Andor Is the Best Thing That's Happened to Star Wars

Andor Is the Best Thing That's Happened to Star Wars
Editor's note: The below contains spoilers for Episodes 1-3 of Andor.The first three episodes of Andor arrived Wednesday, and they are notable not for what they contain but rather for what they don’t. No Jedi or mentions of the Force. Nary a stormtrooper or Star Destroyer. No Skywalkers or other wedged-in franchise stalwarts. Squint your eyes, and if it weren’t for the vague references to the Empire (or the brief flash of Imperial insignia), Andor could be any other high-budget sci-fi show — and that’s why it’s great. After years of fumbling around with the franchise, Disney has finally produced something that doesn’t feel like desperate fan service, a nostalgia play, or a shameless merchandising opportunity (although I’m sure B2EMO products will make their way into holiday boxes this year). Tony Gilroy’s Andor is the best thing to happen to Star Wars,
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