'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Did the Impossible: It Made All Star Wars Fans Happy

'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Did the Impossible: It Made All Star Wars Fans Happy

Just before Obi-Wan Kenobi launched on Disney Plus back in May, I wrote about the show's impending release. I believed that, for one reason or another, Obi-Wan Kenobi felt like a last hope for Star Wars under Disney. After an incohesive sequel trilogy, some hit-or-miss spinoffs and a handful of mediocre TV shows, I was drained of all enthusiasm for Star Wars. Obi-Wan Kenobi felt like a last stand for my own Star Wars fandom. Despite disliking almost all of Disney's Star Wars output, I had a feeling Obi-Wan Kenobi had a decent shot at being "good." The stakes of a show focused on such a key character – combined with the potential the show had to bridge the gap between the prequels and the originals – set the scene …
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