Disney Plus is all the Disney there is right now and that’s weird; But also feels really lucky, since the streaming platform is so brand new. The original shows on Disney Plus still have only one season and when Disney releases new shows you have to wait weekly in some cases to see upcoming episodes. That’s a huge shift for those of us accustomed to binge-watching all our favorite shows. On the off chance that you aren’t crawling up the walls with cabin fever, you can always take a break from the cooking and all those extra dishes, plant yourself in front of the TV and stay there until you grow moss. These are some shows to binge watch on Disney Plus that will keep you and your family entertained for days.
Shows to Binge Watch on Disney Plus with Your Family
One of my favorite things about Disney Plus is the ORIGINAL content. I love that Disney put on series specifically for their channel. I’m including a few old favorites, along with some NEW, original content!
What better than the longest-running television show in history to binge-watch while you’re stuck at home. The Simpsons began as a messy cartoon about family dysfunction. Then it quickly became a biting political commentary full of satirical wit. Over the 20+ years of its existence, The Simpsons became one of the best examples of world-building with too many side characters to count. The show is so expansive, that Disney Plus even includes collections of episodes compiled by theme!
X Men the Animated Series
For many Marvel fans, this 5 season series has a quintessential X MEN team. Although many other series came after it, both with X MEN and other popular Marvel titles, this is the series that arguably started it all. Five seasons of content include compelling sagas such as The Phoenix Saga and Beyond Good and Evil. The series served as inspiration for future films and even the comics the show was based on.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Say that five times fast! I have a soft spot for HSMTMTS because I previewed the first episode prior to its release this past November. This series is a modern take on the classic, High School Musical. Fans of the original will appreciate the meta-references. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat!
Boy Meets World/Girl Meets World
If you like to change things up more frequently, the combined 10 seasons of this franchise is one of the most ideal shows to binge-watch on Disney Plus. Boy Meets World is a cute show full of unlikely coincidences and hilarious inconsistencies that make it so ill-suited for binge-watching that it’s absolutely perfect. Watch as little Cory Mathews goes from middle school to college along with stalwart sidekicks, Shawn Spencer, Topanga Lawrence, and of course Mr. Feeny. Years Later, the new series Girl Meets World follows Cory and Topanga’s daughter, and of course Mr. Feeny.
Marvel’s Hero Project
Looking to be inspired? This is it! This Disney Plus original series features REAL kids making a difference in the world. Marvel is celebrating them for the TRUE heroes they are! Bring the tissues for this one!!!
The Mandalorian (AKA: “The Baby Yoda Show”)
The best shows to binge-watch have short seasons and compelling story arcs with massive hooks at the end of each episode. That’s the model Netflix started when it began streaming whole seasons all at once. Though more content is great for mindless consumption, a one-season marathon is just the binge-fest you need sometimes. That’s why if you haven’t yet seen The Mandalorian, this is the perfect show to cram into your weekend. Even if you have, there is plenty of detail to pick up and scrutinize. With the just-dropped announcement of Season 2 in October, it’s one of the best shows to binge-watch on Disney Plus right now. Also? Baby Yoda. Need I say more?!