It's not the character that's the problem, it's the writing.Em, IIRC; Ahsoka was created by Dave Filoni for the Clone Wars and then ported over to Rebels. He’s been very clear that this new series picks up from Rebels. If you liked Ahsoka before, you’ll like her here. She’s still being written by her creator.
And this is why I say, give it a chance. Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau have never strayed from George Lucas’ vision and they’ve never been sympathetic with all the woke crap. They fought like hell to keep Gina Carrano and they’re still fighting.
IMHO, Ahsoka is the best character to be created in Star Wars these last couple decades. I think it’s worth watching to see what we get.
As to her being tooo powerful, keep in mind she is the Light Side Paragon. She cleansed the crimson blades of a Sith with the Force, and walked away from the Jedi Order after their betrayal, hubris and hypocrisy heralded their doom.
She’s the hero we need.
Who at Disney said KK screwed it up? Fans have said it, but AFAIK, nobody at Disney has said it. Dave Filoni and John Favreau haven't said it in any interviews I can find.Mando season 3 was a terrible disappointment, but we’ve been given an explanation for that. That was KK doing her best to screw up SW. She’s a bigot, and hated Gina Carrano for her political opinions. Everyone around Gina liked her and offered what a pleasure it was to work with her, but KK fired her because of a comic post calling people to be nicer to each other.
Dave and Jon had already embedded Gina’s character completely throughout Mando season 3 with the intention of creating an ensemble series, Rangers of the New Republic. KK knew that had the makings of a series even more successful than Mando seasons 1 and 2 had been. So she fired Carrano and forced Rangers off the table it was sharing with her Acolyte.
It’s not surprising the result of removing such a central character was dire. That’s not the way to judge Dave and Jon’s writing. If you want to judge their writing, look at Mando seasons 1 and 2, look at Clone Wars and look at Rebels. That’s the stuff they’re responsible for and the fans love them all.
In particular, if you want to judge the writing of Dave Filoni, I suggest you acquaint yourself with the entire situation surrounding Rebels. Clone Wars had just suffered early cancellation not because of audience drop off, but because of the internal politics surrounding KK. Rebels got green lighted, but with half the budget of Clone Wars. Despite all the challenges, Filoni and Lucas together churned out what is arguably the best Star Wars to make to screen EVER.
If you didn’t watch Rebels, I suggest pick it up in season 3. The series had severe limits placed on it as to violence on screen because it was appealing to a younger audience, and the central protagonist, Ezra Bridger; is quite young the first couple years. In season 3 however, Rebels hits its proper stride, brings in Thrawn and tackles other Legends material everyone else let sit idle for decades. The result is some of the best storytelling ever on any sort of screen. At times, it makes grown men cry.
So just saying, Ahsoka is more of that. It’s not some “fill the blank” programming like we see in Mando, Fett, etc. it’s SW Legends storytelling at its finest and we have every reason to expect it to be the best Star Wars in decades. Settle for nothing less.
Ahsoka is the hero we need, and BTW, where’s that Ezra Bridger?
Dave and John have publicly praised KK.Who at Disney said KK screwed up Mando? She FIRED one of the central protagonists after most of the season had been written around her. Dave, Jon and George all pointed this out in explanation for season 3’s shortcomings.
Have you watched Rebels? I’m curious if you even know what writing you’re complaining about. There are precious few at Disney still waving the banner of George Lucas and Filoni is one of them. If you need to complain about stuff not even aired, complain about Acolyte presenting the Jedi as the villains and the Sith as the champions of justice. Complain about how bad Kenobi was. That’s not George and Dave’s work.