Quoted from roar:
I know my opinion is not a popular one, but I don't think Mandalorian is much of a show and for those who haven't watched it I don't think you're missing much at all.
The lead characters are entirely void of any sort of depth, one wears a mask all the time and offers very little in terms of range or even dialogue and the other is an animated baby, a baby that can't talk, can barely communicate and every couple of episodes does something interesting. They trudge from episode to episode with the thinnest of reasons to be where they are and the writing is just bad, the writing in Star Wars films have never been their strength but it seems particularly shallow and cringe worthy in this series.
Production value is very high, it looks and sounds wonderful, it is set in a very familiar universe and it has a bunch of bounty hunters that look like boba fett ... so it has things going for it. My family did enjoy watching it every week but I struggled with it.
With all that said however, I do look forward to seeing what Brian Eddy has come up with, he has made some of my favourite games ever, I'm also curious to see who is on code. I certainly don't need a theme to have a game appeal to me so I'm still excited to see it.
Quoted from PanzerFreak:
Will disagree with this. I've never seen so much range from an actor that wears a mask nearly 100% of the time, you can tell his emotions through his body language. There are a couple scenes (spoilers) where his mask does come off and when that happens the depth of the character comes out even more. You see Mando in the first episode as this emotionless badass and as the show goes on, as he meets baby Yoda, and cares for him you see his emotions come out. It's very well done in my opinion and is the best Star Wars content since the original trilogy.
As for Baby Yoda, same thing. Disney used a puppet for the character (thankfully instead of CGI) and puts a lot of emotion into the character. You can see Baby Yoda's body language reacting to events, facial reactions as he's figuring things out, learning, thinking, etc. There's some great comedy moments in there as well.
Good points on both sides and I can agree with each of you in general. It's a good series and worth watching but it's definitely flawed.
I'll be back for the new season but mostly because season 2 was much improved over 1. I expect/hope for better in season 3.
As a theme for pinball its right up my alley and I already have a deposit it.