Thanks for sharing this, @Ravi. I hadn’t heard of this series and we just got Disney+. So I spent the afternoon enjoying Episode 1.
With the exception of the blacksmithing/flashback sequence, I thought it was extremely well done visually, story-line wise, and casting. Seeing Nick Nolte in the credits answered a “whose voice was that” for one of the aliens.
Full disclosure: I saw the first two movies in the theater when they were released in the 1970s, then the last two movies and Solo within the last five years. So there’s A LOT of the story that I have no clue on. It hasn’t prevented me from enjoying the films but just sayin’.
My issue with the Star Wars movies was that they followed a certain script, which is probably why the thirty plus year gap between screenings.
I didn’t feel that way while watching Mandolarian. It was familiar yet sufficiently full of surprises to keep me watching. Definitely worth giving Episode 2 a try in the not too distant future.