8 most disliked Star Wars shows, ranked

Let's talk about 8 series that, though full of potential, didn't quite hit the mark when it comes to likability or contribution to the overall Star Wars lore.

(L-R): Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) and Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /
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5. Star Wars: Visions

Perched somewhat precariously at number 5 among the most disliked Star Wars shows, Visions is the wild card that threw traditionalists for a loop and yet managed to captivate a swath of the audience with its boldness.

Imagine, if you will, the Star Wars universe - a place already teeming with the bizarre and the breathtaking - through a kaleidoscope. Each twist of the cylinder (or episode, in this case) reveals a new pattern, a fresh perspective that is as disorienting as it is dazzling. This anthology series, with its smorgasbord of styles and stories, is like that one dish at the potluck that's either a hit or a miss, depending on your palate. Critics sang its praises, lauding the creativity and the fresh takes on the galaxy far, far away, but for a segment of the fanbase, it felt akin to finding a porg in their bantha stew - unexpected and not entirely welcome.

It all comes down to structure. Anthologies, by their very nature, are a collection of short stories, each potentially differing vastly from the next in tone, style, and even universe logic - if you want a really good example of an anthology series done right, I highly recommend Netflix's Death, Love & Robots. Visions took this to heart, presenting a buffet of narratives that ranged from samurai epics to rock operas, each crafted by different animation studios with their own unique flavor. For the purist, it was jarring - a departure from the serialized storytelling and familiar character arcs they'd grown to love. For the adventurer, it was a breath of fresh air, an invitation to explore the untapped potential of the Star Wars universe. This division placed Visions in a curious spot - a masterpiece to some, an enigma to others. In the end, Star Wars: Visions stands as a testament to the franchise's boundless potential for reinvention and diversity, a mosaic of what the galaxy could be when seen through different lenses - whether or not all fans choose to look through them.