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Umbrella Academy Review – Coffee, Dinner & a Cult (2 x 06)

(L-R): Five, Alison, Klaus, Luther, Diego, and Vanya in an elevator moments before reuniting with Reginald Hargreeves. Image c/o Netflix.
Reginald Hargreeves invites the siblings for a meeting in episode 206 "A Light Supper."

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In episode 206 of Umbrella Academy, the siblings are invited by Reginald Hargreeves for “a light supper” after Five cryptically quotes Homer’s Odyssey in ancient Greek at the end of episode 4 to alarm his father, which definitely catches his attention. Turns out, Reginald insisted his children read the aforementioned book when they were younger, which he also did with Pogo in episode 5.

Allison Shows Ray Her Powers

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After the opening sequence showed how Allison and Ray met when she first arrived in 1961, Allison tells Ray everything about her and the future. Ray finds everything hard to believe, including the presidency of Barack Obama, which Allison divulges.

Ray then demands proof of Allison’s powers, so Allison humors him by going shopping at a whites-only haberdashery and she uses her powers on the store clerk, which triggers a shopping montage as Ray tries on everything at the store. Ray questions why she doesn’t use her powers for the civil rights movement and Allison responds by showing him.

They go back to the diner where they organized a sit-in during episode 3, the dark side of Allison’s powers surfaces, and Ray gets scared off and asks her if she used her powers on him, she truthfully assured him she never did, but Ray remains wary.

Klaus Tries To Disband His Cult

The comedic highlight of the episode, Klaus, for once, tries to do the right thing and agrees to release the cult he created (Destiny’s Children) from his influence. Ben is ecstatic of his decision and is supportive of Klaus for the first time.

However, as Klaus admits his fraudulence to his followers they interpret it as prophetic words of wisdom veiled as an introspective lesson. They slowly begin admitting “I’m a fraud” one-by-one, which frustrates both Klaus and Ben as Klaus says to him, “I tried dude.”

Clearly, Klaus’ charisma has deeply entrenched his followers into delusional group-think, which could complicate things for him and potentially affect the timeline.

*Side notes from this story arc:

  • Ben has developed a crush on Jill, one of Klaus’ followers, which is the reason why he wants the cult to break up.
  • David visits the cult hoping to find answers from Klaus, but they end up in an argument about laying one’s life down for their country.
  • A frustrated Ben accidentally discovers he might be capable of possessing Klaus when he tried to attack him, and hilariously says the line:

“I think I was inside of you.”

A Light Supper

Despite nearly everyone hesitating to go, the Hargreeves siblings all decide to take up Reginald’s invitation and have dinner with him.

In a tension breaking moment, Luther passes gas in the elevator because he’s nervous of meeting face-to-face with their father again. The rest of the team is shown rushing out of the elevator as soon as it opens.

During the meeting, they discuss why they’ve been pursuing Reginald, and why they’ve been referring to him as his father. Five reveals their history as the Umbrella Academy, and how Reginald created them, but his doubts remain. So to try to prove it, the siblings show some of their powers.

  • Diego throws a knife that narrowly misses Reginald.
  • Five teleports to stop Diego from fully attacking Reginald after he insults Diego’s aim.
  • Allison rumors Diego into punching himself because he comments “she never uses it.”
  • Vanya demonstrates the improved control of her powers, which her siblings are still (hilariously) traumatically scared of.
  • Ben possesses Klaus to tell alert everyone of his presence, and he and Klaus pass out.

EMOTIONAL BREAKTHROUGHS

Also during dinner, Luther, Diego, and Five have varying emotionally-charged moments with Reginald.

  • Reginald verbally breaks down Diego’s psyche by telling him he’s a delusional fool with a hero complex, so his stutter momentarily returns and his father’s influence over him is clearly still profound.
  • Luther, in his first act of paternal defiance, stands up to Reginald and shows him his ape body to tell Reginald he holds him responsible for it.
  • In a surprisingly cathartic moment, Five and Reginald have a private discussion (because Reginald sees Five as the most sensible of the group), and the two share a moment of mutual respect and understanding. They have a meaningful drink of cognac together, and when Five asks Reginald for advice regarding time-travel, he tells him:

“Start small… seconds, not decades. A lot can be done in a few seconds… One can topple empires. One can even fall in love.”

Other Noteworthy Events:

  • The Handler gives Elliott’s address to the Swedes, so they can kill Diego. Instead, the Swedes find Elliott alone at home and kill him at the end of the episode to send a message to the Hargreeves.
  • Sissy and Vanya are seen being intimate together by Carl, which can only mean bad news.
  • Five approaches the Handler at the end of the episode and agrees to assassinate the Commission’s board of directors.

VERDICT: 9.0/10

This is arguably the most tension-filled and eventful episode of the season so far, and the interactions between the Hargreeves siblings and their father is a rewatchable scene that’s packed with a lot of great dialogue and tidbits of comedy and drama. Klaus shines especially in this episode as he delivers some quotable lines.


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Lorenz Bacani is a pop-culture enthusiast who's trying to watch as many good comic-book movies and TV shows as superhumanly possible. He received a bachelor's degree in Journalism and New Media at California Baptist University. Wrote for a news tabloid, worked for a couple of non-profits, and dabbled in some photography (mostly for Instagram purposes). He is probably currently binge-watching an old TV show for nostalgia.

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Spring showers bring plenty of new content your way this April. 

So, who is ready to do some serious binge-watching? We didn’t practice for this all of 2020 to give up now! Especially because there are some really great TV shows premiering and a handful of highly-anticipated shows returning! 

Here’s what’s on tap!

 

TV

Law & Order: Organized Crime – NBC (April 1)

Has there been a more anticipated TV return? Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) returns to the NYPD and joins a new task force while reuniting with ex-partner Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). 

 

 

Manifest – NBC (April 1)

What happened to Flight 828? TV’s biggest mystery continues into season 3. Ben pursues a tail fin that may have belonged to the plane he was on while the rest of the passengers continue to follow Callings.

 

Home Economics – ABC (April 7)

The new comedy series looks at the uncomfortable and frustrating relationship between three adult siblings from the Hayworth family. 

 

Kung Fu – The CW (April 7)

The reboot of the 1970s drama of the same name stars Legacies actress Olivia Liang as Nicky Shen, a young Chinese-American woman who drops out of college and travels to a monastery in China only to return home to San Francisco and find it overrun by crime. As she doles out justice, she finds herself the target of an assassin.

 

Rebel – ABC (April 8)

Katey Sagal stars as Annie “Rebel” Bello, a blue-collar legal attorney who ruthlessly fights for the cases she believes in. The series is inspired by the life of Erin Brockovich.

 

Them – Amazon Prime (April 9)

The limited horror anthology hails from Lena Waithe and finds a black family in the 1950s moving into a white neighborhood in L.A. where they not only have to deal with terrible neighbors but also supernatural forces that mean to do them harm. 

 

Fear the Walking Dead – AMC (April 11)

Season 6B picks up with John Dorie reuniting with an old friend who helps him through a dark moment. 

 

The Circle – Netflix (April 14)

The highly-addictive reality series, described as Big Brother meets Catfish, returns for a second season. Contestants move into the same apartment building but never meet face-to-face as they’re only allowed to communicate through a special social media app. 

 
 

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me – Netflix (April 14)

The sitcom, inspired by Jamie Foxx’s relationship with his daughter, Corinne, finds him playing the role of a single dad and cosmetics brand owner who must navigate raising a teen daughter. 

 

Younger – Paramount+ (April 15)

The seventh and final season of Younger wraps up Liza’s journey at Empirical/Millennial and hopefully reveals if she ends up with #TeamJosh or #TeamCharles once and for all. 

 

Big Shot – Disney+ (April 16)

John Stamos moves on from Uncle Jesse in a new role former men’s basketball coach who gets fired and is forced to become a coach at an elite all-girls school. If you’re looking for a new sports drama with heart, look no further.

 

Cruel Summer – Freefrom (April 21)

Hailing from executive producer Jessica Biel, Freeform’s newest thriller takes the spot left behind by Pretty Little Liars. Set in the 90s, it follows the disappearance of a popular and charming girl and the nerdy wannabe who is blamed for the crime. 

 

Shadow & Bone – Netflix (April 23)

In the fantasy series, based on a book of the same name, sinister forces plot against a young woman who has the powers to unite her world. 

 

93rd Oscars – ABC (April 25)

As they say in show biz, the award show must go on. The 93rd Oscars, which originally mandated an in-person attendance amid the coronavirus pandemic, have reversed course and are allowing remote participation. 

 

The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu (April 28)

June and her fellow Handmaids go beyond the walls of Gilead following an uprising as they seek freedom in the dystopian series.

 

MOVIES

Concrete Cowboy – Netflix (April 2)

Stranger Things‘ Caleb McLaughlin stars as a teen who befriends a community of Black cowboys in Philadelphia when he stays with his estranged dad (played by Idris Elba) for the summer.

 

Thunder Force – Netflix (April 9)

Dynamic duo Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer are former childhood best friends who invent a formula that gives them superhero powers. 

 

Stowaway – Netflix (April 22)

A stowaway crashes a mission to Mars and risks the lives of the whole crew on-board. The sci-fi thriller stars Anna Kendrick and Daniel Dae Kim.

 

Without Remorse – Amazon Prime (April 30)

Michael B. Jordan stars as John Clark, an elite NAVY Seal who uncovers a covert plot while investigating the death of his pregnant wife.


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We’ve got some elite news!

Spanish drama Elite has been renewed for a fifth season at Netflix!

The news isn’t all that shocking considering the drama, set in the ritzy private school of Las Encinas in Spain, is one of the streamer’s best performing Spanish originals. 

Not only is the cast incredible, the first few seasons were hinged around an intoxicating murder mystery and plenty of steamy love scenes. 

The renewal comes ahead of the fourth season, which currently doesn’t have a premiere date. In 2020, filming was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and an outbreak on set.

It’s possible the series will return in the spring/summer of 2021. 

The upcoming season will see a handful of familiar faces including Samu (Itzan Escamilla), Guzman (Miguel Bernardeau), Omar (Omar Ayuso), Rebeca (Claudia Salas), and Ander (Aron Piper) as they were held back due to their shenanigans. The drama will also welcome new students Manu Ríos , Carla Díaz , Martina Cariddi and Pol Granch to shake things up. 

Deadline also reports that the fifth season has added Argentinan actress Valentina Zenere (Soy Luna) and Brazilan actor André Lamoglia (Juacas) to its cast.

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What to Watch in March 2021 Guide: Good Girls, Coming 2 America, The Irregulars, and MORE!

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Can you believe it’s almost March?

2021 is flying by, and I have to credit the fact that there has been so much good television available!

Despite COVID-19 still holding a grasp on the world, plenty of our favorite TV shows were able to return to production and deliver outstanding seasons that are keeping us entertained every single day of the week. 

March sees a return of some favorites on primetime along with some new additions to streaming. 

Here’s everything to watch on March 2021: 

 

TV

Debris – NBC (March 1)

Calling all sci-fi fans! Two international agents are tasked with investigating mysterious wreckage that falls from the sky. As British agent Finola Jones and American agent Bryan Beneventi lead the charge to track down all the debris scattered across the Western Hemisphere, they realize it’s a race against time!  

 

The Voice – NBC (March 1)

The singing competition returns for season 20 with Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, John Legend, and Kelly Clarkson at the helm! 

 

Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell – Netflix (March 1)

The documentary on famed rapper The Notorious B.I.G. celebrates his life and tracks his journey to rap king alongside rare footage and in-depth interviews. 

 

New Amsterdam – NBC (March 2)

With the pandemic still in full-swing, season 3 kicks off with a plane crash in the East River.

 
 
Wandavision – Disney Plus (March 5)
 
One of the longest episodes of the season marks the season finale of the series as it embarks into full MCU territory. 
 

 
 

Good Girls – NBC (March 7)

Your favorite suburban criminals are back for season 4! Beth, Ruby, and Annie continue their life of crime by pouring themselves into Boland Bubbles to wash money for “homeboy.” With the FBI hot on their trail, will they find a way to stay above water?

 

Station 19 and Grey’s Anatomy – ABC (March 11) 

After going on hiatus in December, the Shondaland shows return with a crossover that tackles the issue of human trafficking.

 

A Million Little Things – ABC (March 11)

After a nearly three-month wait, A Million Little Things is finally getting new episodes and it’s going to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Per the synopsis: “As [the virus] becomes more widespread across the U.S., Boston goes into lockdown putting Rome’s movie in jeopardy and forcing Maggie to return home from Oxford. Because the hospitals are overwhelmed with patients, Eddie’s back surgery is cancelled, leading him to take desperate measures to cope with the severe pain.

 

Love Alarm – Netflix (March 12)

The popular K-drama about an app that alerts people if someone in the area likes them returns for its second season on Netflix!

 

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal – Netflix (March 17)

You’re familiar with the college bribery scandal that brought down Aunt Becky and other wealthy parents who stopped at nothing to get their children into top-tier universities. The documentary synopsis reads: “Using an innovative combination of interviews and narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Singer and his clients, Operation Varsity Blues offers a rare glimpse into the enigmatic figure behind a scheme that exposed the lengths wealthy families would go to for admission into elite colleges, and angered a nation already grappling with the effects of widespread inequality.”

 

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Episode 1 and 2 – Disney Plus (March 19)
 

The highly-anticipated Marvel action series brings together Falcon and the Winter Soldier, who “team up for a global adventure that will test their survival skills — as well as their patience.” Starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, the action picks up after the events of “Avengers: Endgame” with the first two episodes airing on the streamer on March 19 and March 26, respectively.

 

 

The Irregulars – Netflix (March 26)

The Sherlock Holmes spin-off series follows a group of “troubled street teens” who are wrapped into solving crimes and saving London from supernatural elements by the “sinister Doctor Watson.”

 

Pooch Perfect – ABC (March 30)

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson is set to host this dog grooming reality competition that’s based on a UK competition of the same name (also hosted by Wilson). The episodes will spotlight 10 dog groomers around the country competing in challenges. 

 

Movies

Coming 2 America – Amazon Prime (March 5)

Comedic geniuses Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall reunite as Akeem and Semmi to take audiences back to Zamunda, the royal country made popular in the 80s. It’s worth the watch if only for nostalgia’s sake. 

 

Raya and the Last Dragon – Disney Plus (March 5)

After being delayed the coronavirus pandemic, the film will finally debut months later. It’ll premiere simultaneously on Disney+ Premier Access and in theaters on the same day! Per the synopsis: ” Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it’s up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.”

 

Moxie – Netflix (March 3)

Amy Poehler lends her talents to a second Netflix original about a shy 16-year-old who is inspired by her mom’s rebellious past and publishes an anonymous zine to tackle sexism inside the high school hallways. 

 

Yes Day – Netflix (March 12) 

Saying “no” to your kids can be difficult, so parents Allison (played by Jennifer Garner) and Carlos give their kids one day where they say “yes” to all their requests.

 

Paper Lives (Kağıttan Hayatlar) – Netflix (March 15)

The Turkish drama finds warehouse worker Mehmet (starring Çağatay Ulusoy) working in an impoverished neighborhood where he becomes responsible for a small boy.

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