I don’t know about you, but the whole season of The Mandalorian really sparked my interest in Star Wars lore.
I’ve already expressed my thoughts on The Mandalorian in a blog called “What Makes The Mandalorian & Baby Yoda So Good Thus Far?” and I think I was 5 episodes in at that point. Nothing much has changed since I wrote that piece so I’ll be expanding upon that notion in this blog. Please feel free to go to that blog and read what I thought about the Mandalorian at that time.
Honestly, I was very impressed with the overall season 1 of The Mandalorian. The series did a phenomenal job of balancing humor and tension, never allowing one to outweigh the other. As someone relevantly new to the Star Wars world, I will admit that, when the Dark Saber came on screen, I didn’t understand the significance of that blade. All I thought about that scene was “oh shit, what is that blade and why does it look so cool”! After the episode, I went and did some research and upon learning about the Dark Saber history, the significance of its origins and how it ties into the Mandalorian, I was even more hyped.
On top of that, now we’re going to be learning a lot more about Baby Yoda’s people which has piqued my interest even more. We got a greater understanding of what drives Mando forward and how much the Mandalorian means to him. And with the introduction of Moff Gideon wielding the legendary saber, it means it’s time for me to go watch the Clone Wars learn more as I finally have a genuine reason to watch that animated series.
However, there is one thing that has bugged me a bit throughout the season. Mando was raised by the Mandalorians during the times of the Republic, so you’d think the topic of the Force and Jedis would have crept up a few times. Maybe the Mandalorians opted not to tell him, which in my opinion doesn’t make any sense. Hopefully, tell explain why there was such a huge gap in knowledge about the force. Either way, the premises for season 2 have been set and I can’t wait to see how that adventure will unfold.
Let me know what you thought of the season of Mandalorian.