What I will say though, although binging will take hours from you instantly, it does help you to catch up on shows you've never seen before or for a nice little recap. I gave myself a recap on this show for the first season as I couldn't remember all the details and wanted to be ready for season 2. I will go into season 1 ever so briefly, with mild spoilers before I go into my non-spoiler review. for season 2.
Imagine X-Men, a school for gifted children to hone their powers and do good in the world with said powers, The Umbrella Academy is a little like that. Sir Reginald Hargreeves The Monocle, an extremely cold-hearted eccentric billionaire industrialist and world-renowned scientist adopted 7 children out of 43, who were all born on the same day at the same time across the world. These 7 children were to have special abilities and he named them 1 through 7. Number 1 The Spaceboy aka Luther (Tom Hopper) is the leader of the bunch and is super strong. Number 2 The Kraken aka Diego (David Castañeda) can throw objects, usually knives with proficiency (somewhat bending their direction mid-air). Number 3 The Rumour aka Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) can control minds once she utters the words "I heard a rumour...". Number 4 The Seance aka Klaus (Robert Sheehan) can communicate with the dead. Number 5 The Boy aka Five (Aidan Gallagher) can travel through space and time. Number 6 The Horror aka Ben (Justin H. Min) can summon tentacle horrors from his body and Number 7 The White Violin aka Vanya (Ellen Page) has no powers.
One again, the people behind The Umbrella Academy have not only done a great job the second time around, they have managed to get the audience to empathise and care for pretty much every single character in the show to some degree. Some characters get a bit more to do than others and Klaus and Five are still the standouts, but they give Diego and Allison a bit more meat. Both characters end up having love/relationship angles to the story that do not feel forced. No scenes felt wasted as every scene led to something whether you saw it play out shortly afterwards or will have a role to play in the future. A highlight for me was a scene involving 5 and the board members. It felt like a scene from a movie I cannot say as it would give away the movie and what potentially happens in the show. With that said, a Season 3 is very welcomed and I actually hope they are quarantining now in order to make this happen so they can start shooting in a few weeks from now...WE NEED SEASON 3.
If you liked the first season, I don't see how you wouldn't like this season as they do expand on what came before, in more better ways than one.