I'd recommend to anyone watching it from the start (now's the best time!) but if you're going to dive into the end, I'd actually watch the final arc in Season 5 (to see what happened to Ahsoka) before watching the final season, even if that cost you the first arc in the final season.If you're coming fresh to the series series 1 and 2 can have their ups and downs just as any new show tends to. Stick with it and there's some fantastic material to enjoy and, yes, maybe a fair few tears on the way too. If you don't particularly want to dive into a 7 series show I think you can probably get away with watching the last eight episodes of Series 7 as if they were a couple of movies provided you know the films. There's just about enough recap on Ahsoka to make it work and by the time the final arc kicks in you'll be up to speed to the point it can sweep you along. Either way make the time for this, it just might be some of the best Star Wars ever made.
As @Indiana Jones said on the other thread, you may be better off starting with the film. It's not a great start, but it does introduce Ahsoka, which is pretty integral to the subsequent 7 seasons...Now you're all making me think I should be starting from Season 1.....
Blown away by the last 4 episodes (literally just finished 10 minutes ago) and impressed with the season in general.
Dammit, I can't believe I forgot to mention that. YES. Pure Blade Runner 2049. Totally. I just wish they'd kept it going for the final episode. Dammit, I'll edit the review now.Blown away by the last 4 episodes (literally just finished 10 minutes ago) and impressed with the season in general.
While it's perhaps unfair to compare the film trilogy (with its concerns over box office return and wide general audience appeal) to a dedicated tv series aimed squarely at fans; I think its undisputable that this is superior Star Wars.
What did you think of the score? I thought the music during the sequence wherewas like something out of Blade Runner 2049. And in fact, the episodes had that same portentious tone. Incredible.Maul is transported aboard the Venator just before the hammer drops for Order 66
The worst thing about the series is that it left me wanting more!
I just watched Rise of Skywalker alongside Clone Wars for my May 4th celebration watch. Pretty sureDammit, I can't believe I forgot to mention that. YES. Pure Blade Runner 2049. Totally. I just wish they'd kept it for the final episode. Dammit, I'll edit the review now.
And yes, left me wanting more, but this is a perfect opportunity to watch Rebels properly, and then we have her appearance in Mandalorian to look forward to.
I'd be surprised if they didn't have an Ahsoka series in the workings. She's too good a character to leave now, and it'd be interesting to see what happened to her during the OT timeline.
Not only a rumour that she'll be a Mando 2 guest star, but the further rumour that she might get her own spin-off show. I've *very* interested, particularly after this season finale.I just watched Rise of Skywalker alongside Clone Wars for my May 4th celebration watch. Pretty sure. I agree, an amazing character I really hope the rumours ofAhsoka's was one of the voices that called out to Reycome to pass.her cameoing in Mando (played by Rosario Dawson)
Watch a bit of the movie too "The Clone Wars" (also on Disney+) just to *meet* Ahsoka. But you can watch the beginning and end, and then go to the series. It's not unwatchable, but it's a lot more generic than the show.Well I guess this awesomeness means I'm starting from Season 1 Episode 1 then as a Clone Wars noobie
Is it not the "Rebels" thing I need to watch then; or both?Watch a bit of the movie too "The Clone Wars" (also on Disney+) just to *meet* Ahsoka. But you can watch the beginning and end, and then go to the series. It's not unwatchable, but it's a lot more generic than the show.
The timeline @golden phoenix posted above perfectly sums it up.Is it not the "Rebels" thing I need to watch then; or both?
Won't lie, getting a bit lost now (doesn't take much )
Thinking about this I'm pretty sure if Rebels doesn't exist we don't get that specific ending. Or, to be more accurate, I think we get a few more minutes of ending to deliver the traditional 'hope spot'. Baby Luke under the twin suns, watching the Falcon leave to find Han, Rey having the Jedi texts... it's kind of a thing now and frankly rightly so. This is, after all, supposed to be family entertainment and you don't want that audience feeling like they just binged Torchwood Children of Earth. As Rebels is not only out there but about five clicks away once you finish this episode they can go with a real gut punch ending instead knowing that those needing cheering up are about forty minutes away from "Kid, I'm about to let everyone in on the secret".Not only a rumour that she'll be a Mando 2 guest star, but the further rumour that she might get her own spin-off show. I've *very* interested, particularly after this season finale.
Just wish I hadn't seen the Rebels 'reunion' first, as it would have had even more impact after this final season.
It's not ridiculous. The first movie was definitely geared up for kids (even had a cinema release which I doubt many adults would have attended without being accompanied by their kids), but over the seasons it soon showed its teeth, and after 12 years even the original 'kids' would be grown up by now, so it's unsurprising that it stuck to a more mature tone, as commendable as that dedication is.I know I am putting myself up for public ridicule here but honestly thought this was a kids show! I now feel like I've totally missed out on something here! On the plus side we've got Disney+ so looks like I have 7 seasons to catch up on.