Monday, July 21, 2014
I'm making my way through season two of Legend of Korra right now. I've heard that season three is pretty good, so I'm working towards that. Season one was pretty unenjoyable for the most part, with some interesting stuff in the last two episodes. Season two started off terribly which is why I stopped watching the show altogether. It took about six episodes, but it's getting better. I'm about to watch episode nine now. I absolutely fell in love with Avatar: The Last Airbender when I watched it a few years ago, and it's still one of my favorite shows ever. Legend of Korra may be in the same universe, but the story isn't the same. I don't like the characters as much...any of them, really. Korra is like an insolent child, but she's got a good eight years in age on Aang. I also don't like the time period it's set in...it's like the 1920's. There's even a radio announcer at the start of each episode to give a recap, and it drives me crazy. So I like the music less, the ambiance less...I hate that there's technology like television. I hate that bending is a sport like boxing. (More 1920's tie-ins.) I'm not a huge fan of the art style, either. But I'm trying very hard to like it because season three is supposed to be more like A:TLA, with traveling and such. I loved the journey of A:TLA. I liked all of the characters. LoK seems more shallow in a lot of ways. A:TLA demonstrated philosophical lessons and choices. It was spiritual in a way that I could relate to, and I say that as an atheist. The bending was beautiful, all of it. Even the aggressive, violent bending had a grace to it. It was something to be harnessed, to train. LoK isn't like that. I'm hoping it will become more like that, and less like boxing and love triangles and characters I can't relate to.