One of the great disappointments of my life is Star Wars. It has been, all told, an utterly mediocre franchise, a story molded *entirely* to satisfy the Great Grey Middle of the populace. The final movie is arguably the single worst film I've ever watched. It had so much potential, Star Wars did ... but that's what happens when you give an artistic franchise to bean counters and profiteers like Kathleen Kennedy. All that said, Rogue One was one of the best films I've ever seen, so good in fact that I have wondered ever since it was released *how* it got past the bean counters and the Evil Queen Kennedy. And so I have to wonder how its TV spinoff, Andor, has managed the same. We watched the first two episodes last night. It's quite good, and I highly recommend it to everyone. But I am like the SFGate reviewer who asked the question I did: How long before the bean counters and Kennedy step in and ruin it? A season? Two? We'll see.