I have, for the most part, been incredibly unfortunate when it comes to my favourite shows getting sequels, in that it rarely ever happens! I won’t name and shame, but it always seems to be the uninspired garbage that gets multiple series- I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, it’s difficult being in the minority, indifferent to the shows the masses seem to want more and more of… (•_•). ( •_•)>⌐□-□. (⌐□_□) But this year’s been different. This year Jormungand and Moyashimon, both shows I enjoyed immensely, released a second series, and Chihaya is due its second within just weeks! But for me, by far the most exciting sequel was the sequel to Avatar The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra.
Apparently the secret to making a show that is compulsive viewing is to cram as much into each episode each week as is humanely possible. That’s what Legend of Korra’s been doing consistently right from the very start, and look at how amazing that is! This week we’ve got a lover’s quarrel between Mako and Asami, Amon kidnapping the councillors and launching an attack on Republic City, Pema going into labour, Tenzin whisking his family away, Lin sacrificing herself, and Korra… not doing a great deal apparently…
Let me make a brief confession. I downloaded and started watching episode 10 of Korra thinking I was on that episode, when in actuality the last episode I watched was episode 8, so basically, I managed to spoil an entire episode for myself! Therefore, the fact that I was still buzzed as hell watching the episode is a credit to it! Legend of Korra really is quite good at topping fantastic episodes with even greater episodes. Just when you think it can’t get any better, it does! For most of this series I’ve remained adamant that the first series of Avatar is better (mainly because it managed to create a balance between hilarious and edge-of-set exciting), but now, I’m beginning to question this judgement- I’ve always valued a nice, meaty story that keeps you on your toes over comedy, which makes me think I may just be a teensy-tiny bit prejudiced against Korra (which has just a story) as Legend of Aang came first… I dunno, I guess I’ll wait to see how this finale plays out before making a firm decision!
Wow, that was something else. I had to give it a couple of days between watching the episode and writing this ‘cause the only thought I had after watching it was: arghwysofnshapd, and I figured that wouldn’t make for a particularly insightful post. Sadly, my thoughts haven’t collected themselves into resembling anything a bit more intelligent since then but, couldn’t put off writing this for much longer!
For those of you who may not know, Avatar: Legend of Korra is being released on Sundays. OK, I didn’t get this information from Nick themselves (Korra’s not even on their website for some reason) but, from three different anime streaming sites. It’s also worth mentioning that this episode was available to stream/download this Sunday so, I’m pretty confident its being released on Sundays is true. I know there’s been a lot of confusion on the subject so I thought I’d share this with you guys! Anyway, on to what I thought of this episode!