Umbrella Academy: Season 1

Umbrella Academy: Season 1

Umbrella Academy: Season 1

Oscar nominee Elliot Page (Inception) leads a dysfunctional band of former child superheroes in this 10-episode Netflix series. Based on the comic book series written by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way.

2019Rating: R16, ViolenceUSANetflix
ActionAdventureComedyScience Fiction

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EPISODE 1.1

We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals

Years after they rose to fame as young crime-fighting superheroes, the estranged Hargreeves siblings come together to mark their father's death.

EPISODE 1.2

Run Boy Run

After sharing the story of his time travel with Vanya, Five hunts for the owner of a fake eye. But two mysterious assassins are hot on his trail.

EPISODE 1.3

Extra Ordinary

Worried their mother is hiding something, Luther and Allison call a family meeting. Cha-Cha and Hazel catch a big break in their hunt for Five.

EPISODE 1.4

Man on the Moon

The story of Luther's transformation emerges. At the motel, Klaus puts Hazel and Cha-Cha's training to the test. Allison grows suspicious of Leonard.

EPISODE 1.5

Number Five

Five lets Luther in on his secret, Klaus returns from a harrowing trip through time, and Vanya begins to feel different without her meds.

EPISODE 1.6

The Day That Wasn't

Sparks fly when Vanya finds her siblings holding an emergency family meeting without her. Five starts his new job at HQ. Cha-Cha faces a dilemma.

EPISODE 1.7

The Day That Was

With a second chance at the day, the siblings team up to find the mysterious "Harold Jenkins." Leonard takes Vanya into the woods to test her powers.

EPISODE 1.8

I Heard a Rumor

As Vanya practices controlling her new abilities, Allison tags along with a local cop to find out what happened outside the restaurant.

EPISODE 1.9

Changes

Vanya veers between shock and despair as she makes a string of unsettling discoveries. A serendipitous development leaves Five at loose ends.

EPISODE 1.10

The White Violin

As a lifetime of secrets and resentment bring the Umbrella Academy crashing down, the Hargreeves siblings realize the worst is still to come.

Umbrella Academy: Season 1 / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

The Umbrella Academy never delivers on its intrinsic potential. It’s just one more half-hearted attempt to capitalize on the genre’s popularity.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Ellen Page is utterly wasted until the season’s last two episodes, by which point Umbrella Academy has squandered most of the goodwill its occasional bursts of stylistic inspiration have generated.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It’s not lacking plot, but in the end it’s just far too anxious about doling out answers to focus on the elements that could’ve made it great.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

If it does return for a second run, it would be nice to see some more genuinely fresh ideas – without the over-reliance on tried, tested and tired tropes from years past.

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Vox

Vox

The show is every bit as good, as delightfully odd, and as touching as the comic.

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Collider

Collider

It’s frankly difficult to think back to how everything began in this crazy show after having buzzed through its 10 episodes, because it’s so full of layered narratives. ... The Umbrella Academy is incredibly interesting, enjoyable, quirky, and well worth your time.

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