Almost a year back, the internet exploded with memes of ‘The Child’, famously known as Baby Yoda. The tiny green being, deriving its resemblance from the infamous Jedi Master Yoda, is a character from the first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. Streaming exclusively on Disney+, the series created by Jon Favreau is centered around the action-packed journey of a skillful bounty hunter (played by Pedro Pascal) and The Child.
While The Mandalorian manages to successfully incorporate the longings of the Star Wars universe developed by George Lucas, the creative flair visible throughout the series sets itself apart. The series is placed five years after the fall of the Empire in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) and 25 years before the return of the First Order in Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015).
The Mandalorian begins with the introduction of a bold bounty hunter who wears heavy traditional armour, belonging to the clan of Mandalorians. The then nameless hunter, often called Mando, scours the Outer Rim of the Star Wars galaxy in his prized gunship and live-in quarters, the Razor Crest. One of his bounty missions leads him to cross paths with The Child, marking the beginning of their journey. Season one is filled with striking visuals as it explores uncharted territories of the Star Wars universe. Each episode thickens the larger plot in just the right amounts. The season finale leaves viewers counting each day in anticipation of the release of the next season.
The newly released season two of The Mandalorian continues the inter-galactic journey of Mando and The Child. Mando is tasked to find and deliver The Child to his Jedi home. Even though only four episodes have released till now, it is evident that the season is going to be as action-packed as the first.
Filled with action and adventure in some of the most visually compelling places, The Mandalorian is a must-watch. In fact, it is worthy of rewatching not once, but multiple times. If you are someone who hasn’t seen the show before, wait for the entire second season to release and binge away.