Disney+ Hotstar: 6 Fun Shows For The Whole Family To Watch During Lockdown
From time travelling adventures to highly-anticipated reboots, enjoy these Disney+ original series at home this month
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Adapted from the 2007 young adults novel of the same name by Trenton Lee Stewart, it tells the quirky tale of four brilliant young orphans, Reynie Muldoon, Kate Wetherall, George 'Sticky' Washington and Constance Contraire, who are recruited by the eccentric but lovable Mr Benedict for a secret mission to save the world from a crisis he dubs as 'The Emergency'. The show premiered on Disney+ Hotstar this month with two episodes, and so far proves to be an enjoyable watch for both kids and adults.
Secrets of Sulphur Springs
If haunted houses, time travel and mysteries excite you (minus any blood, gore and scary jump cuts), grab your popcorn and binge watch the first five episodes of the first season of Secrets of Sulphur Springs. The drama mystery follows the story of tween Griffin, whose family moves to an old hotel, The Tremont, in Sulphur Springs. While the locals are convinced that the hotel is haunted by the ghost of a young girl who disappeared 30 years ago, Griffin unearths troubling secrets as he digs deeper into the mystery with the help of school friend Harper.
John Stamos stars in this upbeat story of temperamental college basketball coach Marvyn Korn who gets fired from his job and is forced, much to his humiliation, to coach a girls' basketball team at a posh all-girls private school. Watch this unexpectedly heartwarming series if you're in the mood for some sassy, smart-talking teens and noteworthy messages of female empowerment.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
If you are a die-hard fan of Disney's '90s classic Mighty Ducks trilogy about a team of hopeless young hockey players who become invincible under the leading of coach Gordon Bombay, then this reboot should be at the top of your must-watch list. In The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers, 12-year-old Evan Morrow gets rejected after trying out for the Mighty Ducks junior hockey team, much to the chagrin of his mother Alex. Unfazed, Alex tracks down a now older Gordon Bombay, the Ducks' original coach to form a new team of loveable misfits on the ice.
Fun fact: Six of the original cast from the old Mighty Ducks films make an appearance in this Disney+ reboot.
We couldn't wait to check out Marvel's colourful tale of superhero couple Wanda Maximoff and Vision, who appear to live happy lives behind a blissful suburban facade, until it becomes increasingly clear that things are not what they seem in this picture-perfect sitcom setup. The story of these two characters in the Marvel cinematic universe picks up where Avengers: Endgame finishes, but it's still an enjoyable watch even if you aren't caught up on the Avengers films.
Turner & Hooch
A modern day reboot of the 1989 comedy show of the same name starring Tom Hanks, Turner & Hooch is a comedy series about US Marshal Scott Turner Jr, whose by-the-book, organised life is turned upside down when he inherits a big and excitable pooch named Hooch. To absolutely no one's surprise, Hooch turns out to be the crime-fighting partner Scott never knew he needed.
If you grew up loving lead actor Josh Peck's portrayal of the (then) rotund and clumsy teen from Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh, feel free to indulge in a fan-girl/boy moment over Peck's long-awaited return to the screen as the son of Detective Scott Turner Sr in this Disney+ original.
Release date: July 21