High Expectations for The Legend of Korra Result in Criticism, Negativity

I’ve been generally absent from the fandom crowd for some time now, mostly due to the lack of news and partly because of my personal schedule.

Now, as I jump back into The Legend of Korra offseason world, I find myself thrust into a “dying” fandom and an alarming amount of negativity to which I was ignorant prior.

I read through Keval’s article analyzing the current status of The Legend of Korra’s fan base with a distressed, echoing call from the distant back of my mind. This call is the one measure I believe many loyal fans of the series have overlooked since the airing of Book 2: The Legend of Korra’s standard of quality.

I do NOT wish to fuel the fire of negativity, so please don’t take my article as a lecture, and instead perceive it as an assertion of opinion.

So, what do I mean by The Legend of Korra’s standard of quality? The quality standard is the degree of success we the fans expect our favorite TV shows to reach with every episode. If an episode is below the standard we set, then we will be disappointed by the content. However, if the episode ranks above the standard of quality, we will be surprised and extra excited by its content. Personally, my standard of quality for both The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last Airbender is at about a 9 on a scale of 10 (which is very high for a TV show), and so if an episode ranks below a 9, I’ll be a little let down (depending on how far below the standard it is), and if it ranks above a 9, I’ll be ecstatic.

I often find that people misinterpret, at least in structured criticism (more than just watching something and deciding if it’s good or bad – Ex: explaining why something is good or bad with details), the actual quality of an episode because they are strictly focused on how the material did or didn’t meet or exceed their expectations. I’m going to use one of my past reviews as an example, so those critics of mine who I am referring to, don’t feel offended. After I reviewed the episode “Civil Wars: Part 1,” the third episode of Book 2, I was struck with immediate backlash from fellow fans who felt my rating was totally inaccurate. I gave the episode an 8, which is noticeably below the standard of quality I have for the show, and community members automatically assumed that I hated the episode when clearly, on a non-standardized scale, it still ranked at an 80%.

I try my best to designate an appropriate number rating for each episode I review based on my experience as a fan (the standard of quality) and as a respecting television enthusiast, and in my eyes, that is a completely fair method for assessing The Legend of Korra. In an ideal community, every individual viewer would abide by these principles of opinion as it prevents one from becoming one-sided, but obviously such cannot be the case. There will always be a number of commenters who fail to communicate their true opinions, and as a result, provide defective commentary that negatively influences other fans. For example, all too often I talk to fans who particularly dislike an aspect of a show (or movie for that matter) who dwell on that fault until the problem they have with it, while noteworthy, grows to affect their opinion of the work as a whole. Of course, some issues can be severely critical to success, but I’m specifically focusing on the ones that are incapable of damaging the entire compilation of material, yet are exaggerated to be so.

Unfortunately, people harshly criticizing The Legend of Korra for faults that weren’t quite as crippling to Book 2′s success as initially proposed, became a persistent theme amongst the fandom. A rewind in time to the lengthy Book 1-Book 2 offseason exemplifies a great deal of building anticipation for a season which many fans had faith would be a major improvement over Book 1. When Book 2 premiered, and as the season progressed, a lot of fans began to realize that the quality was approximately on par with Book 1, and thus it didn’t sustain the high expectations created in the midst of the previous offseason.

Flash forward to the present when the fandom is in “chaos…” Has true chaos encapsulated the land of Avatar, or has a skewed sense of negativity pierced the fandom? This is when we must remind ourselves of The Legend of Korra’s high standard of quality. Just how bad is a disappointing episode of The Legend of Korra? I can only answer based on what I personally consider to be below average, but I think it can be unanimously confirmed that an 8 out of 10 doesn’t equate to a “bad” episode, just a disappointing one.

No television production is perfect. We don’t resent tuning into our favorite TV shows each week just because of the issues that will inevitably become apparent. Overtime, we establish a standard of quality, and then we base our opinions on how closely the quality of content abides to that standard. In the case of The Legend of Korra, even the fans who “hated” aspects of the first and second season will eventually be watching the third and fourth seasons all the same (assuming of course that they actually like the series). Visiting this website is a sort of dedication requiring visitors to appreciate The Legend of Korra enough to track pertaining information.

There’s a difference between hating The Legend of Korra and being disappointed with it, and I truly hope the fans, who haven’t already, will begin to recognize the difference. Nobody who keeps up with the show hates it, otherwise, why would they keep up with it? This mental disconnect may be the source of the chaos which ravishes the state of the fandom, and if it is, then it is crucial that we all consider the standard of quality we maintain for the series currently.

I hope we all can mature before we squander Book 3 for ourselves.

  • XIronWolfX

    Some of the fans are forgetting why they’re here. It’s turned into more of shipper vs shipper, segregated parties defending what they believe in. Everyone just needs to take a step back and realize that they are here to support Bryan, Michael and the entire Avatar team because they’re passionate about Avatar, it’s understood you have opinions, but they’re your opinions, nobody can change them but you, so don’t get so defensive about it, it hurts to see what was once a very close community crumble to dust because of some minor difference in opinion. Come on guys you all know you’re better than this.

  • Ariana Moreno

    i can agree with everything you said wyatt. it all makes sense. i think that sometimes we can get so caught up in defending our points and trying to convince others to see things the way we do that we forget the bigger picture. however, everyone has a different standard for measuring the success of korra. that can not really be changed, because when it all comes down to it, everyone will have a different opinion on how good they think the quality is. the real issue is people being targeted, bullied, or not being able to handle a mature discussion about it. opposing views are always going to be evident in every fandom. the goal is for everyone to be open minded, to be willing to share their opinions and for others to be willing to respect them without things getting personal or out of hand. the thing is, avatar the last airbender was such a master piece, that people are already seeing that korra is not the creators’ best work compared to it. it is the sequel of one of the best shows on nickelodeon, and people are disappointed that it didnt meet that same quality because the creators rose the bar so high. nevertheless, i still think korra is one of the best series out there on tv today. every show has its flaws, but overall, i still love the legend of korra. so, with this being said, i think fans can still appreciate everything that korra does have to offer the fandom, but the standard of quality is going to be different for everyone, so we must respect where everyone comes from.

    • ajames123

      Yes thats true… They raised the bars too high at Avatar Last airbender. Now they are forced to fulfill the expectations on Legend of Korra. especially on Book 2. But still this is a masterpiece.

      Fans.. We are offseason now. very very few people are active in the fandom. its boring now days. new fans are entering the fandom and people are leaving too. This is off season, we cant judge anything right now. the “real” fandom. will come alive after nick announce the release date. and release the trailer.

  • Levani

    What chaos are you speaking of?

    Just because some fools here can’t agree on something, doesn’t mean the whole fanbase is falling apart. Everything is rock solid, this is how it was back in Book 2 wait as well. Everbody chill, Korra lovers and Korra haters or inbetween people are still here and they will come back for Book 3.

    • Wyatt

      I was quoting from Keval’s article.

  • Levani

    ATLA had the same reaction. Trust me people. The perfect show that we are glorifying today was met with horrible criticism and negativity when it was airing. Go look at ASN’s early threads about the episode discussions. Check the Crossroads of the Destiny, and you will be surprised how similar the situation of Lok is to the reactions of that episode.

    Let time pass and Lok will turn into a perfect godshow just as ATLA. By that time we will have another Avatar series and we will be crying over the fact that it isn’t Atla-Lok level.

    • Korrava

      God bless you.

    • Loklover

      Beautiful… :-}

      • Ariana Moreno

        why are you a guest on here? O.o

        • Loklover

          Idk… lol. Why?

          • Ariana Moreno

            haha idk either i was just curious… XD forget it woman

          • Loklover

            Haha okay? (:

    • Ariana Moreno

      i agree. lok does have a lot of potential. we can’t really rate the show as a whole until book 3 and 4 are seen.

    • razorstar90

      In fact people were PISSED at the end of Crossroads of Destiny. PISSED. And the shipping wars were brutal. This Mako Korra Asami love triangle has NOTHING on the Zutara ship I mean NOTHING.

      • Wyatt

        Dang, I really wasn’t a dedicated fan to A:TLA since I didn’t start watching it until pretty late in the series. I actually remember seeing the commercials for it while Book 1 was still on TV and saying something to the effect of “This show looks dumb.” Haha… and now it’s my favorite animated TV series and probably my favorite TV show of all time. But anyways, I loved “The Crossroads of Destiny.” It’s one of my favorite episodes, and I thought it was very silly and immature how some people ragged on the ending with Zuko turning bad again. I mean, what an awesome twist to the situation! It was so dark and a sophisticated change of character for Zuko. In fact, I keep track of all of the TV series I’ve watched on my iPod by giving them a number rating (on a scale of 1-10) and I know that I gave that particular episode a 10.

        • Joe

          It’s all about the Firelord Sozin episode and the Puppetmaster =D

          • Wyatt

            Those were great too. Especially the Avatar Sozin one.

      • BlueBoomPony

        People that angry over fictional characters they didn’t create having fictional emotional entanglements need therapy. This sort of overreaction to fiction is not healthy.

        A guy on Twitter told Mitch Larson (MLP writer) that seeing Twilight Sparkle get wings was like being “stabbed repeatedly in the heart.” True story. That happened. People like that are sick and need psychological help. Honestly, I’m amazed anyone from the MLP crew go to the cons. I wouldn’t feel safe.

        • Zuzu

          so true

        • razorstar90

          Well when you think about it, if the only problem in your life that keeps you up at night is whether Twilight Sparkle gets wings, you either need seriously help, or your life is devoid of problems. So that’s one way to look at it.

    • Joe

      Agreed, I think people at the time are very negative… I say this a thousand times but LOK I think is just as good as ATLA (don’t judge me!) because it’s very different. A lot of people compare it to ATLA which should be done but then again the stories and styles are so different. Book 2 in LOK no doubt got the most criticism and I can see why… but only for 2 episodes. Episodes 1-2 and 7-14 I thought were knock-out. 3-4 I thought were good in their story; animation wasn’t so good which I can forgive because it wasn’t bad just not as good as we’re used to. Episodes 5-6 I can understand why people criticise them, they aren’t truly related to spirits and sorta confuse the story a bit with the animation a bit wobbly again. That being said I would still watch them without a complaint…

      • Levani

        Aw, thank you all. I didn’t think I’d get this many up votes. You are all too awesome and kind.

    • too lazy to post a link

      just to let you guys know, bryan has posted a f**ked up picture of the book 3 villain on his tumblr. it looks like a guy, but it’s hard to tell since it’s black and white and very dim.

  • Zuzu

    When you have such a high expectation for something even the smallest “mistake” you see yourself will cause you to be disappointed. To be honest Book 2 was good and some fans actually think that TLoK is on par with ATLA because of the great finale. Remember TLoK is not ATLA and some fans complain about this i.e “OMG where is ty lee?” For crying out loud Bryke can’t take in all your demands, and what if Book 2 was extremely similar, then fans would criticize and say: “Another Rip off TLA” Bryan Konietzko and MIcheal Dante Dimartino have created a unique story which also combines elements of TLA into it which makes Korra even more amazing. Furthermore about the fandom being so impatient, yes it has only been 4 months, but the Team have already gotten a head start and are by now finished with everything, all they want to do now is fix up mistakes and to ultimately perfect the perfection for us to see, also Bryan Konietzko has been really active on his tumblr but is not posting any Book 3 images, Bryan could post thousands of pictures if he wanted but he wants to keep things spoiler free and this also foreshadows a trailer being released with a spurge of information coming to us soon, probably late this month or the latest late next month.

    • Zuzu

      And i bet everyone who has left the fandom will 100 percent watch Book 3 when its released. :)

  • Legama

    The problem begins, when people start comparing LoK with ATLA. Then, everything goes wrong. Although the main problem with the fandom is the quality of the show compared to the rest of the cartoons out there, so people will naturally have high hopes for the show.
    By the way, the negativity of the fandom the last days is about when we are going to have new info about Book 3, because of the massive disappointment at the Upfront, since Book 3′s quality hasn’t been fully debated yet, and should not be, until it’s over.

    • Link9150

      I never understood why comparing both shows has been a problem. The Legend of Korra is living off ATLA’s success so it better be at least on par with it.

  • Legama

    Hey is it me or we are the only fandom that analyses itself.

    • Wyatt

      Probably just us… we’re Avatards like that :)

      • Ariana Moreno

        we are also making use of this dead offseason XD

        • Wyatt

          True. Good thing I have more watching material… Gotta do something to keep ourselves occupied in front of our TV/Computer screens.

          • Ariana Moreno

            indeed X)

      • PurplePlatypusBear

        XD everyone else is like “THEY’RE BECOMING SELF-AWARE O_O”

        • Wyatt

          LOL

        • Legama

          Good, lets conquer the world :D

          • Cdwoods

            We shall equalize everything..

  • Zuzu

    I’d just like to point out that this fan on youtube said he didn’t like Book 2′s ending because Jinora didn’t sacrifice herself like Yue did. Then fans would start saying its a rip off. There is always something negative from someone all you have to do is accept that this happens and we’ll move forward.

    • KorrasFan7

      What the hell? I they wouldn’t kill one of the air bending kids off. How is that a rip of Yue? That’s pretty damn stupid T__T Wtf is with some of the LOK fans?

      • Zuzu

        That’s what he literally said. stuffed up isn’t it!

      • Zuzu

        It was one of the comments made about the OST when korra walks to her cosmic self. Are we allowed to post links?

  • razorstar90

    The problem with LOK is consistency. Nothing is consistent in this show. The characters are all over the place, for every step forward they take two steps back. The story is all over the place, and even the animation is all over the place. Book 1 started off very strong but what killed it was the second half. Book 2 had a terrible start IMO it was almost unwatchable but then it finished really really strong. So hopefully Book 3 will stay consistent throughout. Hopefully they wont hit the reset button on Korra’s character once again and just let the girl do her job.

    • Wyatt

      I have a different opinion. One of the reasons I enjoy watch LOK is because of how consistent it is. People are often surprised when I say I like LOK a little more than Cowboy Bebop because I think it’s much more consistent (and there aren’t any characters as annoying as Edward)… Each episode is some degree of good and I can always count on each week to deliver high quality content. The animation is incredibly consistent in Book 1. I’ll give you Book 2′s animation though, only because of Studio Pierrot. And I actually thought the second half of LOK Book 1 was the stronger half since it became less confined to probending (even though probending was freakin’ awesome). All my opinion of course :)

      • BlueBoomPony

        Too many of the complaints were how Korra wasn’t being Miss Perfect. Hello! It’s OK for a hero to have flaws and make bad decisions. Her character flaw as an occasional hot head is well established. It fact, it’s preferred. Perfect heroes who never make mistakes are boring. Korra eventually recognizes her errors and learned from them. It’s called a character development arc.

        • Wyatt

          Totally agree… This goes back to how people complained when Zuko turned bad/confused again at the end of “The Crossroads of Destiny.” Perfect characters are boring characters.

          • Laneskeeper

            I agree 100%!

      • Laneskeeper

        Wyatt well stated! I couldn’t agree more! (Laneskeeper)

      • Amonster

        If you want a show thats super consistent at a very high level try Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Its my all time favorite animated show.

        • Wyatt

          I actually got about 10 episodes into Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, but then I was introduced to Attack on Titan and I got hooked. Now, I’m actually watching Death Note, and then I was either going to pick back up on Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood or Samurai Champloo, which I took a break from after the 5th episode. Based on what I’ve seen so far from the Fullmetal and Champloo, I can tell you that I like Fullmetal better, so I’ll likely watch that before returning to Champloo. It kind of reminds me of a more sophisticated version of Naruto (which I couldn’t get into because of how linear it is)… The only thing that sticks out at me as far as issues go is the humor. Sometimes it can be giggle-worthy, but I kind of wished it was less frequent.

          • Zurrdroid

            Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood has a wonderfully heartwarming story, and if you do like it, might I suggest Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)? Brotherhood actually is the anime adaptation of the manga, while the 2003 anime (the original) is something that was made before the manga was near completion so it veers far, far off course and has an original story. It’s almost like a parallel universe. However, it’s less, ‘optimistic’ than Brotherhood, and is much darker, focusing on Ed much more. Brotherhood branches off on focusing on several characters later, but the 2003 sticks to the brothers for the most part. You should watch it if you’re in the mood. Some people actually rank it superior to Brotherhood.

          • Wyatt

            Alright, that actually makes it sound like I’ll like the 2003 version more. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • GhostWarrior

    See im able to get through off season because , to be honest, Legend of Korra and ATLA are around 5th on my all time favorite shows. Its a list that combines all genres of shows so it doesnt just have cartoons . #1 is Naruto/ Naruto Shippuden, #2 is The Walking Dead, #3 is DBZ, #4 is Teen Titans( the original) , and then its Avatar. So yeah not to sound like a d*ck to anyone but I do have some other shows to turn to during the off-season so i guess i really dont care how long it is.

    • Wyatt

      Yeah, the duration of the offseason hasn’t bothered me since I’ve been watching the amazing Hannibal TV series and some anime’s that people kept telling me to watch (I don’t watch much anime because I’m not a huge fan of the style and genres, but when I find an intelligent, serious one, than it’s like watching LOK). Oh, and since you proposed it… here are my top 5 shows as of now:
      1. Avatar: The Last Airbender
      2. Breaking Bad
      3. The Legend of Korra
      4. Hannibal
      5. Cowboy Bebop

      • Wyatt

        I’d write an article about what shows I recommend watching to get through the offseason, if only it didn’t deviate from the focus of this website… But, since I’m only deviating from the focus of my own article, might I suggest a few:

      • Link9150

        Breaking Bad… How much I miss this show. I watched the entire show in two weeks. Season 4 in one day… Long live the almighty Heisenberg.

        • Wyatt

          I don’t blame you… it’s an amazing show. Jesse for the win BITCH!

          • Link9150

            Hahaha. ?I hope we get to see more of Jesse in Better Call Saul

    • BlueBoomPony

      Try Steven Universe. Unusual amount of background world building for a comedy toon. Much like Adventure Time in that respect.

    • PurplePlatypusBear

      Yes, another original Teen Titans fan! But I think I enjoy Avatar more personally.

      • Wyatt

        Never really got into Teen Titans, but I could feel the fans’ pain when they turned it into a chibi-looking comedy.

        • Ariana Moreno

          yeah that chibi crap is so annoying O.O but if you guys are talking about the teen titans go series they had on toonami, that was amazing. i still watch episodes to this day. they ended the whole series on a cliff hanger technically X(

  • BlueBoomPony

    Can’t people just watch a damn cartoon and enjoy it for what it is? The whole avatar saga has been great from start to (current) finish. No one is doing this sort of worldbuilding in an animated series. I read most of the complaints and wonder WTF show they’re watching. Is it perfect? Of course not. Nothing is.

    This is why I left the geek community years ago. The overanalysis, the OCD, the Entitled Fan rage, the inability to just enjoy something and not worry if it isn’t a divinely perfect creation down to the last molecule. It’s the same thing over in the Brony community. It’s madness. This is light entertainment, a diversion.

  • MG

    I guess the main reason Book 2 suffered a dip in ratings was for a couple of reasons.

    1. Animation
    Due to the tight schedule at Mir, Bryke had to shift some of their animations to Pierrot. I’m no expert in observing animations, but comparative images of some characters (Korra, Lin, Iroh) between the two animators has revealed that subtle facial details, like wrinkles, emotions (I’m not talking about happy or sad, but a slight change in emotion like say a smile) were absent in Pierrot. Animation, however, was relatively good, and I didn’t really notice the subtle features while the characters moved and so on.

    2. Predictable (finale) plot
    The plot twists of “Spirits” is amazing. What started out as restoring spiritual balance in the secular South led to a Civil War, which then became a battle of power between two brothers. Fortunately the plot twists ended at “Beginnings”, where Korra realized she was tricked into opening the portal as a pawn for Unalaq’s nefarious intentions of freeing Vaatu.
    However, following “Beginnings”, the theory of the Dark Avatar came to light, which became true on “Harmonic Convergence”.

    Nevertheless, Book 2 does deserve praises for a couple of things.

    1. Mind-blowing graphics
    The actions of the dark spirits are amazing, the way they phase to avoid the attacks are something I wouldn’t have guessed. The animations of “Beginnings” and the Spirit World was totally mind-blowing and immersive: I thought I was in there, and I wished (and still am wishing) to be in there. The battle between the two Avatars was awesome, and the battle in giant form invokes thoughts of Pacific Rim and Godzilla, with the spirit lights complimenting the intense battle scene.

    2. The element of suspense
    Korra closing the portal under intense fire, Unalaq preparing to destroy Korra’s soul on two occasions, you name them. The scenes are really suspenseful, even when you kind of knew the ending, be it through spoilers, cliches, or expectations. It’s not as extreme to the point where I would be on my toes, like when watching “Star Wars IV: A New Hope”, but the suspense is really great.

    3. Unexpected cameos
    You’ll never expect to see Uncle Iroh in the Spirit World, much less see Admiral Zhao driven to insanity to finding Aang for the next 70 years, even when the latter has died and reincarnated. I loved how the directors left no stones unturned, tying up all the loose ends, even when “Water” was 8 years ago (yes, feel old): teasing Iroh’s spiritual abilities to see souls in the Spirit World, and Zhao being dragged down by the Ocean Spirit, deemed to be dead.

  • Link9150

    Very well written article. I hope many fans get the difference between disappointment and hate.

    • Wyatt

      Thanks, and let’s hope so.

  • AwSam Weston

    Another thing to keep in mind is that, compared to other shows, The Legend of Korra is one of the better ones out there (the same goes for ATLA). That’s comparing live action AND animation for kids AND adults. And there’s some REALLY good stuff out there for adults, these days.

    Like personally, compared with every other TV show out there, I’d rank ATLA with an 8 out of 10. Korra would get a 7.5, but the .5 less is just because I’m still not used to the different format.

    A few other shows that would rate an 8 on my scale would include “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and “Game of Thrones.”

    Yes, I DID just say ATLA and Korra are on the same level as Game of Thrones. They’re just that good.

    And, like you said, it’s all subjective.

  • KorraFan7

    I loved Book 1 a lot. the writer’s (since it was the maker’s that wrote Book 1) were so amazing! The story was really amazing, Bolin was funny in Book 1. I’m a big fan of Mako so I thought he was great in Book 1 just in Book 2. Asami to me wasn’t that lame(I never liked Asami sorry! DX) But Book 2 was a damn mess. Korra was too mean in the first of it. Bolin was an ass to Mako. Caring about his stupid movie then Mako being in jail. I pretty much hated Bolin all through Book 2. He was such an ass. And Asami was really awful. Was all like I want Mako all to myself girl. There was too much Masami. I wished they didn’t have one of Korra’s family members evil and I wish they should have thought of another character and not a family member of Korra’s. I hated the Makorra break ups. Since I’m a big Makorra fan I didn’t like that. It sucked! :( I didn’t hated all of Book 2 but I still think Book 1 was way better. This is all what I think please don’t get angry with me ok? XD I understand why many better didn’t care for Book 2. I didn’t care for Book 2 myself. I did like Avatar Wan’s story, I liked it when Korra turn really big and blue and was fighting Unalaq and Vaatu. I liked that Jinora had a big part in Book 2 because I really like Jinora. I really liked Mako’s character to him in Book 2. Even if I did like some things in Book 2. Book 2 is and will always be my least favorite. I hope Book 3 is better then Book 2. I really hope Book 3 doesn’t get low ratings like Book 2 did. I really hope they have Book 3the same time they had Book 2. Because 11:00 AM is too early for me. I’m like half alseep XD So 7:00, 8:00 or 8:30 is a better time for me.

  • Zuzu

    I’d just like to ask of whatever happened to the Guy Keval talked about who worked for the Korra productions, the guy who “leaked information”?

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      One day I emailed him thanking him for the information. I offered him a free copy of the Blu-Ray DVD for Book 1, too. I never got a reply from that email and never heard from him again. So, I have no idea what happened to him, unfortunately.

      • Zuzu

        omg lol.

      • Zuzu

        He was probably a spirit!

  • coolman229

    All I expect from LoK is good writing, which it has consistently failed to deliver for two seasons. There is no reason to think that Book 3 will be any different. Bryan and Mike have refused to accept any criticism for their mediocre writing, so there’s very little hope that they would improve it. I wouldn’t have finished Book 2 if I hadn’t promised a friend I’d suffer through it with her because that was a steaming pile of crap that finished even worse than it started.

  • Laneskeeper

    I think it’s okay to compare both Avatar shows, but it’s important to remember that they are completely different shows (era’s, characters, theme, etc.)

    Secondly, this is a freaking cartoon, ENJOY IT! I’m not understanding all the negativity in regards to Korra. Book Three will begin airing when Nick is ready for it to air, and no amount of grumbling will change that. A good show takes time to get ready for the viewers to watch, be patient.

    Finally, I really enjoy this forum, with exception of a few negative posters.
    I refuse to allow trolls to ruin my experience on this forum. When I see a post from a troll I simply don’t read that particular post.

    That’s my one and only rant!

    I’m ready for Book Three to begin cause I’m not sure right now what’s gonna happen as the creators have given themselves so many angles to go with the possibilities are unlimited!

    Here’s to a great Book Three! :)

    • Sibis

      It’s fair to compare both series in terms of the overall health of the Avatar franchise. Korra is a sign that the franchise quality has gone down some.

  • Sibis

    I rank the standard quality of Book 2 lower since it rehashes a number of elements from Book 1. Love Triangle, two Water Bender Brother leaders, new special Water bending, civil war, Asami being used, and etc.

    Things do stay consistent in Book 2 like Korra believing everything that comes out Unalaq’s mouth til the very end. It leaves me to question if Korra knows what she is doing.

    • Wyatt

      I think it can be argued that there was much of a love triangle in Book 2. It was more of a failing relationship between Korra and Mako that Asami became involved in for one episode (or really like 2 scenes). I’m not sure it quite constitutes a major issue like it did for a lot of people in Book 1.

      • Sibis

        The love triangle goes full circle. Reaffirms that Mako is a terrible boyfriend material and is fickle. This is what strongly defines Mako for Book 2. As Plot B to me seemed like a waste of time that damaged number of other characters.

        It doesn’t help Korra that the best Mako could do was just make her more agitated than what she is already dealing with.

        Romance had to be put on hold for the final moments of the last episode rather than resolving when it had the chance, where they end on the best of terms.

        • KorraFan7

          You know it’s the writer’s fault for what Mako did? I am sick of people blaming him when it was the writer’s fault.

          • Sibis

            We don’t really know who were the ones that decided on the direction of Mako. It’s easier just to “boo” the character that deserves it.

          • KorraFan7

            It’s the writer’s and the maker’s fault. Mako is a cartoon character. He is not real. Blame the writer’s and maker’s. Because it is there damn fault. How about boo to the writer’s hm?

  • Link9150

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgL8h_u2PHw This is the guy that plays Tenzin… Hilarious

    • Zuzu

      JK simmons plays Tenzin

  • Guest

    A photo of book 3′s villain. Go to byran’s tumblr for more information, but the guy looks barbaric to say the least.

    • Zuzu

      IKR

      • Zuzu

        Looks like a spirit-human to me.

  • Me

    Go onto Bryan’s tumblr. There is something about the book 3 villain on the latest post!!!!!!!!

  • Sibis

    It might be something like Record of Lodoss where the material plane and spirit plane merge to create a new group of beings like the Fey.