Andor Season 1 Ep 9 is the ninth instalment of an American scifi spy thriller television series created by Tony Gilroy for the streaming service Disney+. A prequel to the Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One (2016), the series follows thief-turned-Rebel spy Cassian Andor during the five years leading up to the events of the film. Diego Luna executive produces and reprises his Rogue One role as Cassian Andor. Kyle Soller, Adria Arjona, Joplin Sibtain, James McArdle, Rupert Vansittart, Stellan Skarsgård, Fiona Shaw, Alex Ferns, Gary Beadle, Genevieve O’Reilly, and Denise Gough also star. (Wikipedia)
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Entitled “Nobody’s Listening”, Andor Season 1 Ep 9 should probably be called “Nobody’s Watching” when one considers the very poor viewership numbers the series has been getting. This despite the fact that critics and the Star Wars fanbase have been giving the Rogue One prequel series high praise. Mainstream audiences probably do not care about mundane presentations of ordinary life in the Star Wars universe. Who knew, eh?
But seriously, folks, Andor Season 1 Ep 9 is yet another boring episode in this meaningless series as folks salivate over its tone, atmosphere, performances and sets without realising that there is no engaging story whatsoever here. Take the opening scene of Bix getting tortured by Imperial officers. Most of this scene is dreadfully dull and bereft of tension. Then there is the weird dynamic between Syril and Dedra which is to demonstrate what? A quirky romance? Seriously, does Disney Star Wars need us to empathise with a couple of Nazis? WTF!
Not forgetting the ponderous plodding sub-plot of senator Mon Mothma trying to raise funding for the Rebellion. Watching paint dry would be more exciting. But now we are even told that the rebel Vel is her cousin? Now that’s convenient. And where exactly is all this headed? Snorefest. But of course, the main event is Andor’s continued incarceration on Narkina 5. Again, what’s happening? Presumably Andor will ultimately survive and escape cuz doesn’t he appear subsequently in Rogue One. Again no tension, no engagement. And no, we do not care about his prison mates one bit. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Watch Andor Season 1 Ep 9 on Disney+. An excellent cure for insomnia!
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