“Star Wars: Andor only got better and better, swelling like a tsunami of emotional storytelling until the show’s astoundingly tremendous finale which had me crying for the final twenty minutes of its runtime,” says Annlyel James
Andor for its twelve-episode run has been nothing short of astounding. What began as something that felt kind of lackadaisical in tone and story concluded in a powerful third episode that set the stage for what the series could be. Thankfully, this series only got better and better, swelling like a tsunami of emotional storytelling until the show’s astoundingly tremendous finale which had me crying for the final twenty minutes of its runtime.
I knew Andor was going to be a really good show. Tony Gilroy’s work on Rogue One transformed the film into my favorite Star Wars movie. When I knew he had created Andor I knew it was going to be the gritty prequel that Cassian Andor deserves. What I didn’t expect was the masterpiece that was awaiting me.
This is not an action-packed series but rather a show about actions. The deep dive into individuals and how one simple choice can change the galaxy. While the series is clearly about Cassian Andor Tony Gilroy chose a fascinating approach to telling his story through the interconnected weaving of so many other characters. For Gilroy to find a way to make that work and to bring all of these storylines to a satisfying conclusion in the series finale is truly mindboggling.
Andor has singlehandedly provided some of the most awe-inspiring scenes ever created in Star Wars and I couldn’t be more grateful that we finally got a show like this in this franchise.
Season 2 just began production which means we’ll most likely be getting the series in late 2024. After that final scene and post-credit scene, I couldn’t be more pumped about what we should expect to see in the second season. Now we’re about to dig deep into Cassian’s time as a rebel and I just know it’s going to be another doozy to watch every week.
Until then, I’m going to sit back, maybe get myself a cup of coffee, and watch this season all over again. (And yes, this show should not only be nominated for Best Drama at the Emmys but it should win.)
Star Wars: Andor is streaming exclusively on Disney Plus now.
Annlyel James is a Senior Correspondent of The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter where she channels the Force frequently!