Review – The Mandalorian – Season 1

I know I’m late to the party but since my girlfriend decided to get a Disney+ subscription I finally got around to watching the first season of The Mandalorian.

This review should probably be prefaced by the fact that I’m not the biggest of all Star Wars fans. Sure, I watched all the movies and they entertained me and I really enjoyed the two Knights of the Old Republic games but I wouldn’t call myself a fan of the franchise. Maybe sympathizer is the right word?

The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

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With that being said I think the first season of The Mandalorian was ok. I don’t think it’s necessarily great TV by any means but I did enjoy it. Pedro Pascal does a lot more walking than talking as The Mandalorian and the entire season seems to go for the “Oh my god Baby Yoda is so cute” vibe that I found myself being kind of disinterested in parts. Maybe people who are into world-building got more out of the show than I did? I’m not sure. After all, if a show fails to make me really care for its characters, their struggles, motivations, and fates something went wrong somewhere. I’m not sure that this is the way.

The weird thing is that I still, despite its flaws, enjoyed the first season of The Mandalorian. It might have been the soundtrack, it might have been that I just like the Star Wars setting, or it might have been my friends telling me that season two is better and I got my enjoyment out of anticipation. Who knows.

I have spoken.

Final verdict: 6/10

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