Hello everybody! Yesterday, I posted a message on my personal Facebook page about how I’m excited about July. The causes of my excitement revolved around my sister-in-law’s birthday, the release of Paper Mario on the Switch, and the return of The Umbrella Academy.
My excitement was taking to a whole new level when the latter’s Twitter gave me a clip that has a popular classic by 80’s teen queen Tiffany stuck in my head. The clip shows the cast of the Umbrella Academy re-enacting the “I Think We’re Alone Now” scene from season 1, episode 1.
If you don’t remember, the siblings were all in separate rooms, essentially moping. Luther (Tom Hopper) turns on the song and everyone, in their separate rooms, starts absolutely jammin’. Vanya (Ellen Paige) is dancing in the most emo way. It was a fantastic moment that sort of discretely displays the underlying bond between them.
Cut to the Umbrella Academy tweet (@UmbrellaAcad), we see the cast social distancing and dancing to the song. Ellen Paige’s moves brought me right back to the Academy. Tom’s “rock lobster” dance was hilarious. And don’t even get me started on beautiful Emmy Raver-Lampman’s (she plays Allison) amazing blond hair (yes, queen!). All of this groovin’ was part of the announcement for season 2, premiering July 31st on Netflix.
Why This Tweet is So Amazing!
With Covid-19 still looming over our heads, movies and tv shows have to re-think how they push and promote their respective projects. It’s not like last year, where the cast can show up at San Diego Comic-Con or go on huge press tours. The projects have to rely heavily on social media to get the word out.
A great way to build anticipation for a show is to take you back to a memorable scene. You may not remember every single scene in the show, but I bet you remember Klaus (Robert Sheehan) dancing with his father’s ashes. Or, Diego (David Castaneda) dancing as hard as he fights. Watching them go back to those moves makes me eager for the show’s return.
What I Want From Season 2
The way that season 1 ended, I’m hoping to at least catch a glimpse of my favorite dynamic duo, Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige) and Hazel (Cameron Britton). I also wonder what point in their past will they land. Will their father be in the picture? How will their present knowledge impact their past lives? How will they prevent Earth’s destruction? Will they dance to “I Think We’re Alone Now” again, but as little kids? Either way, the show’s Twitter has me fired up for July 31.
Wrapping It Up
Well, that’s it for my thoughts on Umbrella Academy season 2. If you want some more anime content, be sure to head over to Couch and Chill. I will see you later!