The Mandalorian (2019) – Episode 6

From IMDB: “The travails of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. ”

What I liked:

  • Reservoir Dogs? Really?
  • I think the show works best when we’re shown the “badass Mandalorian warrior” they keep telling us about. It’s essential to show some depth, but the last couple of episodes have been heavy on “Mandy saves the day” tropes and less on building the character *through* his experiences and culture.
  • Speaking of visual storytelling, this episode gets some good suspense and lets “Mandy” (I won’t call him “Mando”, because that’s a slur [and also a nickname for guys named Armando]) go full-on slasher again. It’s like I’m watching Jason Voorhees in space! Yes, I just compared the Mandalorian to Jason X.
  • Hey, it’s a cool-looking new ship at the end! Hopefully it appears in more….. OH…..wait………………nevermind.

What I didn’t like:

  • Reservoir Dogs? Really?
  • This show does SO MUCH telling with it’s dialog, and that is pretty much a sin in movies and tv. “Oh, hey it’s John, my bitter rival since childhood!” is the kind of crap they give us. This episode might’ve had the worst examples of it.
  • Bill Burr? REALLY? What Star Wars planet is he from? Scumbagonia?

Overall: This episode has two halves: a terrible first half, and a fun second half, but the whole damn thing is stunted by poor dialog. How many episodes are left? If there is a season 2, I probably won’t watch.

Jose Zuazua is editor-in-chief of Quick Lunch Break Reviews. He has an associates degree in film production and has been published both online and in print for Los Angeles City College’s award-winning Collegian newspaper. He’s on Twitter and Instagram, and is also currently writing his first short novel.

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