Not Sold on Disney+? Here are Other Alternatives to Consider‎

Disney Plus, or Disney+, was launched on 23 February 2021, and offers a range of classic and modern ‎Disney films and TV shows. With added content from Marvel, Star Wars, Nat Geo, and Pixar it's clear ‎why there's so much hype around it.‎

That said, while Disney+ offers many options, you might want to consider other streaming services that ‎offer their own original content too! ‎

With many alternatives to choose from, you can always jump ship to another platform once you’re done ‎with all the content on one, since they’re all month-to-month subscriptions.‎

Here's a list of what we think are the best 3 original TV shows and films on 5 platforms currently in the ‎market besides Disney+, if you'd like to explore what other streaming services have to offer.

Our Top 3 Netflix Originals

Netflix is without a doubt one of the biggest players in streaming services. And thanks to a few great ‎decisions they made a while back, we're able to enjoy their very own original content, of which there are ‎some great masterpieces. These are our top 3 favourite Netflix originals:‎

1. Stranger Things

Set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, this Sci-Fi TV series revolves around a ‎group of young friends who experience a number of supernatural events. With Season 4 ‎rumoured to be released in 2022, it’s about time you started on the first 3 if you haven't ‎already. ‎

‎2.‎ The Queen’s Gambit

The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age drama based on the fictional life of Beth Harmon. An ‎orphan who discovers a love for chess growing up, she journeys towards becoming the world’s ‎best player while struggling with addiction.‎

‎‎3.‎ The Witcher

Based on the book series of the same name, The Witcher is a fantasy drama series following the ‎lives of sorceress Yennefer of Vengeburg, Geralt of Rivia - played by everyone’s favourite ‎Superman Henry Cavill - and Cintran princess Ciri. Linked together by destiny through the law ‎of surprise, it is one series you don't want to miss!‎

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Our Top 3 Amazon Prime Video Originals

‎1.‎ The Boys

Flipping superhero show conventions upside down, watch as a gang of misfit vigilantes struggle ‎to work together to bring down a squad of corrupt, murderous superheroes who abuse their ‎powers.‎

‎2.‎ The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Are you a fan of the Gilmore Girls? You'll love this. A comedic drama series set in the late 1950s, ‎watch as housewife Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel faces challenges when she decides to pursue a ‎career as a stand-up comedian.‎

‎3.‎ Goliath

Not your average show about the law and justice, Goliath follows a down-and-out lawyer, Billy ‎McBride, as he investigates the gaps in a case which involves an explosion in the ocean. It might ‎not be based on a true story, but it definitely addresses current world issues - a must-watch! ‎

Our Top 3 Apple TV+ Originals‎

Apple TV joined the streaming services fray on 1 November 2019, and has since begun streaming quite ‎a bit of its own content as well. The 3 originals we think stand out are:‎

‎1.‎ Mythic Quest

When Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) create something, ‎you know it’ll be gold. In the hilariously epic Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (first season), video ‎game design company owner Ian (Rob McElhenney) and staff go through hell and back to keep ‎their video game, Mythic Quest, at the top of the charts. Word on the street is Season 2 will ‎even feature Snoop Dogg!‎

‎‎2.‎ Greyhound

Tom Hanks who also played a big role in composing the screenplay, is inexperienced Naval ‎commander Captain Krause. Greyhound follows an allied convoy during WWII trying to escape ‎the clutches of a vicious German underwater threat.‎

‎‎3.‎ Defending Jacob

Crime, drama, mystery. Based on a book of the same name, Defending Jacob keeps viewers at ‎the edge of their seats as the son of assistant DA Andy Barber (Chris Evans) is charged with ‎murder.‎

Our Top 3 TVB Originals

If you prefer Hong Kong drama series, variety shows, and movies, it’s time to subscribe to ‎TVBAnywhere+. And when you do, be sure to watch:‎

‎1.‎ The Forgotten Day

Roger Kwok is paired with Shaun Tam in this film all about an unlikely friendship between two ‎people from very different backgrounds. ‎

‎‎‎2.‎ Forensic Heroes

HK police officers and forensic investigators use their very particular sets of skills to solve ‎crimes around the city, with drama from their personal lives mixed in. With Season 4 breaking ‎viewership records in 2020, you’ll have to watch it for yourself to understand its success.‎

‎‎‎3.‎ Shadow of Justice

If you love legal shows, this one's a must. Follow the Superintendent of the East Kowloon crime ‎squad and Chief Inspector of the Traffic Investigation Department as they sniff out evidence to ‎throw criminals behind bars.‎

Our Top 3 Viu Premium Originals

A fan of K-drama, Korean variety shows, and movies? Viu Premium is the streaming service for you. ‎Gain instant access to a colossal library of Korean-based content plus productions from all around the ‎world too. Highlights include: ‎‎

‎1.‎ Voice in the Rain

Thai drama about a fashion designer and Thailand’s top columnist, watch as their indifference ‎blooms into the ultimate love story. ‎

‎‎‎‎2.‎ Black

Delve into the underworld with ‘Black’. One of Viu’s latest original series, this Korean series is a ‎fantasy, thriller, romance drama, telling the tale of a grim reaper who enters the world of ‎mortals only to fall in love with one.‎

‎‎‎‎3.‎ River Where the Moon Rises

An adaptation of the novel ‘Princess Pyeonggang’, this historical drama is truly a masterpiece. ‎Raised as a soldier, Pyong Gang (Kim So-hyun) is determined to be the first Empress of ‎Goguryeo - that is, until she meets On Dal (Na In-woo). Although it has a rather politically heavy ‎storyline, this epic romance series with dramatic battle scenes and a passionate love affair ‎between the characters played by Kim So-hyun and Na In-woo is not to be missed.‎

There are many shows to watch, and with M1 nothing will stop you from streaming your favourite hits! ‎Whether you’re at home or out and about, catching up on any of these shows is a breeze. ‎

From amazing home broadband plans that give super-speed internet access to a free 1-year Viu ‎Premium plan when you sign up or re-contract to any of M1’s great 2-year mobile or Fibre Broadband ‎‎1Gbps plans, there are many reasons to come to M1 for your entertainment fix!‎