family observations

Can’t Stop Thinking About The Umbrella Academy

A quick thought …

Hubby and I have now watched all 10 episodes of The Umbrella Academy, a Netflix series about a family of siblings who have special powers but are highly dysfunctional due to their wicked-cruel father.

The production on the show is outstanding, as is the writing. I know this because after every episode, I kept thinking about the show and the open questions it left in my mind. Even with the final episode, I still have questions. I do hope they continue on with the series. The casting is also brilliant. (That Number Five is definitely 15 going on 45 or 50, which is what he plays in the series.)

If you are looking for something to watch, I highly recommend The Umbrella Academy. You might want to do what Hubby and I did and not binge watch them all in one day. We stretched them out, only watching one per day (and even skipping a couple of days) so that we could savor them.

Addendum – March 13, 2019 – Okay, here’s an interesting quirk of The Umbrella Academy. No one uses smartphones. If they need a phone, they use old-fashioned phone booths or corded telephones. What’s odd about this is that most of the clothing and vehicles make it appear as though the story is set today (other than Papa Reginald Hargreaves, who consistently looks like he stepped out of the 1890s, and his robotic wife, who is dressed in late 1950s-to-early-1960s fashions). Is this some sort of alternative universe in which smartphones were never invented, but Reginald (I assume) managed to create a realistic robot-wife? Another open question.