It's been a dream for decades, but it's now a reality: a live-action Star Wars TV series, The Mandalorian. In this episode, we discuss the first three episodes, how we see the series progressing, and how The Mandalorian might play into other Star Wars properties.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/30/2019 at 05:14pm

So I've been watching the show, and mostly liked it... but I've also not liked it. And after the 4th episode, I think I've finally figured out what it is I don't like. Every episode feels like an full length movie condensed into a 30-40 min show. And since every show has some sort of building/training montage, it shrinks down the amount of actual storytime, making every episode feel rushed and conveniently solved. Without spoiling the 4th episode, it's clear what movie/genre it's based on, and it really needed at least a movie's length to get the full weight of it correct.

But, that said, I *very much* appreciate how different this series is. I've been very vocal about Star Wars/Disney making "cash grab" movies like Solo, so I really should praise them for making something like this. Unfortunately, I'm not really a western fan, so this show isn't perfectly my cup of tea, but I still am glad that it's been made. I'll continue watching it and I'm sure I'll mostly enjoy the rest of this season.

(And it's already shooting it's second season!)

jdodson   Admin wrote on 12/01/2019 at 06:51pm

I agree. The Mandalorian first season is good but not quite perfect and after we watch it my wife is often confused and I'm not sure I blame her. They setup characters and then leave them behind. I'm not sure where the show is headed but i'm still in.

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