Andor swerves by refusing to make Cassian blandly noble. In Luna’s accomplished hands, he’s pricklier and more nuanced than that. ... In taking time to grow its central character, Andor unveils an ensemble with characters who drive a number of intriguing subplots. ... The interiority and self-reflection it demands have created the most challenging and invigorating work in this galaxy in years.
These characters offer a fresher take on “Star Wars” lore than Andor’s story, which is a rote rebel mission. If the series finds a way to further blend familiar storytelling with the more-unusual-for-“Star Wars” vibe of palace intrigue, “Andor” might yet prove itself to be a favorite among fans much the way “Rogue One” has become embraced in the eight years since its initial theatrical run.
It is a darker, more grown-up approach, although it is slow. Actually, in the first two episodes it's too slow. Diego Luna, reprising his role as the brooding, narky Cassian Andor, is the charismatic fulcrum to this story.
There is barely any shape to these first four episodes. Three of them don’t even build to any kind of real climax, but just seem to stop at a random point. ... The third [episode] is the one where things finally start happening, as well as the only one that actually has something that feels like a conclusion to one phase of the story. It’s a shame, not only because Luna’s Cassian Andor occupies an interesting place within the larger Star Wars universe, but because Andor gets off to a promising start before things quickly begin to drag.
What a masterpiece this show is. The story writing, the dialogues, the actors and actresses, the tone, the pacing, the world building, the music, just everything is top notch in this show. This is how Star Wars should be, taking time and actually telling a thrilling story, in which you care about its characters and not like the majority of Star Wars shows Disney made.
It is a good series and looks like everyone in it are doing they best, but even as a person that have almost seen all that Star Wars have to offer in Movies and TV this series i just not for me. Just feels like it way to slow for my taste.
Well this series is another flop. So boring many forgot about the fourth episode even being released. While many are still trying to cope and suggest that it is just getting started, they apparently do not realize that every THREE episodes is supposed to be a self-contained story according to the showrunner. So it failed the first story arc, and that is always the best they have to offer. I expect that over the next few episodes they will just go over the top with action and dystopian ideals being passed off as heroic, as they have already been suggesting (aka typical Disney writing).