Umbrella Academy: A Binge-Watch Worthy Series
Looking for a good series to binge-watch? Then look no more! Umbrella Academy is currently the most trending web series on Netflix and something you might want to watch if you still haven’t. This a spoiler free review of the show which might wake up the sleeping binge-watcher in you.
Yes, this is a superhero series based on comic books but not your atypical ones from Marvel or DC comics. So if you are into superhero stuff but looking for something new then this might be the series for you. But there are more to Umbrella Academy than its unique take on superheroes.
This is a story of 7 kids who were adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a wealthy visionary who is shrouded in mystery. The seven kids adopted by Hargreeves were born on the same day but in a rather peculiar way. 43 women around the world gave birth to babies without ever getting pregnant until they miraculously went into labor before giving birth to them. The babies born in this way are unique given they all have some kind of super powers and Hargreeves saw this opportunity to open up the Umbrella Academy, an organization built to fight evil.
The seven sibling characters are very interesting and you will end up loving them for their unique superpowers that are reflected in their personality, sense of humor and inner conflict between each other. But things don’t go according to plan and the seven step siblings grow apart with time until they are brought back together by some unexpected events. Here the story begins when they are challenged to get back together like they used to be in the past and save the world.
Each episode ends on a cliffhanger that will make you want to go for the next episode right away. Suspense builds up as you come closer and closer to fully revealing all the mysteries. The series may get a bit boring in the middle as it drags on the same thing for a while but it's worth getting to the end of every episode just to watch the next one inevitably.
This series has it all; a little bit of action with a touch of drama and some freshness from laughable comedy along with some hint of mystery which will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the series. The soundtracks and background music is excellent and goes well with the eccentric vibe of the series. This is only the first season of this very promising series and we are expecting more seasons to be released very soon. I would personally rate it 8/10 and am looking forward to the next season.