Obi-Wan Kenobi Did the Impossible

Before Obi-Wan Kenobi launched on Disney Plus back in May,

I believed that, for one reason or another, Obi-Wan Kenobi felt like a last hope for Star Wars under Disney.

After an incohesive sequel trilogy, some hit and miss spin-offs and a handful of mediocre TV shows, I was drained of all enthusiasm for Star Wars.

Obi-Wan Kenobi felt like a last stand for my own Star Wars fandom.

Despite disliking almost all of Disney's Star Wars output, I had a feeling Obi-Wan Kenobi had a decent shot at being good.

The stakes of a show focused on such a key character combined with the potential the show had to bridge the gap between the prequels & the originals set the scene for a new type of Star Wars nostalgia

Kids that grew up on the prequels are adults now – don't they deserve the kind of fan service Disney has been delivering for the last decade?

I thought so. But I also believed the show had the potential to occupy a new middle ground.

One that appealed not just to newer fans of Star Wars, but all fans. And you know what? For the most part, that's exactly how it played out.


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