Watched "The Mandalorian" Chapter 8: Redemption from Disney+
Directed by Taika Waititi. With Pedro Pascal, Taika Waititi, Giancarlo Esposito, Gina Carano. The Mandalorian comes face-to-face with an unexpected enemy.

A good close to the first season. This episode definitely got better and was more in line with the first three episodes. There was a bit too much deus ex machina here at the end to have a bow tie ending for a season.

The build up of the weapon at the end was disheartening when it turned out to be a much more basic machine gun. I was expecting way more. 

Giancarlo Esposito didn’t have the weight he typically would in most pieces. He definitely was as quietly heavy as his character in Breaking Bad. Shame given who the character turns out to be in the end.

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  1. @c I enjoy the show but I am frustrated by the weekly release cycle. I much prefer binge-watching like on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Watching shows on Disney+ and Apple TV+ is like reading a book one chapter per month. I may let my monthly subscription expire and wait until the end of each season to “renew” so I can watch all at once.

  2. Khürt, I’ve done that same thing with HBO subscriptions in the past. Subscribe for a month and catch up a season or two of everything at once and then cancel. I find I don’t do it as frequently with Netflix because they don’t play the same game and there’s almost always something new to watch.

    I did go out of my way to wait for The Mandalorian to be out completely before I started watching.

    I remember several years ago waiting for Breaking Bad to start its final season before I started watching. I timed it roughly so that I would be able to watch the finale day and date of its release to finish off the series.

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