Another Star Wars TV show pits Obi-Wan Kenobi against his darkest enemy, Darth Vader. But this is not the only clash of titans on your screens right now. Competitive streaming servicesand go head to head like and premiere on the same day – today, Friday 27.
Disney Plus didn’t even premiere when Stranger Things launched on Netflix in July 2016. We watched children from Hawkins, Indiana, face the anxiety of teenagers and the Upside Down monsters in this 1980s-influenced monster. Obi-Wan Kenobi, on the other hand, sees Star Wars star Ewan McGregor raising his lightsaber for the first time in 17 years. And it turned out that both were pretty good – Richard Trenholm of CNET calls Obi-Wan ““While CNET’s Gael Cooper says Season 4 of Stranger Things is” “Decision, decision!
We asked CNET staff which of these two sci-fi epics they would be most interested in. Which one will you choose?
Although I like to spend time in the neon glow of Stranger Things, I’m extremely eager to follow old Obi-Wan Kenobi on some damn idealistic campaign. Star Wars is irresistible, McGregor has only improved over the years since Revenge of the Sith, and director Deborah Chow has shot some of the best episodes of The Mandalorian.
I’d love to watch Obi-Wan roam Tatooine for six episodes, but it looks like he’ll have to show some Imperials who the boss is. It will be epic.
– Sean Keane
Turn me upside down… again
I love Star Wars, but I’m more excited about Stranger Things. And before you whistle at me, let me explain. We know Obi-Wan will be fine. There is no tension, danger or mystery about what will happen to him. We already know that Darth Vader fell aboard the Death Star so that Luke and the crew could escape. Any tension or feeling of danger in the Obi-Wan show is undermined by the fact that we know how his story unfolds.
The story of Eleven and the rest of our Hawkins gang, on the other hand, is a mystery. We can guess and speculate, but we do not know. I want to be at least a little surprised by what happens. That’s what draws me to Stranger Things.
– Zach McAuliffe
This is a difficult choice. They both appeal to my Gen-X DNA. Modern Star Wars products are so overheated and designed by the committee that I can’t imagine anything surprising. From the trailers, Obi-Wan (performance) looks like Bob Fett’s Book, which looked like a Mandalorian, etc. The universe is probably … mostly a desert.
Stranger Things feels like he has run out of ideas after the first two seasons. Sometimes it’s okay to say, “We’ve done enough, we’ve told our story, let’s get to it.”
But a few weeks ago, I personally visited the Stranger Things Experience in NYC, so maybe I’m talking. Complaining and exaggerated analysis are a key part of fandom, so that’s just my way of saying I’m going to follow both.
– Dan Ackerman
I’m really excited to watch both of these shows at some point, but Obi-Wan will absolutely come first and timing really matters to me. Stranger Things was one of the first horror things I could watch with my children, one of whom is now deeply happy to be able to sit and enjoy anything scary. And I’m really interested in the recent tease that next season will be darker. But as I write this, I double-check the pieces of my Jedi robes that I spent last month assembling for the Star Wars Celebration, which takes place on the same day as the Obi-Wan release. So obviously this will be something I’ll have to look at first to avoid any spoilers on the con.
– Russell Holly
Help me, Obi-Wan
It’s probably sacrilege, but Stranger Things never did anything to me. Right from the start, I didn’t have much of an emotional connection to those retro touchstones from the 1980s like The Goonies or Dungeons & Dragons. I may miss him, but I haven’t looked at it since the first season.
But Ewan McGregor with the lightsaber? I.e very my jam. Star Wars TV shows were a mix of the excellent Mandalorian and the weary Book of Bob Fett, but Obi-Wan is a character who directly radiates the magic of Star Wars on the big screen. In my mind, the franchise is calling for some energy. And when the first parts aren’t that great?It’s in theaters this weekend and it’s great fun.
– Richard Trenholm
It pulls us in!
Given the history, I’m 100% sure that Stranger Things will be a better TV season. Apart from a few silly episodes, the Duffer brothers barely made a mistake in what eventually became one of the most influential television shows in the short history of television streaming. I loved Stranger Things with every thread of my being.
But unfortunately, Star Wars are Star Wars. Like a decomposing draugr, wandering awkwardly toward the brains, fate dictated that I must once again withdraw from the skin at George Lucas’ altar. Like most long-time Star Wars obsessed people, I have a duty to watch this show as soon as it falls. I’m also like most Star Wars fans.
I fully expect Obi-Wan to be disappointed and overwhelming, but I will be there from day one and desperately hope to be “hit.”
– Mark Serrels
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False nostalgia is better than real nostalgia
I’m too traumatized to look at Disney’s cannibalizing real cultural artifact that I once loved, so the nostalgia-relieved alternative to Stranger Things seems to be the right solution. Think about it. You get the best of both worlds: a sense of intimacy in a precisely tailored period work from the 80’s, without really seeing something you loved from that time, transformed into a distressed dairy cow that can only hiss “quit me” with an expression of despair. in his eyes. Stoked, everyone. Just excited.
– Rae Hodge
The truth is often the way we make it
I don’t think it’s a bad choice here, because both of these shows look like they’re going to have a great time. Which means I’m so excited about Obi-Wan that it scares me a little. The Star Wars stuff has been a hit or miss lately, and this show relies on one of the absolute best and most iconic characters in the series. And yet I can’t resist enthusiasm. Ewan McGregor was the only lively and entertaining part of the prequels – imagine what he can do with a better script and direction. Sure, I might be worried if Disney is doing this show just to make money on two generations of nostalgia, or if the Star Wars franchise is in decline. But I love Obi-Wan because he decided to see potential in people, and that’s exactly what I’m doing on this show.
– Adam Benjamin
It’s all about strategy
I’m more of a Stranger Things (unfortunately I didn’t watch Star Wars movies when I was growing up), but I plan to watch Obi-Wan first. Why? It’s all about strategy. Obi-Wan premieres only two episodes on Friday. I’ll take them and then head straight to the land of Stranger Things. Yes, I watch a lot of TV.
– Jennifer Bisset
I’ll watch Kick Like Taylor, thank you very much. Amazon Prime in Australia brought the best sports documentary you probably didn’t see last year, called Making Their Mark. This was followed by Australian football clubs during the pandemic year 2020 and was a revelation for the league, which is usually quite reserved for what is happening behind closed doors. It showed the unfiltered and raw emotions of playing at the highest level, which took place behind the scenes in both fighting clubs and potential champions. Oh … and a lot of fair Aussie pumpkins were cursing at everything.
So I’m excited for this sequel, which involves a women’s competition and one of its main stars, Tayla Harris, who was trolled and tortured after being photographed. literally just kicking football became a viral in 2019. It will be great.
But Stranger Things is much more exciting than Obi-Wan.
– Jackson Ryan
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