Netflix Review: The Umbrella Academy Season 2

Since cinemas are closed for now, yet we want to talk about entertainment series and movies now available in streaming sites like Netflix, let me introduce a new segment which talks bout shows and films on streaming networks such as Netflix. For it's first review let's talk about the second season of the Umbrella Academy. Just a warning before you continue that this might contain spoilers, so 

Created by Steve Blackman, based on the comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the first season created big buzz on its release last year. With an initial first season of ten episodes brought excitement with its black comedy, heroic actions, and complicated family relations which is the show's formula to be on top of the Netflix's series chart.

The second season brings the original cast with Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min. Now transported in a timeline around the year 1963, the siblings were scattered in different times and has assimilated into their new life until Five arriving at last but is at the brink of another apocalypse.

The siblings might have integrated into the timeline too much like Allison now married,  Klaus made his own "cult", Vanya was taken in by a family with a farm, Luther working in the underground world, and Diego was taken in because of "insanity". This rooted them hard into the timeline which becomes very difficult to part with. Well, we can't blame them as they came separately and was also desperate to find a companion in their predicament.

We also see the introduction of Ritu Arya as Lila Pitts which is also the adoptive daughter of The Handler played by Kate Walsh. There are also new recruited assassins called "The Swedes" which I could say is deadly but not as charismatic as Hazel and Chacha. 

There was also a promoted scene, and also seen at the first episode is the new type of apocalypse that brings all of them fighting together, including Ben and excluding observer Five, using the peak of their powers. This actually set my expectations high on how they will be using their powers now that they should have a better grip on them. However that was quite different for the final confrontation of the season although it was kinda epic in a different way.

The siblings who shone this season where Allison, Ben, and Klaus. Allision was also into the civil rights movement which was a big issue of that time and even up to today. Ben has more appearance and now plays a vital role preventing a worldwide disaster. And Klaus remains as eccentric and lovable despite the many mishaps including a chance to save the one his loves.

I somehow felt it has the same experience as another Netflix series "Series of Unfortunate Events" probably because of the aesthetics but still finds a way to prove it has a charm of its own. With another explosive ending and a gripping cliffhanger for next season, I hope that there will be more action and powers to be used that can surely bring excitement for this series, and probably the right  number of seasons so the story remains engaging until the end.

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 is now available in Netflix.

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