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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.

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Legend of Korra Book 2 DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date & Special Features

IGN ended up getting the exclusive first look at The Legend of Korra Book 2’s DVD, as expected, and it appears as though Summer will get off to a nice start for Korra fans.

The Book 2 DVD hits shelves on July 1st, which is a bit surprising to me since I was under the impression that July 1st was a placeholder date.

Before the release date of the Book 1 DVD was officially announced last year, Amazon published a release date for the DVD that was thought to be confirmed. Contrary to popular belief, the release date Amazon had published was a placeholder date and the actual release date was many months in advance. So, shout-out to Amazon for not sending the Korra community into a frenzy of disappointment again.

IGN released a whole slew of special features that come with the DVD, but I have to be honest: I’m not particularly interested in any one of them. They’ll be interesting to watch in my spare time, no doubt, but what I’m more interested in seeing is Beginnings – Part 1 & 2 in crystal-clear Blu-Ray. I’m a bit of an artsy, visualistic kind of guy, so content like that excites me.

For those who are actually interested in the special features included in the DVD, here is a rundown of what will be available for your viewing pleasure in the Blu-Ray edition:

  • Audio commentary from cast, crew and creators (14 episodes)
  • Behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of 17 Book 2 bending scenes (story concepts, scripting, animation, etc.)
  • Extended Book 1 recap including 30 minutes of video clips
  • Interview with the co-creators analyzing Tenzin’s familial relationships with his children and siblings
  • Interview with the co-creators analyzing Korra’s family dynamics

Here is a rundown of the special features included in the standard (non-Blu-Ray) edition:

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Podcast (Keval & Morgan): Book 2 Discussion and Book 3 Predictions

Earlier today, I joined Morgan Bannon (whew – he’s been busy) of ATLA Online.com to discuss my final thoughts on Book 2 as well as my predictions for Book 3.

It felt a bit odd talking about Book 2 after such a long time, since I’ve focused much of my attention on the Book 3 offseason as of late. But nonetheless, I enjoyed talking about both the highs and lows of Book 2.

Most of the lows of Book 2 centered around the initial half of the season as well as the romantic arcs. The highs were anything to do with the Spirit World, which were essentially the last seven episodes. As you can probably tell, I highlighted A New Spiritual Age and both Beginnings episodes extensively.

After some Book 2 discussion, we dove right into Book 3 talk. I didn’t notice how little we knew about Book 3 until we quickly exhausted ourselves of material. It literally went trailer expectations, leaked clip and – poof. It’s sort of amazing that we as a community have been able to discuss Book 3 as much as we have considering that we truly don’t have much information. Hopefully that will change in the coming weeks or – the coming months? You never really know when Nickelodeon is involved.

The Podcast is just over an hour and I’d really appreciate it if you left your feedback – both good and bad. Chose a link option below (first one is preferable) and enjoy:

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This title will be released on July 1, 2014.