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well, that's over.

some fan service at the end will redeem it for most.
I wonder if my TV needs adjustment: the night scenes with Reva on Tatooine were so dark that I had no idea what was going on.

Not as much fun as Mando, but definitely more fun than whatsisname, Badda-Bing? Baba Ghanouj?

P.S. The girlchild was borderline insufferable.
 

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I wonder if my TV needs adjustment: the night scenes with Reva on Tatooine were so dark that I had no idea what was going on.

Not as much fun as Mando, but definitely more fun than whatsisname, Badda-Bing? Baba Ghanouj?

P.S. The girlchild was borderline insufferable.
I watched Obi Wan on my PC, but our TV suffers from the same inability to show night scenes with any contrast. When we watched the new Dune on that TV, the entire HH attack on Poe Dameron was just a dark blur
 

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I would give the series a B. I liked how they added more to the relationship of Obi-Wan and Vader. The other stuff was fine. Unlike the Rise of Skywalker, I think if the Emperor had been in it more, it could have helped. They really should do a show on the Empire and how they take full control of the Galaxy.
 

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I would give the series a B. I liked how they added more to the relationship of Obi-Wan and Vader. The other stuff was fine. Unlike the Rise of Skywalker, I think if the Emperor had been in it more, it could have helped. They really should do a show on the Empire and how they take full control of the Galaxy.
I had to remind myself that the presence of the Emperor here is legitimate in that it is properly within the timeline of the space between III and IV. Given the current state of affairs in this country, I don't think any American writers would have the proper distance to write about the rise of the Empire.

That said, we haven't yet seen the moment when Vader realizes Luke is his son. The comic canon apparently contends that after IV, Vader dispatches Baba Ghanouj to discover who destroyed the Death Star, but the Bounty Hunter returns with only a name: Skywalker.

Cue flashbacks to II and III and other mumbo-jumbo, culminating in Vader's realization that the pilot was his son.

I think it could profitably use a more cinematic treatment, as it is a key plot point.
 

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I watched Obi Wan on my PC, but our TV suffers from the same inability to show night scenes with any contrast. When we watched the new Dune on that TV, the entire HH attack on Poe Dameron was just a dark blur
Our Smart TV apparently isn't.
 

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I also think that there seems to be so many Star Wars properties out there, between the movies, and the 3 TV shows, it's a bit much.
 

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Unfortunately for She-Hulk, I watched Ep. 1 of _Andor_ right after watching Ep. 6 of the former. Although there were hints in Ep. 6 that Something Might Happen, the most interesting thing about it was the fact that they have separate dubbings for Québécois and French. At this point, it doesn’t seem to be more than a collection of gestures, memes, and tropes strung together in a vaguely episodic way. It’s mostly women eyeing each other cattily. (Is this the wreckage left to us by _Sex and the City_?)

_Andor_ is off to a good start: it’s conjuring worlds with characters. What was shown to us pointed at far more powerful things that remain hidden. Can’t wait to see what, when, who, where, and why.
 

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Unfortunately for She-Hulk, I watched Ep. 1 of _Andor_ right after watching Ep. 6 of the former. Although there were hints in Ep. 6 that Something Might Happen, the most interesting thing about it was the fact that they have separate dubbings for Québécois and French. At this point, it doesn’t seem to be more than a collection of gestures, memes, and tropes strung together in a vaguely episodic way. It’s mostly women eyeing each other cattily. (Is this the wreckage left to us by _Sex and the City_?)

_Andor_ is off to a good start: it’s conjuring worlds with characters. What was shown to us pointed at far more powerful things that remain hidden. Can’t wait to see what, when, who, where, and why.
If it's not for you, it's not for you...I see She Hulk as a Marvel sitcom. It's funny and worth a watch.

We seem to agree on Andor / The Adventures of Juan Solo*. I have been sucked in.

* credit to Mario Rubio
 
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If it's not for you, it's not for you...I see She Hulk as a Marvel sitcom. It's funny and worth a watch.

We seem to agree on Andor / The Adventures of Juan Solo*. I have been sucked in.

* credit to Mario Rubio
I think you’ve pretty well nailed it: She-Hulk is a sitcom. I think I lost interest in them after Barney Miller and Taxi. I’m not sure exactly why. I still love adroit physical comedy, e.g., Bill Irwin and Avner the Eccentric, but they’re as old as I am.

As far as Madisynn goes, cf. SanDeE* (as played by Sarah Jessica Parker), which was Steve Martin making fun of L.A., as Woody had before him.

Have now finished Ep. 2&3 of Andor, yes, I’m hooked and happily so. The writing is thoughtful, with flashbacks carefully interwoven with and illuminating the ongoing action. Through them, we’re learning what makes our guy tick. Some echoes here of the introduction of the Bajorans on ST:TNG in “Ensign Ro” and carrying through to DS9. We get just a taste of what it is to be a conquered and oppressed people, although Adria Arjona as Bix is altogether too breathtaking—even more so than Michelle Forbes as Ro Laren.
 
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