Is ‘Ahsoka’ Any Good & Should You Watch It? Here’s What We Think


One of the things that fans often love to do when it comes to Star Wars is criticize the products we have on our screens. Of course, the ‘Ahsoka’ series isn’t too different because it has seen its fair share of criticism from fans from all over the world, which means that not everyone loved it from the point of view of a fan. So, what about us? Do we actually think that ‘Ahsoka’ is any good?

From our point of view, ‘Ahsoka’ is an excellent show that is able to provide some continuation and closure to the characters that we met in the earlier Star Wars projects in the animated side of the galaxy. ‘Ahsoka,’ of course, isn’t perfect because it does have its own fair share of problems.

It can be very hard to please Star Wars fans because the Star Wars franchise has always been one of the biggest fictional worlds in the entire history of pop culture. In that regard, Disney and Lucasfilm have been struggling to find the perfect formula that fans love in relation to Star Wars. So, with that said, let’s look at why ‘Ahsoka’ is actually a must-watch in our perspective.

Ahsoka Tano finally gets the spotlight

After spending the storyline of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ and ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ as one of the main supporting characters, Ahsoka Tano finally gets the spotlight. We know that she made her first live-action appearance in season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian,’ where she met Din Djarin and Grogu during one of Mando’s quests to get to know more about the Child’s people and where he could find them.

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It was after that appearance that it was announced that Ahsoka Tano was going to appear in her own live-action series. Ahsoka finally got the spotlight in ‘Ahsoka’ after spending most of her character’s storyline as a supporting member of the heroes. This series will now focus more on her journey and mission as a Jedi.

This allows Ahsoka to finally shine in her own light without the help of the other characters she used to work with. In ‘The Clone Wars,’ she was able to showcase what she can do as a primary protagonist during the series’ seventh season. But she shared the spotlight with the other main characters of that series. Then, in ‘Rebels,’ she was mostly a supporting character behind Ezra and the other Spectres.


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But in ‘Ahsoka,’ the spotlight is on her as she is looking to share it with the other supporting characters, such as Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla, and Huyang. This is where her character develops even further, as she has to make tough decisions to prevent another war from breaking out. And having Ahsoka in the spotlight also gives us a better look into her mindset as a more mature adult and wiser Jedi than the last time we saw her.

It serves as a proper closure to ‘Rebels’

‘Ahsoka’ is often considered season 5 of ‘Rebels’ for a good reason as it allows us to see the live-action debuts of some of the members of the Spectres, namely Sabine, Hera, Chopper, and Ezra. On top of that, most of the characters and locales that we saw in ‘Rebels’ were also featured in this series.

‘Rebels’ had a good conclusion when Ezra Bridger sacrificed himself to take Grand Admiral Thrawn away from Lothal to ensure he wouldn’t trouble the Rebels and his friends ever again. However, at the end of the final episode, we see that Sabine is not willing to allow Ezra to stay gone forever. On top of that, we aren’t sure what happened to Thrawn.

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As such, ‘Ahsoka’ seeks to give us a proper closure in relation to the storylines of Ezra and Thrawn. We know that they are still out there somewhere, meaning they are set to return. And fans of ‘Rebels’ would want to see a conclusion to this story arc left behind in ‘Rebels.’

In addition to that, Ahsoka Tano never got to finish her own story arc as well. After discovering that Darth Vader was Anakin Skywalker the entire time, she had trouble accepting that her master had fallen to the dark side. And she never got over that at all because we know that she went through a spiritual journey at the end of her story arc in ‘Rebels.’

Between the time that she disappeared in the World Between Worlds and her appearance in the epilogue of ‘Rebels,’ we don’t know what Ahsoka did. There were around five or six years between those two events, which means that Ahsoka spent considerable time alone trying to get over the fact that her master had become Vader. But we never saw that happening onscreen, and it is likely that ‘Ahsoka’ will show us what happened during that gap in Ahsoka’s story.

Dave Filoni’s fingerprints are all over the story

Ever since he started working on ‘The Clone Wars,’ Dave Filoni has done a great job filling in the holes left behind by the prequel trilogy. He introduced many different concepts in ‘The Clone Wars,’ and fans were captivated by how vast the Star Wars lore truly is. Filoni continued the same kind of magic in ‘Rebels,’ where he introduced new concepts, such as the Purrgil and the World Between Worlds.


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‘Ahsoka’ also seems to have some of Filoni’s magic touch. Early in the series, we already realized just how vast the universe is when it was introduced that Thrawn and Ezra could be in an entirely different galaxy different from the usual Star Wars galaxy we are familiar with. 

The duo of Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati also have the same kind of Filoni mystery and twist behind them. We know that Marrok is one of the characters whose identity fans have been speculating about, and it is clear that Filoni did this on purpose to keep fans engaged and guessing.

Feels heavier and blander than Filoni’s usual product

Of course, while ‘Ahsoka’ does have the same Filoni magic that we loved in ‘The Clone Wars’ and ‘Rebels,’ this series feels heavier and blander than what we are used to from him. And it goes without saying that a live-action project doesn’t have the same silliness as most animated shows.

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So, because Filoni hasn’t had the same kind of experience working on live-action Star Wars projects compared to his resume in working on animated shows, ‘Ahsoka’ feels heavier and blander than what we are used to from Filoni. 

It goes without saying that this series was seemingly supposed to be more serious than other Star Wars projects because it is the prelude to another big war. But the thing about ‘Ahsoka’ is that its heavy air seems quite similar to ‘The Mandalorian.’ Filoni might have done that on purpose to make the two shows closer to one another, considering that they take place during the same timeline.

So, should you watch ‘Ahsoka’?

So, with all that said, we recommend that you watch ‘Ahsoka.’ The only problem that some fans might encounter is that ‘Ahsoka’ heavily references the events of ‘Rebels.’ Some fans might not even understand who Ahsoka Tano is without watching ‘The Clone Wars.’ But as far as the story is concerned, we believe that ‘Rebels’ is more important because it references the storylines of the likes of Thrawn, Ezra, Sabine, and Hera, among others.

That means those who couldn’t watch ‘Rebels’ might not feel too welcomed by ‘Ahsoka’ because it was always meant to be a series that continues where ‘Rebels’ left off. But from a general standpoint, ‘Ahsoka’ is a must-watch because it also bridges the era of the New Republic to the era of the First Order. And we know that ‘Ahsoka’ will also be one of the stories featured in the upcoming Mando-verse movie.

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