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TV Discussion Who is Your Favourite Live-Action TV Director So Far?

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Current and Future Shows' started by VexedAtVohai, Jan 14, 2022.

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Who is Your Favourite Live-Action TV Director So Far?

  1. Dave Filoni

  2. Rick Famuyiwa

  3. Deborah Chow

  4. Bryce Dallas Howard

  5. Taika Waititi

  6. Jon Favreau

  7. Peyton Reed

  8. Carl Weathers

  9. Robert Rodriguez

  10. Steph Green

  11. Kevin Tancharoen

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  1. VexedAtVohai

    VexedAtVohai Jedi Master star 4

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    The Mandalorian
    Chapter One: The Mandalorian - Dave Filoni
    Chapter Two: The Child - Rick Famuyiwa
    Chapter Three: The Sin - Deborah Chow
    Chapter Four: Sanctuary - Bryce Dallas Howard
    Chapter Five: The Gunslinger - Dave Filoni
    Chapter Six: The Prisoner - Rick Famuyiwa
    Chapter Seven: The Reckoning - Deborah Chow
    Chapter Eight: Redemption - Taika Waititi

    Chapter Nine: The Marshal - Jon Favreau
    Chapter Ten: The Passenger - Peyton Reed
    Chapter Eleven: The Heiress - Bryce Dallas Howard
    Chapter Twelve: The Siege - Carl Weathers
    Chapter Thirteen: The Jedi - Dave Filoni
    Chapter Fourteen: The Tragedy - Robert Rodriguez
    Chapter Fifteen: The Believer - Rick Famuyiwa
    Chapter Sixteen: The Rescue - Peyton Reed


    The Book of Boba Fett
    Chapter One: Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Rodriguez
    Chapter Two: The Tribes of Tatooine - Steph Green
    Chapter Three: The Streets of Mos Espa - Robert Rodriguez
     
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  2. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel Socially And Emotionally Distant Mod Of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    This is not easy. A few of them have really shined, and there are a lot of "honorable mentions".
     
  3. VexedAtVohai

    VexedAtVohai Jedi Master star 4

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    Should I change it to allow two choices? I'm feeling a bit stuck too, actually.

    The fact that some have directed several good episodes and others have directed one great one makes things more difficult, I think.

    Edit: Now allowed up to two choices.
     
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  4. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Force Ghost star 4

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    Rodriguez

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  5. Sproj

    Sproj Jedi Knight star 3

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    I would have gone with Chow or Fumuyiwa, even Filoni and then...Reed pulls out that last episode of The Mandalorian and because of that, I cannot vote anyone else. In my opinion, chapter 16 is up there with A New Hope in terms of iconicness in Star Wars, he absolutely blew it out of the park.
     
  6. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Anybody but Rodriguez.
     
  7. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I labored a bit but had to go with Famuyiwa. But it really is a case of 1A, 1B, 1C etc.
     
  8. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow

    But that's cause their episodes were some of my favorite ones.
     
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  9. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Rick for me
     
  10. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    Gotta be Rick.

    Followed very closely by Chow.

    These two are incredible directors that deserve to have a major hand in shaping the future of Star Wars.
     
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  11. Jedi Knight Fett

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    I still can’t wait to see what she does with Kenobi
     
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  12. DarthFixxxer

    DarthFixxxer Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    My first vote went to Dave Filoni, because "The Jedi" is one of my favorite Star Wars _________ ever, and you can fill in the blank with any of these words: "episodes, stories, pieces of content, creations" or add your own words to make it funny. And I actually really liked "The Gunslinger" too, even if it doesn't go near the top of my list when it comes to live action TV episodes.

    My second vote goes to Taika Waititi, because "Redemption" is the only episode out of all listed, that feels like it's a movie and a cinematic experience in the theater. That one is also not one of my favorite episodes out of this list, but it's the one where I feel the director made the most and then some, of the content/story provided.

    Honorable mention to Peyton Reed for "The Rescue" but also for "The Passenger" which I loved since the first viewing, and Deborah Chow for two VERY solid episodes.

    There is no episode out of the 19 listed that I really didn't like. The one I liked the least was "The Prisoner" which felt amateurish to me in various times. It actually felt like josswhedonic cinema, which is even worse than amateurish. Too bad, because "The Child" was phenomenal.
     
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  13. ezekiel22x

    ezekiel22x Chosen One star 5

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    Filoni and Rodriguez. "The Jedi" is my favorite live action Star Wars since ROTS. The Rodriguez episodes I just found really entertaining.
     
  14. SmokeMonster4815162342

    SmokeMonster4815162342 Jedi Master star 2

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    They all seem pretty mediocre to me.
     
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  15. Pro Scoundrel

    Pro Scoundrel Socially And Emotionally Distant Mod Of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Agreed. It's much easier to pick who I don't like. Rodriguez is definitely at the bottom of the list. Bryce would be next, but her second episode was a big improvement.

    The single best episodes are "The Jedi" and "The Tribes Of Tatooine". But, I'm reluctant to say Steph Green after only one episode. I need to see more. Filoni has done well for himself, but I can't rate him higher than the others.

    Rick, Deborah, Jon, Peyton, Taika...all did great.

    So it's decided. The answer is a solid "Anybody but Rodriguez ".
     
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  16. theorenwulf

    theorenwulf Jedi Knight star 1

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    For me Episode 2 of Book of Boba Fett is the best live action episode yet, so Green would have been an obvious choice. But Famuyiwa directed my two favourite Mando episodes with The Prisoner and The Believer and I didn't even know that, until I looked at the list in the first post. So number one gotta be him.

    But I dope Green gets more Star Wars work, that episode was really good.
     
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  17. VexedAtVohai

    VexedAtVohai Jedi Master star 4

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    You can choose two if you want. If you're a poll purist though, I understand.
     
  18. theorenwulf

    theorenwulf Jedi Knight star 1

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    I only read the first post before voting and wasn't aware of that at that point. Might change my vote and vote Green too, she just got one vote so far and I do think she did a fantastic job, especially for a basically no-name director.
     
  19. Logray'sBirdHat

    Logray'sBirdHat Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Howard. *Fights everyone*
     
  20. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Force Ghost star 6

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    Deborah Chow!
     
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  21. RetropME

    RetropME Jedi Master star 4

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    Based on the episodes alone, Filoni. I could easily vote for a few of them of them though but I just really loved the stylistic choices in his episode.
     
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  22. Seeker Of The Whills

    Seeker Of The Whills Jedi Master star 4

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    1. Jon Favreau
    2. Bryce Dallas Howard
    3. Dave Filoni
     
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  23. Intergalactic Lawman

    Intergalactic Lawman Jedi Knight star 2

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  24. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    Remember. You can choose up to two.
     
  25. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Force Ghost star 6

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    Chow and Rick for season 1.
    Bryce ad Filoni for season 2.
     
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