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Ahsoka season 1 first impression: The Star Wars series is more about Sabine Wren

The show does not have as many interesting things to offer

Ahsoka season 1 first impression: The Star Wars series is more about Sabine Wren
  • Shaheen Irani

Last Updated: 07.16 PM, Aug 27, 2023

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Trained under Anakin, Ahsoka sets off on a journey to bring Ezra Bridger back. She is doing so for her apprentice, Sabine Wren.


Set in Planet Lothal, Ahsoka tries a tad bit hard to fit in with the other Star Wars series. From its introduction to fight scenes, the show is just an attempt at trying to fit in a world that seems too convenient. Whether it is Ahsoka running around unscathed or her apprentice turning a rebel, none of it is unpredictable or novel.

Diana Lee Inosanto as Lady Morgan Elsbeth is one of the first to appear in the series. Although her introduction is more subtle, she puts in some of her finest work as the show progresses.

Ahsoka Tano's introduction in the series is an interesting one. There's a whole introduction scene just to introduce her name. Rosario Dawson, who plays the lead, is, like mentioned previously, effortless. It is almost too unreal for a hero to look like she’s putting in no effort. This is either to undermine the enemy or fool the audiences or both.

The first episode, Master and Apprentice, actually introduces her. There's an air of mystery around her. Of course, the superstition and action on a plane follow.

Huyang, voiced by David Tennant, is adorable but he’s unlike any of the previous droids you have seen. Resembling closer to C3PO in terms of looks, Huyang is way more matured than any drone you have met. He is almost like Chewbacca but way smarter.

Sabine Wren is the surprise package of the show. Despite being introduced as a side character, she shines brighter than most. In fact, she's the first to indulge in a full-fledged Jedi vs Sith war. There could possibly not be a better choice for the character than Natasha Liu Bordizzo.

Eman Esfandi is one of the hidden packages in the series. He plays Ezra Bridger in Ahsoka.

The show is a tribute to Ray Stevenson, who originally played Baylan in the Star Wars franchise. He does appear in the series, which is probably his last work in Hollywood.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla is in a hologram for the most part. When she does appear in real life, there isn’t much to contribute.

Ivanna Sakhno nails her psycho Sith character. She plays the role of an assassin, Shin Hati, who only follows her master.

The story gets interesting as people’s real faces and intentions get revealed. There is a Jedi vs Sith moment to add to the pressure. That works but only to an extent.


Dave Filoni's episode is not as much about Ahsoka as it is about Sabine Wren. This is also probably because the apprentice leaves more of an impression and has some scope to grow, as opposed to Ahsoka, who is shown as the perfect role model.

Episode two, helmed by Steph Green, is more about the bond between a master and their apprentice. That is what makes the released episodes so wholesome.

You can definitely catch up on the show for now. While it isn’t for every Star Wars fan, it works.