So far this season has far excelled the previous season (which all things considered was some pretty great Star Wars).
It's a fun series. I've been enjoying it. It's nice to see the SW Universe without a Skywalker or the Jedi save the whole d*mned thing from destruction. There's a lot than can be done with the milieu, Mando and Jon Favreau seem to be having a blast showing it to us.
My big pet peeve with this show is that fans of the show seem to think Moff Gideon's name is "Moff". I guess this is their first or primary exposure to Star Wars and they don't realize it's a title, but it crawls all over me. Gideon is an awesome main antagonist, though. As hyped as I am to see
After all, his relationship with Ahsoka is a continuation of Rebels, and it's its own story. It belongs adjacent to the story of Din Djarin, not part of it. I like when different elements of the Galaxy cross paths occasionally but I like these smaller, individual stories to be their own thing. Ahsoka has her own story and it's awesome, but it's not part of this story.
I was wondering why that shot looked so good. It felt really authentic.
I just rewatched it and got to appreciate how well crafted the whole episode was even more. There were themes within themes that played out, and everything was tightly and well told. No waste. Great character arc too. The director & writer Rick Famuyiwa really gets it.
This show is a labor of love by true fans, but also an officially licensed product with a huge budget. You get a show like this as a sci fi fan maybe once in a lifetime. If you'd told me ten years ago we'd have an excellent Star Wars tv show starring a Mandalorian warrior, one of my favorite aspects of the EU, I'd call BS. And yet here we are.
As soon as that X-Wing showed up I sat up in my chair and kept saying no way, no way! The deep fake technology is getting so good I was hardly bothered by it. Though I was hoping they'd cast Sebastian Stan as Luke and give us an Adventures of Luke Skywalker series.
But those end credits! I was just reaching to turn off the TV and almost missed them. So is Book of Boba Fett going to be Season 3 of The Mandalorian, or a whole new show?
There's several years, I think over a decade and a half, to spare here, and Luke only said he wanted to train the Child enough that he's not a danger to himself and others. Kind of give him the foundations. Luke instantly sensed Grogu's bond with Din so he may very well return him a season or two from now.
Filoni and Favreau have my full permission to retcon the sequels.
It is painfully obvious, and increasingly so, just how awful those sequels were. What is most disturbing though is the names they called those fans who spoke up about it. Including actual LF employees joining in on the name calling.
I think the Mandalorian shows that SW fans actually aren't that hard to please. All they want are good stories and good characters that fit in the established SW universe. Throw in the occasional nostalgia bone for good measure, just don't really on them as crutches.
Sadly though, Star Wars land (Galaxy's Edge or whatever) in Disneyland/world is permanently crippled by the terrible terrible decision to not use any of the classic Star Wars locations and characters. Billions of $$ wasted.
Anyone else watch Disney Gallery series on this show? I had only seen the first episode before finishing all of season 2 of the actual show, and this thing is amazing. Behind the scenes, in-depth looks at how the show was made from all angles. I'm on the special effects episode now and it's amazing to see the love and passion that went into this whole project.
I want to re-watch season one prior to the release of season two. Maybe my feeling for some of those episodes will have changed this time around.
I re-watched season 1 before bingeing on season 2, and if anything I enjoyed it more. I was a bit unengaged the first time, but that could have been because of what was going on where I lived and worked at the time. Now, in full retirement, my mind is free to unwind and unreservedly enjoy stuff.