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What TV SHOWS are you watching?
n815e wrote: Fett wasn’t an especially good show, if it wasn’t for Mando I’m not sure it would have been worth watching.
The "Honest Trailers" episode about Book of Fett was funny; it pointed out the weird and creepy obsession Fett had with either taking baths himself, or encouraging others to take baths. (In Bacta tanks.)
jason10mm wrote: Mando S3 has gotten WIIIIEEEEERRRRDDD. That ep about the Imperial doc, WTF? It was fine as an atmospheric bit of narrative, I guess, almost like Andor, but what was the point? I'm guessing it was fodder for the Ahsoka show, and if so, LucasArts REALLY needs to stop shoehorning stuff for one show into the feed of a different show. Book of Fett taking a 2 ep break to have 2 eps of Mando stuck in was bad enough, especially if all you watch is Mando and the S2 to S3 jump made no sense without those 2 eps, but if Ahsoka spring boards off this Imp Doc stuff
While I agree with what you're saying, it's worth pointing out that the best episode of Boba Fett was the Mandalorian-focused one. Likewise, the best episode of The Mandalorian this season has been the Dr. Pershing-focused one. Go figure.
S3 of Mando has been a bit of a mess. I know everyone likes the big, heavily-serialized narratives these days, but I actually like the Mando "hang out" episodes where they talk to an NPC, get a quest, go fight a monster, maybe level up with some new gear. It's a pleasant throwback to the olden days of action TV shows that were all adventure-of-the-week.
This season though, it's not really doing the adventure-of-the-week ... but it's also not really doing an over-arcing narrative either. Stuff just kinda happens and then the episode ends. I thought the season-long goal was going to be Mando getting re-baptized on Mandalore, but he banged that out in two episodes. Okay. Soooo .... now what are we doing? What does he want, what are his goals, what's standing in his way? You know, all that basic storytelling protagonist shit. At this point, I couldn't answer any of those questions.
I feel like Bo-Katan is stealing away the focus of the show, and I'm actually fine with that because Katee Sackoff rules.
The most recent Mando episode had an interesting cameo by the actor who played JarJar, Ahmed Best. In Mando he got a decent role that at least won't have SW fans sending him death threats.
But Mando S3 now lives in the shadow of ANDOR, for better or worse.
Joebot wrote: I feel like Bo-Katan is stealing away the focus of the show, and I'm actually fine with that because Katee Sackoff rules.
If Mando ends and a Bo Katan show begins, I just want them to cast as many BSG actors as possible for the giggles. I want Bo to end a speech with "It is the Way" and Eddie Olmos in heavy alien makeup to respond with "So say we alllllllllllllllll"
Lately HBO, has been doing an odd thing where it seems to inhibit binging of newer shows. In the past, there would have been a nearly seamless transition between the last episode of season two and the first episode of season three, but instead HBO acted like there wasn't a season three and instead showed me links to comparable shows. It has been doing this lately whenever I finish an episode of Doom Patrol. And also Perry Mason, but that's reasonable since they are only releasing one episode per week for the new season, so I am caught up as I end each episode.
(The birthday party with the Xanax was a particular treat for the reaction of Pete ("Hey. What is this? Nap time?") and Cicero ("I'm actually OK with it."), despite the plotting question of how that possibly would've happened.)
Perry Mason season 2 is very good. There is more focus on the personal lives of the main characters and less on the current big case. And a surprising amount of fallout from the previous season.