‘The Bad Batch’ Is Actually Really Good!

If you’ve been following my blog you will know that I have chronicled my growing disdain for The Bad Batch and their imminent animated series. I told you all that, because I am a Star Wars fan, I would watch the series regardless but I was less than excited.

So, yesterday evening I decided to finally watch it and what happened next shocked me to my core. The Bad Batch begins by coinciding with the horrific events of Order 66, adding a layer of depth to the series that I honestly was not expecting. The first episode is over an hour long, hence the fact that it felt like a miniature movie that never ended and what seemed like it was setting up what feels like one of the best Star Wars animated series ever created.

We’ve got 16 episodes to follow The Bad Batch and this story which is as intriguing as it gets. It only took about twenty minutes for the show to completely subvert my expectations and make me begin to actually care (and like) The Bad Batch; a squad of defective clone troopers that I had recently claimed as the characters I liked the least in Star Wars.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but that first episode was already better than most of The Clone Wars final season and it was a powerful intro to these characters and this story. I don’t know how things are going to turn out, I don’t know where this story is headed, but if it is indeed setting up any sort of storylines for The Book of Boba Fett, Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, or Ahsoka, I will be very excited.

The next episode is on Friday and I am totally here for this series. I talked a lot of junk about this show and its characters but now I just can’t to see where this series is going to take us.

Have you seen the premiere of The Bad Batch yet and if so, what did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.

6 thoughts on “‘The Bad Batch’ Is Actually Really Good!”

  1. When I first heard these characters were getting their own show I was skeptical. I really didn’t know if they could carry an ongoing series all on their own. So I was pleasantly surprised at how good the premiere was. It definitely went in directions that I wasn’t expecting. Looking forward to watching upcoming episodes.

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  2. Somehow I had completely missed the fact that The Bad Batch series was even happening, and I actually thought that it WAS a mini-movie. But as I tried to celebrate May 4th yesterday, I found it and watched it. I, too, was sucked into the story lines of each of the characters, and am looking forward to finding out Omega’s larger role and skillset, and also to see how the already tragic storyline with Crosshair ends up, too. Needless to say, I am also thrilled that it is a series, and it’s definitely looks like it’s going to be a fun ride.

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  3. Yeah… I wasn’t necessarily expecting a ton out of it, but it’s a Star Wars show and it was going to explore a part of the timeline that we haven’t seen before. I wrote up my own blog on the whole thing already, but I rather liked it, too. I still stand by my conviction of the last year that the last four episodes of Clone Wars are the best action animation I’ve ever seen, but this episode was well above the bar for the average from that show.

    In the interest of avoiding spoilers, I’ll refrain from commenting further here.

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    1. I think this show really surprised, well, everyone. I don’t think anyone except a chosen few were really looking forward to this series or barely knew it existed but after that killer first episode, I have a feeling it could become another animated fan favorite of the franchise. I’m about to go check out your review!

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