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Best Movies & TV Shows on Disney+ & Paramount+ for October 15-16, 2022

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Many new series moved from Disney Channel to Disney+ this week, providing plenty of binge-worthy content to its subscribers. In addition, Paramount+ added a variety of horror films to its library this month, including Jennifer’s Body and Annihilation. So there are plenty of varied options for audiences this weekend.

Big Shot S2 Premiered on Disney+ on Oct. 12

bigshot is a sports comedy-drama series featuring John Stamos, Jessalyn Gilsig and Yvette Nicole Brown. The premise follows a temperamental basketball coach named Marvyn Korn, who takes on a girls’ basketball team as his new job at Westbrook School for Girls. Season 1 received positive feedback from critics, praising the show’s performances and sweet moments. Season 2 premiered on Oct. 12, 2022.

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Disney+ Added New Episodes of The Villains of Valley View on Oct. 12

The Villains of Valley View is a new superhero-themed sitcom on Disney Channel. The series premiered June 3, 2022, and Disney+ has 15 episodes in its streaming library this week. The premise features a family of supervillains who flee their hometown to settle in Valley View, Texas. They take on false identities, going by the last name Madden. The family attempts to return to everyday life while hiding from the authorities.

Disney+ Added New Episodes of Big City Greens Oct. 12

Big City Green is a Disney Channel series about a family moving out of the country and into the big city. The show follows their adjustment to city life and the shenanigans the son Cricket and his new friends get into. Season 3 premiered on Disney Channel on October 9, 2021, and Disney+ now has up to Episode 13 on its streaming platform.

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New Episodes of Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion Came to Disney+ on Oct. 12

Disney Channel’s new original series, Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion, features a young Mexican American teenager who develops superpowers from a Luchador mask. Violet Rodriguez finally receives her moment to break out of her brother’s shadow when she teams up with her Luchador superhero uncle, Black Scorpion, to fight crime. The series premiered on Disney Channel on June 3, 2022, and Disney+ now has up to Episode 16 in its library.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’s Season Finale Premiered on Disney+ on Oct. 13

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law‘s season finale premiered on Oct. 13, making this weekend the perfect opportunity to binge-watch the entire series. The premise features Jennifer Walters, the cousin to Bruce Banner (aka Hulk), who accidentally takes in some of his blood and transforms into another Hulk. The series follows Walters as she attempts to return to an average life. Through this change, Walters learns more about herself and her place in society, and the series reframes how superheroes can move in the world.

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The New Mutants Joined Disney+’s Library on Oct. 14

The New Mutants is a horror film that features an unlikely team of mutant teenagers. They’re all sentenced to an institution where they encounter sinister forces. It was a superhero horror film, but some issues during production harmed its initial release. However, the New Mutants can still serve as a fun movie to watch for fans of horror and the comic series as it features the mutants Mirage, Magik, Wolfsbane, Sunspot and Cannonball.

Noah Joined Paramount+’s Library on Oct. 10

Darren Aronofsky co-wrote and directed this retelling of Noah’s Ark, which starred Russell Crow, Jennifer Connolly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Anthony Hopkins. The film had an epic tone throughout as the story unraveled, showing the hero’s journey to follow what he believed to be true to save his family and hopefully, humanity. Like many Aronofsky films, the movie generated controversy over the content and was banned in certain countries worldwide. However, critics praised the film’s direction and acting, and it retains a 75 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Paramount+ Added Beavis and Butt-Head Classic’s Seasons 5 and 7 on Oct. 12

Paramount+ expands its library of Beavis and Butt-Head‘s classic content, adding Seasons 5 and 7 to its catalog. The series was created by Mike Judge and featured two teens who watch MTV music videos and provide humorous commentary. Paramount+ recently rebooted the series, and the name changed to Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butt-Head in 2022.

Paramount+ Added Annihilation This Month

Annihilation is a psychological horror film that features a team of explorers who stumble upon lifeforms they can’t understand. The film features Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac as the stars of this mind-bending science fiction thriller. The explorers travel through a quarantined zone called “The Shimmer,” which contains mutated plants and animals. Although they’re aware of an alien presence, nothing prepares the team for the twisted encounters they experience on their mission.

Paramount+ Added Jennifer’s Body This Month

Jennifer’s Body is a dark comedy horror film featuring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried as best friends who are a little too close for comfort. Needy (Seyfried) and Jennifer (Fox) have an unhealthy friendship, where Needy does whatever she’s told. Her boyfriend takes issue with this and suggests she stop being Jennifer’s little follower. However, once Jennifer’s body is sacrificed in a satanic ritual, Needy realizes how bad of a person her best friend was all along.