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1You need to watch Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy

I’ve spent the past couple of days hooked on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, a comic adaptation which takes an unusually serious, almost philosophical approach to examining the lives of its band of superhumans.

It’s good, really good in fact, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. It’s got a great cast, goes into some really interesting areas and has a unique, compelling visual style. It’s one of those shows that reveals its secrets gradually, with mysteries built on riddles and enigmas. The best approach is to simply dive straight in but, should you need a little more convincing, here’s a list of seven reasons to watch The Umbrella Academy on Netflix.

After first discovering gaming on a second-hand Sinclair Spectrum, Alec quickly moved onto Gameboys and PlayStations. It was Sony’s little wonder box that really kickstarted his passion though and he’s been a PS man ever since. He loves games with strong stories and loses a ridiculous number of hours every year trying to revive Sheffield United’s glory days on FIFA.