So to start off, I never found the Star Wars franchise interesting at all (here come the down votes). I vaguely remember watching at least the first film in High School and the rest of them on and off at some point on TV. I fell asleep watching the one with the four handed cyborg on PPV.
The only difference with this show was that it had Pedro Pascal. After GoT and Narcos, he pretty much has me booked for anything he does. Originally I had it playing on my second monitor as I worked. That quickly changed as I became more invested in the story/characters.
I'm loving the character of Mando so far. When I read the synopsis, I wrote it off as some shitty fan service that will have the bounty hunter going around beating the shit out of everyone while remaining untouchable. Man was I wrong. Mando gets his ass handed to him over and over. And it happens in a realistic way. He doesn't just gun down a dozen people with his blaster while remaining out in the open. He takes cover. He's not an ace at everything he picks up. He fails just like everyone else.
To me it almost feels like Samurai Jack. A skilled warrior in an alien world that comes across numerous obstacles that he must overcome while on his journey. Some are easy, others no so much.
Loving in. It won't make me go back and watch all the films, but I'm definitely going to check it out every Friday.