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    Avatar photoSane Max

    As none of my family will watch ‘Andor’ and I work in a Nerd Free Zone, I was hoping to get some validation here instead 🙂

    what a series! I am not a big Star Wars Fan, I loved the original film, quite liked ‘Empire Strikes Back’, but at 15 was probably a bit too old to enjoy ‘Return of the Jedi’, finding at all a bit too Muppetty for my tastes.

    The Prequels all left me varying degrees of Cold, and The Mandalorian was just a bit too much padding and not enough story.

    But several critics I respect were raving about Andor, so I watched it.

    God DAMN. What a show. the first three episodes are a bit slow. the next three are excellent. The 3 after that are startling good, episode 10 has to be some of the best TV I have seen in years, and 11 and 12 round it off nicely.

    You may be getting the impression I am a bit of a Fan of this one 🙂 I am. I am reaching the point where I would not say no to a Dedra Meero action figure, and would buy a ‘Never More than 12’ T shirt or Mug.

    Avatar photoMike

    I have seen a few of the first ones and plan on watching the rest.

    Avatar photoGaz

    This is star wars for grown ups. I really enjoyed it and hope they produce more series in this vein.

    The prequels also left me cold, but my kids (who were the target age) love them. I guess our tastes just matured.

    Avatar photoirishserb

    I’m currently watching it, seven episodes in so far.  I found the first three episodes a little slow, but was interested enough to keep going, and am enjoying it.

    While I loved Star Wars at age 12, I didn’t see Empire until the late 1980s, so I’m not really a big Star Wars fan, though I have watched most of the movies and series at this point.

    Thus far, Andor strikes me as being “different’ from the rest of the Star Wars, and I am curious to see where and how it goes.

    Avatar photoPaint it Pink

    By the standards of this forums community I probably class as a Star Wars fan. I watched the original movie every week on its first release in Britain. Matinee prices were good for students back then. I counted that by the time of the sequel I’d already watched the first film over 20 times.

    So, I’ve pretty much watched everything,; good, bad, and indifferent.

    Andor is great, the Mandalorian too. If you like animation then the Bad Batch and Rebels are both well worth watching, as is the Clone Wars, where much of the best stories are, but with so many episodes some are a bit indifferent. YMMV.

    One is good, more is better

    Avatar photoian pillay

    Andor is ace, I rank it alongside Rouge One for my best Starwars films. It’s nice and gritty with no stupid Jarjar Binks….

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    Avatar photoThaddeus Blanchette

    I loved it. The episodes in the prison are almost a primer of marxist thought regarding production and revolution.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    Avatar photoSane Max

    I’m currently watching it, seven episodes in so far.

    you lucky chap, you are just about to hit the best stuff.

    I have a reason why I think a lot of people think it doesn’t feel like Star Wars, but I won’t express it here to avoid controversy.

    Avatar photoSteven Francis

    Going to be out of the group and say I got bored after the first epsidoe and the second didn’t make me change my mind. I know people seem to rave about it but it had none of the fun of the other series so found it not for me.

    Buy then I enjoyed Obi Wan and I know a lot hated that and it’s like anything… Differences are good and it would be a shame if we all loved the one same thing.


    Avatar photoSane Max

    It’s a slowwwwww builder, but I found it worth the effort – you might want to try slogging through the first three episodes and you might be pleasantly surprised. But if You liked Obi Wan maybe you won’t – that made me want to throw things at my TV 🙂

    But you are right of course, diff’rent strokes for diff’rent folks 🙂

    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games

    I too really really enjoyed Andor.  Like said above, it’s Star Wars for adults, much like Rogue One was (especially since it is all about what leads up to Rogue one).  They’re not trying to give it any fluffy cuteness, and at times there is a much deeper brutality than just what is being shown.  We know where the character Andor ends, but this has so far been an excellent fleshing out of both his background and the rise of the rebellion.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    Avatar photoSane Max

    I thought the fact it makes the Empire actually scary was an achievement in itself. There was just enough Bitow! Bitow! to make me happy as well and thank goodness only 1 moment of slapstick, soon forgotten – and there are two tiny scenes in Episode 6 – the TIE fighters prepping up at the ‘airbase’ that gave my inner SF lover the chills too.

    Really really liked this one.

    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games

    I thought the fact it makes the Empire actually scary was an achievement in itself.

      Yes yes yes, this!  Other shows/movies have given the Empire a sense of menace, and you end up with the “ya, ok, they the baddies” but there is also a fair amount of bumbling which makes it hard to take them seriously at times.  Andor has been very good at shown the soul crushing bureaucracy, the not just heavy handed justice system but often indifferent, lazy and unquestioning way it is run (which is more frightening).  I also like how the paranoia is real for the people trying to make a positive difference and for good reasons, yet also that not all Imperials are bad people doing bad things because they’re just the bad guys ad that’s what the bad guys do.  It’s all quite complex and undertoned, and though I do like the lightness and intertainment value of the serial “monster of the week” style of The Mandalorian I find Andor much more fulfilling.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    Avatar photoSane Max

    Plus it humanised the Empire in the other direction. I wasn’t alone in rooting for Dedra as she clawed her way up the ISB ladder, and I still felt a sneaking regard for her even when she went full on Rotten to the core (or SHOWED it, whichever) – I even felt a sweet pang of sympathy for the chap in charge of the Imperial Cruiser in episode 11. Standing there at the window of his Ship thinking ‘How…exactly…. should I report this …. I am screwed aren’t I?’

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