It’s only been a few weeks since Bird Box and Netflix already has a new hype lined up for us: Umbrella Academy! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of this show. If you haven’t looked at it yet, let me give you some reasons why you should probably move it up in your backlog.
It’s Based On A Comic Book
That’s always a good thing, right? Comic books usually have more fleshed out characters, and Umbrella Academy is no exception to this rule. This particular comic book series, however, was written by Gerard Way – yes, the guy from My Chemical Romance.
The Tone Is Unique
This series takes the best parts of all superhero movies we’ve seen and mixes them effortlessly. You have Marvel’s light moments, DC/Watchmen’s darker mood, and it has a nice sci-fi sauce added to it.
The Cast Is Amazing
It stars Mary J Blige, Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan (Nathan from Misfits), … Either one of those actors would be enough to warrant a watch.