The Umbrella Academy review

Image from New on Netflix

Image from New on Netflix

Rebecca Calderon, Author

The Umbrella academy is the latest comic book turned show that took Netflix by storm. Written by Gabriel Ba and Gerard Way, previous member of band My Chemical Romance, the show gives a whole new approach to your typical superhero story.

On October 1st 1989, 43 women, who weren’t pregnant when the day started, suddenly fell pregnant and each delivered a child. Seven of them were adopted and recruited by scientist Reginald Hargreeves to form “The Umbrella Academy.” Each child, with their own separate powers, is to work together to fight crime and stop the oncoming apocalypse.

The show has a dark theme, funny and likable characters, time travel, and the right dose of crude humor; what more could you want in a superhero show? Each character has a drastically different personality and backstory that you can really immerse yourself in and never get enough of.  Unfortunately, I can’t go into more depth without completely spoiling the show. However, I can confidently tell you that this is a show I could never get bored of because it has so many twists and turns that leave you on the edge of your seat.

The show was confirmed for Season 2, so now you can comfortably binge watch it knowing there’s more to the story.

Final Rating: 10/10 (Luther sucks though)