Three days from the apocalypse, s1e6 of ‘the umbrella academy’ takes the time to be dreamy & romantic

Three Days from the Apocalypse, S1E6 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Takes the Time to Be Dreamy & Romantic

No time for niceties, I’m afraid, my friends, we have so much to cover. The Umbrella Academy has turned out to be an embarrassment of riches, so full and vital that paring a review down to sub doctoral thesis length is an act of love and masochism (as if you could separate the two). Each…

The hargreeves find a little common ground in episode 5 of ‘the umbrella academy’

The Hargreeves Find a Little Common Ground in Episode 5 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

If – and for our purposes, this preposition is purely hypothetical and to meet a very specific ends, keep in mind, please – The Umbrella Academy had nothing else going for it, Aidan Gallagher could single-handedly carry the burden of validation on his skinny, pubescent shoulders. I’ve let my Five bias shine blindingly, but if I…

The hargreeves navigate ghosts and siblings in episode 4 of ‘the umbrella academy’

The Hargreeves Navigate Ghosts and Siblings in Episode 4 of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

The moment I became aware of a series of comics written by Gerard Way of my chemical early twenties, there was never any danger of me being objective. I was going to love it, and I did. The show had some ludicrously large shoes to fill, and I was going to be equal parts indulgent…

The umbrella academy’s third episode prioritizes relationships over action

The Umbrella Academy’s Third Episode Prioritizes Relationships Over Action

I am being, perhaps, a bit reductive – and I hope you can forgive it, should that prove to be the case – in saying that the superhero genre is primarily built on the backs of isolated do-gooders, working to protect the innocent, preserve the world, save the kittens, you get the idea. This isn’t…

By episode 2, ‘the umbrella academy’ already knows exactly what show it is

By Episode 2, ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Already Knows Exactly What Show It Is

On the other side, now, having spent the weekend effectively binge-ing the whole of The Umbrella Academy, season one, I briefly considered letting myself off the episodic hook and writing an overview of the season as a whole. But that ultimately seemed like the coward’s way out and this is no country for the timid….