Leonardo DiCaprio knows a good show when he sees one!
The “Titanic” actor has worked with Jonah Hill on “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Don’t Look Up,” so the two have become good friends by this point.
In a new interview with W Magazine, Hill revealed that DiCaprio convinced him to finally watch “The Mandalorian” in between takes of the Adam McKay climate change parody “Don’t Look Up.”
Jonah Hill Reveals He Doesn’t Keep Up With Pop Culture!
During the interview, the “Superbad” actor was asked about lying about TV shows or movies that he’s seen. “I’ve done that when I was a kid,” he admitted. It’s embarrassing.”
Hill then dropped a shocker that he only recently started watching “Game of Thrones,” several years after its finale!
“Can I go off on a tangent for a second?” he asked. “I don’t watch sci-fi and stuff like that, so I had never seen Game of Thrones. Never seen an episode. I started in the past couple of months. I’m on season 4.”
Apparently, Hill just isn’t a big fan of sci-fi or fantasy shows in general.
“I used to have a rule: If it didn’t happen or it couldn’t happen, then I just wasn’t interested, because I would lose focus,” he added.
“Leo made me watch The Mandalorian when we were making Don’t Look Up, and it was like, Baby Yoda was so cute, but I just didn’t give a f— because I didn’t know anything that it was about,” he added.
Even though “Star Wars” isn’t his thing, it seems that Hill has become enamored with “Game of Thrones.”
“Game of Thrones is so sick,” he went on. “I know this is hilarious because I’m in 2012. I’m just watching three episodes at a time, like you would binge any show. But I forget this happened in real time and was like a cultural event. So I watched the Red Wedding, as one of three episodes I watched that night. I’m calling friends, like, ‘Oh my god, Robb Stark got killed, blah, blah, blah.’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah, dude. It was like the end-of-Sopranos-level cultural event.’”
What Do Critics Think Of ‘The Mandalorian’?
Apparently, Leonardo DiCaprio likes “The Mandalorian” enough to try to get his fans to watch it, which should be enough to satiate showrunner Jon Favreau.
Fortunately, the show’s two seasons have earned praise by critics and audiences alike. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show has a critic rating of 93% and an audience score of 91%. The show’s first season has a critic score of 93% and an audience score of 92%. The show’s second season has a 94% critic rating and an audience score of 90%.
The show’s first season has garnered favorable reviews from critics.
Ed Cumming of the Independent called the series “a piece of fragrant cheese in the trap of Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.”
Melanie McFarland of Salon wrote, “[The Mandalorian] has an empire of sentiment serving as the wind at its back, and as long as it keeps up its momentum, even those of us programmed to dissect and critique programs may be content to simply sail along with it.”
Michael Idato of the Sydney Morning Herald wrote, “Favreau is as brilliant a fanboy writer as he is a fanboy director, and in Filoni, a true padawan to Star Wars creator George Lucas, he has found a great collaborator. Between them, they might have simply made a great TV show.”
Zaki Hasan of San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “This is a polished production that shows off every cent of its feature film budget on every frame of its run time. This isn’t a “made-for-TV Star Wars, ” it’s a Star Wars that happens to be on TV, or streaming, as it were.”
The show’s second season earned equally favorable reviews from critics.
Zaki Hasan of San Francisco Chronicle continued to critique the show, writing, “It’s no small feat to create a character who is well-rounded and sympathetic, while mostly hidden behind an expressionless mask. But all the credit goes to Pascal for imbuing the man, also known as Din Djarin, with layers of ever-present depth.”
Chris Stuckmann wrote on his website that the series “has elements of the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy — as well as the prequel lore — that I love. It takes the best of both of those worlds.”
Scott Bryan at BBC wrote “We’re in an age of TV where so much money can be thrown around and it doesn’t work. This is throwing a lot of money at something and it does.”
Although the third season of “The Mandalorian” is rumored to have been struck by COVID-19 filming delays, the first two seasons of “The Mandalorian” are currently available to stream exclusively on Disney+.