Long shunned, the Star Wars series has finally convinced Disney+ subscribers
news culture Long shunned, the Star Wars series has finally convinced Disney+ subscribers
The Star Wars: Andor series on Disney+ has finally found its audience, despite a somewhat frosty reception during its first weeks of operation.
Whereas Star Wars fans have seen a new trailer for the upcoming season 3 of The Mandaloriana 2022 review from Disney+ shows just that the previous live-action Star Wars series, Andor, was a laudable success.
- A series about “normal” people in the galaxy
- Andor took several episodes before convincing the public
- Andor ramped up in the last weeks of this year
A series about “normal” people in the galaxy
Star Wars: Andor is out on Disney+ starting September final. That The reviews from the press were quite positive from the start. In particular, they rent refreshing side of the series : for the first time, the Star Wars franchise looks like thinking of “ordinary mortals”, those who are not masters of the Force, and one that isn’t a clone or a droid. Therefore, the series highlights the fact that, in George Lucas’ universe, those who wield the Force are but a small number of individualscontrary to what movies and series sometimes suggest, as argued. Andor is a series that really develops its characterspeople who dared to fight back despite the Empire’s superiority.
Andor took several episodes before convincing the public
But on the public front, the series took a long time to court. During its first weeks of operation, it was not a much-talked-about series on social networks compared to its competitors, and analysts from the most popular original series America put it behind shows like She-Hulk, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Rings of Power, Cobra Kai and Stranger Things (source : Parrot analysis). in fact, Andor is barely better than The Mandalorian, which also enjoyed a “bonus” of popularity from the Star Wars franchise, but had been released much earlier. Except that this observation has been reversed! Today, the series doesn’t just span excellent score of 96/100 on average score from critics press on Rotten tomatoesbut also a very good 85/100 (up from average after the first episode) on the public opinion side.
Andor ramped up in the last weeks of this year
In fact, site FlixPatrol identify series of streaming platforms and classifying them depending on their success. The site doesn’t classify them solely by the number of hours viewed, but awards points for each series: each day spent in the first chart position displayed by the platform, will give 10 points to a tie, in second place, 9 points, etc. up to tenth place, 1 point. This avoids giving a series too much of an edge just because the episodes are long (which is a risk, sorted by hours watched). And when we observe Disney+ series rankings for 2022 worldwidewe see that Star Wars: Andor came in ninth, behind She-Hulk but ahead of Moon Knight, For example. For a series that will never exist available only a few weeks during 2022that’s enough score already.
If besides we understand that he behind historical series like The SimpsonsGrey’s Anatomy, Modern Family, Malcolm or even How I Met Your Mother, are all the more impressive, because she is the second series is released in 2022. “Turnover” compared to the first episode is explained specifically by the fact that Andor dared to take the time to put together his character and story, to increase strength. That Recent episodes have been widely acclaimedand the much appreciated grand finale by the public. This explains how this series can be climbed to the top of the charts so fast at the end of the year.
On the side of Ranked France, Andor ranks sixth.
Season 1 of Star Wars: Andor is available in its entirety on Disney+. The next live-action Star Wars series will be out in March, alongside season three of The Mandalorian.