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 Post subject: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
PostPosted: Mon February 18, 2019 6:05 pm 
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has anyone been watching this? It's a blast. Two episodes left

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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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I have no idea what or where this is?


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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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I keep seeing "fair to middling" when review blurbs pop up but then reviewers always look at stuff critically instead of "is this fun".

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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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it's a netflix series adapted from some dark horse comic I never heard of. Eccentric billionaire buys a bunch of orphans and raises them to be superheroes. They all grow up to be totally dysfunctional and are reunited by his death. The story starts there. It's mostly character drama - minimal powers stuff, and the powers are there to really drive character. Funny and occasionally moving and some really excellent performances.

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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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Saw the trailer. Looks intriguing.


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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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I'm watching and enjoying it.

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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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It's weird hearing Nathan with an American accent in the trailer. Does he actually have one, or is it just the line choices for the trailer?


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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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Klaus? He has an American accent throughout

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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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Huh, wild.


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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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Watched the first two episodes last night. Man. I want to download the books and read it but I think I need to see the story play out this way first.

edit: wait a minute. I keep reading reviews of the first book (since I watched the first episode) and they keep saying "steam punk". God dammit.


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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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I'm enjoying this show, but it telegraphs its punches a bit too much.

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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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Watched the first two episodes last night. Man. I want to download the books and read it but I think I need to see the story play out this way first.

edit: wait a minute. I keep reading reviews of the first book (since I watched the first episode) and they keep saying "steam punk". God dammit.

the show didn't feel steam punk. The comic may be

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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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Yeah, that's what I was referring to. I'm not a fan of the genre.


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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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I'm enjoying this despite my strong dislike of Ellen Page

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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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She looks older than just about everyone else on the show.


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some of that is by design, I think. that may be become clearer as you move through (I'll say more when you finish)

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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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Really? Hmm. Going to have to finish it up then.


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 Post subject: Re: umbrella academy
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I liked the ending. They tied that up together nicely and left me wanting Season 2.

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 Post subject: Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
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The further I get through this the more I dislike Ellen Page

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 Post subject: Re: The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
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Rangi Guy wrote:
The further I get through this the more I dislike Ellen Page


I believe that's the intention of the writers.

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