Netflix has done it again: their new original series The Umbrella Academy has people talking... and by talking I mean tweeting hilarious opinions accompanied by reaction GIFs.
The superhero series is based off a comic book written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance fame and was largely shot in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. It also stars our very own Ellen Page alongside an all-star ensemble cast.
To see people's funniest reactions to the show scroll down. Be warned, there may be details about the show, but I've done my best to avoid any real spoilers.
TL;DR The new Netflix series 'The Umbrella Academy' is based on a comic book written by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance fame. Below are some of the best and most hilarious reactions to the new superhero show.
The new Netflix Original series was released in Canada on February 15th and since then people have not been able to stop talking about the "superhero" story.
The best netflix series so far 👌 The Umbrella Academy 😱😮— pau (@brclnpauline) February 19, 2019
a live look at us looking for those who haven't heard the good word of Umbrella Academy. pic.twitter.com/eZrDsc2Nkv— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) February 19, 2019
The Umbrella Academy is one of the best series I’ve seen in ageeess— kez (@kerrywils0n) February 19, 2019
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN.— Lilyxo (@shishtarmcr) February 19, 2019
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY IS THE BEST FUCKING NETFLIX SERIES HOLY SHIT!!!!— Paralaxing PixelFox (@ItsPixelFox) February 19, 2019
If you've not had a chance to take it in yet, no judgement. You've got this coming weekend to binge the 10-episode series.
Without even getting into the plot or characters the show is getting compliments because of the stand-out soundtrack.
Umbrella Academy soundtrack is soo dope #UmbrellaAcademy— Rodney S (@hot_rod4L) February 19, 2019
Hi thanks Umbrella Academy for having the best goddamn soundtrack in history— Lee Esposito (@FriendLee93) February 19, 2019
It's no real surprise that the music would be carefully considered when you take into account the fact that the comic book that the show was based on was written by musician Gerard Way.
The former My Chemical Romance singer penned the story which was picked up by Dark Horse Comics and released between 2007 and 2008.
Gerard way came up with the idea for the umbrella academy comic 15 years ago when it was named the umbrella bregade. 15 years later his comic has a huge hit Netflix adaption. This is so inspiring. pic.twitter.com/z9zZbGg9Au— ء (@Mika95B) February 19, 2019
GERARD WAY WROTE UMBRELLA ACADEMY ?????????????? pic.twitter.com/uAYxMplqdA— ♥ soledad ♥ (@solehdad) February 19, 2019
The comic currently exists in three series with a fourth likely on the horizon.
The show has effortlessly set itself up for a second season as well, considering these reactions to the cliffhanger at the end of episode 10 of this first season.
I just finished the umbrella academy and I—— pic.twitter.com/WGeCP0kxjy— s (@sunsetllover) February 19, 2019
so i finished watching The Umbrella Academy and i- pic.twitter.com/lKvgztPJXS— Emo-Angel (@XxemoA) February 19, 2019
The show centres around seven children born under extremely bizarre circumstances. Each of them was adopted by a billionaire who has just died, reuniting the unlikely siblings for his funeral.
One of the adopted siblings is Luther, an astronaut who has super strength and goes by the pseudonym Spaceboy.
nobody:— xavier (@ooscarisaac) February 19, 2019
luther in the umbrella academy: pic.twitter.com/cLGA5jE3sc
Another sibling in the septet is Allison, an actress who can manipulate reality simply by speaking things into existence. Her nickname is The Rumor.
Even from the very first episode, there is strange chemistry between Allison and Luther, and people on Twitter were quick to call it out.
Nobody:— Alexander Drake (@AlexanderDrak12) February 19, 2019
Luther from Umbrella Academy: pic.twitter.com/GHQ5BOEVWF
My only beef with Umbrella Academy: pic.twitter.com/w0KzJi4Q9a— Isabelle 🦌 (@altoidoibs) February 19, 2019
However, there is no question whatsoever that the breakaway favourite of the show is Klaus, played by Irish actor Robert Sheehan.
You may recognize him from the British E4 series Misfits, which also centred around a ragtag group of weird kids with even weirder powers.
I am absolutely here for Klaus in The umbrella Academy pic.twitter.com/HkiJJd4vu1— GluttonousPawn (@GluttonousPawn) February 19, 2019
Much like his role in Misfits, Sheehan's Klaus gives no fucks and is hilarious while doing it.
The response to his portrayal of the comic book character was beyond positive and I believe he is whom many people will come back for if the show gets picked up for a second season.
There weren't a lot of reactions to Ellen Page's character because she is the only adopted sibling who apparently has no powers, leaving her storyline to be a little on the sad side, to be honest.
I didn't want to spoil anything but absolutely had to include this reaction:
watching the umbrella academy like pic.twitter.com/wafdG5CHAn— gene with one n (@stellaviatores) February 19, 2019
It's been two years since Page's last Netflix feature, Tallulah, and it looks like she chose a great followup to the 2016 dramedy.
Will you be watching The Umbrella Academy? Have you already seen it? Who out there has actually read the comic books? Tweet us your thoughts @MTLblog, we love to hear from you.