#13 – Obi-Wan Kenobi
The one with Hayden Christensen’s bus fare.
This week we’re force-ing ourselves to see both the light and dark sides of the newest Star Wars series: Obi-Wan Kenobi (like Ewan McGregor, we are cranky old dad-types now and our jokes will reflect that). We’re reviewing the first four episodes and making our predictions for the final two!
We'll take a look at the “Marvel-ization” of the Star Wars universe that’s accelerated since the launch of Disney+ (try to guess how many Star Wars shows are currently in development!) and we’ll try to answer this week’s big questions from the streaming universe. Questions like…
- Is it cake?
- What is “Breaking News” anyway?
- Wait, Premier League Cricket is worth how much?
- Do you think J.J. Abrams will take our notes about his sci-fi epic Demimonde and give Demi Moore the Emmy she deserves??
- No really, is it cake??!
- And can Netflix pivot to blockbuster movies? In this economy?!?!!
📺 Review: Obi-Wan Kenobi
🚨 Spoiler Alert for Episodes 1-4 (starting at 26:31) 🚨
- Episodes Watched for Review: 4
- Number of Seasons Overall: 1
- Where to Watch: Disney+
- Spinoffs: Something called “Star Wars”
- ‘Law & Order’: Anthony Anderson Not Returning For Season 22 – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline
- The Ticking Time Bomb That Could Undercut Disney Stock – Gavin Bridge, Variety
- J.J. Abrams’ ‘Demimonde’ Dead at HBO – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter
- AT&T Drops Free HBO Max From Top Unlimited Wireless Plan – Todd Spangler, Variety
- CNN cutting back on over-hyping everything as "breaking news" – Sara Fischer, Axios
- Netflix changes how it produces movies to compete with Disney Plus – Alex Cranz, The Verge
- Netflix says no to expensive vanity projects, says yes to ‘Is It Cake?’ season 2 – Sam Barsanti, The A.V. Club
- ‘Stranger Things’ Surges Past ‘Obi-Wan’ In Streaming Showdown, Posting Biggest U.S. Debut Since March 2020, Nielsen Says – Dade Hayes, Deadline
- The Mandalorian season 3 debuts February 2023 – Jay Peters, The Verge
- Watch the first trailer for Andor, coming to Disney Plus in August – Jay Peters, The Verge
- ‘Star Wars: Tales Of The Jedi’ animated anthology series announced – Matt Schimkowitz, The A.V. Club
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch – _Wikipedia_Notes go here