Original Content podcast: The Umbrella Academy returns for a messy-but-delightful second season

The first season of The Umbrella Academy had its flaws, but empathetic portrayals of its seven superhero siblings (all adults bearing the emotional scars of an upbringing under their strict adoptive father Reginald Hargreeves) more than made up for its meandering plot.
In season two, which recently launched on Netflix, the Umbrella Academy has been transported to Dallas in the early 1960s, where the Hargreeves must once again try to repair their familial bonds while also averting a nuclear apocalypse an apocalypse that they themselves may be causing.
Once again, the show takes a while to get good, with early episodes that keep our heroes apart and take a few too many digressions into the world of the JFK assassination and Jack Ruby. But once the Umbrella Academy is reunited and especially after they get a chance to confront a younger version their father the story moves full speed ahead to a spectacular and moving finale.
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