Where does Obi-Wan Kenobi Season One land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another week of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a series. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a show hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a show hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the show hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Hitting the Banana Meter today is
Obi-Wan Kenobi Season One

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the episode:

Brian Skutle

Banana Meter Rating: 87%

Ewan McGregor’s return to an iconic role delivers an entertaining adventure that also explores the impacts of major, transformative moments on Jedi and Sith alike.

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John Maffeo

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

Like a neglected Lays bag on a shelf in your local deli, Obi-Wan Kenobi doesn’t have enough of the goods to fully satisfy audiences despite having a handful of awesome moments from a distance. Ewan McGregor as expected delivers as the show’s biggest strength while the plot carries its biggest weaknesses.

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Shaurya Chawla

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

As someone who was on and off on the prequels as a whole, Obi-Wan Kenobi is light years beyond anything from that era, with some of the most compelling Star Wars storytelling I’ve seen since The Clone Wars era. Come for Ewan McGregor’s great performance, and stay for Hayden Christensen’s terrifying turn as Darth Vader.

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Gavin Spoors

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Obi-Wan Kenobi should’ve been a triumphant return for beloved characters of the prequel trilogy but this show is shallow and pointless. There are some great performances to be found but there isn’t any emotional weight or reason for this story to exist.

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Gary Cruise

Banana Meter Rating: 97%

Obi-Wan Kenobi is by far my favorite thing to come from the Star Wars prequels. It takes the story to exciting and engaging places that manage to provide intense moments despite the fact we all know where these characters will end up.

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Beta-Critic

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

Obi-Wan although stumbled in its middle episodes redeemed itself by delivering a satisfying and a well-rounded finale. It also delivered on the promise of the epic rematch between Obi-Wan and Vader.

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Johnathan Widdup

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Obi-Wan Kenobi disappointed me. I wanted more out of the series, but I felt a little cheated in the end. The best part of the series is without a doubt, Ewan McGregor. The trailers made me believe that
there was going to be a cinematic quality to this show. But it feels
like a tv show.

Matthew Fox

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Ultimately the series delivered on its potential. I enjoyed the stories and the way it added a nice coda to the prequels. Good work from Ewan McGreggor and a fun addition to the Star Wars canon.

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What is the Banana Meter Rating for Obi-Wan Kenobi Season One? 74%

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