‘The Acolyte’ is Just Fine Despite Criticism, Says Reelgood

  • The Acolyte has emerged as a success on Disney+, outpacing most Star Wars TV series except for Obi-Wan Kenobi, according to data from Reelgood.
  • Despite facing constant review-bombing and online criticism, the show has garnered significant viewership.

Reelgood’s Analysis

  • According to Reelgood (via Screenrant), which analyzes data from over 20 million users, The Acolyte ranks just below Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars TV universe.
  • Initially trailing behind Ahsoka, new data indicates a shift in its favor.

Performance Metrics

  • The Acolyte outperformed the average top 100 shows by a factor of six, while Obi-Wan Kenobi achieved a factor of eight.

Overcoming Challenges

  • The series faced initial backlash concerning its alignment with the broader Star Wars canon and contemporary sociopolitical themes.
  • Critics’ negative comments about the show did not significantly impact its viewer numbers.

Positive Reception and Future Prospects

  • As the series progressed, positive feedback has been increasing.
  • The show’s strong viewership hints at the potential for a second season, with creator Leslye Headland having plans for its direction.

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The Acolyte has defied initial skepticism, proving to be a formidable addition to the Star Wars franchise. Its significant viewership and positive momentum suggest a promising future, potentially paving the way for a second season.

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