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: 95.184%
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

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