Why You Should Watch ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ The Biggest Streaming Show Right Now

The hit Netflix series gives us superheroes like we've never seen before

We're utterly and unabashedly obsessed with The Umbrella Academy. When Netflix announced that they are adapting the bestselling comic book series by Gerard Way (yup, he's the lead singer of My Chemical Romance) and Gabriel Bá, our interest was piqued. Finally a superhero show that isn't from Marvel or DC! And the cast includes big stars like Ellen Page and Mary J. Blige! But nothing prepared us for the big wave of love we'd feel towards the show. And we're definitely not alone. Umbrella Academy has been reported to be the most popular and raved-about streaming series right now, based on the opening week demand. If you haven't seen the 10-episode first season yet, first of all, what are you doing? Let us convince you why you need to be watching it right now.

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3. The incredible soundtrack

Knowing Gerard Way plays a significant part in the creation of the show, you can fully expect Umbrella Academy to have a killer soundtrack. Unfortunately for My Chemical Romance fans, there are no MCR songs used in the first season, but Way does cover more than one hit song that do get featured. The soundtrack includes a range of songs from classics to contemporary ones, many of them used very centrally to add to the mood of the scene. Those are also the songs that have gained greater popularity in sales and streams thanks to Umbrella Academy! We’re thinking of tracks like “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid, and “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany. The latter features in the iconic dance scene in the very first episode:

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