Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,

Quick thoughts after finishing the second season of "The Legend of Korra"

So Seanie and I just finished the second season of The Legend of Korra. While the show improved throughout the season, it definitely suffered from a lot of the same problems that weakened the first season.  Namely:

- Waaaaaay too much time devoted to the relationship woes of a group of hormonal teenagers.  I swear, in every episode some couple is breaking up or getting back together.  It was really boring after a while.

- Super Duper Deus Ex Machina comes swooping in to save the day in the final episode.

- Lots of little unexplained things. ((spoilers)) How does Jinora have such strong spiritual powers that she can appear in a glowing ball of light in the final episode, becoming the deus ex machina that saves the world?  It was too neat and tidy; maybe if the season had been longer and the character had been built up more, it would have worked, but as the story was presented it felt very much like a cheap way to wrap everything up nice and neat in the final ten minutes of the show.

Season 3 doesnt't come out on Blu-Ray for another two months, and as far as I know the show isn't currently streaming for free online.  (I haven't really looked though so I may be wrong on that one.)  I know I want to keep watching it, because one of my favorite characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender will make an appearance next season, but man, The Legend of Korra really hasn't been the same caliber as the original show.
Tags: animation, tv

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