In a year without movies, film fans had television. In a year with television, everyone anticipated the release of The Mandalorian Season Two. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t one of my most anticipated projects of the 2020, and I think it’s safe to say Disney didn’t disappoint.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We have a lot to get into with this episode, and right off the bat, Derrick from ShatterCast gets into one of his famous ‘positive-and-negative’ lists, while Daniel, John, and I jump off his list with our own comments. We also celebrate The Mandalorian’s series format for the breathing room it provides the expansive Star Wars universe, as opposed to the limited runtime of a 2-hour film.
Then, spoilers run free as we get into the nitty-gritty of The Mandalorian, discuss Episode 2’s wild Baby Yoda antics, geek out over Episode 5’s star cameo, and talk at length about Episode 7’s great introduction of much-needed nuance to the Star Wars universe. And yes, of course we talk about the end of the series, and share our speculation on what Season Three will bring.
The Mandalorian is Rated TV-14. It has no detailed certificate, so here’s a custom certificate: Pervasive intense violence and peril. It features Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, and Gina Carano. Created by Jon Favreau. The Mandalorian is available on Disney Plus.
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Derrick Whitmore is a minister, missionary, and the Executive Director for Shattered Studios, a non-profit organization that seeks to share hope and faith through media and the arts (Oh, and he loves all things geeky!). Shattered produces a video/audio podcast called ShatterCast that discusses popular entertainment (games, movies, etc.) all from a faith perspective. John Weiand is a host for ShatterCast, preacher, the RPG Pastor on YouTube, and an avid believer that faith should be fun.