@communist@yakkoTDI Came here to (kinda) say this. I’d love to watch it but I refuse to pay for 5 or 6 different streaming services to watch as many series. This is getting ridiculous. I’d also love to watch the new Animaniacs series, but cannot for the same reasons.
@mike808 Oh I’ve seen all of those (and endured the irreparable harm they caused me)… I’m just very on/off (mostly off) about watching TV. Whenever there’s a show that looks interesting, I add it to the bottom of my hypothetical to-watch list. The Mandalorian will probably have it’s turn sometime in the early '30s… Maybe sooner if I hear that they bump off JarJar…
@shahnm It really is better SW storytelling than the films. And with 10 1-hr episodes, more fun to watch with almost twice the content of each trilogy. Each episode is just magnificent and really welcomes you into the SW universe.
@DVDBZN Because that’s the only places left on earth for location shoots that don’t have hoo-man crap all over the place. It ruins shots that have to spend more time in post digitally erasing all the artifacts, and that costs money and time.
I am pleased they spent their budget on really good storytelling, compelling characters, Favreau’s direction, and actors that can carry out all of that, and can forgive the limitations of location and set realities.
Let me just say that I stopped watching TV when I got bored with Star Trek: Enterprise 16 or 17 years ago.
I made an exception and signed up for a free month of CBS All Access to binge on Star Trek: Picard after the season was over. Then I canceled my subscription. I’ll probably do that again for the second season.
When my mom said she wanted to see Hamilton on Disney+, that was my excuse to sign up and binge The Mandalorian. Plus the 8 episodes (!) of the behind-the-scenes documentary series, which was also fun.
I didn’t cancel my subscription.
That show wasn’t the only thing Disney+ is good for, and my parents have been watching stuff too. But I also knew I’d be watching season 2. I’m still not watching any other TV shows, just movies on Disney+. But here I am making time to watch season 2 of The Mandalorian, week by week as it happens. (Suck it, CBS.)
@TheFLP You should fix yourself one of these to watch.
Oh, and Star Trek Discovery is on regular OTA (Over-The-Air) CBS now.
If you have Amazon Prime for the shipping savings, there’s a ton of content that comes with it. There’s also several free streaming services (ad-supported) as well, and then there’s endless auteur performances on YouTube.
FYI - Hamilton was streamed for free on YT earlier during the first wave of The 'Rona.
I realize its a matter of taste, but for those that are saying its the worst, do you really think the Clone Wars feature film, the two Ewok movies and the Solo movie are better than Mandalorian? (If you say think the “Clone Wars” movie was better, I am not sure I believe you)
I am not a huge fan of the “Clone Wars” or “Rebels” animated series, but I can at least understand where that could be someone else’s cup of team. Likewise for “Ewoks” and “Droids” TV series back in the day. I haven’t seen any of “Resistance” to formulate an opinion.
The only spinoff that I would even put in the same class as “Mandalorian” is “Rogue One.”
my interest in all things star wars leans more casual than obsessive, but i think the mandalorian is excellent overall. however i also love the han solo movie, so i’m not sure which spinoff i like better.
@kavva What’s your point? She plays a character. The actor’s political, religious, or whatever beliefs have no bearing on the performance when none of those are significant to the character. Her work in the show speaks for itself. What she does outside or after, doesn’t matter.
@mike808 it’s distracting. Hard to be a fan of dumb people. Her precious little acting job has no consequences, but it matters when she spreads dangerous lies using her fan base as a platform. I cannot support nor condone such actions. #BoycottQLovingMando
Nope. just did a quick search and found reference to the trial in England, which JD lost… guess I am just not that interested. But that was my point. I don’t follow this kind of stuff, and don’t let it color my enjoyment of work done by the people involved. Your “baby with the bathwater” point is well taken.
@chienfou He lost a libel suit. Very very hard to succeed with lots of lattitude given to the press, similar to here. However, Depp’s libel suit against a newspaper was in the UK where the legal system is a bit different, so if you’re looking for a tangentially related fictional show on the topic of UK libel suits and public figures, I can recommend Roadkill on Masterpiece (starring Hugh Laurie of House, M.D. fame).
There is still a case in the US (Depp v WaPo) for Heard’s op-ed to wrap herself in the cloak of victimhood and peak #MeToo just in time to benefit the case in the UK to benefit the SunTimes and boost her PR.
And it’s “throw the baby out with the frog water”.
/image Mandalorian baby frog eggs
@chienfou@compunaut As a kid only allowed to watch things like the brady bunch, gilligan’s island and get smart…this was amazing and dream inspiring! I saw it in a theater (something I had only done 1 time before) with a birthday party group. I was 10. Very impressionable. After that I was considered the nerdiest/geekiest girl in the schools I went to for the rest of my school (and college major) “career”. I absolutely love sci-fi and fantasy ever since then.