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    A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after their adoptive father, who trained them to save the world, dies.

    Starring Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, David Castaneda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton, John Magaro, Adam Godley, and Colm Feore.

    Premiered today.

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    vinny
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    I think I saw an ad for this. Something about a monkey butler

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    Anonymous
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    Lol, yeah, there is a monkey butler in it.

    So, done with the 1st 5 eps so far. The show is giving me a lot of Haunting of Hill House vibes although it’s not so dramatic and it’s not about ghosts but mild superpowers. It’s about 7 kids born on the same day, along with plenty others around the world, who get adopted by a billionaire who later on trains them when it comes to their powers. They grow up with him as their step-father and also have a step-mother. So basically it’s about a bunch of kids with complicated relationships with each other and their parents just like Hill House and the whole parents-children concept is indeed similar to Hill but I don’t wanna spoil with details.
    Now awards-wise, obviously such show isn’t the academy’s cup of tea, but I think it could get a couple tech noms such as make-up, visual effects and maybe production design. Acting-wise, the casting couldn’t be more spot on. Ellen Page doesn’t have a lot to do but she plays the character perfectly. Tom Hopper is surprisingly decent. Robert Sheehan is once again delicious, I love him, so underrated! The rest of the 3 siblings’ actors are also quite decent although I had never heard of them before. As of the 7th sibling’s actor, his role is small and is played by also an unknown actor, without giving anything away.
    Mary J. Blige and Cameron Britton have surprisingly great chemistry. Also great casting on Britton. I was afraid with Blige, but she does fine too.
    That’s it, it isn’t something wow, I find it very refreshing and entertaining though, though bear in mind, I’m far from done, got 5 eps left.

    Hopefully, other people watch too, otherwise I made this thread for nothing, lol.

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    Done, and blown away. The 1st 5 eps were a lil’ slow but in the end everything made sense. Rank: A.

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    vinny
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    Going to start watching tonight 🙂 Had to finish the other show I was watching before I started.

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    vinny
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    Will update this as I keep watching:
    “We Only See Each Other at Weddings and Funerals”: I loved this episode. A+
    “Run Boy Run”: : This was another great one. A+
    “Extra Ordinary”: Wasn’t feeling this one at all. My grade: B
    “Man on the Moon”: : Loved this one. A+
    “Number Five”:: Another one that I wasn’t feeling but that last half saved it. B

    Five to go 🙂

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    vinny
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    “The Day That Wasn’t”: Loved it. A+
    The Day That Was”: Loved it. A+
    “I Heard a Rumor”: Liked it. B+
    “Changes”: Liked it. B+
    “The White Violin”: Loved it A+

    Overall grade for the show A-

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    John Nguyen
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    I Heard a Rumor is definitely ellen page emmy tape if she ever gets nominated. She gives by far the best performance of her career in that

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    Mukund
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    I Heard a Rumor is definitely ellen page emmy tape if she ever gets nominated. She gives by far the best performance of her career in that

    I guess I’ll have to check it out then.

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    As someone over the age of 35, I’m mature enough to know that great works of literature and culture come in many forms – including comic books. The Umbrella Academy is rich, intriguing, and masterfully written. I will be among those watching.

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    Anonymous
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    The show isn’t happening at the Emmys, but I’m happy it’s a hit.

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    Anonymous
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    Officially renewed for a 2nd season. Expected.

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    I will bew looking for the new version. It’s a great movie and I prefer it to some similar such as Once Upon a Time.

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