I never thought there would be a day when we would get a live-action Star Wars TV show that felt like a seamless part of the SW universe. Does The Mandalorian meet that goal? In my opinion, it’s pretty darn close. Close enough.
FIRST EPISODE SPOILERS FOLLOW
Overall, I love the look of the show. It looks like a Star Wars movie, and the production values are off the charts.
I love the hints at lore beyond what I already know about Star Wars, especially about the Mandalorian sect (group? cult?).
I love the droid! Seeing him in a futuristic Western shootout was awesome.
I love the reveal at the end. I’m not exactly sure what it means (it isn’t baby Yoda, right?), but I’m curious to find out.
The only two things that didn’t quite click with me were (a) the pacing (it seemed like a lot happened in a very short period of time–certain scenes could have benefited by being a little longer) and (b) the CGI on the animals that the Mandalorian learned to ride. Something about their legs just didn’t seem right.
But that’s being picky, because I’m just delighted to have a Star Wars show of this quality that lets us explore a part of that world we haven’t seen in the movies. I look forward to chapter 2 tomorrow!
What do you think about the show so far?