TV Show Review: “Andor” Season 1

The first installment of Star Wars “Andor” is a surprisingly great original series that feels different from other Star Wars projects. The series follows the main character Cassian Andor in his early journey towards joining the rebellion.

The series got a 96% rating from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes and I would agree with that. I think that the show is a hugely underrated success because they took a side character Cassian Andor that you already know what happens to and made a captivating story about him. 


One thing Andor has that other Star Wars series like The Mandalorian and Kenobi lack is competent villains. In The Mandalorian and Kenobi the Galactic Empire was so incompetent that it was almost comical. Their incompetence takes tension and excitement away from the action sequences because you know that the main characters are going to be fine. In Andor, the Galactic Empire is brutally efficient which puts the characters in danger and creates more interesting action-packed sequences because you don’t know what is going to happen. 


Overall, the first season of Star Wars “Andor” was fantastic and I think Disney has an opportunity to make more great Star Wars movies and TV shows by making them the way they made Andor and by making more competent bad guys.