Critic Consensus: The Umbrella Academy unfurls an imaginative yarn with furtive emotion and an exceptionally compelling ensemble, but the series' dour sensibility often clashes with its splashy genre trappings.
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"The Umbrella Academy" is worth the enrollment. As creator Way once sang, welcome to the black parade.
"Umbrella" looks, feels and sounds different - music does much of the heavy lifting, and effectively so. It's a gorgeous-looking production that evokes another world, with both feet still firmly planted in this one.
It has flaws and excesses, but the series...nonetheless lands in the sweet spot between comedy and drama, and between a plot-and-action-driven narrative and character exploration.
The result is a season of television that seems at once overstuffed and thinned out - long on character and events, but short on any sense of mounting tension, urgency or consequences.
It's never as cutting edge or plainly cool as it so desperately wants to be.
Audience Reviews for The Umbrella Academy: Season 1
The Umbrella Academy Season 1 provides us a wacky, yet rebellious view of superheroes. The characters & music is the heartbeat that pumps blood into this Netflix original & adaptation; giving us enough room to invest and anticipate what's to come from these misfits. 4.2/5
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