The Umbrella Academy is an American superhero web television series based on the comic book series of the same name written by Gerard Way. One of the great news for our Indian viewers is that this web series has been dubbed in Hindi also. Season two picks the story up right where it left off with a renewed focus on trying to keep things feeling strange and imaginatively fresh.
Cast: Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, David Castañeda, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Colm Feore, Adam Godley
Creators: Steve Blackman, Jeremy Slater
Streaming Platform: Netflix
Running time: 40-60 minutes
Total episode: 10 episodes in each season
Genre: Black comedy, drama, Science fiction, Superhero, Fantasy
Release date: July 31, 2020.
A little brief of the 1st season: The story of the web series is based on a family in which the siblings have supernatural power and how they save the world from the apocalypse. The story starts with the 7 children’s who have the supernatural powers similar to these children there are a total of 43 children all over the world who have the supernatural powers but they could not survive, and the most amazing and contrasting thing about these children that they all don’t have the parents. They all took birth on the same day and they suddenly came into the fetus of their mother and took birth.
When Sir Reginald Hargreeves came to know this he started searching for these children and he could only find 7 of them out of 43 and he adopted them. He brings al the seven children to his house and started giving them training, the place where he gave the training is Umbrella Academy to these supernaturally talented children can further save the whole world
Review of Season 2: The story of season 2 is the continuation of season one. All seven family members in season 1 from number one to number seven who failed to stop the Dooms Day. But Five’s (Aidan Gallagher) plan to put themselves into their childhood bodies goes wrong — after all, Five has never been great with time travel — and they end up just as they are, six decades into the past. All of them went to different places while time travel, but one thing is very good that all of them are alive and separated from each other. Though each of the six Hargreeves arrives in the same alley in Dallas, Texas USA, they are scattered across a three-year period starting from the 1960s to 1963. All of them think they are the only ones to survive. Five lands furthest in time in late 1963. The Doomsday which was about to happen in 2019 is now going to happen in 1963 due to the shuffle happened with the timeline. Now the world is going to finish in the next 10 days, and number five has to unite all the family members who are there in the different years of the timeline to save the world. How these children save the world from the Doomsday is the main plot for the story.
Luther (Tom Hopper) is a ring-fighter for a mob boss, with a softcore side this season, which makes him hilarious and endearing at the same time. Vanya (Ellen Page) has suffered a memory loss and is laying low in the closet with sister (Marin Ireland), a Texan housewife reminiscent of Betty Draper from Mad Men. Diego (David Castañeda) is in a mental asylum planning to kill JFK’s assassin, along with his fellow inmate and new girlfriend Lila (Ritu Arya), while Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) is happily married and a part of the growing Civil Rights movement along with her dishy new husband, Raymond (Yusuf Gatewood).
Apart from this, Five also has to deal with the three blonde, tall, expressionless, and presumably Swedish agents chasing the siblings, whom he at one point hilariously refers to as the “Ikea mafia”. Meanwhile, the Handler (Kate Walsh) miraculously recovers from her gunshot wound to find herself demoted, and a fish-bowl in a business suit hell-bent on murdering her career at the Commission, which obviously makes her want to murder Five.
Positives: Season two is definitely interesting. The creators of the show must be appreciated as for the creation of such a world, in this season the things are more expanded, the unique style, tone, look and feel of Season one has been more enhanced in this season. Everything has been done very beautifully. The interesting characters from season one attain more growth in this season and even some of the new interesting characters are being introduced. In the overall series, the main character who is the sole of the series is number five (Aidan Gallagher) who is going to be loved by everyone. Even the work Lila (Ritu Arya) can be appreciated. Overall the work of whole cast is amazing mainly number five who have performed very well.
Talking action sequence, music, production quality- there is not much action in the series but whatever it is there it’s perfect, the music and production quality is perfectly amazing and well suits the scenes of the series.
Negatives: If we will see structure-wise the season 2 is very much similar to season 1, it might sometimes seem some repetitions in the series as of season 1. Many times the series seems monotonous and very slow. Many scenes are being dragged too much and feel lengthy too. According to me if the season could have been ended in 8 episodes instead of 10 then it would have been perfect.
Suggestion: Despite some negatives series has many positive and its a must watch web series. Till now if you have not watched it you can watch it at a slow pace. Its recommended not to watch with the family.
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