Revealing the Hits and Misses of Star Wars Television!

In a galaxy not so far away, the Star Wars universe has expanded far beyond the confines of its cinematic origins, venturing into the realm of television with an array of series that span animated adventures, deep space dramas, and tales of Jedi and Sith that have enchanted fans of all ages.

From the lush forests of Endor with the Ewoks to the gritty underworld of Tatooine, and across the vast expanse of the galaxy, where the Force binds all things, these TV series have become a significant part of the Star Wars saga, contributing new lore, characters, and stories to the beloved franchise.

As we navigate through the stars, exploring what each brought to the table and how they’ve left their mark on the galaxy far, far away, have a look.



After Return of the Jedi, it first appeared as though the Star Wars saga was finished. Then, in 1984, viewers watched a family-friendly full-length adventure with the Ewoks on the screen.

Lucas thought that the main target audience for Star Wars was children, and that is why the Ewoks, who are not given names in the Skywalker saga, were made.

Nelvana, the animation studio behind the Care Bears, created an animated TV series based on the movie. The strange television series Ewoks never even used the Star Wars name in its marketing, and it never quite fit in with the mythology.

While season 2 of Ewoks feels better written than season 1, the caliber of character designs and animation clearly deteriorates as the show goes on.

The last episode deviates into a conventional Star Wars plot, with the Empire coming to Endor in order to take the ethereal Sunstar—the MacGuffin of the Ewoks.

It is as if Ewoks have suddenly remembered which galaxy they belong in.

Star Wars: Resistance

Star Wars: Resistance

Despite its remarkable cel-shading animation, Resistance is a largely unmemorable game.

One could argue that this Dave Filoni-produced series was less ambitious and far more kid-friendly than Rebels and The Clone Wars, but that does not suddenly make it an exciting children’s program.

The 40-episode series (split into two seasons) lacked both the creative freedom and worldbuilding necessary to develop a distinctive plot.

Rather, it subtly enhanced the trilogy of sequel films, featuring a vibrant cast of characters who never achieved greatness on their own.

Star Wars: Droids

Dexter Jettster

Although Ewoks might not have remembered it existed in the Star Wars galaxy, Star Wars: Droids, its companion, was far more significant to canon.

A four-armed alien who seems like a prototype for Dexter Jettster appears in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Podracing plays a significant role in the first arc, and some planets are mentioned in Lucas’ prequel trilogy.

The character Kea Moll, who appears in the first episode and resembles Rey remarkably, will surprise modern viewers. Later on, there is a space pirate named “Kybo Ren.”

Fans can now watch Star Wars: Droids onDisney+. The House of Mouse has made a Star Wars series available that was nearly unwatchable for years. It provides an interesting look at how Star Wars has changed over time, and it may have had a bigger influence than it first appears.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Though we were initially excited about the show, we were ultimately let down by a limited series that was at best a decent follow-up to Revenge of the Sith and at worst a surprisingly shoddy and often cheap-looking Lucasfilm production.

If anything, you probably expected to see Obi-Wan and Anakin’s long-awaited live-action return much higher on the list.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is not particularly offensive in terms of script, but only the last two episodes capitalized on the fantastic chance to have Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen reprise their iconic roles as Jedi and Sith, respectively.

Both grounded drama and pulpy entertainment have been done much better by Star Wars. Try not to argue with us; we are on the higher ground.

The Book of Boba Fett

The Book of Boba Fett

After surviving the Sarlacc, Boba Fett rose to fame as the star of his own Disney+ TV series, which took place after the events of Return of the Jedi.

Another strange TV series is The Book of Boba Fett, which splits its first few episodes between a tale in which Boba Fett turns into a Tatooine crime boss and flashbacks that illuminate his transformation.

The main issue, though, is that it does not manage to create a particularly compelling new status quo; by the end of the show, it is actually unclear what Boba Fett actually accomplishes as a crime boss.

The last three episodes of The Mandalorian have essentially become season 2.5 of the show, with even the writers seeming to lose interest in their reimagining of Boba Fett.

Although there seems to be potential, The Book of Boba Fett is unable to capitalize on it.

Young Jedi Adventures

Young Jedi Adventures

Aimed at younger audiences (soon-to-be Star Wars fans), Young Jedi Adventures is an animated series made for Disney Junior and Disney Plus. For Disney and Lucasfilm, it has been a huge success in those regards.

It feels overly constrained in scope, though, for an initial on-screen examination of the High Republic era (and that has nothing to do with tone or target audience).

We also question why they were not able to simply adopt a variant of Rebels, The Bad Batch, and The Clone Wars’ visual aesthetics.

Particularly considering that the numerous YouTube shorts already cover the same early-years space and that we have known for years that kids loved those shows just fine.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Star Wars: The Bad Batch

In some ways, it seems unfair to rank Star Wars: The Bad Batch right now. It takes place right after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and stars Clone Force 99, a group of mutant clones made by the Kaminoans.

This group of clones disobeyed Order 66 and is currently evading capture by the Empire. Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 2 had serious pacing issues, and the first season had trouble establishing its characters.

Nevertheless, the season three premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch featured a much-improved cliffhanger ending, with Clone Force 99 attempting to save one of their own from the Empire.

Tales of the Jedi

Even though The Bad Batch is currently Lucasfilm Animation’s primary internal project, the storytellers and artists there—under the direction of Dave Filoni once more—managed to produce six noteworthy shorts that examined significant but never-before-seen pivotal moments in the lives of Count Dooku and Ahsoka.

It provides some understanding of Dooku’s split from the Jedi Order and Ahsoka’s transformation from a helpless baby to a fugitive Jedi.

Even though Tales of the Jedi is not the most thrilling Star Wars animation out there, it quickly made its case for being made by introducing our favorite Togruta heroine and a fascinating but underdeveloped Sith villain.

It also managed to pack an impressive budget, which was evident in the dark, expertly chosen cinematography.

Read Also – Most Romantic Couples from Soap Operas

About the Author

Leave a Comment