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 Azreal13 wrote:
Why do we need spoilers in this thread?

Surely now the series is out in the wild, anyone clicking it without being up to date is effectively walking down a corridor of rooms full of people discussing all sorts of topics, stopping at the door labelled "People discussing The Mandalorian," throwing it open and then insisting everyone shut up because they've not seen it?


One reason I can think of is it's weird release schedule. They aren't even dropping one a week, you know?

It's going to be very easy to make the mistake of thinking you're caught up, when you missed one of the 3, 5 or 9 day release dates.

I am absolutely loving the content so far.
Spoiler:
Jawas are my favorite alien, and it was great to see them kicking butt, being disintegrated, and then striking weird bargains that only they think are beneficial.

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This is shaping up to be a pretty awesome show, beautiful visuals both with the cgi and puppetry. That sandcrawler looked fantastic!

Shame the episodes are so short but I would rather that than dragging each one out to 40 mins. I've been catching up on some CW shows like arrow and flash and each episode spends a good 10 mins going over the same motivational speeches and bad dialogue every single time to drag out the run time.


   
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 Gitzbitah wrote:

One reason I can think of is it's weird release schedule. They aren't even dropping one a week, you know?



Apart from the first two, they are one a week.
It launched on a Tuesday, with ep2 on the Friday, but all remaining ones are FRIDAY releases.

Carl Weathers only agreed to do the job provided he got to direct an episode (which he will, for S2).
Dave Filoni is supposed to be directing a few more for S2.

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 Commander Cain wrote:

Shame the episodes are so short but I would rather that than dragging each one out to 40 mins. I've been catching up on some CW shows like arrow and flash and each episode spends a good 10 mins going over the same motivational speeches and bad dialogue every single time to drag out the run time.


Indeed. As much as I want more of this series, right now, thanks to them nailing the pacing it didn't really feel like episode 2 was 'too short'. It certainly didn't need padding.


 
   
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Yeah a lot happened in Ep 2 — it’s easy to confuse “I want more” for “this is too short.”

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 Azreal13 wrote:
Why do we need spoilers in this thread?

Surely now the series is out in the wild, anyone clicking it without being up to date is effectively walking down a corridor of rooms full of people discussing all sorts of topics, stopping at the door labelled "People discussing The Mandalorian," throwing it open and then insisting everyone shut up because they've not seen it?


Agree 100%. If you are upset a show got spoiled for you by you going to page 16 of a thread discussing it, you are the author of your own misfortune.

   
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 chromedog wrote:
 Gitzbitah wrote:

One reason I can think of is it's weird release schedule. They aren't even dropping one a week, you know?



Apart from the first two, they are one a week.
It launched on a Tuesday, with ep2 on the Friday, but all remaining ones are FRIDAY releases.

Carl Weathers only agreed to do the job provided he got to direct an episode (which he will, for S2).
Dave Filoni is supposed to be directing a few more for S2.


That was my expectation as well, but it isn't so.

Spoiler:


There's a rogue Wednesday release in there towards the end, making it truly strange. So- 3, 7,7,7,7,5,9 days between episodes. I predict many will miss that Wednesday release.

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The odd thing is, the Wednesday doesn't even do anything. If people are expecting it Friday, they aren't 'missing out' they way they would with TV show.
I guess they decided to be nice so people wouldn't mess up their holiday travel?

Anyway, the last week of the year seems a good time to put the free trial through its paces.



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It's not that strange. Networks making changes to release dates about big holidays isn't exactly unusual.

   
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 Ouze wrote:
 Azreal13 wrote:
Why do we need spoilers in this thread?

Surely now the series is out in the wild, anyone clicking it without being up to date is effectively walking down a corridor of rooms full of people discussing all sorts of topics, stopping at the door labelled "People discussing The Mandalorian," throwing it open and then insisting everyone shut up because they've not seen it?
Agree 100%. If you are upset a show got spoiled for you by you going to page 16 of a thread discussing it, you are the author of your own misfortune.
Hey i just used spoiler tags because I only read the thread title before posting. I’m not trying to lay down the law or anything.

   
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Quite, wasn't getting at you, it was just the ridiculous way you had to write that post prompted me to wonder why you had to go to so much trouble to protect people who had nobody but themselves to blame if they were reading it.

By all accounts, we're fine up to the week before Christmas, then we need to be careful for a few days.

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Voss wrote:
The odd thing is, the Wednesday doesn't even do anything. If people are expecting it Friday, they aren't 'missing out' they way they would with TV show.
I guess they decided to be nice so people wouldn't mess up their holiday travel?

Anyway, the last week of the year seems a good time to put the free trial through its paces.




I get the feeling they want us to watch it before episode 9 releases.

 
   
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I don't think I recall the answer to this, if there was one - are there different release dates regionally? I know it was speculated about but I don't know if there was a definitive answer.
   
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Sorry if this has been discussed but does the interface let you 'play from beginning' or otherwise let you see how far an episode has been played? If there is, I haven't figured it out and would gladly follow suggestions on how to access those features.

I ask because there are three of us on the account. I watched 30 seconds of episode 2 thinking it was the start only to see the end credits start to roll.
   
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I don't think so. The UI on Disney+ definitely leaves a bit to be desired. No "hover over this title to see the synopsis" feature. No button to immediately click to the next episode, you have to open a menu or wait longer than usual. And no list of stuff you've been watching so you can keep at it.

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I've loved the first 2 episodes so far, everything Star Wars should be.

Spoiler:
I am totally loving the Lone Wolf and Cub vibe, hope that's the theme for the season.

I'm also totally convinced that he is actually Boba Fett......

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 Grey Templar wrote:
I don't think so. The UI on Disney+ definitely leaves a bit to be desired. No "hover over this title to see the synopsis" feature. No button to immediately click to the next episode, you have to open a menu or wait longer than usual. And no list of stuff you've been watching so you can keep at it.


Yeah. Its pretty good in terms of navigation but lacks some quality of life features. Netflix still has the best interface.


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 Manchu wrote:
The as yet unnamed protagonist ….
I was kinda hoping the were going to keep him unnamed, like an homage to Clint Eastwood's Man with No Name. Or even Schrödinger's Fett
But apparently his name is Dyn Jarren according to Pedro Pascal himself

 Lance845 wrote:
 Grey Templar wrote:
I don't think so. The UI on Disney+ definitely leaves a bit to be desired. No "hover over this title to see the synopsis" feature. No button to immediately click to the next episode, you have to open a menu or wait longer than usual. And no list of stuff you've been watching so you can keep at it.


Yeah. Its pretty good in terms of navigation but lacks some quality of life features. Netflix still has the best interface.
And if you are watching a series, you need to remember the episode you are on between watchings as it doesn't remember(save?) where you left off. It picks up where you left off in a given episode, but you have to pick that episode manually.

Although this could all be intentional to allow more banwidth (or whatever it is) to accommodate more users. Who knows.
Either way I still like it way better than Netflix. There's actually stuff I want to watch longer term, not just binge watching 1-2 shows then be bored for months.

Back on topic, I absolutely love this show. Did not expect the direction it's going, but think it's a fantastic way to go somewhere new while still feeling like "classic" Star Wars

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Overall, still an "okay" show. I'm not fully understanding the "omg best thing evar!" responses I'm seeing from people.

Spoiler:
I'm finding the script and intention isn't working with the character thus far. "You're a Mandalorian..." has been spouted a bunch of times as if it has gravitas/meaning. Yet the protagonist got his butt kicked by a squig....then his butt kicked by Jawas...then his butt kicked by a creature...They tried to make him look like a badass in the opening scene of episode one (the most hamfisted scene of the show yet, in my opinion). In short, this guy kinda sucks. I'd rather the show was written to support what it's showing, rather than everyone being in awe, etc. I'd prefer if it had been written as he was a failed bounty hunter or was an outcast with a bad reputation. As it stands it's just "let's watch the protagonist get his ass kicked" most episodes.

Tonally it's not meshing for me.

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 Elbows wrote:
Overall, still an "okay" show. I'm not fully understanding the "omg best thing evar!" responses I'm seeing from people.


My guess is that, after years of Disney Star Wars that many (obviously not all though) consider an ongoing trashfire, something regarded as simply good to that same portion of the fanbase is a breath of fresh air. To borrow from an old SNL skit...



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Alternatively, some of us just like to enjoy the things we watch without constant critique and criticism.
It's what, IMO, made SW great in the first place. We don't criticize things we watch as children, we just watch it and enjoy.

That's what I like about this show. It FEELS like SW again, imperfections and all.

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I don’t get why adults want to act like children and especially why adults would criticize other adults for not acting like children. Yes, children are more naive than adults. They are easier to manipulate and exploit because of this. It doesn’t make children a more sincere or insightful audience. Quite the reverse.

The Mandalorian is very obviously profiting from “at least it’s not (insert your least fav Disney SW product)” reverse coat tailing. But the reason this is even possible is because it is in fact a higher level of quality than most other Disney SW product. Now that’s not a high threshold IMO but there is some real quality here all the same.

Now if you just lap up whatever is served uncritically, I think you’re also not in a position to even “get” why this show is actually a cut above in some significant ways.

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 Elbows wrote:
Overall, still an "okay" show. I'm not fully understanding the "omg best thing evar!" responses I'm seeing from people.

Spoiler:
I'm finding the script and intention isn't working with the character thus far. "You're a Mandalorian..." has been spouted a bunch of times as if it has gravitas/meaning. Yet the protagonist got his butt kicked by a squig....then his butt kicked by Jawas...then his butt kicked by a creature...They tried to make him look like a badass in the opening scene of episode one (the most hamfisted scene of the show yet, in my opinion). In short, this guy kinda sucks. I'd rather the show was written to support what it's showing, rather than everyone being in awe, etc. I'd prefer if it had been written as he was a failed bounty hunter or was an outcast with a bad reputation. As it stands it's just "let's watch the protagonist get his ass kicked" most episodes.

Tonally it's not meshing for me.


SW fans expectations for what Mandalorians are capable of has never matched with what we've seen on screen.
   
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To Elbows’s point, I am convinced the Mando is actually a greenhorn poser trading on the rep of his people. Yes he is a great quickdraw but he is also rash, prone to anger, and prideful. This reading is supported by him only now getting his first real beskar pauldron.

   
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 warboss wrote:

My guess is that, after years of Disney Star Wars that many (obviously not all though) consider an ongoing trashfire, something regarded as simply good to that same portion of the fanbase is a breath of fresh air. To borrow from an old SNL skit...

For me, it's that the Madalorian has a similar tone and aesthetic to ESB.

The comparison to Disney's Saga movies is uneccessary. I enjoy them as well, while accepting that they're not perfect (none of the previous Star Wars movies were either) and that they have a different tone and feel to the previous movies (as the Prequels did to the OT, and as all three of the OT movies did...)





 Manchu wrote:
To Elbows’s point, I am convinced the Mando is actually a greenhorn poser trading on the rep of his people. Yes he is a great quickdraw but he is also rash, prone to anger, and prideful. This reading is supported by him only now getting his first real beskar pauldron.


This is possible, although I suspect it's more that a lot of the Mandalorian reputation is ultimately built on the myth. They're still just regular humans... The protagonist's strength is in his tenacity, rather than being perfect at everything.

 
   
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 Manchu wrote:
To Elbows’s point, I am convinced the Mando is actually a greenhorn poser trading on the rep of his people. Yes he is a great quickdraw but he is also rash, prone to anger, and prideful. This reading is supported by him only now getting his first real beskar pauldron.
All of which makes him a more relatable character which we as the audience can share in his experience, rather than a fully "complete" character that doesn't need to grow at all and is there just to "be cool".

I guess the point I am trying to make (poorly) is that you get out of the experience what you are looking for. If you are looking for flaws, you'll find them. If you want to enjoy it you will.
Obviously things that really are garbage will show, but the Mandalorian is far from that.

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 Manchu wrote:
I don’t get why adults want to act like children and especially why adults would criticize other adults for not acting like children..

It's less about acting like children than about not wasting time watching something just to pick it apart. I'd rather focus on the things I like about a movie and enjoy the experience than pick apart all of the faults and come out of it feeling like I've just wasted two hours of my life. YMMV.

 
   
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He seems to be pretty early in his “career”, still piecing his armor together and trying to find his “sigil” (I think it was).


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 insaniak wrote:
For me, it's that the Madalorian has a similar tone and aesthetic to ESB.


From the descriptions and reviews, it does sound like something that I'll enjoy to some degree as well but I'm waiting until the run is over to binge it. The biggest complaint (and it's relatively minor at that) that I've heard is that the music is off compared with the orchestral John William's scores fans are used to but I've listened to the character theme on youtube and it didn't bother me (nor did it appeal to me either) so I don't expect it to sway my opinion personally. It started out like an old Japenese wind instrument piece and segwayed into 60's spaghetti western tones. Again, I'm not enamored with it but neither was I bothered by it so it's a non-issue for me personally.

   
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A samurai western is exactly what this show is. I tjino they really nailed his theme.


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