Be warned, there are some serious spoilers ahead...
The Mandalorian has completely won over viewers.
via: imdbThe original sci-fi spin-off series, set in the Star Wars universe, has been drawing in significant praise from fans, who instantly dug into the episodes available on Disney's new streaming service, Disney +.
Series 1 was set 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi.
via: imdbDirected by Bryce Dallas Howard, best known for playing Claire Dearing in Jurassic World, The Mandalorian offers Star Wars fans a tantalizing new live-action spin-off of the beloved franchise.
And it's the first of its kind on the platform.
via: imdbThe Mandolorian well and truly keeps the franchise alive - offering what many are describing as a "gritter" take on the universe.
The show chronicles the story of a galactic bounty hunter, Dyn Jarren.
via: imdbBoasting an impressive cast including the likes of Narcos' Pedro Pascal in the leading role, viewers watch as Dyn attempts to survive in the aftermath of the Empire’s collapse.
The show takes a much darker approach than other Star Wars spinoffs.
via: imdbFar from the authority of the New Republic, we get to see the adventures of the lone gunfighter as he reaches the outer edges of the universe. Meaning we're bound to see some new, never-seen-before locales.
Though we still got see the odd Storm Trooper...
via: LucasfilmBecause what would a Star Wars spin-off be without them?
And we get introduced to baby Yoda...
via: imdbHe's arguably been the star of the show, with the internet completely gushing over him since the show's debut. Let's be honest, he's adorable.
Of course, the show is packed full of the usual strange creatures...
via: imdbWe're introduced to IG-11, a droid that's the same model as IG-88 - one of the bounty hunters seen on Darth Vader's Super Star Destroyer in The Empire Strikes Back. We've also caught a glimpse of an Ugnaught - the porcine species previously seen working as janitors on Cloud City in Empire Strikes Back - named Kuill, who appears to be an ally of the Mandalorian.
The premiere of the series landed on the platform's launch date - November 12, 2019.
via: imdbThe episodes were set for a staggered weekly release - keeping anticipation sky high.
After its premiere, critics were typing away to award the show glowing reviews.
via: imdbWriting for Forbes, Dani Di Placido said: "Only two episodes in, and The Mandalorian already feels more authentic, more Star Wars, than any of Disney's film sequels. "The Mandalorian is slightly darker than what we're used to, yet undeniably goofy, packed with peculiar creatures, gunfights that end in disintegrations, and environments that feel like Ralph McQuarrie concept art brought to life."
The show has earned an impressive score of 8.8 on imdb...
via: imdbAnd it well and truly had fans hooked... not to mention the fact that it has completely taken over pop-culture since it hit our screens.
And fans simply can't get enough, with some branding the show a "masterpiece."
Many have been saying that the show trumps all the other Star Wars spin-offs, creating a quintessential Star Wars tone that mirrors that of the classics.
Okay, The Mandalorian is a masterpiece. Can’t wait to see where the season goes!! Great job on this one @disneyplus @themandalorian— Emily🕉 (@Emily🕉)1574004475.0
And now that season 2 has wrapped up, Mulan icon Ming-Na Wen took to Twitter to praise Mark Hamill for his role in the season finale...
His very memorable cameo is sure to be on people's minds for a long time!
#NewProfilePic https://t.co/l61vz6YNlr— Ming-Na Wen (@Ming-Na Wen)1608643430.0
@HamillHimself It was one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. Took me back to my childhood. Thank you.— Arizona Political 💎 (@Arizona Political 💎)1609424992.0
@HamillHimself I squealed. My son squealed. My daughter squealed. My wife was all like who's that? 🤣— Derek Ross (@Derek Ross)1609424993.0
@HamillHimself The Mandalorian created a new admiration for the Mandalorians. But it was nostalgic for the Jedi to reassert its dominance.— ᴀʀᴛ 🇺🇸 (@ᴀʀᴛ 🇺🇸)1609425012.0
@aidantscott @HamillHimself I kept going .... it can't be ... it is ... it can't be .... it has to be ...— Joseph (@Joseph)1609425249.0
@HamillHimself I will never be able to explain the emotion I felt. i was so happy because luke skywalker means so m… https://t.co/5rQZppERPh— benny; ᱬisses scotthope (@benny; ᱬisses scotthope)1609425052.0
Wen retweeted Hamill’s post sharing his excitement at watching fans' reactions to the episode...
“You (& Luke) have been immensely inspirational & impactful to my childhood & as an adult," she wrote. “To have shared a scene with you in @themandalorian is truly one of the biggest highlight, not just in my career, but in my life. Thank you. 😍❤️ Your fan always, Ming-Na aka Fennec."
#NoWords-Seeing fan's reactions to Luke's return is something I will cherish forever. Their anticipation seeing the… https://t.co/1FdGFS5uJe— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1609424861.0
Hamill responded with equal praise...
“So this happened & I’m literally speechless, other than to say: the pleasure was all mine @MingNa! Much❤️, Mar🐫 @themandalorian #YoureNotSoBadYourself."
So this happened & I'm literally speechless, other than to say: the pleasure was all mine @MingNa! Much❤️, Mar🐫… https://t.co/4rfypMDlbx— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1609631926.0
She responded, “I’ve reached nerd nirvana. Gotta say, this Is WAY cooler than the time Steven Tyler spilled red wine on my arm and wiped it off with cocktail napkins at a party."
Hamill’s appearance as Luke Skywalker in the last episode of The Mandalorian is just one of many memorable moments in the series. Who knows, maybe Hamill will make another cameo in the third series? We can't wait to find out! Stay posted for more updates...
I’ve reached nerd nirvana. Gotta say, this Is WAY cooler than the time Steven Tyler spilled red wine on my arm and… https://t.co/yoTPOvrhzn— Ming-Na Wen (@Ming-Na Wen)1609647168.0