Man, it’s hard to keep up with new TV shows once you’re an adult, even if they’re set within a world you already love. I admit that A LOT OF TIMES during this show I had to stop and go, “Wait, had they already met?” or “Do we know that guy already?” I’m a bad Star Wars fan, I know. But I did like this show! In fact, I think I liked it more than most people did? Yeah it had some silly parts but it’s Star Wars, the silliness has been built-in since the beginning. And I really liked getting to see some characters, locations and events I assumed would never show up in live-action again!
But yes, like everyone else I was also confused when the show suddenly turned into The Mandalorian season three. I really wish they hadn’t done that, both for the sake of Boba and his supporting cast and for the Mandalorian’s cast, for a start there are plenty of scenes in this show where we absolutely should have seen Din’s face and we couldn’t because Pedro Pascal was off filming other things. A very odd choice that, and one I suspect motivated mostly by Disney’s desire to shift Grogu toys, posters and stickers until no surface in the world is un-Grogu’d.