Hands down who’s been surprised by how much awesome stuff there is on Disney Plus? Me too. The House of Mouse has released some really great TVs recently, and this month’s selection is no exception.
Here are three very different shows to stream this weekend, all of which have arrived on Disney+ this month and all of which you’ll be glad you watched. Whether you fancy a moving drama based on real events, a comedy so good the critics gave it 100% for everything, or the freshest and funniest superhero show you haven’t discovered yet, here are my picks of the latest Disney+ Culture.
1. Only Kills In The Building Season 2
With an astounding 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating for Season 1 and Season 2, Only Murders In The Building is a bona fide hit. The first season followed three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly found themselves wrapped up in one, and season 2 picks up where the first left off. Many reviewers say that one of the reasons the second season is so enjoyable is that the characters were so established in the first season, so it’s not one to get cold feet if you haven’t already seen S1. Luckily, it’s also here on Disney+, so there’s even more good stuff to watch. A reviewer says it might be the smartest, most satisfying sitcom since Seinfeld.
2. Ms. Marvel
My friends have very strong opinions about comic book movies, and all of them love this new Disney+ superhero series. Don’t be fooled by the review site’s ratings on this one – the show has been targeted by some of the worst people on earth in a coordinated campaign of criticism attacks for no other reason than because the titular Ms. Marvel is a Muslim girl. woman – unless you look at the reviews, which are currently at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus is that this is a fresh and fun addition to the MCU; according to Eric Francisco of Inverse, “Ms. Marvel isn’t reinventing the superhero wheel. Instead, she’s dipping it in gold and dazzling it with eye-melting visuals.” It’s a coming-of-age story for people who came of age in the MCU era, and its embrace of Kamala’s backstory and legacy makes it much more interesting, more original, and more thoughtful than the average superhero series.
When we get up
Some of the best shows on Disney+ are based on real events, and When We Rise is a prime example. It’s a gripping and beautifully performed ensemble piece that follows the triumphs and tragedies of the men and women who helped pave the way for LGBT+ rights in America. The cast is packed with excellent actors including Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths, Austin McKenzie, Emily Skeggs, Jonathan Majors, Fiona Dourif, Michael K. Williams and Whoopi Goldberg; producers include Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and Gus “Good Will Hunting” Van Sant and it received largely positive reviews upon its first terrestrial release on ABC. As the New York Times put it, “At its best, it’s also a timely statement that identity is not just an abstraction but a matter of family, livelihood, life and death. “. Although the series begins in the 1970s, When We Rise is equally relevant to the times we currently live in.