Star Wars: Visions brings anime-style lightsaber action to Disney Plus this week.
When a new week startshas much of shows to watch including and . Marvel fans can also look forward to one of cartoons jumping through the multiverse to explore alternate realities that branch off from the familiar .
Fans of a distant galaxy can also look forward to it, a series of anime shorts released on Wednesday, September 22nd.
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John Stamos stars in this sports dramedy that hits just the right notes. At the center is a basketball coach – for once named Marvyn Korn – whose bad mood sees him fired from the highest level of college basketball. His next appearance takes him to a team at a private high school for girls. The transition is neither the gentlest nor the most original, but it is the performances and sane spirit that make Big Shot a sweet to look at. All 10 episodes are available now, with a second season expected to appear next year.
A sequel to the ’90s films, The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers stars Emilio Estevez as the original Ducks trainer Gordon Bombay. A new team of underdogs brings the rejections together. Who do you hire as a trainer? You get a guess. With Lauren Graham making some of the laughs, it’s surprisingly layered, full of seriousness and nostalgia. The 10 episodes of the first season are now available, a second season has been confirmed.
The first animated series from Marvel Cinematic Universe is immersed in different timelines in an epically entertaining anthology series in the style of Twilight Zone. From Peggy Carter to the Super Soldier Formula to Zombie Avengers, each episode has a unique sense of adventure and offers exciting opportunities for the future of the MCU. The first season with nine episodes runs until October.
The bad batch (2021-)
This new Star Wars series is a spin-off of the acclaimed The Clone Wars. In the same CGI-animated style, The Bad Batch follows a squad of elite clone soldiers, all of whom have genetic defects that may or may not give them special abilities. By Dave Filoni, producer of The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch even features Fennec Shand (voiced by Ming-Na Wen) from the live action show. A more than solid 16 episode distraction that should particularly please those delving deeper into Star Wars lore, it has been extended for a second season.
WandaVision is the first in a spate of Marvel Cinematic Universe shows in which Wanda and Vision bounce through the ages of sitcom television in nine weekly episodes, beginning in the black and white ’50s. Why are the most powerful heroes on earth now a housewife and a suit doing a nondescript job? It could have something to do with a grieving Wanda reaction to – spoilers – Vision’s death in Avengers: Endgame. Strange, funny and loaded with Easter eggs, WandaVision delivers your money.
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Disney’s second major Marvel show features six episodes of much better-known superhero fare. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier brings together Sam Wilson, aka Falcon, and Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier, in a global buddy comedy adventure. The action, the jokes, and the threat to the world are all there, but it simmers with a touch of social commentary.
The god of mischief of the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets his long-awaited solo adventure after his reality-shattering escape in Avengers: Endgame. With a group of temporary cops determined to correct the schedule, Loki is faced with the consequences over six episodes. The chemistry between actors Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson is key to the charm of this show, and Marvel fans will find plenty to love.
Six super-powered teenagers team up to battle their criminal parents – that is the intriguing premise of Marvel’s Runaways. Eventually the team runs and escapes their parents, as well as Morgan le Fay and other villains. Despite his occasional reliance on standard superhero storytelling throughout its three seasons, this strong ensemble will grow on you along with the broader Marvel Cinematic Universe references and general exciting action.
Criminally short with two seasons, Marvel’s agent Carter gave snazzy Peggy Carter the chance to show off her action-hero side. After their love for Steve Rogers sacrifices itself at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, it reveals Peggy’s adventurous life in 1940s New York while working with the genius scientist Howard Stark and his butler Jarvis. Hayley Atwell has a sense of sassy fun in this stylish Marvel TV gem.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (2019—)
If you don’t like the High School Musical film series then this mockumentary might be a little more your thing. Especially because it’s a winking look at a group of music theater students performing a musical inspired by the films in the exact same school where the films were made. Even so, it doesn’t deviate too far from its source material and shows a romance between its two main actors – Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett. Glee fans will find plenty to explore in the two seasons (and two specials), with a third on the way.
Marvel continues its wonderful relationship with the TV series community, using stars Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs to not star but direct episodes of a new documentary series. In eight episodes, Marvel 616 explores how much comics and movies have influenced culture. From the journey to Captain Marvel and female portrayal to mesmerizing versions of Marvel comics in other countries, Marvel 616 is a piece of life fans around the world will identify with.
With National Geographic content from Disney Plus comes Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a 13-part sequel to Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the documentary series updates the milestone of the 1980s scientific documentation. Stunning CGI supports the storytelling approach to the triumphs and failures of humanity in science.
Loosely based on the 80s film of the same name (based on Tom Wolfe’s bestseller), The Right Stuff shows you the dark side of the early days of the US space program. In eight episodes, we follow the Mercury Seven – seven pilots accepted into the space program – and the impact that competitive jobs and media monitoring have on their families. While it’s not exactly breaking new ground, The Right Stuff is a nice, competent look at NASA in the 50s and 60s.
The show, which introduced Baby Yoda into the pop culture stratosphere, built its foundations on a foundation of lavish action and lavish space western visuals. The eponymous lone bounty hunter finds his soft side when he protects his precious green alien baby from those who are on his heels. For sophisticated episodic storytelling in the Star Wars universe, The Mandalorian is just the thing. Two seasons are now available and a third is in preparation.
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If you’re into fairy tales reinvented for a modern setting, Once Upon a Time has a wide variety of classics (and frozen!) Covered over seven seasons. The story takes place in a coastal town with a forest not far from Emma Swan and her 10-year-old son. You will encounter magical objects like a Narnia closet and live action characters like Snow White, Prince Charming and the Evil Queen who have been transported into the real world. It’s up to Emma to help them break a curse that has stolen their memories. Charming, grab your tea and a blanket.
This Disney Channel classic isn’t coming back for a sequel, unfortunately, but that doesn’t take the fun of the original wholesome misadventures of teenage girl Lizzie McGuire and her friends Miranda and Gordo. Featuring creative monologues from a cartoon version of Lizzie, the two season show lets you peek into her heroine’s brain as she finds her identity and grows up.
See where it all started for Shia LaBeouf at Even Stevens. The comedy depends on the dynamic between siblings Louis (LaBeouf) and Ren (Christy Carlson Romano): Louis is the carefree troublemaker; Ren the high flyer of the A-Class. Delivered with great comic timing, this is a quintessential family comedy that will leave you amazed at LaBeouf’s natural talent in front of the camera for three seasons.
This late 90s sitcom pushes sweet nostalgia and also plays one of the coolest and cutest child actors out there. Tahj Mowry plays the young genius TJ Henderson and manages to be a likeable know-it-all. Comedy aside, TJ’s heart-to-heart is tearful with his single father. This three season show is a little dated, but it’s one of the best sitcoms starring a young black actor.
If you missed this classic sitcom in the early 90s, it’s time to meet her over at Disney Plus. Capturing the life of middle school student Cory Matthews, Boy Meets World ran over seven seasons and features realistic characters and relationships that branch and blossom into real-life lessons. For a nuanced sitcom that features some of the best curtain hairstyles of the 90s, this one is a must.
A Disney Channel show with hints of the X-Files? This gem from the late 90s is definitely worth a visit. This is how Weird stands out from other Disney Channel shows of the time with its dark tone and complicated narrative. It follows the teenage Fiona, who goes on tour with her rock star mom and encounters paranormal activity along the way. With original music and cult followers, this three season show should be on your radar.
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