After months of hype, Netflix’s Umbrella Academy season 2 is here. The powered-up streaming series, inspired by a graphic novel from My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, follows a dysfunctional cast of superheroes who are trying to stop the apocalypse as a family. There’s also time traveling, a kindly primate butler (Adam Godley), and a pair of cranky assassins (Mary J. Blige and Mindhunter’s Cameron Britton) to deal with.
The Ellen Page-led series is clearly juggling many balls at once. Just one would be baffling — and we didn’t even get to the Westworld-style mom robot (Jordan Claire Robbins) — so all of these wild details mixed together for two 10-episode seasons could become absolutely confounding.