Hahahaha ever since Saturday the Korra finale seems to make me angrier and angrier. As a storyteller and as a fan of solid storytelling, it is an atrocious mess! I stand by the creators are amazing directors, amazing concept artists, amazing producers, but wow are they terrible writers. They have absolutely no understanding of dramatic convention, and so the first season of The Legend of Korra suffered greatly from terrible execution, and the core ideas were so good it should’ve been a gamechanger. It should’ve been the most brilliant thing on television and instead we were given a 12-week narrative case of blue balls.
Disclaimer: if you enjoyed/love/fanatic about Korra, by all means continue to do so! I enjoyed a lot about Korra. In fact that is why I am so frustrated. But that aside, this is meant as a critique and a dissection and as such you can take it or you can leave it. Nothing I have to say will change the show, nor will anything I have to say will have any effect on what season 2 will bring. Mostly I have been ranting about it to everyone on a daily basis since Saturday and this is my way to finally just. get. it. all. out. So this is me shouting into the ether for my own cathartic glee.
Chira puts it better than I could.
Augh, with only twelve episodes, why was so much time wasted on shipping bullshit? I couldn’t help but feel like that whole thing was the show creators overly acknowledging the fandom. Jeez, guys, just tell the story and forget the fans. They will do what they will do.
And in this case, the fans will make stuff that I find more entertaining than the actual show :\
So much potential. God, this show was like watching someone get a million dollars, start to build a REALLY GREAT solar powered car, and then go “fuck that” and blow the rest on Laffy Taffy and People magazines.
Yes yes yes yes yes!!!
I still like the show, but it’s painful because it could have been SO MUCH MORE.
So this, this this this.