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The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Parents Guide Review

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 takes a totally different direction than previous seasons, but this turn keeps the season fresh and enjoyable. Check out the details in my parents guide review.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Parents Guide

The Umbrella Academy season 3 drops on Netflix this Wednesday, June 22nd. After the cliffhanger viewers were left with after the season 2 finale, this season couldn’t have come fast enough and does a nice job of wrapping things up for many of its characters. Check out all the details in my parents guide review.

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The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Quotes

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Parents Guide

After putting a stop to 1963’s doomsday, the Umbrella Academy return home to the present, convinced they prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed this godforsaken timeline once and for all. But after a brief moment of celebration, they realize things aren’t exactly (okay, not at all) how they left them. Enter the Sparrow Academy. Smart, stylish, and about as warm as a sea of icebergs, the Sparrows immediately clash with the Umbrellas in a violent face-off that turns out to be the least of everyone’s concerns. Navigating challenges, losses, and surprises of their own – and dealing with an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc in the Universe (something they may have caused) — now all they need to do is convince Dad’s new and possibly better family to help them put right what their arrival made wrong. Will they find a way back to their pre-apocalyptic lives? Or is this new world about to reveal more than just a hiccup in the timeline?

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Parents Guide

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Age Appropriate Parents Guide

Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch The Umbrella Academy season 3.

Language: The Umbrella Academy season 3 contains strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: f*ck, b*tch, sh*t, a**h*le, c*nt, d*ck, c*ck, d*mn, and more.

Mature Content: The series continues its violent tone as seen in previous seasons. There is blood, gore, hand-to-hand combat, decapitations, slashing, stabbing, explosions, and another apocalypse. This season has less sexual content. There is an implied sexual encounter but nothing graphic and no nudity is shown. Characters do drink and drug use is shown this season, especially drugs being used to control some characters.

Overall Thoughts

Season 3 of The Umbrella Academy picks up right where season 2 left off, with the ragtag gang of quirky superheroes returning from the past to confront a new group of superheroes known as The Sparrows, who live in their home. Viewers may be a little overwhelmed at first, being introduced to a completely new team of siblings, but episode one does an okay job of introducing them, and fans are already familiar with one particular Sparrow who was lost in season 2, Ben. This season, audiences get to know Ben a lot more, but it isn’t the Ben they know and love. Instead, it is a more power-hungry Ben, who, quite frankly, is a major A-hole. Regardless, it is fun to watch him interact with the other siblings since he has only been able to connect through Klaus since his death.

Speaking of Klaus, if you didn’t love him before season 3 of The Umbrella Academy, you will have no other choice but to love him after finishing this season. The siblings have returned this season to their father having replaced them, and this realization brings much hurt and resentment to many members of the Academy. However, is the father they return to really the evil man they think they know? But Klaus doesn’t think so, and there are some heartfelt moments this season featuring him and Reginald Hargreeves bonding, which will tug at the heartstrings.

The Umbrella Academy season 3 also brings many romances for the siblings and some of the sweetest moments seen in the series so far. This season, Luther has a touching story arc, and as one of the least likable members of The Umbrella Academy, he gets his moment to shine this season, and fans will love it and him. Not every character, however, has their happily ever after this season, particularly for Allison, who is still dealing with the events she endured in season 2 and has returned to even more trauma, which leads to her having a chip on her shoulder this time around and taking out her grievances on everyone around her.

This season also brings plenty of tragedy. The writing is clever, smart, and unafraid to take risks, especially with killing off characters. I will not go further into this, as to not spoil the season for viewers, but every episode is filled with twists and turns and unexpected surprises. This season also sees the final goodbye of Vanya Hargreeves, as it was already known there would be a transition to Viktor Hargreeves after Elliot Page came out as transgender. Again, I will not go into details in an effort not to spoil the events to viewers, but I will say this topic was approached exactly how I would have wanted it to be.

The Umbrella Academy season 3 was not what this author expected, and at times it seemed to fall short of the standards set by the first two seasons, but it was still a lot of fun. The overall plot of this season seems to take a deliberate backseat to the various relationships being forged, either positive or negative, between the Umbrellas and the Sparrows. Ultimately, it doesn’t hinder the season as we are already familiar with the multiple timeline concepts from the first 2 seasons, and it presents the perfect opportunity to delve further into the characters this time around. Regardless, it still feels fun and fresh, even if there is decidedly less action this season.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Parents Guide