How The Mandalorian is challenging our expectations of Peak TV

Light spoilers for The Mandalorian

When The Mandalorian was first announced viewers were amped to see just what Jon Favreau had in store for them. With its confident debut viewers were quickly enamoured with The Mandalorian and Baby Yoda, fast forward a year to “a record number” (according to Disney) watching the season two premiere on October 30th.

Is the show's success down to the charm of seeing Baby Yoda waddle through life eating whatever he pleases? Is it the swashbuckling adventures of Din…