Andor reset the bar for Star Wars tv content material to a fairly excessive level for what’s arguably one of many first instances since The Mandalorian’s first season debuted on Disney Plus a couple of years in the past. With a refreshingly deep story and characters to root for, it acquired off to a gradual begin however has shortly turn into one of the celebrated entries within the franchise, regardless of an absence of staple Jedi and lightsaber presence.
This elevation is probably why the fandom over on the Star Wars subreddit completely shut down a Redditor who expressed their need for the conflicted inquisitor Reva (Moses Ingram) from Obi-Wan Kenobi to make a return to the display.
The commenters on the Reddit thread by and huge didn’t share the unique poster u/MHullRealtr77’s sentiment, pinning the character as one-dimensional, cartoonish, and a considerably intrusive and pointless tack-on in a narrative that ought to have given extra focus to the titular Jedi and his struggles in between episodes III and IV of the Skywalker saga, based on consensus opinion.
The snubbing is doubled down on when evaluating Reva to the extra well-developed and thought-out characters seen in Andor. Even Obi-Wan’s preliminary run, the Jedi youngling turned inquisitor was somewhat bit bland, requiring a flashback sequence to the execution of Order 66 to turn into somewhat extra fleshed out. Thinking again, it was additionally a little bit of a drag to chop away to her within the midst of Vader and Obi-Wan’s epic rematch.
There’s positively one thing that could possibly be unpacked and appreciated about Reva, given her tragic previous and conflicted emotions, she’s a little bit of a Kylo Ren archetype for this period of the Star Wars timeline. Alas, she was launched at simply the incorrect place within the Star Wars mythos, or she was let down by weak writing, to the purpose the place the fandom has made their ideas clear – they might quite not see a Reva comeback.
As far as Andor is anxious, If you thought these early episodes have been a little bit of a sleep and wrote the exhibit, it’s possible you’ll wish to rethink your choice. It turned out to be so good it’s being pushed by fans for the upcoming awards season. The whole first season is offered on Disney Plus now.