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The Umbrella Academy

svalbard

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Anyone watching this on Netflix. Just finished episode 1 and might be up for the remainder of the night/early morning watching the full series. Got to say this looks top notch with a great cast. I am loving Klaus.
 

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Finally. I was thinking when svalbard is going to put up the thread, because I thought for a while I should do it, when I watched the series, but in the same time I didn't wanted you to say "You beat me to it ... again."

This series is very good, IMHO. I'm looking forward to your thoughts.
 

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I have finished the first 3 episodes and really like what I am seeing so far.

The way music is used in the show is brilliant and the soundtrack is excellent. The characters are all well written and acted. Netflix's quality is improving all the time.

The premise is good and I am intrigued how it will work out in the end.
 

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If you like the Snowpiercer or the Preacher, you will like this, but I have to warn you that in places it's weird.
 

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I liked it. It started a little slow. It also took a little time for me to settle into the weirdness. Once I did, I enjoyed it. The teleporter (#5) and the dead speaker (dude from Misfits) were my favorites.
 

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If you like the Snowpiercer or the Preacher, you will like this, but I have to warn you that in places it's weird.
The merry music that accompanies scenes of mayhem does remind me of Preacher and Kick-Ass.
 
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Not seen any of it yet so wary of spoilers, but really want to watch it. From what I've seen of the trailers it does kinda look like Robert Sheehan (Misfits) is playing Nathan again. Good to see Tom Hopper too.
 

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A friend was recommending this series so badly, so I'm gonna start watching it today, hope it's as good as he says.
 

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Wow



In its opening week The Umbrella Academy was the biggest digital show in the US! According to Parrot Analytics, a data analytics firm who believe they offer the most accurate measure of demand for TV worldwide, demand for The Umbrella Academy grew exponentially over opening the weekend, as shown in this chart, which compares The Umbrella Academy to the rest of the current top 10.
Umbrella Academy Currently Biggest Digital Series in the U.S. :: Blog :: Dark Horse Comics
 

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Really enjoying this. Adore RS's character, Klaus but as I said earlier, he's a tad Nathan-y (Misfits).
 

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I thought this series was great - all good characters, good storyline and production. music was spot on too
 

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Oh my days. Just seen the last ep. Freaking love Klaus, exactly my sort of character. Me and my partner are pretty good at not binge watching but we just binged the last three eps of this.
 

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Just one question - how come Five doesn't have a name? If Grace named them and she doesn't appear on the scene until they're four years old... Five didn't leave them until he was older than that, so he should have a name, right?
 

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Five didn't leave them until he was older than that, so he should have a name, right?
Yeah, he should. All I can think is that the writers made a decision to not give him real name. In the comics he is known as The Boy or Five.
 
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