The Mandalorian S01E02 Review

Momentum remains strong with this follow-up episode. Some familiar “faces” return from a certain desert planet. It made me feel a bit nostalgic especially after revisiting the prequels recently. The Mandalorian or Mando, as they refer to him in the show, continues his mission to deliver the bounty. I’m sure that said bounty is going to sell a boat load of toys. It’s just so damn cute!

This episode taught me two things, the importance of pacing and development. As a storyteller myself, I’m always looking for ways to improve. In Chapter 2, Mando finds himself stranded with no means of escape. So he must conquer a “big” obstacle in exchange for assistance. It’s here that this thing goes off the rails and in a good way.

For the first time, we see our title character in a vulnerable state. One in which his gun-toting combat skills won’t save him. It reminds me of The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. In 30 mins, you see him overcome so much adversity. I found it very entertaining. Not just because of the action but how relatable they made him. If Disney/Lucasfilm keeps on at this rate, people will be flocking to the app. I give this episode a 9 out of 10.

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