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Old 03-05-19, 06:34 PM
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Finished this morning. Now just gotta wait for the inevitable S2. Really enjoyed it.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

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Keep watching
Are you referring to his “origin” story? I got that (or part of it so far), but I was referring to how piss poor it looks (both with his shirt on and off).
Old 03-06-19, 01:34 AM
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by Abob Teff


Are you referring to his “origin” story? I got that (or part of it so far), but I was referring to how piss poor it looks (both with his shirt on and off).
Ah, ok. That unfortunately only get's worse ...
Old 03-07-19, 12:04 AM
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

This show was a lot of fun. Agree with the comments regarding the vfx. Pogo looks as good as anything from the newest Planet of the Apes film series. Number 5 teleporting effect looked movie quality as well. I don’t know what the budget was for this show, but so much of it was as good looking as any feature film, and if not definitely one of the best looking tv shows I’ve ever seen. The characters all seem to shine with great performances by the whole cast. And how awesome is Cameron Britton? He continues to impress, and I’m so happy that Mindhunter comes back this year.y
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Wrapped this and really enjoyed it. Fingers crossed for season 2.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Anybody here familiar with the source material? I just finished reading the Apocalypse Suite (6 issues, free on Kindle Unlimited) which seems to be the main inspiration of the series. I’m wondering if more of the show comes from the other volumes? The description for volume 2 (Dallas) makes mention of the whole crew going to

Spoiler:
Viet Nam instead of just Klaus going
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I think reading volume 1 made me appreciate the TV series even more. Some creative stuff in the comic, but they did a masterful job adapting the material into something sensible. Parts of the comic played like an ultra-violent version of 1960s Batman with the campiness still intact. I also really like the changes they made with the family for the show.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

It is a bit concerning that Netflix has not signed on for Season 2.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by SunMonkey
It is a bit concerning that Netflix has not signed on for Season 2.
Why? It premiered only a month ago. They don't usually announce those decisions for atleast a month of a show being out.
Old 03-22-19, 05:42 PM
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Just finished this. Overall, I liked it, and I really liked some of the characters (Klaus, #5, Hazel and Cha Cha) and found some others pretty bland (Diego, Luther, Allison). Still, interested in S2.

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Apropos of nothing but see this is why I don't like (and generally don't participate in) a single thread for an entire season of a show. If you don't binge or if you want to discuss individual episodes as you watch them, you have to dodge around, overall thoughts/speculations/spoilers etc.
Yep, it sucks when you're digging a show and want to participate in discussion but can't for fear of spoilers.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Maybe there could be separate threads similar to the Movie forum with certain tv shows, namely binge-type series.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Renewed: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/umb...ix-1203178159/
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Glad to hear it. I liked the first season enough to see another one.
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Cool beans.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

I'm definitely in for a second season.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by Brack
Maybe there could be separate threads similar to the Movie forum with certain tv shows, namely binge-type series.
Yes!
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Watched the first 2 episodes.
Slow is how I would describe it.
Does it improve or is there just more of the same?

The characters are bland and not very interesting to me.
Is there more character introductions in later episodes?
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by melasnus
Watched the first 2 episodes.
Slow is how I would describe it.
Does it improve or is there just more of the same?

The characters are bland and not very interesting to me.
Is there more character introductions in later episodes?
If you don't like it after two episodes then you won't like the rest of the show either.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by melasnus
Watched the first 2 episodes.
Slow is how I would describe it.
Does it improve or is there just more of the same?

The characters are bland and not very interesting to me.
Is there more character introductions in later episodes?
I’d say to keep watching. It didn’t really click for me until episode 4 or 5, and I ended up loving the show.
The spoiler below is what finally pulled me into the show 100%:
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The inclusion of the time travel agency. I love time travel stuff so that immediately sucked me in.
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If you don't like it after two episodes then you won't like the rest of the show either.
Originally Posted by Tom Banjo
I’d say to keep watching. It didn’t really click for me until episode 4 or 5, and I ended up loving the show.
The spoiler below is what finally pulled me into the show 100%:
Spoiler:
The inclusion of the time travel agency. I love time travel stuff so that immediately sucked me in.
Thank you, gentlemen.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

In regard to the "bland" characters, I'd say that's an accurate description for half the team: The big guy who plays Dickon in GOT, the pop star and Ellen Page are mostly blah, but the junkie and old man trapped in the kids' body are interesting with some great lines. Oh, and then there's that talking monkey, he's cool, too.

(It's been several months since I watched this, and I've already forgotten everybody's name).
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

That was my feeling as well, some characters seemed formulaic and boring, but other characters were amazing.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Slogged through this over the last few weeks...it was OK nothing great. You can see the ending coming a mile away and maybe that was intentional especially since it is based on a comic. On the fence if I will watch another season of it. I knew nothing about it and enjoyed the mystery aspect at fist but then it became really predictable and that bothered me.
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Season 2 coming July 31!

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Niiiiiiiiice.
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Looking forward to it! I recently did a rewatch of S1 and enjoyed it just as much as the first time.

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