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The Mandalorian Season 1

by Hans A. Carpenter
Release Date: Disney-Plus
Showrunner: Jon Favreau
Starring: Pedro Pascal
Mister Marquee Says:
Impressive…Most Impressive
Number: 4.5/5
In December, Disney may have horribly underwhelmed me at the box office with The Rise of Skywalker, an incoherent stumble to a classic saga. For all that steam Star Wars has lost on the big screen, the advent of the Disney-Plus streaming service has introduced us to one of the great shows on the market on the small screen: The Mandalorian.
Season one follows the nameless Mandalorian, a bounty hunter from a proud warrior race forced into hiding by the Empire. When the Mandalorian finds an innocent target hunted by the Empire, he risks everything to protect the innocent.
The Mandalorian is a space Western harkening back to the earliest roots of the Star Wars franchise. In a world of constant fighting over cannon and legacy characters, it’s refreshing in its simplicity. Some episodes in the first season can be a bit heavy on fan service, and other chapters feel like tacked on filler, but for the most part, the streamlined story and 30-minute episodes keep the series from dragging. Season one begins and ends with a bang, but this isn’t a Walking Dead situation where the middle episodes are useless.
With great visuals, an excellent cast, and a refreshingly simple story, The Mandalorian is a great kick off to the Disney-Plus era and a fun entry into the Star Wars franchise.

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