The Mandalorian ended well and was good overall, maybe even very good for all the obvious reasons (out of this world production values, the Star Wars IP, great directors, etc). It would be nice if the show's plot actually went to another level next season and it truly became great creatively and not just through the aforementioned embarrassment of riches. But if it just remains a soft anthology where Mando and his foundling go low stakes adventuring from planet to planet each week I could probably watch that forever too.
I appreciated that they took the more dangerous but significant route of revealing a bit more about the character without ruining things. They haven't shit the bed yet, and by the end of season 1 of a streaming show, that's a notable victory.
But I did have a lingering feeling over those last two episodes that everything felt a bit circular.
Mando ends up exactly where we started this two-parter. I suppose that's in keeping with the show though.
It feels like a touchstone from an earlier era of serialized TV, where not every episode had pressure to carry the story ball forward a few yards. And while in general serialized storytelling is more my bag, this has been a refreshing alternative in a sea of that.
The Mandalorian felt like a big budget fan project, in good and bad ways. If it wasn’t set in the Star Wars universe I probably wouldn’t have bothered watching. I thought the Mando himself was a bit of a bland chump. But the show felt like it was made with a lot of love for Star Wars, unlike the Disney trilogy.
Yea new Curb has been good. Some episodes are better than others but for the most part it's still classic Larry David.
I do feel a little sad whenever Richard Lewis shows up though. Dude looks elderly as fuck (still doing fight scenes though!)
Oh well, he gets more than enough for an old, bald, ugly section-sitting asshole (Kroll was so perfect for that right down to the final reveal =).
Was I the only one thrown off a bit that Vince Vaughn wasn't playing a version of himself? I mean they had Christian Slater playing a version of himself a few seasons back, but Vince is playing ... just some guy?
It fucking sucks, even worse than Discovery. Too bad, because just like Discovery they've got good actors and good production value, it's just the writing that's absolutely terrible.
This is so sad to me... I was worried they’d fuck it up. And Picard is special
I'm not even watching Picard but I love the RLM reviews lol
What's wrong with it, specifically? Doesn't really jibe with the tone of TNG or the character, or just objectively bad plotting/characterization? I'll accept all of the above, of course.
Ugh, that's too bad, it really sounds like it's not anything you'd want to watch if you were a TNG fan or a Trek fan in general. Who are projects like this, where they take a well-established and beloved property and turn it on its head, being made for; people that AREN'T fans of the original?
Star Trek: The Last Captain
If I were to guess the idea was to renew Trek, make it "cool again", and attract both fans and a new audience.
Can anyone spare me the endless writeups and just let me know if Westworld Season 3 delivered any goods?
In my opinion, no. I found the first episode to be quite boring, to be honest (I was even falling asleep at some point). I’ll give the show one more episode to turn things around, but right now I’m not optimistic.