Synopsis: Bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the underworld when they return to Tatooine to claim Jabba the Hutt’s old turf.
Before I really get started, I feel I should mention that I am not, in any way, a Star Wars fan. I was aware previously of Boba Fett as a character as I have seen all of the Star Wars movies. However, I really don’t have much love of the Star Wars universe as a whole and I never had any intention of watching the Book of Boba Fett.
I am, however, a fan of the show The Mandalorian, so when I went looking for information on season 3 of The Mandalorian and found out that he and Grogu appear in the Book of Boba Fett, I realized I would need to watch it.
Sadly, I had no love of this show at all until The Mandalorian appeared. I didn’t find Boba Fett to be a particularly intriguing character, I felt no connection to him and therefore didn’t care about his journey at all. I liked Fennec Shand from The Mandalorian but when she appeared in this show, I just felt very meh about her as well.
Even the action scenes, which I would normally be really into, were kind of long and drawn out which just made them boring. Who knew action scenes could be boring?
I managed to soldier through until the Mandalorian finally appeared. Then, suddenly, I was actually interested and engaged in the show. Probably because I care about the Mandalorian as a character and his relationship with Grogu. I could have cared less about the stuff with Luke Skywalker though.
I know there are lots of Star Wars fans out there who will disagree with my assessment of this show. I’m sure this show was made more with actual fans in mind, which is completely fine. Fans will love this show and enjoy Boba Fett’s story. I just didn’t. It wasn’t for me. Only the last 3 episodes were of much interest to me. I’m glad I watched this only because it means I won’t be missing anything in season 3 of the Mandalorian.
My rating for the episodes without the Mandalorian: 2 stars, episodes with the Mandalorian: 4 star out of 5.