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“THE CHILD AND OTHER CONCLUSIONS…” SPOILER-FREE NOTES ON THE ENDING OF THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2

HOW A BELOVED TELEVISION SERIES ENDS–NOT HOW IT BEGINS–OCCUPIES SO MUCH social media bandwidth that this instantaneous democratic Greek chorus improbably affects how many people come to view the series itself. Beginning with The Sopranos;…

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THE RETURN OF BABY YODA…AND, OH YEAH, MANDO: THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 2

SEQUEL: A SIX-LETTER WORD. SOMETIMES A REVELATION, USUALLY A CURSE WORD. ONE episode of the second season of The Mandalorian is hardly a sample size to evaluate its merits, of course. Among what made the…

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“A SENSE OF WONDER”: 8 REASONS WHY THE MANDALORIAN SEASON 1 WAS SO SUPERB

IT’S VERY TEMPTING TO PROCLAIM SEASON ONE OF THE MANDALORIAN AS ONE OF THE greatest first seasons in television/streaming history. Rewired by the Internet and social media, our collective cyber minds, pop cultural rankings and…

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“SOMETHING ABOUT THE BABY”: THE MANDALORIAN, EPISODES 1 & 2

CONFESSIONS OF A VERY CASUAL STAR WARS FAN I refuse to learn the lingo. I can’t keep track of the timelines. Even after consulting fan websites my mind refuses to tether the information from page…

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