The Post-Op drugs fog my brain so reading is impossible right now. So I decided to binge-watch some Netflix series. I read The Umbrella Academy graphic novels a few weeks ago (you can read my review here) so I was ready for the major storyline: the destruction of civilization in an apocalypse that only The Umbrella Academy can prevent.
The seven “gifted” children, raised by an eccentric wealthy father, an android mother, and simian advisor, all have problems. But the prospect of the end of the world seems to bring The Umbrella Academy together. Some have called The Umbrella Academy (both the graphic novels and the Netflix series) a case of a more dysfunctional group than the X-Men. Yes, there are changes; not everything in the plot follows the books. I’m annoyed that there’s so much “filler.” The original story could have be filmed in three episodes. But Netflix demanded more so we have 10 episodes with plenty of “diversions.”
The Umbrella Academy features plenty of background music. My favorite song is “Never Tear Us Apart,” a reinterpreted INXS hit from 1989 given new life by Poloma Faith. GRADE: B-