I really enjoyed it. Is it perfect? Nah. Are there nits to be picked? Sure.
But this show, like Rogue One before it, just hits all the right Star Wars notes for me and I’m just along for the ride at this point. I’m beyond caring about critiquing this on any kind of intellectual level. I’m ready to just let it wash over me like ocean waves and enjoy the experience.
Can’t wait to see where next season goes and I’m genuinely intrigued by the Book of Boba Fett.
That’s exactly how I feel. I’m watching and going along for the ride. I don’t analyze every line or character to see how they fit with other trilogies, or Canon A, B, C, D, E, F, etc, etc, or any EU. If I recognize a character, know their past, and it works each week - great. If it doesn’t or I don’t know the reference because I’m not familiar with the Prequels - that’s fine too.
I’m not someone who has ever spent much time trying to force a connection between characters and stories into some sort of mental or personal canon. I’m certainly not going to start now. Star Wars, as a franchise, is way too big of a mess for that.
I’m enjoying this new adventure and new characters. This makes me happy the way 1977 made me happy. I don’t need or want more than that.