The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Review: Clash of the Umbrellas and Sparrows in a Messy Timeline

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H Min, Colm Feore, Ritu Arya, Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez, Cazzie David, Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton, Jordan Claire Robbins. Created by Steve Blackman, the third season has 10 episodes. The episodes are directed by Jeremy Webb (ep 1), Cheryl Dunye (2,3), Sylvain White (4,5), Jeff F. King (6, 10), Kate Woods (7), Paco Cabezas (8,9).

The synopsis reads, “Back at the Academy, the Umbrellas clash with a new squad of Hargreeves siblings as a mysterious force begins to wreak havoc on the city.”

Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Review Contains No Spoilers

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Episode 1 begins where the last episode of season 2 ends. After saving the world again, Number 5 and his siblings return home only to find out it’s not their home. In fact, it’s not even their academy, and their father, Reginal Hargreeves (Colm Feore), doesn’t even recognise them. It’s not the Umbrella Academy but The Sparrow Academy.

For months, the show’s creators have teased us with the Umbrella Academy Vs Sparrow Academy premise. Today, we finally get to watch it. It turns out that our team of Umbrellas landed in the wrong timeline and created a paradox. We now understand why Number 5 appears so furious in the trailer. Things never go well for them after saving the world, isn’t it?

The introduction to the Sparrows is done in style. In just 10 minutes of the episode, a sudden dance sequence will make you laugh out loud. Once you watch the dance number break out, you know the season will be crazier than the last two seasons.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Still 1

Also Read: Obi Wan Kenobi Episode 6 Review: Another Showdown With Lightsaber Fight

The Sparrows are equally powerful, messed up and hilarious as the Umbrellas. That’s why it is interesting to watch the face-off. Number Five is sick of saving the world and desperately wants to retire. Vanya comes out as a transgender man Viktor in a wonderful manner. That is one of the most stand-out scenes of season 3. Similarly, each Umbrella member is going through/experiencing something.

After stopping the apocalypse twice, the Umbrellas not only have to deal with the Sparrows but save the world again. Given that their existence in the incorrect timeline has no significance, it may bring out the best or the worst in them. The makers explored every character and their experiences/challenges extensively in season 3. Up until the final episode, the show focused more on the individual than the apocalyptic aspect.

Even though The Umbrella Academy Season 3 looks promising and thrilling to watch, it is a baffling premise. With every episode, several questions are raised about the plot and the characters. However, hardly any of them are answered in the end. Due to this, the last episode comes off as a big question mark. But what’s interesting is that not only us but even the characters are confused about whatever is happening.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 still 2

Also Read: The Broken News Ending Explained, Will Zee5 Renew the Show?

Coming to performances, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five has been the energy and driving force behind the show since season 1. He only gets better, ruder and angrier with every season. We learn that he’s also fed up of saving the world repeatedly. Elliot Page yet again delivers an impactful performance as Viktor. From season 1, the development of Page’s character has been brilliant.

Justin H Min is more in season 3 but as Ben from the Sparrows. He’s nothing like the Ben we know of the Umbrellas. Min’s character is full of himself. Yet he makes it hard to dislike Ben because he’s still so adorable! Actors Robert Sheehan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, David Castañeda, Tom Hopper, Colm Feore and Ritu Arya are fantastic in their respective roles.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Review: Final Thoughts

Overall, The Umbrella Academy Season 3 is about a chaotic timeline where the team Umbrella must confront multiple difficulties. The third season took a different approach to the “save the world” storyline than the first two. However, there are lingering questions which we hope the makers answer in the upcoming season. Yes, the chances of next season happening are high because the show ends on cliffhangers. To put it simply – it’s just the beginning of the end.

Season 3 is now streaming on Netflix.

Also Read: Masoom Ending Explained: Who is Gunwant’s Murderer? Who Dies in the End?

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.




The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Review: The timeline messes with the saviours of the world.

Leave a Reply


Pirate Gold of Adak Island: Viewers are Freaking Out Over Netflix’s Latest Documentary

Since Netflix released its docuseries Pirate Gold of Adak Island, viewers have had mixed reactions to the show. Read on to know all about it.

Pirate Gold of Adak Island: Did Netflix Release a Scripted Docuseries? Read On

Is the latest Netflix Docuseries Pirate Gold Of Adak Island scripted? Read on to our thoughts on the show.

Pirate Gold of Adak Island Season 2: Will the Netflix Docuseries Return to Find Missing Treasure?

Will the Netflix Docuseries return for Pirate Gold of Adak Island Season 2? Read on to find out.

When is The Girl in the Picture Coming on Netflix? Read to Know About the Crime Documentary

Girl in the Picture is an upcoming crime documentary on Netflix. Here's everything you need to know about the film.

3 Shows Like Pirate Gold of Adak Island That Will Blow Away Your Minds

Looking for more exploration shows like Pirate Gold of Adak Island to watch? Then read on to know 3 more shows like the Netflix series.
The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Review: Clash of the Umbrellas and Sparrows in a Messy TimelineThe Umbrella Academy Season 3 Review: The timeline messes with the saviours of the world.