It was the most talked-about streaming series of the season and a flagship for the launch of a mega subscription-video service. And yet, in some surprising ways, “The Mandalorian,” about a bounty hunter’s adventures in the Star Wars universe, was also a throwback to the old days of network television. As the Disney+ series reaches the finale of its eight-episode first season on Friday, here are some steps from the retro TV playbook that “The Mandalorian” followed.

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