“The Mandalorian,” first released in 2020, is a popular American television series that premiered on Disney+ in 2019. Created by Jon Favreau, the show is set in the “Star Wars” universe and follows the adventures of a bounty hunter, known as the Mandalorian, as he navigates through the galaxy with his young ward, referred to as “the Child” or “Baby Yoda.” The show takes place after the fall of the Galactic Empire, but before the rise of the First Order, and offers a fresh perspective on the “Star Wars” universe. Later on, we learn that Baby Yoda’s real name is Grogu and that the Mandalorian’s name is Din Djarin. The show has gained critical and commercial success for its captivating storyline, impressive special effects, and well-developed characters.
In the new season, we follow Din Djarin and Grogu on their adventures in the galaxy. I enjoyed this season and would recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a good action film or science fiction film.
The season is a great combination of action and adventure. The main storyline starts with Din Djarin returning to Mandalore, the supposedly destroyed home of the Mandalorians, to bathe in the mines of Mandalore to redeem himself after he willingly revealed his face in the season two finale which is strictly banned by his culture. Upon returning to the planet, he quickly realizes that the planet is not poisonous at all. After encountering trouble in the mines, he is rescued by Bo Katan Kryze, the former Queen of Mandalore. The following revolves around Din Djarin, Grogu, and Bo Katan Kryze uniting the scattered Mandalorians around the galaxy to retake Mandalore. It all builds up to the season finale where they are discovered and are ambushed by the remaining forces of the Empire, commanded by Moff Gideon (the antagonist from the previous 2 seasons), hiding on the planet.
My favorite part of the season is seeing a huge amount of action. From seeing Din Djarin performing hand-to-hand combat against mythical creatures to the entire Mandalore clan jetpacking into a city to rescue the civilians from pirates by using tactics we see in special forces, the action scenes allowed me to destress and relax during the weekends.
The season also gives us more perspective on the “Star Wars” timeline. The show is ambitious by including a separate storyline on Coruscant which features a spy that the empire sent to infiltrate the New Republic (the new government that formed after the downfall of the Empire). While some people argue that such a storyline has no impact on the main characters and is a waste of time, I disagree because I believe this show shouldn’t just be Din Djarin and Grogu’s numerous adventures in the galaxy, but it should help connect the Star Wars films. In the new movie series, there isn’t any explanation for why the New Republic fell, and this separate storyline brings more context to the ineptness of the New Republic. The TV series also provides funny interactions between Djarin and Grogu that helps release the tension in the episodes.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for an exciting and funny show to binge-watch, you should check this series out.