There are some great new episodes of Disney+ Originals. A popular character wraps up his limited series. An Avenger deals with a Multiverse of Madness. And a new Disney Parks show makes its way onto the service. Let’s take a look at what to watch on Disney+ this weekend.
On Tuesday of this week, Disney+ livestreamed the new fireworks show at EPCOT, “Harmonious Live!” The show featured classic Disney songs reinterpreted by artists from around the world as part of World Music Day. This is the first time Disney has livestreamed a show from one of its parks and it was a wonderful experience. Experience the songs from around the world all at the World Showcase Pavilion. It’s a great way to bring some of the magic to those who can’t make it to the parks.
ESPN gives viewers a look back at the law that changed women’s education and women’s athletics forever with the documentary, “37 Words.” The film looks back at the way the world was before Title IX was passed in 1972, what had to happen to get the law passed, and how things have improved for women since its passing. We also get a look at some of those opposed to change because they were worried about themselves instead of others. It’s an interesting retrospective that teaches us that while we’ve come a long way, we still have a long way to go.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is back for the finale of this limited series, or season finale if the rumors about a season two are true. He completes his mission to return Leia to her family on Alderaan while trying to keep Luke safe on Tattooine from Reva, the Third Sister. Obi-Wan also has one more lightsaber duel with Darth Vader and there’s a surprise cameo at the end that helps Obi-Wan’s transition from broken man to “strange old hermit.”
The latest superhero series from Marvel Studios is back with its third episode. “Ms. Marvel” follows teenager Kamala Khan as she gets superpowers from a pair of wrist bands she inherited. Now, she must learn how to use her powers while also navigating high school. In the latest episode, Kamala meets people who knew her Great-Grandmother whose name isn’t spoken because she, allegedly, brought shame to her family. And we learn more about the new power Kamala has.
DR. STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film made its debut on Disney+ this week. “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” deals with the fallout from Dr. Strange’s actions in “Spiderman: No Way Home” and Wanda Maximoff’s actions in the “WandaVision.” It’s a solid sequel that introduces new Marvel superheroes, gives us a live action version of a popular character from the animated “What If…?” series, brings back fan favorites from other non-MCU Marvel adventures and gives fans what they’ve been begging for when it comes to the “Fantastic Four.” It’s not the best MCU sequel, but it’s still a really good one.
If you are looking for some library content to check out, how about “Dr. Strange.” The introduction to the Marvel superhero explains how Stephen Strange went from brilliant, but overconfident doctor to brilliant superhero. Along the way he learns to be humble and also learns sometimes you can win by losing. It goes great with “Mulitverse of Madness” for a double feature. You can also check out the “Dr. Strange” collection to see more Marvel films featuring the good doctor/superhero.
STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
And, if you’ve finished watching “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” why not check out the film that introduced the character. Re-watch, or watch for the first time, “Star Wars: A New Hope.” You will see an older version of the Jedi Master as he trains a new apprentice to become a Jedi. There’s also the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” collection on Disney+ that will allow you to watch any film or TV show where he appears.
There’s some options to check out this weekend on Disney+. But, what are you watching?