I think there is always a reason for him doing those side quests. Mando's mission was to bring Grogu back to "his people", now that somewhat changed from finding his race, to any Jedi who is willing to take care of him.
The side quests all involve information or items that help him either progress in his main quest, or protect/save Grogu.
Yeah, it's an overdone formula and repetitive, but the way I see it, the show is a lovely homage to classic Western / Samurai flicks and I personaly am totaly forgiving of the repetitiveness because it keeps me entertained with all those nods, references and eastereggs.
I guess it's a matter of perspective and preference. I absolutly get how casual viewers would remain a bit confused by all the references and populating, even after exposition. I noticed some stuff in it that only hardcore fans would even recognize.
Bill Burr was just Bill Burr in this. Loved that.
Did you watch post credits?
With Disney I've learned to use the little preview thumbnails that show up when you're trying to fast forward/skip ahead to see if there's anything post credits.No!?!
No I never do.
Be right back.....