Disney Drops A Skippable ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 Recap Ahead Of Season 2

Season 2 of The Mandalorian hits Disney+ on October 30th (yay!!! But booo to doing recaps again!!), and is there ANYONE who plans to jump in without watching season 1?  Disney apparently thinks so, because they have released this recap to get those folks caught up.

The Mandalorian‘s first season is not at all complicated, and this recap is proof of that. It doesn’t do much to introduce Mando, and within about ten seconds they’re already at Werner Herzog’s client dude and our first appearance by Baby Yoda. The rest of the video is leaping around to various points of the season without giving much detail into anything, and yet it isn’t really confusing, either.

So this recap isn’t awful, just unnecessary? It leaves a lot of stuff out, mainly character details and such, and I’m guessing this will be the video that precedes the first episode of season 2 on Friday.

My advice? The episodes are short and they move quickly. Just watch season one. Start now and you’ll get it done.  It’s worth it just for Taika Waititi’s IG-11.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.