High fantasy series The Witcher has made headlines as one of Netflix's biggest debuts ever. 76 million households 'chose to watch' the show, and Netflix is now confident in its longevity. But the devil's in the gritty details, because the phrasing Netflix uses skirts the traditional meaning of the word 'watched'.
On the surface, it’s easy to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as a rejection of the more subversive elements of The Last Jedi—it re-litigates the origins of our heroes, dredging up a past its predecessor was more than happy to move on from. It could, if you wanted to get a little bit conspiracy-brained, read as corporate skulduggery. But where it counts, Rise backs up one of The Last Jedi’s most fundamental themes.