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Maybe Star Wars is just a 3 hit wonder (the first 3 films) ?
If 1983 was the last time you enjoyed any Star Wars then it’s probably hopeless.
I could have sworn they just showed some of the footage twice in this episode. :))
I know it was ridiculous it felt very phoned in, also they literally undermined everything in the first episode of the season. The search for a droid was not only a waste of time though not even required, I don't think the writers have a writers room lol
I think the search for IG-11 was just to get Din back to Navarro and see Greef ultimately, just as Din picked up R5D4 so we could get back to Tattooine and see Peli (and also, to use a character from the original trilogy is irresistible to these writers... and they missed a great joke by having someone say that R5D4, in his reluctance to go on the trip, was "not very motivated").
THEN, the Where TF do we go NOW? kicked in at Disney.
Book Of Boba Fett (aka Mandalorian 2.5) was a mess. A fun mess, but a mess nonetheless. The whole episode with Luke making Grogu choose to go back to Mando was complete emergency narrative reconstruction nonsense. They wrote themselves into a corner that they wrote themselves out of.
Obi-Wan was very entertaining. Very.
Andor was truly GREAT.
But so far, this new season of Mandalorian just indicates to me that they are setting up for a big new interconnected story that, I'm sorry to say, I just won't have any interest in. Especially if all it does is lead into the miserable recent movie trilogy.
If they are leading into Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy of novels I'm in. But I just don't see Disney paying for the rights to that.
They turned Book of Boba Fett into The Mandalorian, and then it felt like they turned Mandalorian S3 into Andor for a moment there.
I just watched all of Andor yesterday because I was sick and resting, and it made the recent Pershing episode of Mando look like a school project.
Mando season 3 feels like Star Wars Rebels though a more diluted version. its feeling a little hollow, it goes action set piece, baby Yoda doing cute reaction, bit of dialog then repeat.
I really wish TBOBF could stand on it's own, but I understand why they feel the need to borrow from the success of another series...
You didn't really miss anything anyway. Boba Fett was basically a side character in his on show. His "redemption arc" If you could call it that felt very hollow. The show did have a few neat ideas then it straight up turned into Mando season 2.5.
It would have been more interesting if Boba Fett was actually an antagonist for Din to fight. Maybe have Fett kidnap Grogu. That keeps him as the bad guy. No need for a redemptive arc. But no.
Also odd in a way as Carl Weathers (don't know the character name) is living the same redemptive arc. But he's cooler because he's Carl Weathers.
Greef Karga is his character's name and now that you mention it, you're right. It's funny too because he turned a rock town into a beautiful thriving village. Boba Fett? Well a sand pit is still a sand pit. :))
Season one & two were pure magic. An addendum to Return Of The Jedi, as it were.
Book Of Boba Fett showed us the milk-stained road they were headed down.
Thus far, season 3 of Mando is uneven fan fiction IMO.
Andor was amazing. Do we need a season 2? Can it be as good?
Obiwan was enjoyable, btw.
To ME, Star Wars ends with the destruction of the Empire in Return Of The Jedi.
The new movie trilogy killed it going forward for me.
Disney gave me some really cool SW stuff with early Mando & Andor.
But stick a lightsabre in me- I'm done.
Basically agree 100%. Hope there's no S2 of Andor; the end of the series made me want to go straight into Rogue One... which makes me want to go straight into A New Hope. What more can you say about it? IMO.
Obi Wan, for it's unevenness, ends off with some essential Star Wars (IMO again). Reversing the reveals would have helped this show immensely (we should have known from early on that Reva was a double agent, it would have made her decision-making throughout more interesting for the audience; and Kenobi should only have found out about Anakin being alive towards the end, his lack of urgency about it as-is doesn't make a lot of sense).
Just feel like Star Wars has nothing left in the tank with which to draw me in. Maybe Thrawn in the Ahsoka series, but I never read those books or anything, so I don't *really* care.
Agree that ROTJ is a completely fitting end to the story of Star Wars. They could have done something interesting post-ROTJ (and maybe Mando 1&2 is it), but they didn't. Maybe Mando Season 2 can be the true end of Star Wars - Luke finds Grogu and begins to rebuild the Jedi Order.
The Grand Star Wars Viewing Order:
The Empire Saga
A New Hope
Empire Strikes Back
The Anakin Saga
Attack of the Clones
Revenge of the Sith
Return of the Jedi
I liked Obi Wan as well. I think that should have stayed a movie but it was fine. I've yet to see Andor but I'll be checking it out soon.