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Old 08-18-20, 12:51 AM
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

^What was so bad about the first episode?
Old 08-18-20, 09:37 AM
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

I liked it even though the first 95% of the season was literally the first season in a different time period lol. I hope we get a third season.
Old 08-18-20, 11:41 PM
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by Cellar Door
^What was so bad about the first episode?
It was disjointed and the core story it set up just seemed so unimaginative. Just cliche on cliche on cliche. It was hard to follow as well to be honest. Plus why the save Kennedy thing again? It's been done so many times. Plus why the obsession with saving Kennedy? Why do people assume the world would be better? And if Kennedy is saved and there is nuclear war well then it is obviously a causal effect. It actually would have been far more interesting if the setup was that the illuminati wanted to SAVE Kennedy and the UA needed to insure he died. Sort of like the famous Star Trek episode. The episode just seemed trite and cliched and predictablle. It did get better but the first episode was a slog.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by johnnysd
It was disjointed and the core story it set up just seemed so unimaginative. Just cliche on cliche on cliche. It was hard to follow as well to be honest. Plus why the save Kennedy thing again? It's been done so many times. Plus why the obsession with saving Kennedy? Why do people assume the world would be better? And if Kennedy is saved and there is nuclear war well then it is obviously a causal effect. It actually would have been far more interesting if the setup was that the illuminati wanted to SAVE Kennedy and the UA needed to insure he died. Sort of like the famous Star Trek episode. The episode just seemed trite and cliched and predictablle. It did get better but the first episode was a slog.
I think the Kennedy assassination is a good story simply because itís a very singular event in history that changed the world. I know, anecdotally, a lot of people who were old enough to remember the Kennedy Assassination describe it as the day America lost its innocence. Whether or not thatís actually true doesnít really matter. A lot of people see it that way. I agree that going back in time to stop the Kennedy assassination has been done a lot but I liked the twist in this show about Vanya being the cause of the change of events. It also looked like Reginaldís original plan WAS to save Kennedy. He said something at the end that the plan was that Kennedy wasnít to be harmed.

Overall, I enjoyed the heck out of season 2. It definitely expanded on the universe the series set up and Iím glad to see the siblings finally realizing they need to work together. And yeah, Five is the heart of the show and kills it every time heís on screen!

When
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Ben ended up dying for good


I was a sad because I liked his character. I was glad to see him pop back up for the cliffhanger. Hopefully Netflix renews this for season 3. Itís just an all around fun show that isnít as mean spirited as The Boys.
Old 08-31-20, 12:30 PM
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Season two was always going to have problems because they poached so much of the second series source material and inserted it into season one. I do hope we get a season three.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by starseed1981
Season two was always going to have problems because they poached so much of the second series source material and inserted it into season one. I do hope we get a season three.
It is Netflix, and a big-budget sci-fi series, so a third season is really up in the air.

I don't know if it's been the breakout hit that Stranger Things was. I could easily see this going the way that Sense8, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Altered Carbon went.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
It is Netflix, and a big-budget sci-fi series, so a third season is really up in the air.

I don't know if it's been the breakout hit that Stranger Things was. I could easily see this going the way that Sense8, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and Altered Carbon went.
Unfortunately, I agree with you about the chances for a season 3.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

I don’t know, after I got my wife into it we started running across all kinds of people that are fans. People that we wouldn’t expect to watch this kind of show, like my wife’s office manager and even my mother-in-law. I know I’m talking about a small sample size here but it gives me hope that the show is getting a lot more views than this thread is giving it credit for.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by Tom Banjo
I donít know, after I got my wife into it we started running across all kinds of people that are fans. People that we wouldnít expect to watch this kind of show, like my wifeís office manager and even my mother-in-law. I know Iím talking about a small sample size here but it gives me hope that the show is getting a lot more views than this thread is giving it credit for.
It does seem to have a surprising broad appeal to it. It's one of the few shows that every member of my family was interested in watching. With that said, yes, I agree that the odds for a 3rd season are narrow as the special effects budget must be pretty high.

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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Season 2 didn't feel like season 2. It feels like something that happened between season 1 and 2.

Also, all the gay relationships completely grind episodes to a halt - their pointless and I usually take my bathroom breaks when they come on because of how long they last.
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Renewed for Season 3: https://deadline.com/2020/11/the-umb...ix-1234611981/

10 episodes, production begins in February.

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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Yes!
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Fuck yeah!
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Now that I know it has been renewed I will watch S2...for some reason I drifted away from catching up but now I am incentivized to watch S2.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Awesome news! I’m a big fan of the first 2 seasons!
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

I really enjoy this show a lot. Cannot wait for season 3. Pretty sure it will get wrapped up that season, and dont expect a season 4.
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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Just binged the first 2 seasons. Enjoyed it and looking forward to the 3rd season.

One question I had about the season 2 finale - did they show Diego's "stop bullets" power previously?
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Finally binged the 2 seasons and was hooked. Great cast overall - although Klaus and 5 steal the show.

Once I watched, I went and read the first 2 volumes of the comic. And wow - is the show like, INFINITELY better. I know the comic is a shorter series, so not able to flesh a whole lot out, but it is crazy haphazard. And the plot/character expansion and changes/decisions they made in the show were ALL for the better.
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Originally Posted by DaveNinja
Just binged the first 2 seasons. Enjoyed it and looking forward to the 3rd season.

One question I had about the season 2 finale - did they show Diego's "stop bullets" power previously?
I know they showed it in the first episode of season 2 (in the possible battle), but don't recall it in season 1...
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The Family and I just finished the series. Now I'm pissed and want more.
I am not a fan of such shows but I think I should try to watch it at some point. Who knows maybe I will become a fan
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The Umbrella Academy: Elliot Page Reveals Character's New Name Ahead of Season 3 — See First Photo
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I've gotta rewatch the end of S2, but why wouldn't it just be the same character?

Reading a bit more about it - the character transitions as well. So, isn't this kind of a setback? Did they determine the actor could no longer convincingly play a female character?

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Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix) -- based on the comic -- premieres 2/15/19

Originally Posted by Artman
I've gotta rewatch the end of S2, but why wouldn't it just be the same character?

Reading a bit more about it - the character transitions as well. So, isn't this kind of a setback? Did they determine the actor could no longer convincingly play a female character?
A new name doesnít mean itís not the same character.

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