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THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT Season Review 😊

Contributors: Aaron Goldstein, Jami Losurdo, and Tarush Mohanti discuss BOBA FETT's up and down first season.

Overall Season Grade/Thoughts

JAMI: 😊

TARUSH:😊 – Agreed. The show started as a 🤩, but after reflecting on it, nothing much happened this season. If you’re looking for Boba, or even Cad Bane or Fennec Shand lore, check out the animated series THE CLONE WARS or THE BAD BATCH. I do love the techno teens, though. 

AARON: It’s more of a 🥱 than a 😊 or 🤮Despite having two episodes to advance the STAR WARS universe in bold new directions, the overall journey isn’t worth the destination. Nothing happens within BOBA FETT when the world doesn’t revolve around Mando. I would watch chapters 4-6 and skip the rest. 

Favorite Episode and why?

AARON: Chapter 6, FROM THE DESERT COMES A STRANGER. The best episode of the series also has nothing to do with Boba Fett. 

JAMI: For me, it’s a toss-up between Chapter 2 and Chapter 6. What I loved about Chapter 2 was learning more about the Tusken Raiders and how they helped and trained Boba Fett and eventually welcomed as one of their own. Chapter 6, I know, is an audience favorite and yet doesn’t have our titular character at all. But it does bring back a few other VERY popular characters from the movies, and current/future STAR WARS shows. In trying to remain “spoiler-free,” how could you not love this episode?! It’s really got a lot of heart, and yet it’s still funny and informative even though it feels like it belongs to THE MANDALORIAN series far more than it does in THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT.  

TARUSH: Just to go against the grain, I say Chapter 3, THE STREETS OF MOS ESPA. This episode got so much hate, but I loved the hints of political drama, the techno teens, and how STAR WARS it felt. I did love the Mando episodes, but I’m not even counting that as part of THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT.

Least favorite episode and why?

TARUSH: I wish the show had focused on the politics of Tatooine, with a SUCCESSION or GAME OF THRONES like power struggle. And I think the reason that didn’t happen was because Din Djarin was forced into this show. So for that reason, Chapters 4-6 have my vote – Disney should’ve let Boba shine!

JAMI: Don’t get mad, but I didn’t like your favorite episode. Chapter 3, but not for the reasons that many others have discussed on social media. I like the mods and their bikes, so that wasn’t a big deal for me – perhaps because I wasn’t ever a big Power Rangers fan, I didn’t make the connection. What bothered me about this episode was learning the fate of the Tuskens and some action scenes that just felt poorly choreographed. I’d still give it a ðŸ˜Š though. There weren’t any episodes I hated. 

AARON: I don’t have as much love as ya’ll do. For me, it was all the episodes with Boba Fett. So, E1-E3, and E7.

Season MVP Character 

JAMI:  Fennec Shand is the co-MVP. She shares it with <major plot spoiler>.

TARUSH: This is a hard one – but I’ll go with Cad Bane. Honorable mention to THUNDERCAT’S character, who we wouldn’t have Fennec Shand without. 

AARON: Mando, duh. 😉

Let’s talk about the backlash – was it deserved?

JL: ðŸ™„ Star Wars fans just like to complain. We got a major series with two lead non-white actors, both over 50 years old, kicking ass. It was a lot of fun, but sure I think I’d limit Robert Rodriguez’s involvement moving forward. 

TM: 100% agree with Jami. The more STAR WARS lore, the better. 

AARON: 100% disagree with both of you. The backlash is warranted. Look at what PEACEMAKER did with eight episodes and how little was achieved in seven laborious BOBA FETT ones. 

Final Thoughts

JAMI: I enjoyed the series overall, but I didn’t love the ending. The final episode was my 2nd least favorite, and it was pretty close. This may have been a stronger series with five episodes concentrated on Boba/Fennec and perhaps a bit of crossover with The Mandalorian. Instead, we got a show that seems to go off the tracks a bit ⅔ of the way through, at least in terms of the Boba Fett storyline. With more coming from THE MANDALORIAN, plus the yet-to-premiere AHSOKA and KENOBI series, I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ll see of Boba Fett and Fennec.  

TARUSH: This isn’t the Boba Fett show I expected (world-building political mob drama), but I liked it. I really think the emphasis or need to tie THE MANDALORIAN into this was unnecessary, and maybe if there was more focus on the Pyke Syndicate, Cad Bane, and the Tusken Raiders, we could’ve had amazing lore that would’ve filled in gaps and further built up the galaxy far, far away. 

AARON: I kindly disagree with both of you. Even with five episodes focused on Boba Fett, I wouldn’t be interested. This series should’ve been a 90-minute movie. If the creators had done a “Great Purge” of the first three chapters, followed by E4-E6, audiences would’ve loved every second of them. As is, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni should’ve sent Robert Rodriguez to the Bacta tank so they could’ve stuck the landing.

The entire season is available on Disney+. 

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

Jami Losurdo

When not writing film and tv reviews, Jami is expanding her collection of colorful sunglasses, lifting weights, and working her day job as a Digital Advertising Director. An alumnus of NYU Tisch for Film/TV, Jami made Los Angeles her home in the early 2000s and continues her quest to find the very BEST tacos of all time.

Tarush Mohanti

Tarush Mohant is a playlist curator and music explorer, the creator of illussongs (illustrations of songs), and has a fitness plan motivated by action movies (running, climbing, swimming, hiking). Tarush is also a Product Manager at HBO Max.

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