As you all know, I am a massive TV addict and watch a lot of series all year round. I enjoy talking about them with my friends and, of course, discussing them on this little blog. My reviews are honest but I only ever bother to write about the programmes that I ended up really enjoying.
Star Wars is a big part of my childhood and has gone on to become a series of movies that I absolutely love. So it is no surprise that I found the idea of ‘The Mandalurian’ really compelling. Set in the Star Wars galaxies and helmed by Disney, this show is easy watching.
One of the characters who grabbed everyone straight away is the baby Yoda, who looks very much like the well known Yoda who led the Jedi knights during the original George Lucas classics.
The adventures of the hooded Mandalurian are exciting and take us on journeys to familiar and unfamiliar parts of the Universe. ‘Mando’ has some regular allies and a recurring enemy who often unsettles his plans.
His job is to do bounty missions rescuing aliens or recovering treasures. Each episode is directed by a different person and the quality of directors is incredible, including Bryce Dallas Howard and Deborah Chow. Bryce is well known for Jurassic World and for being Ron Howard’s daughter.
You will find this show on Disney Plus and it is currently awaiting its third season. I totally recommend checking it out whether you are a Star Wars fan or otherwise.
The World According to Jeff Goldblum
This is more of a documentary show, which is given a lift because of being hosted by one of the nicest guys on television. Jeff has a cool and very funny way of hosting these random one-offs about everything from ice cream to gaming.
He cleverly looks at the history of each topic and it’s origins and then explores its world happily, giving us an insight into that particular subject. I really found these episodes interesting and fun. I especially learned a lot about BBQs, sneakers (or ‘trainers’, as we call them in the UK), and Denim.
I never knew very much about the history or relevance of Denim before watching this, but his quick way of enlightening the viewer really does leave you feeling more knowledgeable and fulfilled. I would totally recommend looking at the list of documentaries and checking out one that grabs your interest. They are all less than half an hour and can also be found on Disney Plus, under the National Geographic banner.
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