Couch Tomatoes

The Mandalorian: What the Series' Little Green Twist Could Mean for Star Wars' Future

Couch Tomatoes host Naz Perez is joined by Star Wars expert Ken Napzok, Collider's Perri Nemiroff, and Fandango's Nikki Novak to ask big questions and talk big theories.

by | November 20, 2019 | Comments

The latest episode of Couch Tomatoes will be available November 20. 

Ever since the announcement of Jon Favreau’s Disney+ series The MandalorianStar Wars fans have been champing at the bit for tough, gritty, and action-packed space western – and when the series debuted this month, it certainly delivered that. But it also delivered something completely unexpected: Cuteness overload and one of the most intriguing odd couples to ever hit streaming or TV.

Stop reading right about now if you haven’t seen the first two episodes of The Mandolorian. 

That big dose of the unexpected arrived at the end of episode 1, and continued into episode 2, with the revelation that the Mandalorian’s (Pedro Pascal) mysterious target was a little green “infant” creature that appears to be the same species as Yoda. “Baby Yoda,” as the Internet has dubbed him, has not only charmed the world since he showed up, but kicked off some serious theorizing about the creature’s origins and what it could mean for the future of the Star Wars franchise.

In this special edition of Couch Tomatoes, host Naz Perez is joined by Star Wars expert Ken Napzok, Collider’s Perri Nemiroff and Fandango’s Nikki Novak to talk everything The Mandalorian. Is “Baby Yoda” a new character, Yoda himself, or some sort of clone? Could that actually be Boba under the Mando’s armor? Does live-action Star Wars work even better on the small screen? And could this new series tie into The Rise of Skywalker?

With each episode of Couch Tomatoes, we dig into a major series or event and provide Fresh picks of great shows to help you cut through the clutter and only binge the best.

The Mandalorian is available on Disney+. 

Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Adjusted Score: 95.182%
Critics Consensus: Action-packed and expertly-crafted -- if at times a bit too withholding -- The Mandalorian is a welcome addition to the Star Wars universe that benefits greatly from the cuteness of its cargo.
Synopsis: After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. "The Mandalorian" is... [More]

Tag Cloud

2020 Reality cooking spider-man aliens rotten anime parents The CW deadpool news political drama BBC America Hear Us Out book TBS free movies technology First Reviews slashers nfl Extras Stephen King FOX festivals dceu spain animated Comics on TV medical drama Pirates The Purge italian remakes CMT Drama nature Paramount YouTube Red Columbia Pictures sitcom Pop A&E Academy Awards sports cancelled batman kids Song of Ice and Fire 2018 American Society of Cinematographers psychological thriller Trophy Talk Apple TV+ 24 frames Fox Searchlight Super Bowl Sci-Fi Polls and Games zombie renewed TV shows AMC documentary FXX asian-american MCU Mindy Kaling Tumblr Summer Oscars Netflix Christmas movies GoT Premiere Dates festival Cannes period drama Year in Review blaxploitation Comic Book RT History Amazon psycho VICE Creative Arts Emmys indie Cosplay Nat Geo ghosts japanese X-Men richard e. Grant Comedy Central laika movie Shondaland BET Awards Box Office dark a nightmare on elm street fast and furious scary movies Tarantino Trailer Black Mirror Travel Channel First Look Peacock science fiction nbcuniversal Masterpiece Thanksgiving Reality Competition rt archives Freeform television LGBTQ National Geographic name the review HBO jamie lee curtis politics Turner travel 99% dragons Sundance Showtime space classics films comiccon sequels Countdown Heroines ratings TCM NYCC james bond award winner based on movie Acorn TV zombies football The Academy french Turner Classic Movies supernatural Discovery Channel Disney BBC Britbox best RT21 crime drama Walt Disney Pictures comedies chucky CBS Starz all-time spinoff worst movies YouTube Premium Podcast dogs Shudder Marvel Television theme song Film Festival Spectrum Originals El Rey dramedy cops black TV video Awards Tour IFC Films video on demand Arrowverse 2016 spanish HBO Max Amazon Prime cancelled TV series Endgame Ellie Kemper FX on Hulu series Holidays Alien Crackle strong female leads Emmys Pet Sematary universal monsters PlayStation Character Guide cats SDCC Lifetime Christmas movies San Diego Comic-Con movies doctor who Captain marvel justice league indiana jones Mystery streaming Mary Tyler Moore comic The Walking Dead NBC Apple OWN disaster 007 mission: impossible PBS hispanic Tomatazos Funimation spanish language transformers critics ID hollywood Paramount Network Set visit 4/20 Ovation MTV Winter TV dc scorecard Television Academy 71st Emmy Awards Sundance Now Martial Arts criterion Star Wars 2017 what to watch hist TV renewals boxing Pop TV PaleyFest Marvel Studios Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Crunchyroll Hallmark miniseries children's TV romance ITV serial killer Women's History Month TruTV Lucasfilm Spike cults Tubi Pride Month crime Chernobyl VOD robots franchise CW Seed Country Black History Month Toys war anthology Calendar Musical Superheroes DGA natural history fresh CNN SundanceTV Avengers Film DC Comics A24 comic books Universal thriller game show Watching Series Emmy Nominations Marvel Disney streaming service Awards Sundance TV Bravo WGN twilight APB stand-up comedy FX Television Critics Association documentaries Winners 21st Century Fox rotten movies we love Horror mutant Disney Plus canceled TV shows Classic Film VH1 YouTube vampires teaser Nickelodeon BAFTA E! The Witch directors Logo Fox News christmas movies independent BET witnail Dark Horse Comics 72 Emmy Awards Anna Paquin TCA 2017 discovery Vudu DC Universe TLC Fantasy ABC Family Amazon Studios History Baby Yoda TV Land Kids & Family unscripted canceled worst finale SXSW IFC Star Trek 2015 quibi Animation south america Interview sag awards Rock Hulu Music Action Schedule emmy awards archives Mudbound Rocky revenge Hallmark Christmas movies Ghostbusters Red Carpet Mary Poppins Returns HBO Go concert See It Skip It The Arrangement adventure Writers Guild of America Warner Bros. tv talk adaptation MSNBC satire Family Binge Guide toy story elevated horror CBS All Access Teen blockbuster Quiz Holiday DirecTV diversity cartoon historical drama binge halloween tv Video Games Trivia halloween LGBT Musicals 20th Century Fox Disney+ Disney Plus Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt singing competition crossover YA police drama stoner GLAAD crime thriller TCA Awards Esquire docudrama composers cancelled TV shows casting game of thrones Epix Opinion Marathons Amazon Prime Video social media Sony Pictures Best and Worst comics WarnerMedia Food Network Biopics stop motion President Rom-Com TCA screenings screen actors guild Photos Valentine's Day 45 sequel facebook golden globes Christmas child's play Cartoon Network latino Lifetime Superheroe Election BBC One Nominations spy thriller Spring TV ABC Sneak Peek Fall TV Apple TV Plus Brie Larson zero dark thirty E3 OneApp boxoffice reboot cars romantic comedy werewolf venice talk show TIFF Western mockumentary Netflix Rocketman versus Elton John ESPN TNT DC streaming service Grammys foreign harry potter green book Infographic superhero australia die hard Adult Swim joker reviews Disney Channel GIFs breaking bad Pixar Syfy toronto Mary poppins New York Comic Con USA biography TCA Winter 2020 obituary cancelled television cinemax Lionsgate USA Network true crime Certified Fresh 2019 Comedy