‘Ahsoka’ Thankfully Transcends ‘Star Wars’ Nostalgia | Exclaim!


It’s fair to say that Disney+‘s various Star Wars shows have been a mixed bag. While the fan base remains rabid, the shows have not all been met with acclaim — some are critically loved (such as Andor), and others not so much (The Book of Boba Fett or Obi-Wan Kenobi). 

What the best of them have in common is they aren’t trying too hard to be Star Wars. Where The Mandalorian seems intent on reminding audiences every episode that it’s Star Wars — with references, cameos and callbacks to other entries in the franchise — a show like Andor tells a good story set in the same cinematic universe. Critics were given the first two episodes of Ahsoka and, so far, thankfully, the new series leans mostly in the latter direction.

Link: https://exclaim.ca/film/article/star_wars_ahsoka_tv_series_review-developed_by_dave_filoni_and_jon_favreau

This piece/episode was produced during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labour of the writers and actors currently on strike, the films being discussed here wouldn’t exist.