundtrack make it easy to watch. Also, Robert Sheehan is amazing, he must have picked up some additional acting tips while hanging out with Jock & Con :-p

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