Umbrella Academy: Review

*Warning this article might have potential spoilers, but not that many*


Umbrella Academy released on Netflix on February 15 of this year. It’s based off the comic book series that was created by Gerard Way (illustrated by Gabriel Ba). I binged this in about a week, I wasn’t going to watch it, but I had nothing else to do so I said “why not?”. I was hooked. I can honestly say I enjoyed this show solely for the purpose that I wasn’t able to predict what was going to happen.


The Umbrella Academy focuses on 7 siblings who were all born on the same day to women who woke up that morning not even being pregnant. That alone interested me, like how do you give birth, but like… you’re not pregnant? So the mystery was there within the first 10 minutes of the first episode. These 7 children were adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire. Together they form the Umbrella Academy, a team of pretty much child superheroes. Except for one: Vanya.


Number 1 is Luther, Number 2 is Diego, Number 3 is Allison, Number 4 is Klaus, Number 5 is Five, Number 6 is Ben, and Number 7 is Vanya.


This series follows Vanya, who was in the shadows of her 5 brothers and 1 sister since they all had powers. The show tells the story of the apocalypse; when it happens, how it happens, etc. which wasn’t what I was expecting… I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t that. Each episode made me want to know more. I love all the characters in their own ways, my favorite being Five. All siblings had different powers and the way those were portrayed in the show was pretty good. The time traveling, the strength, the rumors, all of it was really good. My personal favorite power was one that enforced people to follow the commands from this certain character, simply through the phrase "I heard a rumor that..." which was a power portrayed by Allison, the only sister with powers. ;)


The plot of the show begins with brother Five, who was missing, coming back after a time travel trip went wrong. He discovers that the world is ending in 8 days and he needs to figure out how to prevent it so his family doesn’t die. He goes the entire show pretty much trying to mess with the time to save his family, and it's pretty much impossible and hopeless to watch. 




This show had multiple twists that were not expected throughout the course of the season. Overall, I really enjoyed this show and I recommend it. The ending is really something and I want more! I need a season 2 like NOW. If you're looking for a new show to binge-watch on Netflix that will be a quick, super interesting watch, I definitely recommend The Umbrella Academy!