@Nobodyman I think this is a perfect case of different strokes for different folks.
After watching the star wars sequels, which were mostly nostalgia bait with little to no story
and the other disney tv shows. It always felt that the people in charge of Star Wars were treating their audiences as absolute morons. The kenobi series being the most egregious example.
Andor on the other hand is a completely fresh story in the Star Wars mythos. A story about how rebellions work, how they are started and the normal, nameless and forgetable people that are involved in it.
Andor is not a show about a super rebel, who is the best pilot or whatever, going up against a faceless empire.
Its a story about normal people, slowly coming to the realization to how the empire is slowly and systematically choking our their freedom, cultures, religions and way of life.
Its a true human story and I love it for it.
Also, the empire is not depicted as a completely evil monolith, doing evil things. No we get to see the normal people who work for the empire. Just like any normal people, they are concerned with advancing their own goals and lives, they just happen to work for the empire. Its in my honest opinion an honest examination of how a fascist government would work.
Yes, Andor is not for children. Nor should it be. I mean, the people who loved star wars are pretty much all adults now, is it so bad to have a story that caters to those adults? rather than just being another billion dollar marketing campaign to sell toys to children and adults in arrested development?