The Umbrella Academy: Review


“The Extra-Ordinary”

          The show Umbrella Academy follows 43 babies being born unexpectedly on October 1st by different women who were not pregnant before that date. The show starts off with a man that goes by the name Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who adopts 7 of the 43 newborns to raise them as his own. He discovers that the seven all had special abilities and brought them up to save the world .They grow up and abandon this expedition, yet come back together after Reginald’s death.

The General Writing

       Screenwriter Gerard Way, My Chemical Romance frontman, ultimately scripts the Umbrella Academy to be like the comic it is based off of. It sticks to the idea that 7 kids will all be randomly blessed with random superpowers. The show is a black comedy, drama, sci-fi, superhero fantasy. The way the storyline is written is brilliant because it gives the viewer a sense of mystery, the looming feeling of not knowing what’s coming next, and a sense of adventure. You see the characters going through change through out the series; they face adversity, battle evil and even fall in love. It’s the perfect plot to grab a viewer’s attention.



      The actors in this show are proven to be really good, they seem to really portray their characters. By watching the show the viewer can actually believe the story line based on the acting. From the beginning of the series, each actor is character is shown as their younger selves, until it moves on to them being grown adults. Each actor reveals the reasons for why they are the way they are. For example, Number Five (Aidan Gallagher), a child never given a name, jumped through the time stream and was stuck in the apocalypse for years. When Gallagher is acting, he seems to be paranoid about what he’s seen in the future and hasn’t done much growing. The way the actor’s portray their characters makes the viewer feel connected to them and really love the show.


Thoughts and Feelings

      I have many different opinions and views on this show. When I first started watching it, I accidentally began on season 2. Even without knowing what was going on, I was hooked. I truly like this show a lot. There is always something new happening. I would say everyone should watch this show at least once in their life. I’m not going to lie, the episodes are long, but for such a high quality show, it’s worth it.