The Umbrella Academy Season 1 Review
The Hargreeves siblings reunite for the first time in years as adults after their father dies at his funeral which is where the series story really starts in the current time. Quick overview of what the characters abilities are and where they currently are when the series begins Luther has super strength and has been living on the moon the last few years because his dad told him to. Diego has the ability to curve anything he throws so that it hits it's target he generally uses knives and is currently working as a vigilante. Allison can make someone do whatever she wants as long as she says the phrase I heard a rumor before it and is currently a famous actress whose personal life is falling apart due to her over using her power. Klaus has the ability to talk to the dead and he spends his time getting high and drunk in order to block out the sounds of the dead since he can't turn off his power in any other way. Five can teleport and time travel and he has been missing since they were all thirteen years old. Ben had inter-dimensional monsters beneath his skin and he died several years before the series and currently follows Klaus around and tries to convince him to make better decisions. Vanya has no powers and works as a violinist who lives are very lonely life and wrote a book about her childhood that led to her family being pretty angry with her.
The siblings reunite at the funeral and things don't start off well especially when Luther accuses his siblings of murdering their father which obviously upsets his siblings who hated their father but wouldn't kill him. On the day of the funeral Five comes back and although he looks thirteen he's actually been gone for forty-five years from his point of view and only looks young because he made some kind of miscalculation with time travel that he won't explain to his siblings and it turns out that he went to the future and that the apocalypse will happen eight days from now and he has come back to stop it although it takes him awhile to really tell his siblings what is going on. Even when the siblings find out the apocalypse they really don't do well with focusing on how to stop it because everyone is still to focus on their personal problems and their dysfunctional relationships with each other.
Overall I loved this series I think it did a great job at exploring the dysfunctional family dynamics that the siblings share while also showing that they care about each other despite that and I think all they characters were interesting and I enjoyed learning about them. I really love that all of the characters have such obvious flaws and that they all still have so much more room to grow in the future. I like that the characters were so focused on the personal that the plot mostly took a backseat for them and I like that in the end even the apocalypse was something that was caused by the family's personal issues in the end. This also had a really great soundtrack that I love that made an already great series even better. Please tell me your thoughts on this series in the comment section below.