Joedward wrote:I recently (ish) marathoned the entire Clone Wars series on Netflix
You are a brave man.
Meh, I was unemployed and overly curious about why so many people made such a fuss over it and defend it so. It did just about nothing to change the low opinion I held for it, so I won't go back to it.
I'm sorry, what? I honestly can't tell whether our not this is sarcasm.
I don't see a problem with it. I think it is great that Star Wars is including more females in their storylines, and better yet, we are getting another Mandalorian who isn't Boba or Jango. Sabine would be a great minifigure, and the character could be great, too. The armor is not too girly; pink does not automatically mean girly and lame. And this show looks promising: just drop Zeb, that weird energy-ball thing, the lightsabers, and make the people look real, and...you know what? I just like the Mandalorian, Stormtroopers, and Ralph McQuarie designs. Make a show about that
Maybe I've just grown bitter and cynical to all of this, but I really doubt the character will come close to greatness. Pink doesn't have to mean lame but it usually does mean girly. The first few comments in the thread I linked to in my previous reply do a pretty good job of articulating the thoughts I have on the matter.
It's like the show runners are trying to scream at us "Look, a girl, can you see how diverse we're being?"
I have absolutely no problem with having one or even all of the characters be girls or women (so long as it works), I have a problem with how they're dressing it up. Figuratively and literally.
All that aside, I absolutely love, love, love
Mandolorians. But I love the ones we got in the Knights of the Old Republic video games and graphic novels. They were awesome, they were badass, I wanted more of them.
The Mandolorians in the Clone Wars series were not
awesome and they were not
badass and I wanted none
My pessimism got the better off me a while ago and I just don't think this hip, cool, sassy rebel will have all that many redeeming qualities.sigh
I want to like this. I honestly and genuinely would like to sit down, watch one or two or five or all or the episodes and love every minute of it, and I'm going to gorram well try, but I'm almost resigned to the fact that Star Wars (on film or television) hasn't been good since Genndy Tartakovsky's series came out 11 years ago and hasn't been great since Jedi came out 31
I swear, I'm not trying to sound so defeatist, and I wish I wasn't. I'll just huff and grumble to myself and hope my negativity doesn't tarnish anyone's enjoyment of the show.
... and Ralph McQuarie designs. Make a show about that!
I'd do it in a heartbeat if I could. It should and could be spectacular.