Halloween might not be until tomorrow, but Christmas has already come early for Star Wars fans now that The Mandalorian has finally returned. There are going to be millions of people that rolled out of bed and went straight to Disney Plus to check out the season 2 premiere, while millions more will have no doubt waited up well into the night to catch Mando and Baby Yoda’s return from the second it was added to the library.
The first season is widely regarded as the best thing to come out of the Disney era of Star Wars, and Jon Favreau has maintained the delicate balance that the recent movies should have really aimed for by telling a brand new story packed with original characters that still takes place in a recognizable mythology and features some Easter Eggs and references to previous events without making it blatantly obvious or distracting.
Of course, fans are already going wild over the season 2 premiere, which looks to be a much bigger and more expansive effort that the first run of episodes, and you can check out some of the reactions below.
— Rikki ☬ (@balleballe_G) October 30, 2020
Great start for the mandalorian season 2!
— Ilham SF (@ilhamfendian) October 30, 2020
#Mandalorian season 2 first episode was soooooooo good.
Timothy Olyphant was great! I was a big fan of Justified.
— PecanD34??? (@PecanD34TV) October 30, 2020
Season 2 of mandalorian already starting off great
— Cringe Connoisseur (@Pyskotic) October 30, 2020
Mandalorian ! What a great start to season 2! Wanting more and more! #ThisIsTheWay
— Frankie2U (@frankiebeans) October 30, 2020
THE NEW MANDALORIAN EPISODE WAS AMAZING IM LOVING SEASON 2
— izzy (@jedisabersx) October 30, 2020
— Zubair (@zubbi_44) October 30, 2020
— Purvi prem (@purviprem27) October 30, 2020
— BRADTOR (@BRADTOR48) October 30, 2020
— Chris Williams (@CWiLL1213) October 30, 2020
Lots of gems in this one & a certain nod to one of my fav Spongebob episodes (in a way lol)
Perfect way to start the day. pic.twitter.com/lpcAKfS2cr
— Jack Nesmith M.A. (@AmbitiousLeader) October 30, 2020
— M.sv (@Mark_Himself_) October 30, 2020
Mandalorian Season 2 off to great start with The Marshall. #ThisIsTheWay
Surprised just how quickly a year has passed since SE1 pic.twitter.com/f6Y0CLOQgM
— Kazuliski (@Kazuliski) October 30, 2020
Just finished the season 2 premiere of THE MANDALORIAN.
An incredible episode of television. That perfect intersection of practical effects & CGI. Great pace, score & performances.
Keep an eye out for the aspect ratio shift. Beautifully immersive filmmaking tool! @Jon_Favreau
— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) October 30, 2020
The Mandalorian is back, yeeeees. Great first episode of season 2!
— Jess ?️? (@cinnamonvector) October 30, 2020
Needless to say, the early buzz is that Favreau has knocked it out of the park once again, and The Mandalorian was already much more than a niche show designed to appeal to Star Wars fans only after it scooped an impressive fifteen Emmy nominations and ended up walking away with seven prizes in the technical categories.
As one of the most highly anticipated series of the year, the return of The Mandalorian is set to dominate the cultural conversation for the next eight weeks, and we’re in for a real treat if the show maintains this level of quality from start to finish.