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Old 31-10-2020, 22:59   #121
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Old 31-10-2020, 23:02   #122
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Well it's true. What substantively has happened over the last 11 episodes in terms of character development, what we know about the universe and how has the core story developed and moved on? It hasn't. I enjoy watching it but the only thing keeping it going is the production quality and action. It could be sooooo much better story wise.
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Well it's true. What substantively has happened over the last 11 episodes in terms of character development, what we know about the universe and how has the core story developed and moved on? It hasn't. I enjoy watching it but the only thing keeping it going is the production quality and action. It could be sooooo much better story wise.
It could do this, at which point it would make the fatal error of disappearing up fandom’s ar$e. The story arc in Mandalorian is a gentle one and each episode is reasonably self contained, much the same as the original films were. The universe continuity is fun but unobtrusive; you either get it or you don’t, and it doesn’t matter either way. The barrier to participation is deliberately low.

Yes, the linear tv style self-contained episodic format is old fashioned in comparison to the modern streaming fashion for one story tightly binding chapters together, but the evidence is that it is a big hit with its broad target audience. Remember the property is owned by Disney now and the Mouse has a particular idea how to produce this sort of stuff. Recognition of “baby Yoda” spreads far further than the show itself. That is quite deliberate, and when some of those people eventually subscribe and watch the show they will find something they can enjoy and engage with at whatever level they choose.

Notwithstanding the above, chapter 9 obviously does serve the arc - Mando went to Tattoine in search of another Mandalorian, in the hope that this individual had information that might further the quest for The Child’s home world. That was signalled very clearly at the top of the episode.
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Re: The Mandalorian

General - maybe you just need to come to terms with the fact this series unfortunately isn't for you.

there are tv shows I used to watch, sometimes you just have to let go, ppl change, it's just one of those things, I wish I had time to watch tv shows I don't like, I don't have time to watch everything I want to

I like the way it's simple, you know what they say, you can't please all the people all the time.

The original films were simple, that worked, that's why a lot of us fell in love with Star Wars.

I actually like Ep 1-3 as well, but some ppl's rose tinted glasses got ruined by them, the political ongoings of that and the Clone Wars series put some ppl off, got tedious. So, they remove all the background stuff which gets in the way of the interesting and fun battles, and then ppl moan it's too basic.

At the end of the day, it is what it is, which for you, unfortunately isn't what you want it to be.
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Re: The Mandalorian

Well, the average audience score on rotten tomatoes is 93% (as was the latest episode), so the general viewing public seem to like it.
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Re: The Mandalorian

As mentioned The Mandalorian is a western, if you've just finished Game of Thrones it's going to seem too simple by comparison.
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I wasn't impressed, it was just another planet and another adventure-of-the-week episode like all the others in season 1. I was expecting it to continue where season 1 finished. Rather staying with the procedural/A-team/Airwolf/Knight Rider theme I think this series would seriously benefit from going down the route of The Boys and Expanse in having a proper deep structured story told across the season. He can still go to different planets and meet people as part of that but at least we would get somewhere and the story would move on and develop. All he is doing atm is hopping from planet to planet dragging baby yoda along with him. The novelty has worn off now and the high production quality can't carry it. Which planet and random group of people is he going to be fighting next week?
That wasn't just any random planet and people though. This episode had many easter eggs and links to the original trilogy.

I prefer the simple approach,
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All l can say to keep it simple is the family all enjoyed it.
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if you've just finished Game of Thrones it's going to seem too simple by comparison.
exactly. If this was any other series I would let it go but with it being Star Wars it deserves to be so much better. I get the impression this is "Star Wars: Kids Version".

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That wasn't just any random planet and people though. This episode had many easter eggs and links to the original trilogy.
I know and I appreciated it. It added a special touch to it which glossed over the weekly planet hop adventure. It was okay in season 1 to establish the story and characters but they need to move forward now given the alleged gravity of the situation. They can still visit different planets and locations if they want to but it needs to be realistic and embedded in a proper deep meaningful storyline.
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exactly. If this was any other series I would let it go but with it being Star Wars it deserves to be so much better. I get the impression this is "Star Wars: Kids Version".


I know and I appreciated it. It added a special touch to it which glossed over the weekly planet hop adventure. It was okay in season 1 to establish the story and characters but they need to move forward now given the alleged gravity of the situation. They can still visit different planets and locations if they want to but it needs to be realistic and embedded in a proper deep meaningful storyline.
I think you might have misunderstood Star Wars.

Leave aside for the moment all the extended universe stuff which is all nerd porn to a greater or lesser extent. Think Ewoks, think jawas, think Jarjar Binks for flip’s sake.

This TV series is absolutely consistent with George Lucas’ original vision for his universe, as seen on the big screen.
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exactly. If this was any other series I would let it go but with it being Star Wars it deserves to be so much better. I get the impression this is "Star Wars: Kids Version".
And yet Star Wars has always been for kids, so that shows that it did its job.

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I know and I appreciated it. It added a special touch to it which glossed over the weekly planet hop adventure. It was okay in season 1 to establish the story and characters but they need to move forward now given the alleged gravity of the situation. They can still visit different planets and locations if they want to but it needs to be realistic and embedded in a proper deep meaningful storyline.
Realistic Star Wars? Yawn. Not everything has to be realistic, sometimes it ruins a show.
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Re: The Mandalorian

To try and clarify people's terms which I think are getting people confused.

Mandalorian is something like a Western set in the star wars universe. It isn't "Star Wars" because "Star Wars" is a space opera - something with epic sagas and battles with princesses and maybe magic.

As such Mandalorian is more "realistic" with the exception of baby yoda. It is about one low status mercenary trying to make his way with a child. He isn't a great hero or prince doing epic battle for a noble political cause.

Compared to "Star Wars" it feels small and insignificant, because from Luke Skywalker's point of view, he is.
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Its simple and doesn't have a huge cast of characters. It doesn't have many different plot points going on at o ce, this is what makes it so good. Well written, directed and shot.
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Re: The Mandalorian

Got the next episode "The Confrontation" to watch this evening. I'm happy that each episode is self contained within the main theme.

A leaked title list has appeared:
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Chapter One: The Search
Chapter Two: The Confrontation
Chapter Three: The Bounty
Chapter Four: The Republic
Chapter Five: The Loyalist
Chapter Six: The Sorcerer
Chapter Seven: The Return
Chapter Eight: The Empire.

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Another strong offering tonight. Very happy.
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