In recent times, Disney Plus has really shifted focus when it comes to streaming series. While it is still home to plenty of new Marvel and Star Wars shows, along with other franchise fare, it also has some really interesting new originals for fans to dive into.

From historical pieces such as Renegade Nell, Shardlake and Shōgun through to out-there superhero comedy Extraordinary, there's a whole world of new series just waiting for viewers on Disney Plus.

The streamer is also the home to a number of major American imports, including Grey's Anatomy, Abbott Elementary, 911, Station 19 and Feud: Capote vs the Swans, while comedies such as What We Do in the Shadows also make their home on the platform.

Of course, there is still plenty of family-friendly content available, such as Monsters Inc sequel series Monsters at Work, as well as hit adaptation Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

Scroll on for more of the best titles on Disney Plus to watch now, including releases on Star.

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  • The Old Man

    • 2022
    • Drama
    • Crime/detective

    Summary:

    A former CIA officer who's living off the grid finds himself on the run from people who want to kill him. Action thriller, starring Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, E.J. Bonilla and Bill Heck

    Why watch The Old Man?:

    Disney Plus series The Old Man is a brooding cat-and-mouse spy drama in which John Lithgow plays Harold Harper, an FBI man charged with apprehending his former colleague turned rogue CIA spy Dan Chase, played by Jeff Bridges.

    The drama is set in the present day but past traumas weigh down on both the lead characters. Harper, whom Lithgow plays, is reeling from the death of his son when he receives a phone call and learns he has to deal with an international scandal from three decades earlier concerning Bridges’ character…

    Sarfraz Manzoor

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  • Sam - A Saxon

    • 2023
    • Drama
    • Crime/detective

    Summary:

    Based on the true story of Sam Meffire's rise and fall in East Germany, this miniseries follows Sam's desperate search for a place he can call home, as he fights for recognition and justice in the wild years following German reunification.

    Why watch Sam - a Saxon?:

    The first German original drama to launch on Disney Plus is based on an unforgettable true story. Samuel Meffire, played with considerable screen presence by Malick Bauer, grows up in East Germany in the shadow of his father’s murder, but becomes the nation’s first ever black police officer.

    When the Berlin Wall falls, he is the poster boy for a New Germany, but he is destined to lose his favoured position, to the point where he ends up in jail. The charismatic lead strongly underlines the fundamentals of the tale: here is an out-of-the-ordinary man, facing experiences and adversity that are too much even for him.

    Jack Seale

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  • The Good Mothers

    • 2023
    • Drama
    • Crime/detective

    Summary:

    Based on a true story, 'The Good Mothers' recounts the lives of three women who dared to defy the 'Ndrangheta mafia: Lea Garofalo's daughter Denise, Maria Concetta Cacciola and Giuseppina Pesce. Helping them is the prosecutor Anna Colace, who had an intuition as soon as she arrived in Calabria: to defeat the 'Ndrangheta clans, she needs to focus on the women. It is a risky strategy, as the 'Ndrangheta is infamous and feared for its iron fist and insidious power. 'The Good Mothers' follows Denise, Giuseppina, and Maria Concetta in their attempt to free themselves from the criminal power and collaborate with the authorities.

    Why watch The Good Mothers?:

    This tense drama is based on a powerful true story of the three courageous women who were each within the confines of the ‘Ndrangheta and sought to bring down the criminal empire.

    Known to be the Italy’s most powerful mafia, the women risked their lives and those of the people around them. In the series, the three women help prosecutor Anna Colace by providing vital intel to help her be able to sentence the most powerful men within it. The series is adapted by BAFTA nominee Stephen Butchard (Bagdad Central, The Last Kingdom) and is based on the book by journalist Alex Perry.

    It also comes from House Productions, the same team behind BBC’s Sherwood, The Wonder and Life After Life, so you just know it’s set to be an endearing watch.

    Morgan Cormack

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  • The Mandalorian

    • 2019
    • Action
    • Fantasy
    • 12

    Summary:

    Fantasy adventure set in the Stars Wars universe. Following the fall of the Galactic Empire, Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin is hired by imperial forces to retrieve precious cargo and he goes on the run with the child Grogu

    Why watch The Mandalorian?:

    The breakout hit for Disney Plus, The Mandalorian is a Star Wars live-action TV series from Jon Favreau – and what’s more, it is well worth your attention.

    Starring Game of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal as the titular Mandalorian, the show is set in the Star Wars universe between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. It has plenty for hardcore fans, but is far enough removed from the Skywalker Saga that it can be enjoyed by newcomers to the franchise. Plus, if you haven’t heard already, there’s a baby Yoda, which has become one of the most talked-about parts of the show – inspiring memes and conversation across the internet ever since “the child” first arrived from a galaxy, far, far, away.

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  • Tiny Beautiful Things

    • 2023
    • Romance
    • Drama

    Summary:

    Writer Clare Pierce embarks on a journey of self-discovery when she is asked by an old friend to assume the coveted mantle of advice columnist Dear Sugar. Drama starring Kathryn Hahn based on Cheryl Strayed's best-selling book

    Why watch Tiny Beautiful Things?:

    If you’re looking for the kind of series that will warrant you fetching the tissues, then Tiny Beautiful Things is for you. While the adaptation has certainly been created with heartstring-tugging scenes in mind, some of the wider plot lines do fall a little short but nonetheless, it’s a touching and hilarious watch.

    The series follows Clare (Kathryn Hahn) as she goes from being a mother going through one of the hardest points in her life to taking on the responsibility of being an advice columnist.

    It’s the reinvigoration that her writing career has needed but in the process, through helping to solve other people’s problems, she begins to reflect on the ones of her own that she’s been burying deep in her mind.

    Morgan Cormack

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  • Limitless With Chris Hemsworth

    • 2022
    • Documentary and factual
    • News and current affairs
    • 12

    Summary:

    Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth, best known as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, explores different ways humans can live for longer by taking on physical challenges such as diving in ice or climbing skyscrapers.

    Why watch Limitless With Chris Hemsworth?:

    You can’t say Thor star Chris Hemsworth isn’t fully committed to the documentary series created by Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, in which Hemsworth investigates a different life-threatening technique in each episode. Some of the stunts, from a four-day fast to a balance beam 275m off the ground, really are physically and mentally arduous. But the science and psychology behind de-stressing, or strength training, or “acceptance”, are fascinating and presented clearly. You may never look like Hemsworth, but you will get some tips here on how to tune up your body and mind.

    Jack Seale

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  • The Dropout

    • 2022
    • Drama

    Summary:

    The story of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' attempt to revolutionsize the healthcare industry. Biography inspired by true events, starring Amanda Seyfried

    Why watch The Dropout?:

    If you’re looking for a real-life story that’s stranger than fiction, look no further than that of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder once dubbed the youngest and wealthiest self-made female billionaire in America.

    Amanda Seyfried stars as Holmes in this depiction of her rise and eventual downfall, as she now awaits sentencing after being found guilty of fraud. The series might not be as compelling as its real-life inspiration, but it’s still well worth a watch.

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  • Andor

    • 2022
    • Thriller
    • Drama
    • 12

    Summary:

    Haunted by the destruction of his home world, resourceful thief Cassian Andor crosses paths with Mon Mothma. The powerful senator on Coruscant is secretly building the foundations of an underground rebellion to oppose the Emperor and his allies. Star Wars series starring Diego Luna

    Why watch Andor? :

    The Andor series explores a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Rebel spy Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make.

    Beginning five years before the events of Rogue One, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters during the time that a Rebel Alliance is forming in opposition to the Galactic Empire.

    In order to tell his complex backstory, the stellar cast includes Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve) as his adoptive mother Maarva and Stellan Skarsgård as mysterious buyer Luthen Rael. Genevieve O’Reilly and Denise Gough also star.

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  • Wedding Season

    • 2022
    • Comedy
    • Romance

    Summary:

    A forbidden affair at a wedding spirals into murder and distrust. Katie and Stefan, once lovers, are pitted against each other in uncovering the truth behind a deadly wedding tragedy.

    Why watch Wedding Season?:

    Disney Plus’s debut British series is this nuptial-themed romcom-cum-thriller. The stylish, pacy eight-part romp follows Katie (Rosa Salazar) and Stefan (Gavin Drea), who begin a whirlwind affair at a wedding, despite Katie being engaged. Two months later at her own wedding, her new husband and wealthy in-laws are murdered. Police suspect Stefan. Stefan suspects Katie. The pair go on the run, while trying to clear their names and work out their feelings. An addictive and blackly comic caper in the vein of The Tourist, The Flight Attendant or Killing Eve.

    Michael Hogan

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  • Reservation Dogs

    • 2021
    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • 18

    Summary:

    Award-winning comedy drama about the lives of Indigenous North American people living together on a reservation in Oklahoma

    Why watch Reservation Dogs?:

    This original, funny and heartbreaking series from Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers who are determined to raise enough cash to leave their reservation behind and start a new life in LA. The four teens are: Cheese (Lane Factor), Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis), Bear (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai) and Elora (Devery Jacobs).

    To succeed, they will have to save enough money, outsmart the meth-heads at the junkyard on the edge of town and survive a turf war against a much tougher rival gang.

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  • Under the Banner of Heaven

    • 2022
    • Drama
    • Arts and culture
    • 18

    Summary:

    Andrew Garfield and Daisy Edgar-Jones headline a gripping seven-part dramatisation of Jon Krakauer's non-fiction novel, which has been adapted for the screen by Dustin Lance Black for director David Mackenzie. Detective Jeb Pyre (Garfield), a devout Mormon, and Detective Bill Taba (Gil Birmingham) investigate the brutal 1984 murders of Brenda Wright Lafferty (Edgar-Jones) and her baby daughter in a quiet suburb in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah. Brenda was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and police enquiries unearth shocking secrets about the Lafferty family and their unyielding faith. Pyre is compelled to question his own devotion to the Lord as he exposes violence and retribution in the name of religion.

    Why watch Under the Banner of Heaven?:

    This series comes to Disney Plus with one particularly big draw – Andrew Garfield. The star is riding high following his Oscar nominated turn in Tik…Tik…BOOM! and his crowd-pleasing return to the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, and now he stars in this true crime series which tells a chilling and intriguing tale.

    The story centres around the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which somehow seems to be involved with the death of a young woman played by Normal People and Fresh star Daisy Edgar-Jones. The series’ examination of religion is particularly intriguing, as Garfield’s character Detective Jeb Pyre reflects on his own Mormon faith, making this series a gripping watch from start to finish.

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  • Reasonable Doubt

    • 2022
    • Drama
    • Crime/detective

    Summary:

    Los Angeles defence attorney Jax Stewart faces tough battles inside and out of the courtroom as she juggles her personal life and professonal responsibilities

    Why watch Reasonable Doubt?:

    Emayatzy Corinealdi announces herself as a formidable lead actor with Reasonable Doubt, a legal drama new to Disney Plus. Executive produced by Kerry Washington (who also directs the first episode), the show has elements of the series that made Washington’s name, Scandal (also available to watch on Disney Plus). Here’s another tangle of schemes, sex and high-stakes cases, set in Los Angeles, where criminal defence attorney Jax (Corinealdi) may have developed too much of an affinity with her potentially dangerous clients.

    When her marriage fails and she has the chance to become as freewheeling in her personal life as she is in the courtroom, it doesn’t just complicate her standing as a parent and as a member of a group of supportive friends – it means the show goes to places that would make most legal dramas blush.

    Jack Seale

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  • Love, Victor

    • 2020
    • Drama
    • Comedy

    Summary:

    American comedy drama focusing on the affiars of a new student at Creekwood High School. Victor's journey is one of self-discovery as he faces challenges at home and struggles with his sexual orientation. Michael Cimino stars

    Why watch Love, Victor?:

    For fans of 2018 film Love, Simon, this spin-off show is a no-brainer. Starring Michael Cimino, it tells a life-affirming and sincere story about a young teen from a half Puerto Rican, half Colombian-American family who at first struggles with his sexuality, before going on to navigate relationships, friendships and the titular love.

    The show’s third and final season was just recently released, which means its the perfect time to binge your way through the whole story. The series comes from writers on shows including This Is Us and How I Met Your Father, meaning if you’re still feeling the love at the end of it, there’s plenty more from their canon for you to enjoy on Disney Plus.

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  • War of the Worlds

    • 2019
    • Drama
    • Mystery
    • 18

    Summary:

    Set in contemporary France, this Anglo-French reimagining of H. G. Wells' classic in the style of Walking Dead follows pockets of survivors forced to team up after an apocalyptic extra-terrestrial strike.

    Why watch War of the Worlds?:

    Nominally a dramatisation of the HG Wells science-fiction classic, this series by Misfits creator Howard Overman almost immediately sets out on its own path, placing the action in the aftermath of an alien invasion that sees the surviving humans at loggerheads with the new arrivals and each other. In a third season that’s no less grim than the previous two, the nightmare is very much not over: the aliens seem to have harnessed the power of black holes. Gabriel Byrne is a pained anti-hero as a scientist who feels forced to apply his knowledge in all kinds of terrible ways.

    Jack Seale

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  • The Patient

    • 2022
    • Thriller
    • Drama
    • 18

    Summary:

    Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, creator and executive producer of The Americans, burrow deep inside a twisted mind as co-writers of a 10-part psychological thriller. Alan Strauss (Steve Carell) is a therapist, whose calm demeanour in sessions conceals a turbulent emotional state. He hasn't fully processed the recent death of his wife Beth (Laura Niemi) and continues to be estranged from his religious son Ezra (Andrew Leeds). In the midst of turmoil, Alan welcomes an intriguing new patient, Sam Fortner (Domhnall Gleeson), who discloses that he is a serial killer determined to curb his homicidal urges. To achieve this goal, Sam kidnaps Alan and holds him hostage so they can conduct intense one-on-one sessions to nullify his compulsion. Faced with the terrifying prospect of becoming one of his patient's victims, Alan attempts to defuse Sam's rage before he slays again.

    Why watch The Patient?:

    While many will likely recognise Steve Carell for his well-known portrayal of Michael Scott in The Office US, in this new series, he takes on a more gritty role as psychotherapist Alan Strauss.

    This psychological thriller brings a whole new meaning to the term “spine-chilling” as Strauss is held captive by a new patient of his, Sam Fortner (played by Domhnall Gleeson). Oh, and he just so happens to be a serial killer seeking to curb his homicidal urges. The 10-part series is certainly an intense one, but will be a hit for any drama fans out there.

    Morgan Cormack

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  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

    • 2022
    • Action
    • Drama
    • 12

    Summary:

    Thirty-something attorney Jennifer Walters accidentally receives blood from her cousin Bruce Banner and inherits his transformative abilities when she experiences fear and anger. Bruce helps Jennifer to come to terms with her dual identities as she joins a team of legal eagles, who specialise in superhuman-oriented legal cases. Supported by her best friend Nikki Ramos, Jennifer navigates dating as a green 6-foot-7-inch hulk with a burgeoning media profile and the same strength and destructive capabilities as her relative.

    Why watch She-Hulk: Attorney at law?:

    The latest MCU series to land on the streamer, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law sees Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany take on the lead role of Jennifer Walters – a lawyer who specialises in cases involving super-humans, and whose already stressful life is complicated by the fact that she regularly transforms into a the 6-foot-7-inch green superhero, a power she would very happily do without.

    The show boasts a stellar supporting cast that includes Jameela Jamil, Tim Roth, and of course Mark Ruffalo as Walters’s cousin Bruce Banner, and it has been praised for providing a refreshing spin on the MCU – with Maslany’s performance singled out for acclaim.

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  • Family Guy

    • 1999
    • Comedy
    • Sitcom
    • PG

    Summary:

    "Family Guy" is an animated American sitcom revolving around the Griffins, a dysfunctional family comprising parents Peter and Lois, their children Meg, Chris and Stewie, and their anthropomorphic pet dog Brian. They live in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island. Peter is an obese, loud-mouthed blue-collar worker, Lois is a stay-at-home mother, Meg is a self-conscious, unattractive teenager, Chris is overweight and dim-witted, Stewie is a baby that speaks with an upper-class English accent, and Brian, the family's talking dog, often points out how ridiculous Peter's ideas are. The show lampoons American culture and is considered to be edgier than "The Simpsons", a series it is often compared to. Creator Seth MacFarlane voices a number of characters alongside Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis and Mike Henry. It premiered on BBC Three in 1999. Spin-off series, "The Cleveland Show", made its debut on E4 in 2010.

    Why watch Family Guy?:

    For fans of adult animation Family Guy is one of the big treasure troves available on Disney Plus. Alongside The Simpsons, American Dad! and more, there are hundreds of episodes of Family Guy to watch across 22 seasons on the streamer, filled with all the filthiest jokes and funniest cutaways the hugely influential series has offered up over the years.

    Focusing on the Griffin family, including dad Peter, mum Lois, daughter Meg, sons Chris and Stewie and talking dog Brian, the series has gone to some controversial places in the past, but for fans of near-the-knuckle humour remains a show which provides it in plenty. It may not be as emotionally resonant as The Simpsons but when the jokes hit, they hit hard.

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  • Ms Marvel

    • 2022
    • Fantasy
    • Drama
    • 12

    Summary:

    New Jersey teenager Kamala Khan gains the ability to harness cosmic energy and create constructs from a magical bangle. Superhero adventure, starring Iman Vellani

    Why watch Ms Marvel?:

    The latest Marvel series to hit Disney Plus, Ms Marvel is in many way the antithesis to its recent hit Moon Knight. While that show took things in a darker direction and contained very few notable links to the MCU, this one brightens up the joint, splashing colour and fun everywhere the eye can see with an eye-popping visual-style, and leaning into those shared universe connections.

    Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) is an American-Pakistani teenager living in Jersey, who for all her life has idolised the Avengers, particularly Captain Marvel. Then, while at an Avengers convention, she finds that a magical bracelet can unlock cosmic abilities within her.

    It’s a light-hearted, younger-skewing series than some of the other MCU entries so far, but has a lot of heart, an infectiously fun performance from Vellani and explores some themes not yet seen in the MCU, as we dive into Kamala’s culture, religion and family dynamics.

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    • 2022
    • Action
    • Fantasy
    • 12

    Summary:

    Sharing its title with one of the most beloved characters in George Lucas's otherworldly saga, Obi-Wan Kenobi unfolds 10 years after the heartbreak and hope of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith, which concluded with Ben Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) leaving Luke Skywalker in the care of his step-uncle and aunt, Owen and Beru Lars (Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse) on Tatooine, while twin sister Leia is raised as a princess on Alderaan. Ben is in exile, keeping a close eye over Luke (Grant Feely), but former Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) has fully embraced the dark side as Sith Lord Darth Vader and intends to extinguish any flames of rebellion to the Galactic Empire under Emperor Palpatine, aided by ruthless inquisitor Reva Sevander (Moses Ingram).

    Why watch Obi-Wan Kenobi?:

    It’s the rematch 17 years in the making, as Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen return to do battle once more in their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader.

    The Star Wars prequels have been reassessed in recent years and been given a fair amount of love from the fanbase, so this six-part follow-up series comes at the perfect time, while also introducing some Star Wars: Rebels characters into live action for the first time. Deborah Chow is at the helm, and for those who have seen her episodes of The Mandalorian it’s clear that the series is in very capable hands.

    The new episodes are highly unlikely to win over Star Wars newbies, but for the faithful fans the series is a real intergalactic treat, offering up nostalgia by the bucketload but plenty of shocks and surprises too.

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  • Mayans M.C.

    • 2018
    • Drama
    • Crime/detective
    • 15

    Summary:

    Set in a post-Jax Teller world, this drama series sees EZ Reyes, a former golden boy now fresh out of prison, as a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California-Mexico border.

    Why watch Mayans M.C.?:

    This crime drama follows a biker gang in a fictional town bordering California – while technically a spin-off from Sons of Anarchy, the storyline here is accessible to all, even if you never tuned into the preceding series. That said, occasional cameos and references to what came before will hit different if you’re a longtime follower of this franchise.

    JD Pardo leads the cast as Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, Vice Presidente of the Mayans Motorcycle Club, who seeks vengeance for how his family was torn apart as a result of cartel violence. The series had a slightly wobbly start, with many critics comparing it unfavourably to Anarchy, but over time has found its footing to as a gripping thriller that completely stands on its own.

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  • This Is Us

    • 2016
    • Drama
    • Comedy
    • PG

    Summary:

    Comedy drama with Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore. It follows the lives of a group of people whose paths cross and stories intertwine. Many of them also share the same birthday.

    Why watch This Is Us?:

    This emotional drama took the United States by storm when it debuted in 2016, becoming a ratings juggernaut and an awards favourite. The series follows the lives of the Pearson family, including parents Jack and Rebecca as well as their children Kevin, Kate and Randall, with the story unfolding across a decades-long timeline.

    This Is Us has tackled a number of sensitive social issues over its run, including drug addiction, racism and cancer, among others, which has resulted in some powerful stories that have really resonated with viewers. Helping matters is the stellar cast, which includes five-time Emmy nominee Sterling K Brown alongside Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley.

    The sixth and final season brings the story of this remarkable family to its conclusion. Brace yourselves for the finale – it’s a tearjerker.

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  • Marvel's Daredevil

    • 2015
    • Fantasy
    • Drama
    • 18

    Summary:

    Crime drama based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson. Blinded as a young boy but now blessed with extraordinary senses, Matt Murdock fights against injustice by day as a lawyer, and by night as a New York City superhero.

    Why watch Daredevil?:

    The show that started it all for Marvel on Netflix has now made it over to Disney Plus. Starring Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Vincent D’Onofrio as the fearsome Kingpin, the series took Marvel into darker, grittier territory, with some superbly shot hallway fight sequences and some gory deaths that make it clear this isn’t Ben Affleck’s 2003 version of the character – he’s still a blind lawyer with enhanced senses, but he’s much rougher around the edges.

    All three seasons hold up, with the introduction of Punisher in season 2 and Bullseye in season 3 being particular delights. The hand-to-hand fight choreography is superb, while the show also takes its time to ruminate on Matt’s role as a lawyer by day/superhero by night, and how his Catholic beliefs co-exist alongside that.

    Daredevil recently showed up in Spider-Man: No Way Home, making it clear that the character is now firmly in the MCU proper. Expect to see much more of him in the years to come, but for now dive back into the series that started it all for Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock – it won’t disappoint.

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  • Marvel's Iron Fist

    • 2017
    • Action
    • Crime/detective
    • 18

    Summary:

    Fifteen years after he disappeared and was presumed dead by everyone he knew, Danny Rand returns to New York City with the power of the Iron Fist to reconnect with his past and fight against the criminals that have discreetly taken over the city.

    Why watch Iron Fist?:

    Iron Fist might not be the best series Marvel’s ever put out (it’s definitely not) but it does still have its charm and for MCU completionists, it remains a must-watch. The series introduces Finn Jones’ Danny Rand, who after the death of his parents was raised by Buddhist monks and trained in martial arts, taking on the power of the Iron Fist.

    There’s no denying that across both seasons of this mixed bag of a show the entire thing is taken from under Jones’ feet by Jessica Henwick, who plays Coleen Wing, Danny’s sidekick and love interest. Henwick is utterly magnetic in the role, and if the end of season 2 is anything to go by she was being lined up to take the top billing for the now-cancelled season 3.

    Season 2’s reduced run-time also helped it in comparison with the first, and there were real signs of promise for the future. It’s a shame we may never see those come to fruition, but if you’re in the mood for some Marvel and have already binged their other efforts, Iron Fist is still worth a watch.

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  • Jessica Jones

    • 2015
    • Action
    • Fantasy
    • 15

    Summary:

    Retired superhero Jessica Jones rebuilds her life as a private investigator and dedicates her activities to helping people with remarkable abilities like her in New York City

    Why watch Jessica Jones?:

    This Marvel series, originally from Netflix, arrived on Disney Plus recently along with Daredevil, Luke Cage and the other series in the ‘Defenders’ run.

    It focuses on Jessica, a former superhero suffering from PTSD as played by Krysten Ritter, who owns a detective agency. In the show’s first and strongest season Jessica comes up against Kilgrave who can order people to do whatever he wants, played in a mesmerisingly villainous turn by David Tennant.

    The series had its ups and downs across three seasons but the central themes are gripping, Ritter’s performance is always engaging and among the Marvel Netflix series you could do a lot worse.

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