The Mandalorian pretty nearly avoids all of those pitfalls. First, by cleverly using the period just after the fall of the empire, which is something we haven't really seen before, even in the expanded universe novels (which, honestly, I still consider canon in place of the sequel trilogy. Well, some of them at any rate--the characters I grew up loving deserved a chance for happiness), and secondly by going back to the outer rim and sticking with a bunch of backwater planets. This gave us some absolutely stunning landscapes and an aesthetic of well-worn equipment and weather-blasted buildings--all variations on Tatooine, perhaps, but there's good reason Tatooine keeps getting revisited as a location.
Anyhow, this is easily worth giving Disney temporary access to your credit card number so you can use the free 1-week trial. If you do watch it, I'd suggest doing it across three days: episodes 1-3, episodes 3-6, and episodes 7-8.