I’d feel pretty justified in saying that Star Wars, as a brand, has had a bit of roller coaster ride of fortunes since Disney’s big money purchase of the franchise. To say opinion of Star Wars has become decisive since they’ve taken the reigns would be a massive understatement.
No amount of frustration or anger at George Lucas’s creative choices around the special edition or the prequel trilogy would come close to the white-hot rage some parts of the fandom would feel about the direction of the franchise under Disney’s guidance.
Season 5, it seems, has taken a few steps into the world of the strange and the experimental when it comes to its approach to storytelling. Something that has had pretty mixed results as far as I’m concerned. When you’ve been watching this series non-stop for months on end, it can be easy to get some form of tunnel vision with it.
That being said, I’m certainly happy that it isn’t simply telling the same old war stories that the first few seasons did. But in a way, it makes it seem like the people making the Clone Wars were already itching to grow beyond it at this point.
I decided to take a bit of a break after the end of December. It’s taken less than a week for me to get that itch and come back to wanting to write something though. So what better way to ease back into the habit than to get back into this long bloody series about the Clone Wars.
One that, if I’m honest, I’m getting a bit anxious to get to the end of. Not because I’m bored of the series or anything, but just to see how Ahsoka gets from where she is to where she was in the Mandalorian.