The Umbrella Academy

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How can you not love a TV series where the most together character in the room is a chimpanzee that can talk.

I recommend the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, and I hope Netflix does not do to this what they did to the Marvel shows they recently created, which was to sell them to a different pay to stream network that I do not subscribe to.

The Umbrella Academy is based on a set of graphic novels. There are multiple versions, but this is a suggested in-order set to look at if it interests you.

Number 1: The Apocalypse Suite, which includes numbers 1 through 5,thought this volume goes through number 6 and has other material in it:

The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1

Number 2: Dallas. Yes, there is a Kennedy connection.

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas

Number 3: Hotel Oblivion.

The Umbrella Academy Volume 3: Hotel Oblivion

Have you read the breakthrough novel of the year? When you are done with that, try:

In Search of Sungudogo by Greg Laden, now in Kindle or Paperback
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6 thoughts on “The Umbrella Academy

  1. This has become one of my fav Netflix series too. Just discovered it last week. Like all good series, the best thing about it is you can’t even remotely figure out what’s going to happen next.

  2. Interesting. I’ve seen the title listed but haven’t paid it any attention. Now I’ll check it out.

  3. Not being particularly keen on the super-hero yarns, with some reluctance about 10 days ago, I lay back on the floor with a pillow propping up my head as my wife tuned in The Umbrella Academy. Now, I must admit, I am a fan.

  4. I watched the first episode a few days ago – it’s weird and different enough that I’ll go back and watch the whole thing.

  5. I dunno, a bunch of unlikable characters so tied up in their interpersonal conflicts that there is no time for actual plot development? Honestly, they make a good case for letting the human species end itself. The monkey is the best character but after two episodes he has not been developed much. The pace is sooo slow as time is wasted on pointless goth angst.

    Only seen two episodes so maybe it will pick up. But I do grow tired of the dark moody hero.

  6. Happy Pi Day, people! I wanted to put this on the “Are women smarter than men?” conversation, which I only discovered yesterday, but I can’t find it now.

    “A Google employee just shattered the record for Pi calculations. Her name is Emma Haruka Iwao”

    To claw back a shred of relevance, I’ll ask: Does the show relate in any way to the infamous Umbrella Corporation of the Resident Evil series?

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