The Mandalorian - Chapter Twenty Four - The Return

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Maybe you are correct, but I'd say this isn't a movie and TV programmes DO tend to be equal lenghts - it is necessary for scheduling, and for the inclusion of advertising slots. There are very few BBC TV shows that aren't just short of an hour, and ITV or US shows just short of 50 minutes. I don't know of any others that change every episode.

However, I get that this is a streaming service and none of that applies any longer, and so it probably doesn't mean anything. Also, your point about Disney Star Wars TV always being that way, even when there were no rumours of conflict is true.

Maybe I just need to accept that now this is the way.

I don't know about you, but it makes it hard to watch. I never know if I've got enough time to watch it or not before dinner is cooked, or the granddaughter wakes up from a nap, or the washing machine is finished.
 

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This video is 100% clickbait and does not even cite sources.

A good rule of thumb is that if some bloke over 10 is giving their opinions on pop culture on Youtube, it's probably BS and it's likely to have some unwholesome politics behind it. There are exceptions, but they're rare.
 
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Maybe you are correct, but I'd say this isn't a movie and TV programmes DO tend to be equal lenghts - it is necessary for scheduling, and for the inclusion of advertising slots. There are very few BBC TV shows that aren't just short of an hour, and ITV or US shows just short of 50 minutes. I don't know of any others that change every episode.

Right. I edited my post as you were typing this:

On varying runtimes said:
(...) But that's true of many other series that are made for platforms such as Disney+ or Netflix, where producers don't have to take into account commercial breaks and TV channel's ready-made slots.

Just checking my Disney+ catalogue I saw this show called Ringo: Glory and Death, which has episodes that range from 31 to 51 minutes. And it's not even a Disney show as far as I can tell.

Those platforms often allow content creators to deliver episodes of varying lengths, however long they need to be, while TV series that are still being broadcast have to be calibrated to last for the entire 7PM to 8PM slot with the four mandatory commercial breaks jammed in between.
 

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I had clocked that they had upped the number of times "This is the Way" had been said in Season 3, but not by that extraordinary amount!
But I have to say it's one of the really cool phrases in the whole Star Wars galaxy. I find myself saying and thinking it fairly often.
 

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This was quite entertaining, given that it was one huge battle. I think this sort of large-scale, effects-heavy episode makes it difficult to include the smaller moments that have made The Mandalorian so good, especially regarding character development. The sort of sophistication that we saw in "The Believer" isn't going to happen here. That's a shame, but watching Baby Yoda fight three evil knights or a woman with a jetpack bashing stormtroopers with a hammer is quite a laugh. It feels as if The Mandalorian is providing more obvious thrills than before, but it's still entertaining.
 

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You wouldn't, because you couldn't. Nobody writes a script with too much fat on purpose with the intention of cutting huge parts of it later, because A/ even if you're not trying to you will have too much stuff and B/ it's a huge waste of money. We're talking millions upon millions of dollars that would be spent knowing that it's all for nothing.
How does that feel now when a lot of their sins has come out? Not just in the South Park Panderverse episode, but for weeks this has become a silly, smelly onion or a cake, with Kennedy as a cherry on top with her fingers in everything. The Marvels is turning out to be the biggest flop House of Mickey has had since 2000's. But you look at our comments on SW and Marvels products and it's obvious that nobody in House of Mickey said nothing for wasting all that money. There was nobody who could say no to exec's playing their game time and again.

Iconic things like Indiana Jones got trashed. SW is teering on the edge, while M-She-U has already flopped.

What's explosive is that Pedro's position in this show is steered to voice only. And now Disney is trying to claim that this show is Din's show. And Bo (plus the clan) was a sideshow that needed to be finished.

I'm honestly going to have a problem on writing on these shows, as Andor S02 is scheduled to come out in 2024. Probably starting at March and Finishing at May at SW day. It is our only light in this maddening darkness because it's different.
 

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