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Top Five: Disney + Shows that will Bring Back Memories

By Cecilia Ridgeway

Disney fans had high expectations for the new streaming service Disney Plus that debuted in November of 2019. Fans have grown up watching the magical tales of Disney, and having direct access to them all from home is a very exciting concept. While Disney is not done adding our childhood favorites quite yet, I am happy to say that Disney Plus was not a disappointment. “I do like to watch old Disney shows; the older shows make me feel like I’m a little kid again, it brings back good memories. One of my favorites is the Sweet Life of Zack and Cody,” Audrey Stokosa (9) said. As Stokosa points out, there is no doubt that using Disney Plus will be a nostalgic experience. As you delve into the wide selection this service has to offer, here are the five favorites to watch. Phineas and Ferb is a great childhood show that centers around two brothers who invent crazy contraptions, like a rollercoaster around their whole town or tree houses that fight each other. During the building of these contraptions Phineas and Ferb’s older sister Candace plots against them, determined to “bust them”, yet her attempts always seem to fail. This show is a funny take on growing up with siblings and sibling rivalry, using goofy songs and silly catchphrases. It promotes the idea that you can do anything you put your mind to, besides bust your brothers. A new show that many are talking about is the Mandalorian, a spin-off of the movie saga Star Wars. It is easy to feel empathy for the main character even though he's a bounty hunter because he has spent most of his life alone. The Mandalorian, after disobeying direct orders to bring “the child” back to the people who wanted it, seems to show a soft side. Zack and Cody is another great show that many fans seem to enjoy. Zack and Cody is a show about two twin brothers who live in a boston hotel called the Tipton, owned by a millionaire. They live with their mom, who works as a singer in the hotel. The hotel manager Mr. Moseby is constantly being annoyed by them. Gravity Falls was a hilarious show that I wish they would continue, or at least reboot the characters in the future. The main characters are Mabel and Dipper Pines, twin siblings that, for the summer, live with their Great Uncle Stan in Gravity Falls, Oregon. In the beginning, Dipper is convinced that something is going on in the town. His theory comes true when he finds a mysterious book that is a guide to the odd things that seem to happen in Gravity Falls. This show deserves to be on the list because the characters were all unique and while the town was weird, everything makes sense to the plot. The last show on the favorites list is Good Luck Charlie. Since I don’t have a big family, the show made me feel like I was part of a bigger one. Good Luck Charlie was about the video diaries that the eldest daughter Teddy, made for her baby sister Charlie. Each episode had a different lesson Teddy was trying to teach Charlie. If Teddy was feeling upset she vented to the video diary, using it not only for herself, but to tell her sister what to do in certain, usually goofy scenarios. The show's trademark ending was always Teddy saying into the camera “Good luck Charlie.” If these shows and the passing of a decade have taught me anything, it’s that we shouldn’t forget about our childhood. Instead, we should reflect on what it has taught us and continue to learn from it as we move forward. What we watch shapes a part of who we are. Look back on these shows and maybe even re-learn some moral lessons that were taught.

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