Raising Dion, EPS 1 AND 2…not original., this story has been done so many time in the past…the first two episodes was ok, just felt the kid that plays Dion, his acting seemed “rehearsed” and not natural.
The Mandalorian S01E01 - Very much a style over substance episode with the setup and the short run time, I enjoyed it, but this shows the problem with Boba Fett, being the cold, calculating bounty hunter that is aloof and cool looking leads to something of a personality-less character. It takes something special to inject character into that type of character to make them interesting and compelling beyond the cool aesthetic. Clint Eastwood and the spaghetti western guys managed to get it right with the Man with No Name films from the '60s and you see glimpses of it when during the flashback sequences, but it just didn't land.
Even the action sequence left me a bit cold, but IG-11 made up for that as did the alien played by Nick Nolte. I like that this is taking a more Rogue One/Star Wars 1313 tone and that ending is one heckuva cliffhanger and mystery setup. It's also going to set up and obvious homage to a well-known manga from the '70s. To use the name would be way too spoilery.
Overall I'd say that it did enough to keep me interested in the next few episodes, but it ain't the homerun I thought it would be.
Meant to say he is like Boba Fett, and that the problem with his type of character is that they can be personality-less if you don’t give the actor and director something to work with to inject character into. He’s obviously supposed to start off as a cool character with little to no emotion, automaton like, with the cliffhanger and flashback meant to give him the opportunity to make him something more rounded. But we’ll have to wait and see.
He seemed that way in the beginning but in a short time he got more depth for sure... I think they are gradually developing his character so that it feels like he could be very much like Boba, but once you scratch the surface you find more depth