"The Mandalorian" has just closed its second season on Disney + with an action-packed and surprising finale.
In many ways, it feels like a seamless continuation of the storylines of the first season, in which the eponymous bounty hunter is looking for a Jedi who can take responsibility for the alien Moppet known on the internet as Baby Yoda, while the pair are removed from the sinister Moff Gideon is pursued.
But as we explain in the latest episode of the Original Content Podcast, where the first season of "The Mandalorian" felt accessible to everyone, regardless of the Star Wars fandom level, the second season deepens its connections with the rest of the fictional Universe.
This includes playing live-action versions of characters from the animated “Clone Wars” series and setting up the many other Star Wars shows that are in the works for Disney +. That approach resulted in very different responses from your podcast presenters – Darrell was ecstatic because he got all the ester eggs, Jordan was exhausted to keep up, and Anthony was happy to let many of the references go over his head.
At least the show's other virtues remain, with comfortably grungy and tactile space opera settings, spectacular, big-budget battles, and an adorable baby jedi.
Alongside the review of "The Mandalorian," we also discuss the arrival of HBO Max on Roku (which somehow leads Anthony to explain his disappointment with the new Christopher Nolan film "Tenet"), and Darrell and Jordan offer their latest thoughts "The Bachelorette" on. ”
You can listen to our review in the player below, subscribe to Apple Podcasts, or find us on a podcast player of your choice. If you like the show, please let us know by leaving a review on Apple. You can also follow us on Twitter or send us feedback directly. (Or suggest shows and movies for us to review!)
And if you want to move on, the episode does the following:
4:14 HBO Max / "Tenet" discussion
13:35 Discussion "The Bachelorette"
28:42 “The Mandalorian” season 2 recap
50:40 "The Mandalorian" spoiler discussion