The Skywalker saga has ended with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker but there’s a lot more stories to tell in the Star Wars universe and The Mandalorian series from Disney+ is proof of that. We finally got to watch the entire first season. Here’s what we think of it.
What is it about?
By now, you have probably heard about The Mandalorian series. No? Well, how about “Baby Yoda”? Sure, you have!
Available on Disney Corp’s very own online streaming service, Disney+, The Mandalorian is a space western series set in the Star Wars universe five years after the events of The Return of the Jedi (1983) and follows the adventures of a lone Mandalorian bounty hunter beyond the reaches of the New Republic.
Released in November of 2019 on Disney+, the series released new episodes weekly thereafter and completed its 8-episode run on December 27 of the same year which means all episodes are streaming on Disney+ now.
It is also the first live-action Star Wars TV show. Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Lion King) serves as the series creator so we expected much a lot from this show. And in a lot of ways, it does not disappoint.
A Good Start…Awesome Finale!
Our favorite Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game of Thrones) stars as the titular character and he is spot on, which is weird, considering that he wears a helmet almost all throughout the first season.
However, the series is not without its flaws either. In two or three episodes, there’s a lot of repetitive things going on. The Mandalorian goes to another planet, meets a friend, defeats several foes, and leaves for another planet.
But not to worry, folks. There’s a lot of action to keep viewers entertained. Awesome visual effects, great acting, and good script helps too. Seriously, the special effects for the show is way beyond what it should be, and the visuals are very close to what we’ve seen in way bigger Star Wars movies. And of course, “Baby Yoda” is there to entertain, and the story, though still young, is indeed promising.
And don’t dare miss the final episode of the season. It is the most exciting episode of all. Packed with a lot of action and surprising revelations which helps build up all the excitement for Season 2.
“This Is The Way”
The Star Wars universe (much like our universe) just keeps on expanding and one can only imagine where it will go next. And if things go in the same way The Mandalorian goes, then we’re all in.
The Star Wars saga has ended on the big screen (for now). But with The Mandalorian’s success, Star Wars TV shows may just be the next big thing for Star Wars (and Disney).
And we’re all for it!
The Star Wars universe is huge and TV series may just be the best platform to tell their stories effectively.
This is the Way, indeed!
Skip or Watch?
The Mandalorian is one of the most watched TV shows of 2019. And there’s some good reason behind all the hype. It is a great series that explores the Star Wars universe further and perhaps better than even some of the Star Wars movie releases.
The Mandalorian is a pleaser, and even non-fans of the franchise will appreciate its beauty.
Here is our rating for the first season of The Mandalorian series.
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