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  • I hope TFA doesn't get fanboys arguing about the show, pointing out supposed plot holes and shiat. That would really be lame.
  • I watched the first episode a few weeks back, and really enjoyed it. Last night I watched episode 2. I liked it...less so. Not enough to quit, not yet, but my quality graph based on two episodes has definitely taken on a downward trajectory. I'll give it another episode or two, though, before I give up on it as I did with the utter fiasco that was the Book of Boba Fett.
  • Pocket Ninja: I watched the first episode a few weeks back, and really enjoyed it. Last night I watched episode 2. I liked it...less so. Not enough to quit, not yet, but my quality graph based on two episodes has definitely taken on a downward trajectory. I'll give it another episode or two, though, before I give up on it as I did with the utter fiasco that was the Book of Boba Fett.


    The finale is the best episode by far.
  • Pocket Ninja: I'll give it another episode or two, though, before I give up on it


    It picks up speed as it goes along. Though anyone in this thread should have already watched the entire series, I won't say more to prevent spoilers aside from Obi Wan answers a few plotholes from New Hope from a certain point of view. Overall I enjoyed the series.
  • No, CNN watched the same series. Fanboimitter was watchig another one.
  • I bailed after 2, couldn't take Baby Liea anymore.
  • Doctor Sleep was a better version of the same story.
  • They "saved" it with the last episode. Just enough nostalgia and canon cover to "fix" a few things
  • Who would have thought a hyperspace explosion would have caused Obi-Wan to become unstuck in time?  Now he leaps into the bodies of different Star Wars characters, with only the ghost of Jar-Jar Binks to guide in fixing the errors of the past and get him back,...home.

    It was a bold move Disney.  I can't wait for Quantum Kenobi in 2024.
  • It was OK.  Probably could have been a 90 minute movie instead and benefited from tighter pacing.

    It would have been better without Leia, regardless of how charming the young actress was.
  • The worst thing they did was not reveal that it was just a Taken TV series until the last scene.
  • GardenWeasel: Pocket Ninja: I watched the first episode a few weeks back, and really enjoyed it. Last night I watched episode 2. I liked it...less so. Not enough to quit, not yet, but my quality graph based on two episodes has definitely taken on a downward trajectory. I'll give it another episode or two, though, before I give up on it as I did with the utter fiasco that was the Book of Boba Fett.

    The finale is the best episode by far.


    I could have done without the entire last minute subplot involving Luke, and the sense of time felt all off (Ben racing back to Tatooine in time to be there), but the final moments between Obi-Wan and Anakin/Vader made the episode worthwhile. It was a suitably emotional follow-up to the events of Revenge of the Sith, with McGregor once again bringing some real heart to the role and lifting it above the writing.

    I didn't love the series, but I liked it fine and didn't think it was the trainwreck so many of the perpetually angry masses think it was. It was uneven, no doubt, and I could nitpick stuff (such as the poorly staged action and child chases), but as space wizard adventures go it had plenty of fun moments and for the most part sits within the Star Wars story just fine.

    For me, it's all about Ewan's Obi-Wan. McGregor is so good in the role, I'd welcome them going for a second season -- and hopefully elevating their game. This was good, but not great.

    Next time, I'd love to see great.
  • Pocket Ninja: I watched the first episode a few weeks back, and really enjoyed it. Last night I watched episode 2. I liked it...less so. Not enough to quit, not yet, but my quality graph based on two episodes has definitely taken on a downward trajectory. I'll give it another episode or two, though, before I give up on it as I did with the utter fiasco that was the Book of Boba Fett.


    Boba Fett got better when Mando showed up. Not a strong defense of the show, I'm aware.
  • A series where the simple words "Hello there" produce waves of recognition in fans...

    There's been enough memes floating around that I know this is a thing, but it's still weird to think of the prequels as having beloved moments. I'm far more used to those movies being quoted ironically.
  • Kenobi was not good. Entertaining at times, but not good.

    Typical writing:
    Kenobi: "where is he?"
    Lars and Beru: "we're running around the desert at night screaming 'LUKE!' because we know where he is."

    Reva's plot thread ended like a good meal (in the toilet bowl)

    And like the prequels, it seem every additional feature past the original trilogy has to take something away. Something that made perfect sense at the time has now been made nonsensical.

    Why does Leia originally address Kenobi as "you served with my father in the clone wars"? They knew each other.

    Even if they don't have further interaction between the end of this series and SW, why wouldn't she say something simple, like you're a friend of my father? Why reference something that happens before she was born?
  • EdgeRunner: A series where the simple words "Hello there" produce waves of recognition in fans...

    There's been enough memes floating around that I know this is a thing, but it's still weird to think of the prequels as having beloved moments. I'm far more used to those movies being quoted ironically.


    Isn't Kenobi's first "hello there" in Star Wars? It's the first thing he says to Luke. It's not necessarily a reference to the prequels.
  • Mugato: I hope TFA doesn't get fanboys arguing about the show, pointing out supposed plot holes and shiat. That would really be lame.


    mcmnky: Kenobi was not good. Entertaining at times, but not good.

    Typical writing:
    Kenobi: "where is he?"
    Lars and Beru: "we're running around the desert at night screaming 'LUKE!' because we know where he is."

    Reva's plot thread ended like a good meal (in the toilet bowl)

    And like the prequels, it seem every additional feature past the original trilogy has to take something away. Something that made perfect sense at the time has now been made nonsensical.

    Why does Leia originally address Kenobi as "you served with my father in the clone wars"? They knew each other.

    Even if they don't have further interaction between the end of this series and SW, why wouldn't she say something simple, like you're a friend of my father? Why reference something that happens before she was born?


    I stand corrected.
  • mcmnky: EdgeRunner: A series where the simple words "Hello there" produce waves of recognition in fans...

    There's been enough memes floating around that I know this is a thing, but it's still weird to think of the prequels as having beloved moments. I'm far more used to those movies being quoted ironically.

    Isn't Kenobi's first "hello there" in Star Wars? It's the first thing he says to Luke. It's not necessarily a reference to the prequels.


    Maybe? It was never a big quote pull from Alec Guinness's portrayal. It's much more associated with MacGregor, and I do get that much. His performance couldn't save the prequels, but it was one of the highlights.
  • So all of these shows and movies are the worst things in existence and the creators are worse than a thousand Hitlers, yet everyone still watches every episode and has minute-by-minute critiques on every character and every line of dialogue. Huh.

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  • mcmnky: Kenobi was not good. Entertaining at times, but not good.

    Typical writing:
    Kenobi: "where is he?"
    Lars and Beru: "we're running around the desert at night screaming 'LUKE!' because we know where he is."

    Reva's plot thread ended like a good meal (in the toilet bowl)

    And like the prequels, it seem every additional feature past the original trilogy has to take something away. Something that made perfect sense at the time has now been made nonsensical.

    Why does Leia originally address Kenobi as "you served with my father in the clone wars"? They knew each other.

    Even if they don't have further interaction between the end of this series and SW, why wouldn't she say something simple, like you're a friend of my father? Why reference something that happens before she was born?


    A lot of the continuity is rubble in this show, but I don't see the message as a big deal. There's no telling who is going to get the message from R2. A general statement of official contact makes the most sense. She is after all a diplomat and keen on protocol.
  • EdgeRunner: mcmnky: EdgeRunner: A series where the simple words "Hello there" produce waves of recognition in fans...

    There's been enough memes floating around that I know this is a thing, but it's still weird to think of the prequels as having beloved moments. I'm far more used to those movies being quoted ironically.

    Isn't Kenobi's first "hello there" in Star Wars? It's the first thing he says to Luke. It's not necessarily a reference to the prequels.

    Maybe? It was never a big quote pull from Alec Guinness's portrayal. It's much more associated with MacGregor, and I do get that much. His performance couldn't save the prequels, but it was one of the highlights.


    Actually it's the first thing he says to R2 when Luke's on the ground passed out.
  • Mugato: Actually it's the first thing he says to R2 when Luke's on the ground passed out.


    It figures it would be a callback to something, but Ewan owns that line now. In fact, I've heard you have to send him 5 cents every time you say it in public.
  • DecemberNitro: So all of these shows and movies are the worst things in existence and the creators are worse than a thousand Hitlers, yet everyone still watches every episode and has minute-by-minute critiques on every character and every line of dialogue. Huh.

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    Of course they're watching. It's a subscription service. They've already paid for it.
  • WhippingBoi: DecemberNitro: So all of these shows and movies are the worst things in existence and the creators are worse than a thousand Hitlers, yet everyone still watches every episode and has minute-by-minute critiques on every character and every line of dialogue. Huh.

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    Of course they're watching. It's a subscription service. They've already paid for it.


    Having a streaming service doesn't mean you have to watch everything on it. Netflix would have to pay me to get me to watch the Ridiculous 6.
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