Yourvisualization is covered – , starring Emma Stone, will be released Friday at Disney Plus Premiere Access. (Note: You should be prepared to shell out an increasing $ 30 of your subscription fee.) As for TV, these are new episodes from current streaming seasons.
, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and Big Shot are all quality shows with new episodes as we head into the weekend. If you wait again viewing, we are two weeks away from the premiere of . Scroll down for an idea of what to watch while waiting.
Big Shot (2021—)
John Stamos stars in this sports drama that hits all the right notes – and expected -. At the center is a basketball coach – unusually named Marvyn Korn – whose bad temper sees him fired from the highest level of college basketball. Her next gig takes her to a team at a private high school for girls. The transition isn’t the smoothest or the most original, but it’s the performance and healthy spirit that make Big Shot fun to watch.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers (2021-)
Yes, the Mighty Ducks are back. But luckily not as a remake. As a follow-up to the ’90s film, Game Changers stars Emilio Estevez as original Ducks coach Gordon Bombay, who now runs a low-level rink. The Mighty Ducks junior hockey team has gotten so good that they can be selective about who will join. The David to their Goliath, a new team of outsiders brings together the rejected, including 12-year-old Evan Morrow. Who do they recruit to coach? You get a guess. With Lauren Graham helping provide some of the laughs, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers is surprisingly layered, filled with seriousness and nostalgia.
The bad lot (2021—)
This new Star Wars series is a spin-off of the famous The Clone Wars. Using the same CGI animated style, The Bad Batch follows a squad of elite clone troopers who all have genetic flaws, which may or may not grant them special abilities. From The Mandalorian producer Dave Filoni, The Bad Batch even features Fennec Shand (voiced by Ming-Na Wen), from the live show. More than a solid diversion which should particularly satisfy those who wish to deepen their knowledge of Star Wars.
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Disney’s next big Marvel show is here, featuring six episodes of much more familiar Marvel dishes than the wackiest WandaVision. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier team up Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, and Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier, in a comedy-friendly globe-trotting adventure. The action, the jokes, and the threat to the world are all there, but underneath is a touch of social commentary simmering, especially when you see what happens to Captain America’s shield. It’s not all laughing either, as the episodic format leaves a little more time for Sam and Bucky’s personal life and the trauma they’ve had to overcome.
Outside of The Mandalorian, the reason you paid Disney Plus is here. WandaVision is the first in the promised barrage of premium Marvel Studios television series. Six Hours, broadcast over nine weekly episodes, find Wanda and Vision going through the eras of the TV sitcom, from the 1950s in black and white. Why are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes now housewife and costume working a nondescript day job? It might have something to do with – spoiler – Vision’s death in Avengers: Endgame and a grieving Wanda exploring the full extent of her reality-altering powers. Weird, funny and loaded with Easter eggs, WandaVision gives you what you pay for.
Six super powerful teens team up to fight off their criminal parents – that’s the intriguing premise of Marvel’s Runaways. Eventually, the team does a bit of racing, eluding his parents as well as Morgan le Fay and other villains. Despite its occasional reliance on standard superhero storytelling, this powerful set will grow on you, with the broader references of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and general thrilling action. If you are a fan of comics, you will be satisfied.
Criminally short in two seasons, Marvel’s Agent Carter gave whip-smart Peggy Carter a chance to show off her action hero side. After her sweetheart Steve Rogers sacrifices himself at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, the series focuses on Peggy’s adventurous 1940s life in New York City, where she embarks on a slightly dangerous gig while helping the scientist from genius Howard Stark and his butler Jarvis. Hayley Atwell channels a sense of cheeky fun into this stylish Marvel TV gem.
If its shaky first season lost you, maybe it’s time to give Agents of SHIELD another chance on Disney Plus. Finding its marks from the second season and growing from there, the series is a character-driven storytelling set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and co-created by Joss Whedon. A great cast, including Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennett, take on the enemies of SHIELD, from Hydra to the Kree.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (2019-)
If you’re not into the High School Musical movie series, then this mock documentary might be a little more your thing. Especially since it is an ironic look at a group of musical theater students staging a movie-inspired musical at the exact same school that the movies were made. Still, it doesn’t stray too far from its source material, featuring a romance between its two protagonists – Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett. Glee fans will find something to get on board.
Marvel continues its wonderful relationship with the television series Community, starring stars Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs not to star, but to direct episodes of a new documentary series. Marvel 616, a reference to Earth-616 – the primary Earth and Universe where Marvel’s multi-universe stories take place – examines how much the comics and movies have influenced culture. From the journey to Captain Marvel and female portrayal, to the fascinating versions of Marvel comics in other countries, Marvel 616 is a slice of life fans around the world will relate to.
With National Geographic content from Disney Plus, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey follows Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the documentary series updates the milestone of science documentaries of the 80s. The stunning CGI facilitates the narrative approach of mankind’s scientific triumphs and mistakes.
Loosely based on the ’80s film of the same name, The Right Stuff takes you into the gritty side of the early days of America’s space program. Over the course of eight episodes, we follow the Mercury Seven – seven pilots accepted into the space program – and the effect of competitive labor and media scrutiny on their families. While it doesn’t exactly work on new ground, The Right Stuff is a beautiful, competent take on NASA in the 50s and 60s.
The show that launched Baby Yoda into the pop culture stratosphere built its foundation on a foundation of abundant action and rich Western visuals. The titular lone bounty hunter finds his sweet side as he protects his precious green alien baby from those on his tail. For refined episodic storytelling in the Star Wars universe, The Mandalorian is perfect.
If you like fairy tales reimagined for modern decor, Once Upon a Time is a long-running series spanning a huge range of classics. And Frozen! Set in a seaside town with a forest nearby, the story follows Emma Swan and her 10-year-old son. They encounter magical items, like a wardrobe from Narnia, and live-action characters like Snow White, Prince Charming, and the Evil Queen, who have been transported to the real world. It’s up to Emma to help them break a curse that stole their memories. Lovely things to take with your tea and a blanket.
This Disney Channel classic is unfortunately no return for a series of suites, but that doesn’t take away any pleasure from the original healthy misadventures of teenage Lizzie McGuire and her friends Miranda and Gordo. With creative soliloquies from a cartoon version of Lizzie, the series lets you peek into her hero’s brain as she finds her identity and grows.
See where it all started for Shia LaBeouf in Even Stevens. The comedy revolves around the dynamic between siblings Louis (LaBeouf) and Ren (Christy Carlson Romano): Louis is the reckless mischief maker; The A-grade outperforming Ren. Delivered with superb comedic timing, this quintessential family comedy lets you marvel at LaBeouf’s natural talent on camera.
Slipping sweet nostalgia across the table, this late ’90s sitcom also stars one of the coolest and cutest child actors. Tahj Mowry plays the little genius TJ Henderson, managing to succeed by being a nice know-it-all. Comedy aside, TJ’s heart-to-heart with his single father is heartbreaking. It’s a bit dated, but this is one of the best sitcoms starring a young black actor.
If you missed that classic early ’90s sitcom, now is the time for some action on Disney Plus. Chronicle of the life of high school student Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World spanned seven seasons, portraying lifelike characters and relationships that branch out and blossom into real-life lessons. For a nuanced sitcom that showcases some of the best curtain hairstyles of the ’90s, Boy Meets World is a must.
A Disney Channel show with the X-Files comparisons? This late 90s gem is definitely worth a visit. So Weird sets itself apart from other Disney Channel shows of the era with its somber tone and complex narrative. He follows teenage Fiona as she tours with her rock star mother and encounters paranormal activity along the way. With original music and cult worship, So Weird should be on your radar.
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