kkslider5552000 wrote:I have started to find another problem in this episode. Oddly it's probably the best and the first episode of the season I liked basically every part of. But as a whole, it's almost like the series thinks it still has one-off story episodes like Avatar did. But it doesn't. It makes the series feel unnecessarily...complicated?
Wasn't sure what to think of your notion until the two episodes from yesterday. I think it's pretty accurate now.
Okay so the last two episodes. OH FINALLY 2 EPISODES I CAN LIKE!
Before that, about the episode from last week - it had pros because Korra was barely in it, but hammering back romance was stupid, plus the episode overall didn't feel too important in the grand scheme of things cause the only crucial part of it was finding out Varrick is a villain, which was pretty damn predictable. Apparently people from the water tribe are the biggest pricks ever. Oh, and the amnesia thing at the end was one of the biggest "pull out of your ass" moments I've ever seen. Like, that's the sort of stuff fanfics do.
So back to the 2 parter:
Korra was barely in it
History of spirits and bending - like (the season is named Spirit, yet only now we finally continue to focus on these things?)
Wan actually grew as a character through these episodes - Korra, take notes please.
This "Legend of Wan" miniseries makes me appreciate LoK even less. So we can get good stories, but not with the main characters?
A minor nitpick, but why does Wan and co. talk in a 21 century way? I don't expect old English, but the whole "modern" feel of the speech felt a bit weird.
Thank you for upping the stakes at long last. Thank you for giving Korra an actual quest that wouldn't involve politics.
Now for the overall negatives:
Anything with Korra was super rushed. Korra amnesia, oh no! (episodes end) Korra back to normal, yay! Here, flying bison, because it's convenient and we don't have even time for mild exposition! Now you need to go and defeat the Fire Lo- I mean the spirit of Darkness!
WHY WAS THE AMNESIA NECESSARY?! It didn't develop Korra's character (as far as I can tell), it was just shoe-horned for the sake of the giant flashback. Surely there was a more justified way to insert a giant flashback.
F**K YOU LION TURTLE! I still hate you from Avatar's finale. You were better this time, though.
The problem with only upping the stakes now (half way through the season) is that it makes this whole civil wars/politics/republic city shenanigans feel really insignificant. I know, I know, two plot lines (civil wars and unbalanced spirits), but I feel like there was too much focus on unimportant stuff.
Is Korra finally going to develop as a character and become a protagonist I can cheer for? Hopefully, but now it feels like there's too much stuff to cover in the rest of the season, so I fear some stuff will get rushed.
EDIT: Forgot about one thing. I kinda wish the writers stop hammering "humanz are evil" messages. LoK already has some pretentious tendencies.
Is Unalaq trying to release that spirit of darkness so he can get Avatar powers too?
One way I see this season ending is Korra fusing with that evil spirit to bring the world to the same balance there was before Wan. That could lead to the next seasons and have it focused on Korra trying to deal with both the spirits of light and darkness in her body[/spoiler]