If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know how baffled I am at the fact that The Legend of Korra trails My Little Pony in the Best Animated Series award. Let me be clear that I’m not angry at the fact that My Little Pony is leading The Legend of Korra. Obviously, that show must have some pretty dedicated fans and they deserve the support that they have claimed.
What surprises me is the margin of victory My Little Pony is about to have over The Legend of Korra. Currently, The Legend of Korra is in second place with about 263,000 votes. My Little Pony is in first place with over 2,000,000 votes. That’s not a typo; My Little Pony literally has over 2 million votes to Legend of Korra’s mere 263 thousand.
Now to be quite honest, I have no idea why the margins are so big. I’ve never seen My Little Pony, so I have no intentions of bad-mouthing the show, but I’m fairly confident that it isn’t a show that I’d particularly enjoy. But what puzzles me is how far The Legend of Korra has fallen behind.
Does this show still have the kick that The Last Airbender had? From what I’ve scene, The Last Airbender was definitely a better series so far, but has Avatar really fallen that far? Or maybe people just aren’t voting. To be fair, animated series’ such as South Park and Family Guy only have about 28,000 votes TOTAL. Those shows have always been popular, so those totals don’t exactly represent the show’s followings very well.
Maybe the same can be said for The Legend of Korra? Maybe people just aren’t voting. Or maybe, My Little Pony truly is a show that’s 10 times better than The Legend of Korra. The possible explanations are endless, to be quite honest.
When a poll is taken, the selections are generally the most popular selections of all. As a result, the margin of victory is generally fairly small. Maybe the first place selection will outgun the second place nominee by a hundred thousand votes if they’re lucky.
But 1.8 million votes? That’s unheard of.
Obviously first place is pretty tightly secured, but we wouldn’t want The Legend of Korra to slip down any further. So what should you do? Vote!
And don’t forget to comment your theories below as to why My Little Pony outgunned The Legend of Korra by so many votes. I’m always interested in hearing that.