How about the latest episode?
Watched it now: it’s a bit better, using the same formula as the first arc, meaning being bored to death for 2 episodes and having some reward for the last one. Action is a bit generic and the human like Gungans are ridiculous (especially when Disney keeps pushing the “united colors of beneton” even on tribes that could not really experience mixity, but Disney is what it is nowadays…). Top Imp guy is too much of the bad guy cliché for the show to pretend to be more than a “Nolan’s kind of serious stuff for teenagers”, so I’m really not sold on it to be so layered and adult (again, it requires more than people not smilling to get this label, but I see the efforts the show provides to try to be more than pretentious pulp stories). It was a bit mediocre but not worse than the average shows on tv. Visually it’s a good job: too grey oriented but some photography work that here and there pumps up tension with “oh, it looks cool” moments (ie the Tie fighters short scene). I’ll probably keep watching to see if the second part of the season can build on something satisfying; if it doesn’t, that’s ok: I don’t have high expectations about it. The music is totally lame btw.
Sometimes when I see this show, I wonder what a really good star wars high tech thriller could have been in the hands of the great Tony Scott (who knew how to make adult movies - Spy games, Enemy of the state, Man on fire, etc. - where you can still be entertained; something Gilroy doesn’t quite know how to do).
Still way better than the Ben show for sure (the lowest point of Disney wars on tv).
Considering your use of the term “Disney Wars” and the way you seem to search for things to rant about, i’m sorry but i can’t take this post seriously.
You’ve already made up your mind about the show and nothing will ever change your opinion. As long as the franchise belongs to Disney, nothing will ever be good or good enough for you.
I would almost bet that if the show would have been made exactly like this under GL’s supervision (or without Disney being involved), you would be far more generous to the show.