Happy Friday Somethings!
So, I’m 3 episodes in to Obi-Wan and… it’s… shrugs.. Ok… I guess.
Mind you, I do not consume all things Star Wars. Never saw Rebels or Clone Wars if only because I never checked them out… not because of some “anti show animosity”. Mando was great, BoBF was… okish, but Obi-Wan I wanted to enjoy more.
Are there cool aspects of it? Sure. Are there mind-numbingly dumb things that happen for the sake of moving along the store in a 6 episode show? Yes. SHOULD it be 6 episodes? Can’t give a full answer yet till it’s over, but I DO hate how these shows have become exposition to movies and nothing else. D+ “Shows” went from 9 episodes (still short) to 6 and personally, I feel like they’re doing their fans a disservice… but that’s a conversation for another day.
What I *don’t* enjoy.. is that the Star Wars universe is SO VAST.. they literally could tell any story they want and set it in the SW universe, and it could be awesome and make that already rich universe grow even more.. instead, we keep having stories set around the main players we’ve already seen for years. The latest SW trilogy took a half step in that direction, but rather hamfistedly in my opinion, and… to be fair.. the toxicness and entitlement of some of their fans (not that only SW suffers from this… EVERY fandom has it’s toxic side) makes it hard to strike out in new directions.
I’m hoping the last 3 episodes turn the show around for me, but if it doesn’t shrug oh well….
Want to hear some original Star Wars stuff? Go check out our friend Crystal Storm’s audio drama “Legacy” in your podcatcher of choice!