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Obi Wan Kenobi (2022) - Disney+

Well, it's finally arrived. The long, long, LONG awaited Disney/Lucasfilm series telling us the story of Obi Wan (Ewan McGregor) between Episodes 3 and 4 of the Skywalker Saga. As this adventure begins, Obi-Wan has been living something of a hermit's lifestyle on Tatooine, keeping an eye, sometime surreptitiously, sometimes not, on the young Luke as he grows up in the care of Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru.

Delayed from the original start date, Disney+ decided to make up for that by dropping both Episodes 1 and 2 of this season today, and these are just my feelings from the first couple of episodes and how I think they hold up to other Star Wars shows that Disney+ have created.

First impressions are very good to be honest. A rather predictable 'building the scene' episode opens the season, introducing us to the Inquisitors, who have been searching for Kenobi for a decade, since he dropped Luke off at the farm, instructed by one Darth Vader.

By Episode 2, we are right back in the action again as Leia Organa is kidnapped, as bait to draw out Kenobi and it works, with him going to rescue her after much soul-searching beforehand. It is here, at the conclusion, he discovers what we all already knew - Anakin is still alive.

This is shaping up to be a tentpole release for Disney+, at least as much as The Mandalorian was for them, and personally, I can't wait to see what happens next.


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