Parasol Institution

What’s up guys, gays, and gworls! I’m back at it like a crack addict with my review on the Netflix Original “Umbrella Academy”!

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

Based on the comic series “Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite” this show’s interpretation was by far a good one. Let me start off by saying that the acting is ON POINT! Everyone stayed in character and their tones really capture you in. It was a few scenes when I was tearing up and didn’t even realize it until I felt that my lap was wet.

My two fave characters are Klaus and Allison. Like, Allison is a female version of me and Klaus is just everything (minus the drug/alcohol addiction)! I also see some qualities of Klaus in me.

Allison is the peace of the family and despite her powers, she knows how to de-escalate issues without “I heard a rumor…” anybody. Yes, this is true, but what is also true is that she learned that using her powers for her own gain has seemed to be the downfall of her daughter and husband. Allison also constantly serves a look no matter what the occasion is. Going to get coffee? SERVE! Going to go downstairs for food? SERVE! Going to talk some sense into someone? SERVE! Going to fight crime? A FREAKING SERVE! Allison is THAT girl! Emmy Raver-Lampman did an amazing job playing Allison in my opinion. She also gives off major Virgo energy so she’s good in my book.

Klaus is the funny, sarcastic, and free-spirited addict that stands out the most from the other bunch of other extraordinary individuals of the show. To some, he is seen as nothing but an annoyance, but he proves to both himself and everyone else that he is most capable of being able to throw down and that he could still rock a skirt! In my opinion, Klaus is the one character that keeps you, as the audience intrigued and inclined to finish watching (also miss Mary J. Blige just because of who she is).

I HATED Luther the freaking most! I swear you would think he wouldn’t be as simple-minded and stubborn the ENTIRE season. Yet, here we are… still hating Luther.

We don’t hate him because of terrible acting, but because he just doesn’t know when to compromise. One thing I can say is if we all (the audience) hates Luther from beginning to end, then Tom Hopper played his role significantly well. The moon was both his solution and excuse for every issue that was brought up.

One thing I can say is if we all (the audience) hates Luther from beginning to end, then Tom Hopper played his role significantly well. The moon was both his solution and excuse for every issue that was brought up.

The plot was great in the fact that they had an answer for the biggest plot hole which, in my opinion, was the fact that communication could have solved the majority of the problems. The way they fixed that was by showing us how their past made them incapable of being effective and open communicators lol. I also love how the visuals are dark which makes both the story and the mood of the show better. It gives me “Watchmen” and “The Dark Knight” vibes. Also, I love how the dance scene, in the beginning, gave me a brief sneak peek into their character as a whole.

Overall, I give “Umbrella Academy” 9 out of 10 stars. I do recommend that everyone should watch it. Short people, tall people, skinny people, fat people, yt people, etc.

“Umbrella Academy” is available to stream on Netflix now!

If you watched it then let’s discuss here or on Twitter! Don’t forget to add #geekedt to the post!

Gay and Geeky,

Michael

GeekedT

Owner of Geekedt Blog and Podcast. Also owner to an assorment of durags!

One thought on “Parasol Institution

  1. This review now makes me want to watch it. I went by it a few times on Netflix but now I am going to stop and watch it. Great rview!!

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