New Netflix Series - The Umbrella Academy

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I've only seen the dance off scene on youtube, but thought that was brilliant. one of my colleagues though said i remind him quite a bit about Klaus, specially mentally for some reason. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing? :D
 
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Agreed, no. 5 was awesome, great casting.

Especially when you start appreciating him as an elder in a young body.
 
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Finished this on Friday. I thought the CGI on Pogo was awesome, #5 was fantastic (acting & story line), Mom is stunning and, in general, it kept my wife & I hooked.

However, I cannot stand Ellen Page in this. She's just so bland. Her character repeatedly acts so stupidly and I find her physically so androgynous it distracts me from the role she's playing. Honestly, I spent half the time thinking she looked like a changeling from DS9.
What really bugged me though was her transportation into Evil Contacts Girl. I get the whole repressed backstory but her turn and embrace of her powers for evil felt more rushed than the on-screen dark side turn of Anakin Skywalker.

Loved all the unanswered riddles. Ben/Swayze, Hargreaves many years ago, the entire purpose of the Commisson, the floaty ghost thing, the cause for the births, how Soviet-era Russian teenagers ever got together, etc.
 
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#5 was superbly well acted by a kid.

Yep.

I enjoyed it, way too much emoting about the past, and as usual there's 6-7 EP's of story in 10 EP's of show but that's modern TV for you. Much better than the usual superhero slop (most now cancelled on Netflix thankfully), Klaus was great, 5 was great, Vanya was great, the other 3 less so but ok. I enjoyed all the supporting carachters too. I got bored mid-way through a little bit, but glad I persevered and i'm very much looking forward to S2. It was predictable but I still enjoyed watching it unfold which means the pacing was good enough, hopefully S2 moves faster and there's less daddy issues and more action. Very good soundtrack.
 
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Finished this last night and enjoyed most of it. Too many episodes, there was a lot of pointless filler so they could have chopped it down by 1 or 2, but as others have said, #5 was superb as was Klaus, and Vanya was quite dull. I thought Luther was acted well too. However, the way in which the apocolypse was brought about was a little silly, it could have been handled far better. Looking forward to the next season.
 
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I wanted to like this, but gave up after the first two episodes. I think I was hoping for something like misfits with a bigger budget, but it all felt a bit cheesy. It made me smile, but it never really made me laugh.
Maybe I didn't give it a fair chance.
 
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Netflix released info this week that over 45 million accounts have watched or started to watch this, can see why it's been renewed now :)

Well - that figure sounds impressive until you understand how they class a viewer.
As long as somebody watched at least 70% of a single episode, they are included in that 45m
 

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By the end of this series which was a fun ride it just reminded me of the whole dark phoniex x-men saga or xmen 3, I dunno if they just ripped it off directly !
 
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The show did spend a lot of time just meandering to its point, I'm glad it's getting a second season but I'm worried that they might lose direction.
 
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