The Umbrella Academy Season Two!

The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy Season Two Synopsis:

The Umbrella Academy season two finds the siblings scattered throughout the 1960s after they jump time to avoid the apocalypse. But when Five finally makes it to the 60s there is nuclear war threatening dooms day again. So with a final word from Hazel, Five must find and gather his siblings together, once again, to save the world from the apocalypse.

Season Two Quick Thoughts

I am absolutely obsessed with The Umbrella Academy and season two was well worth the year and a half wait. Falling through time and ending up in different years of the same decade sees the siblings yet again separated. Little by little they reunite and despite their individual agendas, they come together to stop the end of the world. While I love each and every character and their individual abilities they will always be better together. As evidenced by the final episodes in season two.

The Characters!

Klaus remains my favorite character and in Klaus fashion he finds himself in the 60s and starts a cult aided by his spirit brother, Ben. Allison drops into the 60s without her voice. But it’s just like Allison to heavily involve herself in the 60s Civil Rights movement. She marries a man of integrity who is also a Civil Rights leader. We find Diego in the year that Kennedy is assassinated, and the year they all reunite. Ever Diego, he determines to stop the assassination of Kennedy and has a partner, Lila, when he escapes the mental institution he is in. Lila is a mystery we get to discover and unravel as the season progresses.

Luther is the personal bodyguard and boxer for the gangster, Jack Ruby, and Vanya is living with a family on a small farm. Unfortunately she has no memory of what happened and only remembers her name. The commission is back at it with a triple threat of assassins and the Handler has big plans of her own. Mayhem and shenanigans ensue and I am here for every single second!

Overall Thoughts

I give it a 10/10. The Umbrella Academy was entertaining from beginning to end and the cliffhanger ending makes me want more! To see my thoughts on the first season you can click here. This season was so exciting that I had to do an entry in my TV Journal for it. See that below or click here.

Netflix Show Recommendation: The Umbrella Academy!

A New Take on Heroes


I recently binged the new show on Netflix, The Umbrella Academy.  Later I found out that it was a line of comic books but had no previous knowledge of this before watching the show.  I was all in from the very first episode.  Seven adopted kids with special powers are raised together in the household of a strict disciplinarian.  They are constantly trained and tested to use their powers and be a team to fight crime.  Unfortunately one of them is determined to have no powers and grows up in this family feeling alone and isolated.  Another disappears as a child, never to be seen again, and another passes away as a child.  Bitter about their experiences at home they all drift off in different directions as adults and are only brought back together upon the death of their father.  Mayhem and shenanigans ensue.

Quick Character Thoughts:

For me the standout character in this series is Klaus.  A junkie, drug addict, Klaus is a complete disaster.  He is also a sensitive soul who never learned how to properly cope with his gift.   This is a result of his unbending father who threw him into traumatic situations with no regard to his sensitivity or age.  Klaus is a very intricate, nuanced, and colorful character who immediately draws you in and captures your attention.  While the rest of the characters have their lovable qualities, Klaus quickly became my favorite.  I do however think the actor playing Number Five was excellent.  He managed the juxtaposition of young and old expertly.

Additional characters I loved were the assassins, one of which was played by Mary J. Blige.  It seems Mary is finding a comfortable new career as an actress lately and doing a damn good job.  She was both fierce and hilarious as an assassin and makes me look forward to seeing her in future projects.

Overall Thoughts:

I was completely delighted by this quirky show.  It is a completely new take on the concept of superheroes (at least for me).  Every single character had something to offer, which made this show fun to watch.  Of course, it ends on a bit of a cliff hanger so I am definitely hoping for and looking forward to a season two of The Umbrella Academy.