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Matt Reed
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Posted: 05 August 2020 at 12:56am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Dropped last week on Netflix.  I'm enjoying it quite a bit.  Although I wish this season wasn't also centered around an impending apocalypse, I feel that we're getting a deeper understanding and appreciation for the characters after they've been abandoned in the first three years of the 1960's.  More team focused elements, absent from the first season until the final couple of episodes, are present as well as intriguing origin scenes that jumpstart an episode.  

Just three episodes to go to finish this season and I'm all in.  Good stuff.
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I rewatched the first season to prepare for this one and was reminded how excellent the soundtrack was. This was continued in the second season. 

The siblings being more friendly toward each other allowed for different team-ups, which I enjoyed. Glad that Ben had more to do this season.

Itll be a long wait until the next season. 
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Just finished it this morning. Pretty good season and an improvement on the first. I do agree that they need to step away from the "Vanya causing the apocalypse" trope for the next season but it's nice to see her getting a handle on her powers. It'll be interesting to see what became of Harlan as he grew up.
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This season was better than the first. I liked that they owned up to their mistakes and admitted why they hadn't gotten along. It was good character development, even amid the culturally relevant context of the Deep South in the 1960s. Really enjoyed it.
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The scene between Vanya and Ben in episode 9...so many
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Most of the sibs' scenes with Vanya were good ones. I especially liked how Luther tried hard to apologize, even after he went there intending to kill her if he had to. And patching things up with Allison was great too.
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Love the show, but boy did it trigger one of my pet peeves at the end.   I am quick to dismiss anything where people are able to run through fire from multiple automatic weapons without a scratch.  I get that this is fantasy and that realism isn't a priority, nor should it be.  But Five, Klaus and Diego somehow dodging all that fire on the way to cover, hard eye roll and really pulled me out of the narrative. 

Also, what the heck are Diego's powers?   Magnetism?  Weapon manipulation?
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Also, what the heck are Diego's powers?   Magnetism?  Weapon manipulation? 


He can manipulate the trajectory of things. So hed be able to dodge weapons fire by curving bullets away from him. 
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I just figured Diego has some form of telekinesis.

I noticed on social media that Klaus was getting the most love, but I also agree that it was nice to see Ben get more to do (and came off as the most likeable of the 7).
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Has anyone here read the Dark Horse series, and, if you have, is it worth reading? I long ago gave up hope on Marvel and DC comics and quit reading anything in the format. I finished binge watching The Umbrella Academy yesterday and already feel like watching a second time through. It felt fresh and was fun to watch. Im now interested in reading the source material, especially after seeing some of the artwork. Any thoughts on the issues that are out there?
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Also, what the heck are Diego's powers?   Magnetism?  Weapon manipulation? 


He can manipulate the trajectory of things. So hed be able to dodge weapons fire by curving bullets away from him.


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THANK YOU!!!   When he did that with the bullets I went "What????" because it wasn't clear in either season what his powers are.

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Just got around to watching this, I was discouraged by the middling reviews and not having read the comic.

But I thought it was a lot of fun! Kind of like a Wes Anderson version of the X-Men.

Great look, great music and bonkers but highly enjoyable plotting. Fun characters and cast too, the kid playing Five is going places.

A lot of the stuff is very derivative but all of it mixed together really gels. And I think it did a better "Dark Phoenix" than the actual X-Men films.


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