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Disney+ is a goldmine of things to watch thanks to its hub of brands including Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. In Australia, we’re also blessed to have Star on Disney+, which expands the streaming service’s offering of top TV series even further.
If you’re new to Disney+ or just looking for a new series to binge on, here are some of the best shows you can find.
The best TV shows on Disney+
Quite possibly the best series to come out of the Star Wars universe so far, Andor is a prequel to the success Rogue One story, following Cassian Andor in the formative years of the Rebellion.
The show is darker, more dramatic and more adult – think BBC meets HBO but Star Wars. It’s an awesome watch, but don’t expect lightsaber battles. Instead, you will be met with complex characters, exciting conspiracies and epic action.
See Andor here.
Whether you’re a fan of the original movie or not, Disney+ Willow the sequel series is worth watching.
The series takes place decades after the events of the film. When Prince Airk, the son of Sorsha and Madmartigan, is taken by the evil Crone, Willow leads an unlikely new group of heroes across the land to rescue him and defeat the forces of darkness. Willow is a modern take on the classic fantasy quest genre, and it’s a lot of fun.
See Willow here.
Combining the worlds of restaurants and intense family drama, The bear became one of 2022’s biggest success stories.
Shameless Star Jeremy Allen White stars as Carmy, a young chef from the fine dining world who returns to run his family’s sandwich shop after a tragedy.
See The Bear here.
The newest Marvel TV show made an epic debut on Disney+ and is at the top of our must-see list.
The show follows Kamala who is a superhero fan with an active imagination, especially when it comes to Captain Marvel. Kamala doesn’t really feel like she fits in at school or at home, well that is until she gets her own superpowers.
Ms. Marvel is truly incredible. If you need more convincing, read our review here.
See Ms. Marvel here.
Michael Keaton, Kaitlyn Dever, Will Poulter and Peter Sarsgaard star in the miniseries which takes a chilling look at the opioid crisis in America. Reviews have praised Drug addictionits exploration of difficult subjects and how it deals with those affected.
See Drug addiction here.
The Mandalorian was one of the first original series available on Disney+ when it launched, so it should also be your first port of call.
The first live-action series set in the Star Wars universe follows Din Djarin, a Mandalorian and bounty hunter who rescues a mysterious child from the clutches of the Imperials. Together, the duo embark on a planet-hopping adventure as they search for a new home for the child.
The Mandalorian is Star Wars at its best and an essential part of any binge-watch.
See The Mandalorian here.
Only murder in the building
Another hit from Star on Disney+ is the murder mystery comedy Only murder in the building.
The series stars Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short as an unlikely trio of true crime fans who team up to solve a true crime that occurs in their apartment building.
Just murder in the buildingg is addictive and will keep you guessing until the end – and well into Season 3!
See Only murder in the building here.
With 12 seasons down and a movie on the way, it’s no secret Bob’s Burgers is hugely popular.
The animated comedy follows the lovable Belcher family and their adventures as they try to keep their burger business going in a small coastal town.
See Bob’s Burgers here.
The Imagineering Story
If you’ve ever been captivated by the magic of a Disney theme park, you can’t go past The Imagineering Story.
The docu-series takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of how Disney’s Imagineers built each of the theme park’s biggest attractions, from the original park in California to locations around the world.
See The Imagineering Story here.
Disney+ is home to pretty much every Marvel movie and TV show out there, but one of the best original shows on the platform so far is Loki.
The time-traveling, multiversal adventure stars Tom Hiddleston as Thor’s trickster brother, Loki, who finally gets his time in the spotlight. It’s fun, action-packed and has something for everyone. Not to mention it’s essential viewing for anyone looking to stay up-to-date on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
See Loki here.
Everything The Simpsons episodes collected in one place? That’s right, Disney+ is currently home to 31 seasons of the classic animated comedy, which makes for one hell of a watch.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 30 years and don’t know what The Simpsons is about, it follows a dysfunctional family dealing with the comical situations that life in the town of Springfield presents.
See The Simpsons here.
Moon Knight is another showpiece of the MCU, but is very different from anything else we’ve seen before.
It follows Steven Grant who is plagued by blackouts and memories from another life. He then discovers that he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. The pair must then investigate a series of mysteries plaguing the Egyptian gods.
See Moon Knight here.
Dear Victor follows the successful youth film Dear Simon. This time the story is about another teenager, Victor, who writes to Simon about the challenges he faces as he explores his sexuality and tries to come out to his parents.
It’s a modern, heartfelt, warm embrace of a series that has made waves as one of the few LGTBQ teen rom-com series out there.
See Dear Victor here.
Clint Barton and Kate Bishop team up during the Hawkeye holiday season and face a series of dangerous foes, including Yelena Belova.
The Hawkeye the show really took the time to give this often underrated hero his due as an Avenger, and this fresh pairing in Kate Bishop and Clint Barton is a joy to behold.
See Hawkeye on Disney+ here.
Pam and Tommy
One of the wildest stories you’ll ever see unfold on the small screen, Pam and Tommy takes the audience through the scandal surrounding the theft and distribution of a sex tape made by Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in the 90s.
The series will make you wonder how many of the events are true. Which, fortunately for you, we have followed.
See Pam and Tommy here.
If none of these titles appeal to you, there are a number of Marvel and Star Wars shows coming soon to Disney+ that will put your subscription to good use.
You can sign up for Disney+ here and start enjoying all these great shows ASAP.
This article has been updated since its original publication date.