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Obi-Wan Kenobi -The Destruction of Jedi, Review of Season 1 

Obi-Wan Kenobi is a famous human male Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council during the Republic Era’s final years. During the Clone Wars, Kenobi served as a Jedi General in the Grand Army of the Republic, which fought the Separatist Droid Army.

Deborah Chow TV Series Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 1 On Hotstar 

Obi-Wan Kenobi -The Destruction of Jedi series on ott
Obi-Wan Kenobi -The Destruction of Jedi series on Ott
OTT Release Date May 27, 2022
Genre Adventure, Sci-fi, Action
IMDB 8.6
Director Deborah Chow
Starring Rupert Friend, Ewan McGregor, Vivien Lyra Blair
OTT Platform Hotstar

Ten years after the Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith (2005), in which the Jedi were destroyed by the order of 66 and Anakin Skywalker becomes the Sith lord. Obi is watching over Luke Skywalker, and he soon finds himself on an adventure.

Jedi Purge Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 1 Plot And Story

The Great Jedi Purge, on the other hand, forced Kenobi into exile. Kenobi served as a mentor to two members of the Skywalker family: Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker, both of whom served as his Padawans in the ways of the Force. He also chose to train Anakin Skywalker, the foretold Chosen One who would destroy the Sith and restore the Force’s balance, after promising Jinn, who died in the lightsaber confrontation with Maul.

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The first episode begins with The Grand Inquisitor, the Fifth Brother, and Reva Sevander (the Third Sister) interrogating patrons in a Tatooine cantina while looking for a Jedi ten years after the events of Order 66. As the owner is threatened by the Grand Inquisitor, a Jedi named Nari distracts them and flees.  Obi-Wan currently works as a meatpacker under the nickname “Ben.” From afar, he observes a young Luke Skywalker. Nari asks Obi-Wan for assistance, but he refuses.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi Jedi hotstar tv series on ott

On Alderaan, young Leia Organa flees into the woods to evade a visit from her adopted mother’s family, only to be apprehended and returned home. Owen Lars confronts Obi-Wan and tells him to stay away from Luke. The day after witnessing Nari’s body hung, Obi-Wan receives a personal visit from Leia’s adopted father, Bail Organa, pleading for his assistance once more; Kenobi relents and sets out to retrieve Leia, collecting his buried lightsaber. Reva continues, posting a fresh reward on Obi-Wan; in the meantime, Leia flees Kenobi, suspicious of his motives.

Review Of Hotstar TV Series Obi-Wan Kenobi 

Obi-Wan Kenobi was released on 27th May on Disney+ Hotstar. The Galaxy of Star Wars is a huge one and Disney has taken an interest in exploring this vast universe like Mandalorian and Boba Fett. Mandalorian was a success and one of the best characters to come out of the Star Wars universe for years. Obi-Wan Kenoi tries to fill the void between these two original shows, does it succeed? Read the review for that one.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is playing the hits, it reminds the audience why they love Star Wars in the first place, to be very blunt it uses our love for star wars and the entire universe to make a place for itself, the first two episodes are very familiar as they play on similar beats which have been proven successful in the past.

Obi-Wan Kenoi starts with a much-needed recap of the events, the most important part is the tumultuous relationship between Obi-Wan Kenoi and Anakin Skywalker. Ten years later Obi-Wan Kenoi is living as Ben, he is a hermit we first met in A New Hope, he works in a desert meat factory, and whenever he has the time he spies on Luke Skywalker.  The show succeeds early on by understanding what makes Star Wars “cool”, Obi-Wan Kenobi has some great villains who are capable of a lot of damage, especially the third sister who seems like she can do anything, her clear desire for power makes it more interesting.

Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi

One of the best parts of Obi-Wan Kenoi is that the universe in it is lived in and feels natural, it is not just putting on a show but is genuine at heart much like the classic star wars. The words are not painted on expensive CG, the stories and characters have been worked on and are not just there for another project. Much of this is because great attention has been paid to the small details, we might not always notice these details but they all come together into making this a heartfelt show.

Conclusion And Season 2 Update

Very little of what we see on screen is new of course, but the emphasis on loved characters and a lived-in universe of Star Wars makes Obi-Wan Kenoi work, after many that have failed, like the Book of Boba Fett which felt less purposeful and had no sense of direction, it was not an earnest attempt but Obi-Wan Kenoi brings hope that there might be more of such shows which explore the vast universe of Star Wars earnestly.

Out of the few Star war shows out there on the OTT Obi-Wan Kenobi is definitely worth watching, it is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

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Obi Wan Kenobi The Destruction of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi

Director: Deborah Chow

Date Created: 2023-08-11 15:59

Editor's Rating:
4.5
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