The Best Five Shows to Marathon-Watch on Disney+

by Megan Hemenway
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HSMTMTS on Disney+, Courtesy of Walt Disney TV Press
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES on Disney+, Courtesy of Walt Disney TV Press

Since its beginnings in 2019, Disney+ has taken over the Internet as one of the most beloved streaming platforms. The site overflows with our favorite Disney Channel originals, animated films, and franchises like Marvel and Star Wars. However, with all these wonderful options, it can be hard to decide what to watch first. For that reason, we’re here to help!

Here are five of the best shows to watch on Disney+:

1. “The Mandalorian”

Not only does Disney+ have all of the “Star Wars” films available to watch at any time, but they also offer great TV series that takes place in the same world. The most recent “Star Wars” television release was “The Mandalorian.” This show follows a lone gunfighter making his way through the edges of the galaxy. “The Mandalorian” offers some good old “Star Wars” nostalgia while also creating new, exciting plot lines. This series has one season so far, including eight episodes.

2. “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”

Of course, Disney+ also includes a wealth of Disney Channel Original content, ranging from movie to television. Similar to “The Mandalorian,” the platform is also releasing brand new content for fans. “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” takes place at East High, the school where the original “High School Musical” was filmed. From there, the series follows a bunch of drama students attempting to put on a production of “High School Musical: The Musical.” It may seem a bit confusing, but this show certainly provides that perfect dose of nostalgia. HSMTMTS has one season with ten episodes.

3. “Marvel’s Runaways”

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Still looking for a franchise to dive into? Well, if you’re a Marvel fan, Disney+ has something for you. Among many of their popular series like “Agents of Shield,” Disney+ also offers “Marvel’s: Runaways.” This series follows a group of teenagers who discover their parents are hiding some evil secrets. Together, they must try and stop their parents’ plans before it’s too late. This high-energy series has three seasons with ten episodes each.

4. “Cosmos”

Surprisingly, the options don’t end just at franchises. Disney+ has a great selection of National Geographic series which are educational and astonishing. One of these is “Cosmos.” Follow scientist Carl Sagan as he explains the secrets of our universe in this special docu-series presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Not only does this series have interesting facts, but it also presents stunning images and graphics of our world which we might be completely unfamiliar with. “Cosmos” has thirteen episodes.

5. “Wizards of Waverly Place”

Lastly, we have “Wizards of Waverly Place,” or really just any Disney Original Series from your childhood. While many Disney+ users are far too old for these shows, it somehow feels completely normal (and even good) to go back and watch our old favorite shows. Not only are they short and easy-to-watch, but they also bring us back to “the good old days” and even give us jokes that we didn’t exactly understand as children. These series usually have three to four seasons with about 25 episodes each.

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Conclusion

It can be hard finding something to watch, especially when all the options are so good. However, sometimes it’s better to just go with your gut rather than overthink it. These series represent only some of the best Disney+ has to offer. So, what are you waiting for? Get watching and let us know which series you choose!

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