Umbrella Academy (Season 2) – Still 2 Episodes 2 Long

Rating (2.5 out of 5)

Summary: Season 2 is very similar to Season 1, a slog. Each episode is too long by almost 10 to 20 minutes. They are extended love scenes and extended talking. Then, in the end, we have little as far as resolution. Instead, this is basically a link to a third season. When there is an action scene, the show can be entertaining. But that feels so few and far between.

Plot: The family is transported back in time to Dallas, Texas, but each dispersed in a separate year, all before the assassination of JFK. They now have to work to save the world from Doomsday again.

Details: I am not a fan of time loops. The gimmick allows you to reset and meet yourself, which is lazy. Some if it feels lazy here. I won’t go into all the time issues, but I was tired of the scheme in the end. However, when Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) battles himself and deals with the physical effects of meeting older Five (technically younger), there were a few funny moments.

Vanya’s storyline delves way too much into the love story. There are two keys we need from the relationship. One Vanya giving the boy some powers and two Vanya getting arrested. There must have been a more efficient way to get there.

I enjoyed Diego (David Castañeda) and Lila’s (Ritu Arya) relationship, especially their banter. They were very action-orientated, escaping the asylum, then the Mexican embassy, etc. Also, Lila’s background and superpower were revealed well. They were fun.

Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) and Luther’s (Tom Hopper) love story bores as always. Klaus’s (Robert Sheehan) self-pitying is tiring. Only his brother Ben (Justin H. Min), saves the scenes with Klaus.

Writing the blog is helping me discover the problems. There isn’t a lot of growth in the character. They weep and moan. Experience difficulties but don’t move to the next level of their individual growth. The meander from disaster to disaster with struggling with the same personal issues. Boring.