5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Week

By Zach Johnson

This week has a bit of everything: a chance to say goodbye, a reason to get reacquainted, and something to remember. It all starts Monday when Disney XD airs the series finale of DuckTales, capping off three incredible seasons. (The animated series, beloved by fans of all ages, continues to be available on Disney Channels and Disney+ worldwide.) Then, on Wednesday, join us in celebrating the anniversary of Beauty and the Beast (2017) by streaming it on Disney+. The following day, Freeform will air the spring finale of grown-ish, while Hulu will add the second season of the animated series Trolls: Trollstopia. Last but certainly not least, Marvel Studios on Friday will debut the first episode of the highly anticipated new series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, available exclusively on Disney+.


DuckTales—Monday, March 15, at 7 p.m. ET on Disney XD
Disney’s critically acclaimed series will solve some mysteries and rewrite history in an unforgettable 90-minute series finale special (also available ungated in DisneyNOW). In “The Last Adventure!,” the future of adventuring hangs in the balance as the Duck family uncovers earth-shattering secrets in a final standoff with the Fiendish Organization for World Larceny (F.O.W.L.). The voice cast includes David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, Danny Pudi as Huey, Ben Schwartz as Dewey, Bobby Moynihan as Louie, Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack, Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack, Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley, Paget Brewster as Della Duck, and Disney Legend Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck. Returning guest voices include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Giancarlo Esposito, Julie Bowen, Jaime Camil, Jameela Jamil, Catherine Tate, Stephanie Beatriz, Paul F. Tompkins, Jim Rash, Margo Martindale, Jason Mantzoukas, John Hodgman, Retta, Kimiko Glenn, Libe Barer, Jaleel White, and Amy Sedaris, with Noël Wells and Riki Lindhome voicing new characters.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast—Wednesday, March 17, on Disney+
It’s a tale as old as time. The live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic features an extraordinary ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as LeFou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Hattie Morahan as Agathe/Enchantress, and Nathan Mack as Chip, with Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Dame Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts. Directed by Bill Condon, the film features a score by Disney Legend Alan Menken, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Disney Legend Howard Ashman, plus three new songs written by Menken and Disney Legend Sir Tim Rice.


grown-ish—Thursday, March 18, at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform
“Who Do You Love?” is an apt title for the spring finale, as Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) debates backing away from Aaron (Trevor Jackson). But is space what either of them really wants? Aaron has a lot on his mind, and with the support of the senior class, he turns his graduation ceremony into a protest against the university’s investment in private prisons. Meanwhile, Zoey and Aaron’s friends Jazz (Chloe Bailey) and Doug (Diggy Simmons) make a major decision about the future of their relationship.


Trolls: TrollsTopia (Season 2)—Thursday, March 18, on Hulu
Friendships between the various tribes are stronger than ever with the arrival of “Pal-entine’s Day” and the help of the new Metroll train station, which connects all of the neighborhoods together. But after smooth jazz troll Chaz (voice of Sam Haft) arrives, Poppy (voice of Amanda Leighton) realizes she accidentally left out an entire tribe from TrollsTopia. Now, she must do everything possible to make her new friends feel at home.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier—Friday, March 19, on Disney+
Sam Wilson/The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), who came together in the final moments of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame, team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the six-part series marks the returns of Zemo (Daniel Brühl) and Sharon Carter (Emily Van Camp), last seen in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, and also introduces John Walker (Wyatt Russell).