Ever since the launch of their streaming service Disney+, the Mouse company has gone above and beyond to produce cinematic content that not only fits the digital screens but also rivals the competitors at Netflix. With so many streaming services right now and new ones popping up every day, Disney had to roll up their sleeves to stand out and it looks like their original content is doing a great job.
Disney holds two of the biggest IPs in the entertainment industry: Marvel and Star Wars. The original TV shows tie-up with their cinematic universes while offering standalone entertainment for Disney+ subscribers.
So if you’re in the mood for some top-notch content, here are the 5 best original TV shows streaming in Disney+ right now!
5. Star Wars: The Bad Batch
If you loved the Clone Wars, chances are you’ll love The Bad Batch even more. Star Wars: The Bad Batch acts both as a sequel and spin-off to the hugely popular animated series Clone Wars and it follows the same rich animation we loved in the original series. We have the members of Clone Force 99 who have gone against the Empire’s orders and started forming a rebel faction. On the other hand, they are protecting an uber special clone, Omega who’s running from her creators.
The series picks animations right from Clone Wars and builds upon that groundwork laid by its predecessor. It’s fresh, it’s exhilarating, and it’s action-packed all the way. The first season is currently underway in Disney+, so if you want to join the bandwagon of the most happening show right now, this one’s for you.
4. The Falcon And The Winter Soldier
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the second MCU TV show that came out in Disney+. The series explores the aftermath of the blip caused by Thanos in Infinity War where half of Earth’s population ceased to exist and then came back in Endgame with Tony Stark’s snap.
It shows the consequence of population disruptions at a global scale leading to a very contemporary refugee crisis. The show also does a good job of exploring the relationship between Sam and Bucky, as both of them are struggling with their identities and past trauma. The show has been influenced by Captain America and the Winter Soldier and it’s visible in the action sequences. Despite the serious issues the show touches upon, it never fails to retain the fun and heroism Marvel is known for. It may not be the best Marvel show in Disney+, but it’s certainly an entertaining watch.
WandaVision was the first MCU show to debut in Disney+ and what a glorious debut it was! Just like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision picked up where Avengers: Endgame left. We have a grieving Wanda who has created her own world of peace and happiness but at the cost of real lives. At its heart, WandaVision is a deeply personal exploration of loss and ways to come out of trauma.
It’s also one of the most experimental shows of the year. Wandavision has a lot of meta elements that range from 20th-century sitcom formats to a Peter Evans “Pietro” twist. It also gave us the hugely popular supervillains in the form of Agatha Harkness and opened up the Scarlet Witch to multiple realities.
2. The Mandalorian
This has to be the most unanimously loved Star Wars content Disney has pushed in the last few years. Right from the moment Pedro Pascal wore the helmet of the Mandalorian, the show became an instant success. The Mandalorian is about a bounty hunter traveling through the seedy lanes of the Star Wars galaxy, going up against all sorts of enemies while protecting the cutest baby Yoda!
The show works both as a standalone bounty hunter/space western saga and a part of the larger sci-fi mythology of Star Wars. The Mandalorian already has two seasons packed with fascinating actions, relatable character development, and dynamic stories. If nothing works for you, then Baby Yoda will!
If you’re checking out the Disney+ catalog, you won’t find anything better than Loki right now! The series finished its debut season a few days back and it has been a thunderous success from the get-go. Just like the other two Marvel shows, Loki is connected to the grand Marvel Cinematic Universe. The story follows Loki after he escapes with the Tesseract during the time heist in the Endgame. He’s soon captured by the Time Variance Authority or the TVA, for branching out of his timeline. The TVA maintains the sacred timeline by pruning criminals, and Lokis from different timelines have been its favorite hunt.
As a series, Loki is wildly entertaining. We see multiple versions of the same person across different timelines, a deep exploration into the mind of Loki, and quirky concepts of the multiverse. The chemistry between Tom Hiddleston and Sophia Di Martino is exhilarating and so is the buildup to the epic finale. A second season is already in development so you shouldn’t miss out on this one.