After I had just finished watching The Legend of Korra’s latest season, I began to think of whether or not there was a series that made me feel so fulfilled. I mean, when was the last time you actually re-watched an episode of a cartoon TV series because it was sooo good? The closest I can think of is Dragonball Z.
Well I can honestly say that fans of anime/TV series/young adult badassery will not be disappointed. The Legend of Korra (LOK) really is THAT good. I can’t stress it enough. From the epic fight scenes between the avatar and various baddies, to the other major and minor characters fighting in different settings for circumstances you shouldn’t expect from a nickelodeon series. It’s just awesome.
For those of you who have watched the old avatar, you will have come to expect a certain atmosphere from the creators of the series and Korra delivers it with aplomb. But better. It’s more grownup with darker tones set throughout the series. It’s like if the old avatar grew up and decided it wanted to rebel and be a musician but the parents wouldn’t let it, so it burnt its house down and ran away…uhm…too dark?
Some episodes make you question whether or not this show was indeed intended for young viewers. In particular the episodes that show grown up shit like kissing and killing, you know? (Imagine my surprise).
Rumor has it that the creators of the show decided to call it quits on LOK after the conclusion of book four. This doesn’t surprise me but it doesn’t make me particularly want to live anymore either. (Too dark?)
Also, like the previous series, The Last Airbender, there were times when the series felt long-winded and dragged-out before the big conclusion and it feels that they are doing it right this time, bringing LOK to a stop at its climax. My only concern would be that having watched each of LOK’s book endings so far, I don’t know how they’d finish it off this time, for good.
LOK is perhaps one of the greatest shows I’ve ever had the utmost pleasure of watching, it makes you feel like a little kid again, waking up on a Saturday morning to catch your favorite kiddy shows, except its not a kiddy show, its so so much more.
Catch Legend Of Korra Saturdays on Nickelodeon. That kiddy network that often surprises us with something good.