Have you seen The Umbrella Academy?
So… I may have binged the entire first season today.
I LOVE it!
It seemed, from the trailers, that it was going to be weird. But, then again, I have weird taste when it comes to shows and movies. I kind of like the off kilter shows. Odd things like Pushing Daisies a comedy about a man who can bring back the dead with one touch but if he touches them again they return to their former state (…a corpse). One day the girl he’s in love with dies, he brings her back to life. They have a relationship, which of corse he can’t ever touch her. It doesn’t seem like it’d be a comedy… but it was hilarious.
Or Dead Like Me about a girl, named George, who dies when a toilet seat hits her and in the after life she’s recruited to become a grim reaper. But not only is she a reaper she also has to hold down a regular 9-5 job. It’s…weird.
Really, if it’s a weird show I’m probably going to at least watch the full first season. So, of course, I wanted to give The Umbrella Academy a shot. It. Was. AWESOME!
It’s like Scorsese meets M. Night Shyamalan. I’m hoping you get my references.But if you don’t…
While I’m not a huge Scorsese fan (the only film of his I actually liked was Pulp Fiction…and it’s defiantly not one I can rewatch often). Even though I wasn’t a fan I respected that he usually had strong, kick-butt, not to be messed with female characters. Cool fight scenes, decent plots, but was always a bit excessive on the blood. And if you’re not aware I don’t do awesome when it comes to blood. I’m not exactly a homophobe. I do fine with needles and a little blood isn’t too bad, but lots of it makes me nauseous and woozy (even if I know it’s actually red corn-syrup).
Shyamalan I AM a big fan of. I was actually just talking to my friends about how I’m surprised I don’t own all of his films. I definitely have a ranking order for his films. But even if they are on the bottom of that ranking I always admire his plot lines. Science Fiction may be my favorite film genre (NOT my favorite book genre). For the most part, even if I saw it coming, the complexity of his story lines was intriguing.
The Umbrella Academy had the kick-butt-ness of Scorsese and the complex sci-fi story lines of Shyamalan. I’m almost a little sad I finished the whole season in one day. Now it’s just a waiting game until Netflix releases the next season.
I suppose I’ll have to find a new show to binge until then.