Review: Andor (season 1, 2022)

Andor (2022) Andor (2022)

The best Star War since Empire – and far, far better than we had any right or hope to expect.

Further Viewing

It seems wild that it still needs to be said, even in 2023, but Star Wars has always been “political” – specifically, anti-American imperialism – take it from no less than George Lucas himself (via AMC):

If 1977’s Star Wars was analogous to the Vietnam War, 2022’s Andor bears reading through the lens of its contemporary geopolitical landscape (not least while bearing in mind that Andor show runner Tony Gilroy’s pedigree is of political thrillers, not of Star Wars fandom). From Ukraine’s defiance of the Russian invasion, to demonstrations for women’s rights in Iran, “the dominant story of us, of much of humanity right now, is of resistance,” asserts broadcaster Mehdi Hasan, who describes Andor as “a political drama for our moment“:

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