Apocalypse Then: The Umbrella Academy 2 Drops into 1963 Dallas on Netflix

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The Umbrella Academy Season 2

In the first season of THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY, the quirky sibling superhero group failed to prevent the world-shattering apocalypse that they themselves caused, leaping through time at the last moment through the powers of their brother, Five (Aidan Gallagher), to wind up scattered across the early 1960s in Dallas, Texas, with the last of them arriving in 1963, days before the Kennedy assassination. Diego (David Castañeda) sees this as an opportunity to prevent the assassination, but somehow -- a mystery for the season -- this leads to yet another world-ending apocalypse of global nuclear war. Diego ends up committed to an insane asylum. Luther (Tom Hopper) is forced to become a bare-knuckle brawler for Jack Ruby. Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) settles into a marriage to a local civil rights activist, Ray Chestnut (Yusuf Gatewood), Klaus (Robert Sheehan) starts a cult, and Vanya ends up without her memories living on a farm with a family raising a disabled child.

Not only is there another apocalypse on the (extremely near) horizon, but once again the Umbrella Academy becomes the target of those who exist to keep the timeline stable -- which is currently undergoing a coup as The Handler (Kate Walsh) returns to wrest away power in the most violent ways possible, bringing with her a suprise accomplice with an equally surprising back-story. Further complicating matters, the group is stalked by an unsettling team of Swedish assassins -- and the siblings have every reason to believe that the shooter on the grassy knoll is none other than a younger Reginald Hargreeves -- their father!

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY is the perfect blend of strange powers, absurd situations, and unceasing action, that will have you laughing on the edge of your seat from beginning to end -- the perfect binge watching material for any fan of superhero comics.

Grade: 
5.0 / 5.0