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Netflix Umbrella Academy Season 2

July 31!

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by Anonymousreply 97Yesterday at 10:53 AM

This is a damn good show. It’s been a long wait but looks like it will be worth it

by Anonymousreply 107/08/2020

Is the guy with the womanly tits still on the show?

by Anonymousreply 207/08/2020

It wasn't a great show, but it was entertaining enough. Binging season 2 should be a pleasant weekend.

by Anonymousreply 307/08/2020

Looks good.

by Anonymousreply 407/08/2020

This review makes it sound like season two is a winner.

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by Anonymousreply 507/28/2020

But will they still have Robert Sheehan in his lace leather pants?

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by Anonymousreply 607/28/2020

R6 They say he launches the Hippie movement earlier than should be and uses unwritten pop song lyrics to inspire the masses - “Don’t go chasing waterfalls,,,” those Hippies got naked a lot so here’s hoping.

by Anonymousreply 707/28/2020

Love that Diego totally landed like a superhero.

by Anonymousreply 807/31/2020

No nudity again. When are we finally gonna get to see that hunk David Castaneda naked?

by Anonymousreply 907/31/2020

Is it worth watching? I am not usually into shows about people with superpowers, but would make an exception if it’s entertaining enough.

by Anonymousreply 1007/31/2020

Kate Walsh is a much more interesting actress than I have ever given her credit before.

by Anonymousreply 1107/31/2020

So was Vanya always a lesbian in the comics or did they do that for Ellen?

by Anonymousreply 1207/31/2020

I'm not sure Ellen Page can play anything but a lesbian anymore.

by Anonymousreply 1307/31/2020

[quote]So was Vanya always a lesbian in the comics or did they do that for Ellen?

It's a show element only.

[quote]This review makes it sound like season two is a winner.

Season two was excellent. I can't compare it to season one because they are both strong for what they are. It's still an over-the-top show, but some episodes feel more grounded than season one.

by Anonymousreply 1407/31/2020

Overall I feel this show is more gay and female friendly than most superhero stuff?

by Anonymousreply 1507/31/2020

Are Klaus and Diego finally getting it on?

by Anonymousreply 1607/31/2020

[Quote]So was Vanya always a lesbian in the comics or did they do that for Ellen?

In the comics they were all white and straight. Something Gerard Way (creator) has talked about regretting. The TV show is quite different.

by Anonymousreply 1707/31/2020

R17 Wow, that’s quite a change from the source material then? I can’t imagine what Klaus’ personality would be if he wasn’t gay. And was the idea that they were all from the US then if they were all white? If they came from all over the world there would have to have been some diversity.

by Anonymousreply 1807/31/2020

So the whole series began with that first birth in the pool in Russia, but I didn’t necessarily connect it to being one of the seven, just as an example of what was going on all over the world. But with this season I’m wondering if it was Vanya?

by Anonymousreply 1907/31/2020

[quote] I can’t imagine what Klaus’ personality would be if he wasn’t gay.

We would have missed out on the line (of Klaus psyching himself up) : "You can do this! You fought in Vietnam, you survived a family of seven and you once wore a sarong to a fraternity party and got a shitload of numbers!"

by Anonymousreply 2007/31/2020

I'm glad they made the changes they did. Klaus would have been boring as a character, but also the lack of diversity would have made the time travel stories less interesting. The Vietnam storyline being a gay love story made it actually interesting, as did Allison being black and having to go back to the pre-civil rights south.

by Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020

I thought the first half of season one was weak, but the second half redeemed it.

Will start season two later today.

by Anonymousreply 2208/01/2020

Just 4 episodes in. The lesbians get a steamy kissing scene while the gays get nothing... of course. Except when Klaus was called a queer and sissy. Once again the lesbians get a loving sweet storyline with no homophobia while the gays get queer and sissy thrown around. Fuck this shit. I have had it with this shitty show. It's offensive and borderline homophobic. Doubt I'll watch the rest of the season.

by Anonymousreply 2308/01/2020

The only way they can save the gay male audience is by having David Castañeda and Tom Hopper engage in a hardcore bareback flipfuck scene.

by Anonymousreply 2408/01/2020

The second season is quite entertaining and Walsh as the mustache twirling villain is entertaining to watch.

As other posters pointed out the changes for the TV show made it better.

A great adventure series.

by Anonymousreply 2508/02/2020

r23, did you not see season 1? Klaus got a proper romance.

Season 2 is much better than Season 1. Although I do miss Hazel and Chacha- the Swedes are a pale (see what I did there?) replacement.

by Anonymousreply 2608/02/2020

Five must try to bring together this crazy bunch of misfits to stop a apocalypse that turns out to be caused by Vanya. They really did shamelessly copy the same play by play from season 1.

But I do agree this season still managed to be more entertaining than season 1 even in spite of that. They clearly looked at season 1 and tried to fix what wasn't working.

by Anonymousreply 2708/02/2020

Also I share Sepinwall's feelings abour screenwriters relying on the Scorpion and the Frog tale, but at least here they had Klaus mangle it rather than play it straight.

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by Anonymousreply 2808/02/2020

The actor who plays Five is quite astonishing, they really threw a lot at him to play this season again and he handled it beautifully. It’s as if he really is a 50 plus year old man in a teen body with all the experience of and actor that age. I hope the cast is having as much fun behind the scenes as I imagine and they are close.

by Anonymousreply 2908/02/2020

I agree Aiden does a good job here r29. I was really disappointed in the actor they got to play 5 at his real age though.

by Anonymousreply 3008/02/2020

Tom Hopper's real accent slipped out a lot this season. I don't remember him struggling with the American accent this much in season 1, but maybe I just forgot about it.

by Anonymousreply 3108/02/2020

[quote]Tom Hopper's real accent slipped out a lot this season. I don't remember him struggling with the American accent this much in season 1, but maybe I just forgot about it.

Yes, it was ropey when he hit certain letters like "o".

[quote]The actor who plays Five is quite astonishing, they really threw a lot at him to play this season again and he handled it beautifully. It’s as if he really is a 50 plus year old man in a teen body with all the experience of and actor that age.

Justin Min who plays Ben posted a set video where they celebrated Aidan's 16th birthday. I still want to see his birth certificate because I can't believe he's so capable at this age. And he was just as good during season one and he was only 14. He's really great.

by Anonymousreply 3208/02/2020

I always assumed that was meant to be her r19.

I was confused this season when Reginald reveals his alien form.

In the flashback last season when he showed him leaving his home planet he looked like he normally does, not like some lizard thing.

by Anonymousreply 3308/02/2020

[quote]In the flashback last season when he showed him leaving his home planet he looked like he normally does, not like some lizard thing.

Same for his wife or whoever the woman was that he said goodbye to. Why have a human form on your own planet?

by Anonymousreply 3408/02/2020

I am curious did the comic not stop with Vanya destroying the moon? I think I quit reading it after that.

by Anonymousreply 3508/02/2020

That was volume 1 r35.

There is Volume 2: Dallas, Volume 3: Hotel Oblivion

The next one that is supposed to come out at some point is going to be Volume 4: Sparrow Academy.

It's still going.

by Anonymousreply 3608/02/2020

[Quote]did you not see season 1? Klaus got a proper romance.

Season 1 Klaus has more of an arc period. I guess the writers wanted the other siblings to get their due but Klaus basically spent the season being comic relief. Definitely not as meaty of a storyline as Season 1.

by Anonymousreply 3708/02/2020

Fascinating, fun, and quite a romp!

by Anonymousreply 3808/02/2020

r36 thanks! I will have to go check them out. I really enjoyed the boys and went and read all the comics. So far from the original. I keep waiting for them to make an Invincible series.

by Anonymousreply 3908/03/2020

[quote]So was Vanya always a lesbian in the comics or did they do that for Ellen?

r12, Vanya is bi, she had a boyfriend in season 1.

Actually, I don't know if anyone else noticed, but they seem to imply that Klaus is bi as well. There's that scene where Ben is possessing Klaus's body and the black girl disciple mentions that she and Klaus had already hooked up.

Totally have to agree with the young actor who plays 5, he's the best part of the show. Honestly, I find the other members to be really stupid and unlikable most of the time, case in point: when all they had to do was get to the alley in 30 minutes and they fucked it up royally.

by Anonymousreply 4008/03/2020

Klaus is omnisexual; he'd fuck a houseplant.

by Anonymousreply 4108/03/2020

[quote]I find the other members to be really stupid and unlikable most of the time, case in point: when all they had to do was get to the alley in 30 minutes and they fucked it up royally.

Well the whole point of the show is that they are a dysfunctional family of fucked up people.

If they were super-rational and competent there wouldn't be much of a plot.

by Anonymousreply 4208/03/2020

[quote]I find the other members to be really stupid

The biggest character change this season, to me, is that Diego was really dim-witted at times. The first season he's introduced as a very capable person only a proficient fighter, but as a detective. This season he devolved like with the idiot phone call scene to Olga Foroga.

by Anonymousreply 4308/03/2020

Diego definitely had similar moments in Season 1, the scene that sticks out in my memory where he smashes through a window to get into a building and Five makes fun of him because the door is unlocked.

I do agree that him and ( and Luthor as well) were purposefully solidified as pretty bone-headed this season.

by Anonymousreply 4408/03/2020

Is Mary J Blidge in season 2?

by Anonymousreply 4508/03/2020

No, r45, that's why I said I missed Chacha. I just noticed that #5 doesn't have a proper name.

by Anonymousreply 4608/03/2020

R45 No, she died at the end of season one and Hazel only makes a brief cameo at the start of the series.

by Anonymousreply 4708/03/2020

The idea is that 5 disappeared into future before "Mom" gave them proper names r46, of course there are plotholes associated with that with 5 already knowing their names if you pay attention.

by Anonymousreply 4808/03/2020

[quote] of course there are plotholes associated with that with 5 already knowing their names if you pay attention.

When Five returned he told Vanya he read her tell-all book so that's why he knew their names.

by Anonymousreply 4908/03/2020

I liked Season 2 a lot. I did even mind the OF COURSE THEY DID plot of making Vanya a lesbian. The race angle with Allison was a powerful addition. And yes, while Diego is hot, he was sort of more doofy this season. Also, I will not miss that stupid wig next season. (hopefully)

by Anonymousreply 5008/03/2020

Diego was very dumbed-down this season, acting like he has never had a girlfriend before even though we watched him cry over his lost love in the last season.

by Anonymousreply 5108/03/2020

I definitely enjoyed Season 2 more than Season 1. Although the time travel rules get extra sloppy towards the end.

by Anonymousreply 5208/03/2020

Also Diego’s body is so perfect. He’s fit but he has avg guy features like love handles. Fuck yes; put it in my mouth.

by Anonymousreply 5308/03/2020

[quote]Well the whole point of the show is that they are a dysfunctional family of fucked up people. If they were super-rational and competent there wouldn't be much of a plot.

r42, I get what you're saying but there is a difference between dysfunctional and willfully stupid. I mean there is literally no effort on their part to preserve the timeline, e.g. both Vanya and Allison thinking they can bring their partners from the past to the future, not to mention Diego's insistence on changing a major milestone in history. And those are just a few examples. I mean, even a layman of the street could see the danger in some of the stuff they are proposing, and they actually have some experience with the cost and dangers of messing with time through their relationship with 5. I have to view the show more as a comedy in order to rationalize their more idiotic behaviour.

by Anonymousreply 5408/03/2020

I liked this season much better than the first. Aidan Gallagher is excellent as Five and has the most difficult part. I hope he hits a growth spurt soon because he's only 5'3 and that may hinder him from getting other parts in the future.

by Anonymousreply 5508/03/2020

Any nudity for Tom Hopper?

by Anonymousreply 5608/03/2020

Great article about the season wrap up and looking towards season three.

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by Anonymousreply 5708/03/2020

This is fun and they are all totally delightful. David being into dancing in real life makes me very happy, his spin during the big song in season one is everything. Aiden’s eyebrows are on fleek baby! What’s up with Tom’s pronunciation of “umbrella,” is it a weird regionalism from where he’s from or what?

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by Anonymousreply 5808/04/2020

Got to add this to my watchlist. Watching these serials is really getting laborious--even the ones that I'm REALLY looking forward to. No matter how good they are I get restless by episode 4 and then struggle to get through with the remaining episodes. I think that maybe it's an age thing for me.

by Anonymousreply 5908/04/2020

Soooooo much better than season one. And, as noted above, the kid who plays Five is really astonishing. I wish someone more compelling than Ellen Page was playing Vanya, though. She has the charisma of a mop.

Who was that supposed to be at the very end? Was that young Ben?

by Anonymousreply 6008/04/2020

That's what I assumed r60. He survived in that timeline.

I don't remember, but why didn't Klaus try to get in contact with his soldier in S1?

by Anonymousreply 6108/04/2020

[quote]I don't remember, but why didn't Klaus try to get in contact with his soldier in S1? He did. He asked Diego to tie him up so he wouldn't do drugs as he has to be sober to conjure up ghosts. He briefly saw Dave but the some time mumbo jumbo with 5 happened.

by Anonymousreply 6208/04/2020

Yes at the end you saw Ben with a new group of siblings.

Apparently meeting the 6 of them made Reginald decide he wanted to adopt a different group of kids. Remember he didn't meet Ben.

by Anonymousreply 6308/04/2020

This is where the time travel bent gets confusing -how much changes due to what the siblings did in the past? I don't think those are new kids. I have to rewatch the dinner scene to see how much they told Reginald about how he raised them, but I think Reginald's take away was that he had to train them better and make sure they don't have any emotional attachments.

My theory is that Reginald found Harlan -who is easily malleable due to his autism or whatever he has-and trained him. Likely found out that Harlan got his powers by way of Vanya and probably had Harlan imbue other people with his ability. By the time the 7 were born Reginald had a template for creating and training his own supersoldiers.

by Anonymousreply 6408/04/2020

I’m not familiar with the source material, but I would like them to have issues other than time traveling. It seems like they have no grasp on how time travel works and should probably just stop at this point.

by Anonymousreply 6508/04/2020

So, are the mysterious births, the Commission (which includes time travel) and Harrgreaves’ alien nature all related or just three independent elements colliding with each other?

by Anonymousreply 6608/04/2020

I think the births and aliens are together, the Commission is colliding with them, with the Directrice trying to procure her own superpowered alien baby.

by Anonymousreply 6708/04/2020

Directrix?

by Anonymousreply 6808/04/2020

R67 So Hargreaves is responsible for the births? But why does he have problems getting only 7, at least in the original storyline? If he was behind it, then he should have been able to control access to all of them?

by Anonymousreply 6908/04/2020

Maybe Harlan is the bootstrap paradox responsible for the births happening?

by Anonymousreply 7008/04/2020

Favorite line of the season: "Your vagina needs glasses."

by Anonymousreply 7108/04/2020

I was always under the assumption that the births were definitely the glowing things that he released from his home planet. They were either some experiment or the essence of his actual alien children. The powers were either either natural to the alien race, some consequence of glowy thing+Human DNA, or some Superman-type effect of being in a different environment.

I assumed the aliens were just long lived, but honestly did not control time, and that domain was purely the purview of the commission.

But I’ll keep an open mind :)

by Anonymousreply 7208/04/2020

r69, he had to buy his original 7 from the parents, and didn't force them to give them up. Maybe the other parents resisted. I don't think that he was responsible for the births, but someone from his home planet was, and maybe he's trying to do damage control.

by Anonymousreply 7308/04/2020

Liked season one, loved season two. Aiden Gallagher is fantastic as Five. That skinny little kid has the talent and charisma to carry the entire series. Really hope he gets projects suited to him in the future and can make the transition to the big time (even though he is so small). He has a great face for the screen. I also loved the Alison story line this season. Also glad to see that Ben is still alive in the new timeline as I enjoy him as well.

I don't really care who is an alien, where the babies came from, or where the Commission came from. I just accept them at face value and enjoy the ride.

by Anonymousreply 7408/04/2020

I was born in 1959 so I don't really remember, but was racism actually that nasty in 1960? Such malice and hate just because a Black person entered a restaurant, it almost made my physically ill. My brother was born in '52 and remembers white/black drinking fountains. The mind, it boggles.

by Anonymousreply 7508/06/2020

Yes, R75.

by Anonymousreply 7608/06/2020

Only thing missing from this season was some gay sex.

by Anonymousreply 7708/06/2020

Only thing missing from this season was a full frontal scene from Diego.

by Anonymousreply 7808/06/2020

Casteneda looks like a Neanderthal with that hair and beard.

by Anonymousreply 7908/06/2020

Yeah, he had a little Geico Caveman thing going on this season. Still hot, though. He and Ben need to have a hot, naked on-camera affair.

by Anonymousreply 8008/07/2020

I'm enjoying it so far and at's a lot better than 1. But Ellen Paige's hairline is ridiculous

by Anonymousreply 81Last Monday at 4:38 AM

I rewatched season one and the watched all of season two last week. Really enjoyed all of it. It's quirky, campy, intelligent and different.

Aiden Gallagher is phenomenal. R74 is spot on.

by Anonymousreply 82Last Monday at 4:48 AM

It's crazy to think that just a year before this started Aiden Gallagher was doing a Nickelodeon kids show.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Monday at 6:22 AM

I binge-watched this and was surprised at how enjoyable it was as someone who isn’t really into superpowers/fantasy-type shows. Well-written and surprisingly suspenseful. Really don’t like the thing between Luther and Allison, though, so I’m glad season two didn’t push that as much. Just because two people aren’t blood-related doesn’t mean it’s not weird if you grew up together from birth. Also, looks like Ellen Page brought her own wardrobe and wore it both seasons, even when she’s in the 60s. Not sure they had skinny jeans with saggy butts back then, but okay, sure...and don’t get me started on Ellen Page’s permanent middle part—can she not ever look any different from real life?

by Anonymousreply 84Last Monday at 6:25 AM

Surprised to see that this is still number 1 in the US

by Anonymousreply 85Last Monday at 3:19 PM

[quote]and don’t get me started on Ellen Page’s permanent middle part

Oh, do get started on Ellen Page's permanent middle part r84.

by Anonymousreply 86Last Monday at 3:22 PM

Don't know why she needs to emphasize her fivehead so much.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Monday at 3:25 PM

[quote]Also, looks like Ellen Page brought her own wardrobe and wore it both seasons,

I've watched a few of the cast interviews for S2 and she looks like a teeny lumberjack.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Monday at 3:39 PM

I noticed that as well r85. This is a popular show for Netflix. It immediately shot to number 1 when it was released and has maintained that status since.

by Anonymousreply 89Last Monday at 3:42 PM

I binged the whole second season in a couple of days, now I feel the need to watch season one again. I had forgotten how great this show is. Aiden Gallagher really was incredible this season. I think Ellen Paige’s photo is in the dictionary next to the entry for “lesbian”.

by Anonymousreply 90Last Monday at 3:49 PM

If you rewatch Season 1 try not to be repeatedly irritated by Page's complete inability to fake fingering or tremelo when playing the violin. She doesn't even try., It's very distracting once you notice it.

by Anonymousreply 91Last Monday at 4:24 PM

I am not a learned critic, and superheroes and comic books have never been my thing.

I was kind of forced into watching Season 1 last year, and was bored out of my mind, quitting halfway through. I just watched Season 1 again, and did enjoy the second half.

But Season 2 was captivating. I think it was the Allison/civil rights/JFK story that kind of brought the whole time travel thing into a fun "what if" state in my head while I was watching. Other than Page and the farm lesbian family, and the professor guy, I couldn't get enough of the characters--all written in a very entertaining way. Wasted a whole weekend on Season 2, and it was well worth it.

by Anonymousreply 92Last Monday at 7:53 PM

Aidan Gallagher is so hot. He looks like the football player Dybala.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Tuesday at 12:23 AM

R93 He's sixteen....

by Anonymousreply 94Last Tuesday at 12:27 AM

I think this scene might be the most I've laughed at something in quite a while.

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by Anonymousreply 95Last Tuesday at 5:59 AM

Just a reminder that David is likely a hot piggy bottom who likes mansmells and having that pierced tit played with, while you plow his hungry hole. Amen.

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by Anonymousreply 96Yesterday at 10:02 AM

That angle, r96. Damn.

by Anonymousreply 97Yesterday at 10:53 AM
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