‘The Umbrella Academy’ returns for a messy-but-delightful second season – ProWellTech
The first season of “The Umbrella Academy” had its flaws, but the empathic portrayals of his seven superhero brothers (all adults who bear the emotional scars of an upbringing under their strict adoptive father Reginald Hargreeves) more than made up for his winding texture.
In the second season, recently launched on Netflix, Umbrella Academy was transported to Dallas in the early 1960s, where the Hargreeves must once again attempt to mend their family ties while also avoiding a nuclear apocalypse, an apocalypse they themselves could cause.
Again, the show takes a while to get good, with the first few episodes keeping our heroes apart and making too many digressions into the world of JFK and Jack Ruby’s assassination. But once the Umbrella Academy is reunited, and especially after having had the chance to confront a younger version of his father, the story proceeds at full speed towards a spectacular and moving finale.
We get a lot of praise for the show and its delightful musical numbers on the latest podcast episode of the original content, and we’re even a little choked when we recap the final episode. And before we get to our review, let’s discuss the news that Disney is releasing “Mulan” on Disney + next month, for an additional $ 29.99 price.
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If you’d like to skip ahead, here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:36 Thread “Mulan”
18:03 Review of “Umbrella Academy”
40:20 “Umbrella Academy” spoiler discussion