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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4. Obi-Wan Kenobi

Alright, let's rip the baind-aid.

Obi-Wan Kenobi, despite featuring the grand return of the incredible duo of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, has landed with a bit of a thud in the rankings, sitting somewhat uncomfortably at number four among the most disliked Star Wars shows. Now, before we go waving our lightsabers in distress, let's remember the context: this show promised the moon and stars, bringing back our beloved McGregor as the titular character, and Christensen as the brooding, conflicted Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. The hype was real, the expectations sky-high, like expecting another happy landing on a narrow platform in the midst of a meteor shower.

And yet, when the dust settled, some of us were left scratching our heads, particularly over the series' central plotline - a kidnapping saga that felt more like a side quest than the epic narrative befitting such iconic characters. Others, myself included, felt the character of Reva came off entirely too strong and felt forcedly out of place, much like the fact Obi-Wan and Leia had met previously in their lives yet there's no mention of that at all in A New Hope. Just saying.

However, it wasn't all as gloomy as the dark side of the Force. The show shone brightly in the depths of character dynamics, offering a rich, nuanced exploration of the relationship between Obi-Wan and Anakin that tugged at the heartstrings like a well-played kloo horn. The series provided a textured layer to the Star Wars lore, allowing fans to dive deep into the emotional turmoil and complex motivations driving these characters apart and yet, inexorably, linking them together. This emotional depth, combined with McGregor and Christensen's incredible performances, gave the series its moments of brilliance, like the rare glint of light reflecting off a kyber crystal. Not to mention that we get to see the Darth Vader we've always wanted to see - the raw power, the anger, the lack of flying phoenixes towards regular civilians as he killed them left and right.

It's these moments that remind us why we fell in love with Star Wars in the first place - the characters, their journeys, and the timeless struggle between light and dark. So, while I might make my partner cry when I say Obi-Wan Kenobi didn't do it for me in the slightest, it did have its moments. Sorry, honey.