It’s the weekend, and if you’re after some suggestions over what to watch on Disney+ and Hulu, I’ve got five of my personal picks of what I’ve been enjoying this week and, hopefully, give you some suggestions of things to watch. The availability of some of these shows and films may vary between countries, as Hulu Originals are also released internationally on Disney+.
Here’s the rundown:
Loki – Season 2 (Disney+)
Without doubt, the biggest show on Disney+ right now is the second season of “Loki”, which picks up in the aftermath of the shocking season finale when Loki finds himself in a battle for the soul of the Time Variance Authority. Along with Mobius, Hunter B-15 and a team of new and returning characters, Loki navigates an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous multiverse in search of Sylvie, Judge Renslayer, Miss Minutes and the truth of what it means to possess free will and glorious purpose.
We’ve now seen the first half of the second season released on Disney+, and I’m loving it. “Loki” is easily one, if not, my favourite Disney+ Marvel show. There’s something very unique about it, the concept of time travel and multiverses is always tricky, but this show does it well, often giving me some classic “Doctor Who” vibes. This week’s episode was fantastic (check out my full review). A must-watch!
Werewolf By Night In Color (Disney+)
Last October, Disney released a brand new Marvel Studios Special Presentation called “Werewolf By Night”, which is set on a dark and somber night, a secret cabal of monster hunters emerge from the shadows and gather at the foreboding Bloodstone Temple following the death of their leader. In a strange and macabre memorial to the leader’s life, the attendees are thrust into a mysterious and deadly competition for a powerful relic—a hunt that will ultimately bring them face to face with a dangerous monster. This special presentation was unique in that it was shown in black and white and was a nod to the classic horror films of yesteryear.
And this Halloween, Marvel has re-released the special presentation in colour, but still keeping some of the charm of the original presentation. When I watched the original version last year, I wasn’t a big fan of it, but with the new version, I decided to give it a second chance, and honestly, for me, the addition of some colour just made the special so much more enjoyable. So, I would certainly say to any Marvel fan, that this is a unique way of re-watching what I believe many are going to be turning into a Halloween viewing habit.
The D’Amelio Show (Hulu/Disney+)
The third season of “The D’Amelio Show” came to a close this week on Hulu and Disney+ around the world. The reality documentary series follows the D’Amelio family, who are very well-known on social media. Most recently, Heidi and Charlie appeared on “Dancing With The Stars”, but this caused some issues within the family, that this series takes a deeper look into.
This series is a interesting look into the world of celebrity and how the Hollywood lifestyle isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, with Dixie really struggling to find herself, while Charlie grows weary of having to work consistently with her family, while becoming her own person and trying to capture some of the lost childhood that fame soaked up. It’s a fascinating series that shows the dark sides of becoming internet famous and how becoming wealthy and successful, doesn’t always bring happiness.
Coleen Rooney – The Real Wagatha Story (Hulu/Disney+)
This brand new British Disney+ Original tells the story of one of the biggest tabloid news stories in Britain for the last decade, it reveals how Coleen turned amateur online sleuth to find an explanation for why private stories concerning herself and her family continued to appear in the media. It examines the circumstances that led to her infamous Instagram post that ‘broke the internet’ all the way to Coleen successfully defending herself in one of the UK’s highest-profile High Court defamation cases of recent years. As well as the case itself, it will explore how Coleen has had her life played out in public for the last 20 years. We know her as one of Britain’s most famous celebrities and wife of England’s record-scoring footballer Wayne Rooney.
I’ve got to be totally honest, before watching this series, I had zero interest in the Rooney family or this case in general. But once I started watching it, I ended up bingeing all three episodes back to back, because I wanted to know what happened. The first episode does a great job of introducing who everybody is, setting the tone for how Wayne and Coleen’s lives were changed due to the press intrusion from their teenage years. But more importantly, we see what happens within the media world, where nothing is as it seems and does a great job of presenting the details about this case. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it, but really did.
Once Upon A Studio (Disney+)
Earlier this week, Disney celebrated its 100th anniversary by releasing a brand new animated short featuring 543 Disney characters from more than 85 feature-length and short films, “Once Upon a Studio” welcomes heroes and villains, princes and princesses, sidekicks and sorcerers—in all-new hand-drawn and CG animation—to celebrate 10 decades of storytelling, artistry and technological achievements. Mickey Mouse leads the emotional and joyful reunion of beloved Disney characters as they come together for a group photo to mark the anniversary.
This beautiful and charming short will pull on your nostalgia for classic Disney, in the only way that Disney can. It’s heartwarming and a must for every Disney fan! You’ll be likely to need some tissues on hand, since its gonna pull on your heart strings.
What are you going to be watching on Hulu and Disney+ this week? Let us know on social media!
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.