After subscribing to Disney+ (thanks to my husband), I am totally hooked to this video-on-demand over-the-top streaming service. The true beauty about such subscription TV is being able to choose what you want to watch and watching the old Disney Classic Movies. And if you don’t enjoy the series or movie, you can always pick something else to watch without having to sit through it.
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There are some great shows on Disney+ right now.
In June, I spent the whole month binge-watching all nine episodes of the Star Wars movies. Things make so much more sense when you are able to watch them in sequence. It allows you to follow the storyline more closely and piece the jigsaw puzzles together quickly. After binging on Star Wars movies, I moved on to other Disney movies like Frozen 2 and Mulan. Eventually, I started to binge-watch Disney+ original series. Some were awesome but some were just entertaining to watch.
Below are 5 recommended Disney+ original series which I personally enjoyed and have watched every episode of the series. A couple of the series, mentioned here, may not have received the approval of Rotten Tomatoes’s critics and did not make it to the list of must-watch Disney+ series on other websites, but everyone’s taste is different. You won’t know you like it till you watch it.
1. The Mandolorian (2019 til present)
Rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 93% (Season 1), 94% (Season 2)
This series is so good that I watched a few episodes in one sitting. There are two seasons of Mandalorian and each episode is so intense and enticing. The cinematography is beyond amazing and I love how different it is from other Star Wars movies and yet, still aligned with the whole epic Space opera storylines.
In brief, it is a story about a lone bounty hunter called Pedro Pascal who goes on the run after being hired to find ‘The Child’. There are full of twists and turns in every episode that makes you feel one with the force as you sit on your couch, nibbling on some pretzels.
2. The Mysterious Benedict Society (2021)
Rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
This is based on a Childrens’ book series by Trenton Lee Stewart. The story revolves around a man called Mr. Benedict who hopes to stop the Emergency with the help of four children. It’s a kid-friendly TV series that will get any child hooked on the story.
What is truly appealing about this series is probably the well-coordinated and flamboyant set. They have also chosen good child actors who are really into their roles. Because people might have already read the book before, the team behind the movie has to weave in some fresh elements to the set, props, music, and scenes to entice viewers to watch.
Personally, I find that it is a good TV series but some parts can be a little dry and long-winded.
3. Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021)
Rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
This is another stellar Star Wars TV animated series on a group of elite troopers with genetic mutations which eventually led them to behave differently from the other troopers. Even though it isn’t as intense and captivating as The Mandalorian, it is still a charming animated series with a good storyline.
This series taught us that there’s good in every bad. Season one is over and I can’t wait for season two!
4. WandaVision (2021)
Rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
WandaVision is a spin-off from the Marvel movie series. If you are a fan of Marvel, you will enjoy this one. I personally have not caught up with all the Marvel movies but I hope to, soon. Like Star Wars, this series is done to fill in all the story gaps in the Marvel Cinematic Universe story leading up to the Avengers: End Game.
It is the first television series produced by Marvel Studios and you can expect more to come. Loki is another fantastic TV series from the Marvel Cinematic Universe too.
This sitcom mainly features Wanda and Vision who try to start a new life in the suburban town, three weeks after the events of The Endgame where half of the human population just disintegrates and disappeared.
5. Diary of a Future President (2021)
Rating on Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
I thought this series is meant for just teenagers because it is pretty much quite similar to High School Musical except that it’s more relevant to today’s societal issues. It is more than just a chick flick just for high school girls who aspire to be a leader. I find it interesting that it not only zooms in on the life of a girl who one day became a president but it also talks about the life of her parents. The issues they faced are real and sometimes it can be rather inspirational for both parents and teens.
If you are having a hard time managing your teens as parents, then you should watch this series which accurately reflects the hard cold realities of life.
And these are my 5 favourite Disney+ TV series picks! I had to come up with this because I could not find a better one elsewhere online!