If there’s one thing we’ve learned from Nickelodeon in recent years it’s that (voice of Shiro Shinobi) ALL SCHEDULES ARE OUT THE WINDOW! But I’m going to refrain from mentioning the network’s poor treatment to what is easily their highest quality show, because at the end of the day it’s the content that matters, and as expected, Book 4 delivers. The fourth and final season of The Legend of Korra takes off on the right foot with a bold three year time jump, fun new and returning characters, and an enthralling political focus that’s sure to change the face of the series for the remaining 12 episodes.
One of the major attractions for fans from the season’s official trailer was the bold, green text reading “Three Years Later.” Some were skeptical, others were excited, and then there were those who were excited by their skepticism (that’d be me). Time jumps are typically hit-and-miss affairs for television series, so in that regard I was skeptical, but at the same time I was excited for the Book 4 premiere to prove me wrong, and I believe it absolutely accomplished that feat. Hopefully, I can now alleviate the fears of skeptics who are still out there and have either watched or have yet to watch the season premiere.
What generally burdens time jumps is the amount of time dedicated to catching up. It can be a dangerous investment for a 23 minute runtime considering how important it is to introduce the new season while also filling in the gap between it and the previous one. Exposition and the reintegration of characters can be boringly repetitive if it’s not executed properly. The key is to show, and not tell, which is exactly what the opening episode ‘After All These Years’ achieves admirably.
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It’s here! Can you believe that Book 4 has already graced us with its presence? If you’re interested in purchasing Book 4’s premiere episode, the episode is already available on mediums such as Amazon and iTunes – that’s right, it’s back on iTunes. If you don’t want to purchase the episode, you’ll be able to watch the episode for free on Nick.com at 12:00 pm EST. Or, you could watch the episode in the stream I’ll embed below. Now we can all enjoy the episode together.
Book 4’s premiere episode is titled ‘After All These Years’ and picks up three years after the conclusion of Book 3. And as of now, it looks like ‘After All These Years’ is the only episode we’re getting today as opposed to the two-episode premiere we’re used to. While this may seem disappointing, I’m loving it! Keep in mind that this is the final season of The Legend of Korra. Wouldn’t you want it to last as long as possible?
Legal methods of watching ‘After All These Years’ can be found below. And below those options, you’ll be able to stream the episode regardless of your location. Enjoy the premiere.
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With The Legend of Korra coming to a close this winter, many fans are starting to reflect on the role this franchise has played in their lives over the years. Next week, the last official Korra panel will take place at New York Comic Con (NYCC), with fans from all over the country gathering one last time to show their appreciation for everything the creators, cast, and crew have done – though this time around, that gratitude will be a bit more evident.
“Book 5: Fandom” is a one-of-a-kind gift that will be presented in person to creators, Bryan and Mike at NYCC. A compilation of fan-submitted letters, artwork, pictures, and video, this physical and digital scrapbook strives to encapsulate our collective thankfulness for the positive impact this franchise has had on each of our lives. All submissions that are 1) Avatar-related and 2) “safe for work” will be included. The cost of printing and supplies will be absorbed by the project organizers, so please limit your artwork/photographs to three pieces.
Contribution ideas for “Book 5: Fandom” include:
- Thank you notes, via text or video
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