Among our selection of 6 shows this week, we decided to highlight the new season of The Umbrella Academy. You can access the complete selection in the “This Friday” section.

The Umbrella Academy: Season 2

WHY

After an excellent first season, the expectations for a new season of The Umbrella Academy were high. Thankfully the wait was not too long and, let’s say it right away, this return is a real success! What a pleasure to see this cast again with the joy of discovering more about certain characters and to discover a younger and very cute version of Pogo! This season opens with a really impressive sequence (that you can watch it here) and unveils the new challenges to come for this season. But as usual, don’t expect a classic path. The filmmaking is again inventive, a well controlled rhythm and a good sense of humour. We continue to explore the special relationships of this very special family, all set in the 60’s, I let you guess what it can lead to. To conclude, you know what you have to do this weekend!

WHAT

Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya’s 2019 apocalypse was risky. Well, he was right – the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960. Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they’re the only ones who survived. Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which – spoiler alert! – turns out is a result of the group’s disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?). Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. But seriously, no pressure or anything. 

WHERE

Netflix

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