Supermen Explain Things To Me

Alex Mell-Taylor
8 min readFeb 20, 2019

A Review of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy is about a dysfunctional family, but more than that, it’s a very direct critique of the superhero genre in general. The central question of the show: “What would happen if you actually raised superpowered children to fight crime?” is answered with a resounding “Well, they would be fucked up.” This rare and refreshing critique, however, is firmly…