So, we watched the first 2 episodes of ‘The Umbrella Acedemy’ last night. Maybe it’s just because I haven’t seen the whole series, but I thought it was horrible. We watched it with Vid angel, so it cut out the bad words, but the kids closed their eyes for the violent parts. Thing is, I didn’t enjoy the characters, so I couldn’t root for them, and I didn’t appreciate the use of bad language, plus the violence was unnecessary, and the plot was pretty slow. I tried to find something to enjoy or laugh at, but the siblings talked unkindly to each other the majority of the time, and smiling was an extremely rare occurrence.
It was, in short, kind of depressing. Bleh.
Not to say I’m against other people liking it, it’s just that I couldn’t find any real joy for me to want to watch it. For instance, even Stranger Things had likable characters, plus an exciting storyline, and the majority of the characters actually liked each other. The violence was kind of creepy, but it there was joy to feed off of, so I could focus on that.