Since Disney bought the Star Wars franchise, they've ground out a lot
of mediocre movies and miniseries, the latter moving towards childish
But somehow, the latest series has escaped that fate. Andor is not just
the best SW IP since the Original Trilogy, its some of the best TV in any
form this year.
Andor covers the birth of the Rebellion, following Cassian Andor in the
years before his role in Rogue One, as he gradually gets radicalized
against the Empire.
There are almost none of the usual cast of characters, no cameos,
no fanservice, no Force users, almost no non-humans. Its dark, gritty,
and very much Star Wars For Adults. Evil is banal, ruthlessly cruel,
and implemented by career ladder climbing CYA bureaucrats. The
rebels aren't saints, either.
This is a show where acting and writing are far more important than
flashy battle scenes, though it does have many spectacular settings.
I was a little dubious for the first couple of episodes, but it really pulled
me in as it continued.
Its worthy of a Hugo.
Unfortunately, its on Disney+, one of the less-used streamers. The first two episodes are also on Hulu.
Spoiler-free review: https://www.tomsguide.com/opinion/star-wars-andor-review
96% on rottentomatoes