Netflix Umbrella Academy Season 2
|by Anonymous||reply 97||Yesterday 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 Anonymous||reply 1||07/08/2020|
Is the guy with the womanly tits still on the show?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/08/2020|
It wasn't a great show, but it was entertaining enough. Binging season 2 should be a pleasant weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/08/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/08/2020|
This review makes it sound like season two is a winner.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/28/2020|
But will they still have Robert Sheehan in his lace leather pants?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/28/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||07/28/2020|
Love that Diego totally landed like a superhero.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/31/2020|
No nudity again. When are we finally gonna get to see that hunk David Castaneda naked?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||07/31/2020|
Kate Walsh is a much more interesting actress than I have ever given her credit before.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/31/2020|
So was Vanya always a lesbian in the comics or did they do that for Ellen?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/31/2020|
I'm not sure Ellen Page can play anything but a lesbian anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/31/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 14||07/31/2020|
Overall I feel this show is more gay and female friendly than most superhero stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/31/2020|
Are Klaus and Diego finally getting it on?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/31/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 17||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||07/31/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 20||07/31/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||08/01/2020|
I thought the first half of season one was weak, but the second half redeemed it.
Will start season two later today.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||08/01/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||08/02/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||08/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 32||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||08/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 34||08/02/2020|
I am curious did the comic not stop with Vanya destroying the moon? I think I quit reading it after that.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||08/02/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 37||08/02/2020|
Fascinating, fun, and quite a romp!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/02/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||08/03/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 40||08/03/2020|
Klaus is omnisexual; he'd fuck a houseplant.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/03/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 42||08/03/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 43||08/03/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 44||08/03/2020|
Is Mary J Blidge in season 2?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/03/2020|
No, r45, that's why I said I missed Chacha. I just noticed that #5 doesn't have a proper name.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||08/03/2020|
R45 No, she died at the end of season one and Hazel only makes a brief cameo at the start of the series.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||08/03/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||08/03/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 49||08/03/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||08/03/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||08/03/2020|
I definitely enjoyed Season 2 more than Season 1. Although the time travel rules get extra sloppy towards the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||08/03/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||08/03/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 54||08/03/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||08/03/2020|
Any nudity for Tom Hopper?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||08/03/2020|
Great article about the season wrap up and looking towards season three.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||08/03/2020|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 59||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 60||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 61||08/04/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 62||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 64||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 65||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 67||08/04/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 68||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 69||08/04/2020|
Maybe Harlan is the bootstrap paradox responsible for the births happening?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||08/04/2020|
Favorite line of the season: "Your vagina needs glasses."
|by Anonymous||reply 71||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 72||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 73||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 74||08/04/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 75||08/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 76||08/06/2020|
Only thing missing from this season was some gay sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||08/06/2020|
Only thing missing from this season was a full frontal scene from Diego.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||08/06/2020|
Casteneda looks like a Neanderthal with that hair and beard.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||08/06/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 80||08/07/2020|
I'm enjoying it so far and at's a lot better than 1. But Ellen Paige's hairline is ridiculous
|by Anonymous||reply 81||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 82||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 83||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 84||Last Monday at 6:25 AM|
Surprised to see that this is still number 1 in the US
|by Anonymous||reply 85||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 86||Last Monday at 3:22 PM|
Don't know why she needs to emphasize her fivehead so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 88||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 89||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 90||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 91||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 92||Last Monday at 7:53 PM|
Aidan Gallagher is so hot. He looks like the football player Dybala.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||Last Tuesday at 12:23 AM|
R93 He's sixteen....
|by Anonymous||reply 94||Last Tuesday at 12:27 AM|
I think this scene might be the most I've laughed at something in quite a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||Yesterday at 10:02 AM|
That angle, r96. Damn.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||Yesterday at 10:53 AM|