Friday, February 15, 2019

The Umbrella Academy: Episode 1


1. We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals
October 1, 1989. 43 women around the world who hadn’t been pregnant that morning give birth. Eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) vows to find all 43 and gets to adopt seven of them. He raises them as an elite group of superheroes called the Umbrella Academy. Many years later, his death brings back the brood together. Number 1 – super strong Luther (Tom Hopper) comes back from a mission on the moon and believes there’s foul play involved in their father’s death. Number 2 – telekinetic Diego (David Castañeda) lives life as a vigilante. Number 3 – celebrity Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) can control minds. Number 4 – Klaus (Robert Sheehan), who can communicate with the dead, just got out of rehab. Teleporter Number 5 (Aidan Gallagher) returns from a 17-year absence after getting stuck in the future and warns that the world is ending in eight days. Number 6 – Ben (Justin H. Min) has been long deceased but can be seen by Klaus. Number 7 – Vanya (Ellen Page) is a violinist and is said to not have any ability.


Do I really need another superhero narrative in my life? But I’ve always heard great reviews of The Umbrella Academy and Season Three is coming in a few weeks. Might as well give it a shot? The first episode is okay. It gives a good introduction to a lot of characters. It’s a good thing that each one is unique and has his/her own peculiarity that makes everyone easier to remember. From the looks of it, Six is dead but can only be seen by Four? What was his powers anyway? The flashback during the bank robbery makes it seem as though he could summon monsters? Anyway, I am curious as to how he died, and somehow also amused that the writers have found a way for the character to still exist in the storyline. So far, the only plot development we’re interested in is the apocalyptic future Five has been to. That’s the big conflict on top of the personal grudges the siblings have against each other. What I also find interesting, though, is that there were 43 births according to the intro, and yet we've only seen seven. Will we meet any of the other 36?


“We've been through this before, Number 7. I'm afraid there's just nothing special about you.” –Reginald Hargreeves

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