The first two episodes are now available at korranation.com. I've already seen both and have to say it's not bad, better than I expected. Although I still have certain doubts about Korra's character (she's a bit like Toph), it seems good so far. Mako reminded me of Zuko or Jet and Bolin is clearly the new Sokka.
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Unfortunately, I'm unable to watch it on Korra Nation. Curse you Canada. However, I am downloading it right now! Aha, I'll come back to this post and edit it once I've seen it. I'm actually pretty excited.
Episode One: Republic City sure does show the revolution of the Avatar universe. Katara's still alive. :') I love Korra's personality, and I definitely see a little bit of Toph in her. The show itself definitely exceeds my expectations of it, then again, I didn't expect too much. Hmm, I love how one of Tenzin's kids (Jinora, I think?) asks Katara about Zuko's mother, only to be cut off by her sibling. I'm sure we'll find out one day. The metal bending police force are definitely cool, although they got owned by Korra. Did you see that statue of Toph? Aha, I recognized her right away although they changed her hairstyle, probably because it was the older version of her. I'm still so excited for the second one my thoughts are scattered.
Episode Two: Did I mention the opening theme? I love how similar the opening theme is to the last one. Katara narrating the past, and Tenzin narrating the past. It's cool. Oh, and after hearing of Yu Dao from The Promise, I knew they were going to turn the FN Colonies into Republic City. You're right, Bolin's definitely like the Sokka figure in Korra. Mako kind of reminds me of season one Zuko, yeah. I love Meelo.
Yes...there was many a disgruntled comment from the non-US fans on the Facebook and twitter pages about Viacom's elitist attitude...though it probably has some pressing legal issues behind it. Highly disappointing, though, that the rest of the world couldn't watch it. Of course it didn't take long for us to find it by other means. Can't imagine Viacom will be too pleased with people providing links to it...and they'll no doubt swoop down on all those other places like they do on YouTube. Maybe they'll learn to make things legally available to everyone in order to avoid the pirating...but I doubt it.
The Neo Team Avatar do bare a striking resemblance to the original in many ways...and I also see a little bit of his uncle in Tenzin in those moments when he momentarily looses his cool (and when he cheers the Fire Ferrets' win). Overall, it appears to be shaping up to be quite an enjoyable series. I wonder if Sparkly Sparkly Bush Man will become the new Cabbage Merchant?
Post by Booster Gan on Mar 24, 2012 20:15:29 GMT -5
Yeah, it's not so much an attitude thing as a legal thing. Same reason many networks' streaming sites don't work in other countries (Adult Swim, NBC, etc).
I could rave about it forever, but I think my favorite part is the characters. While you could try and draw comparisons to the characters from the other show, they seem to be very much their own people, particularly Tenzin and Korra. It probably helps that the characters expressions and animations are FANTASTICALLY detailed and varied. They really help bring out a lot of the characters' personality.
Nothing against Aang, but I think Korra's shaping up to be my favorite protagonist in an animated series in a long time. This shizz is fantastic.
Let's all remember Viacom simply wants to protect their intellectual property so they can continue to use it in a way that makes money. So then they can use that money to bring us great shows like Avatar the Last Air Bender and Legend of Korra. Sorry, but it bothers me how short sighted peoples comments could be about these things. Now enough of my ranting, to the important stuff the Korraverse.
I have the same sympathies with Gan here, I like how the characters have shaped up, particularly Tenzin.
We know the names of all of Aang's children. Kya, Bumi and of course Tenzin.
Notice how on Airbender Island has several people who appear to be monks? They dress similar to Air benders. Something that could be applied to HT?
The Whit Lotus should definitely be our replacement for the Dawn look at how they operate in Korra.
There is a crime organization called the Triad( Most likely inspired by the real life crime organization in Hong Kong also called the Triad.), I had an idea similar to this, with the same name, in an old character bio. I've also lately been flouting around idea's for a new HT faction and one was a crime organization. Now that we have something in cannon maybe we could bring this to HT?
I'm very surprised by how much advancement has happened in Korra. I quite expected it to be more like the early days of the Industrial Revolution 1830-1890. It's more like 1920's. Well I guess that's what happens when you embrace laissez faire economic system.
Let's all remember Viacom simply wants to protect their intellectual property so they can continue to use it in a way that makes money. So then they can use that money to bring us great shows like Avatar the Last Air Bender and Legend of Korra. Sorry, but it bothers me how short sighted peoples comments could be about these things.
Being a non-US resident I can understand the disappointment and kneejerk reaction of those of us who can't view stuff legally. We are FORCED to follow other avenues in order to view this intellectual property...or wait gods knows how long. I, and many other going on comments I've read, would be quite willing to pay a fee to view Korra online, helping to fill Viacom's coffers even more, but we've never been given such an option.
It also makes you feel like something of a second-class citizen...like the oppressed non-benders that Equalist guy spoke of. The Facebook, tumblr and twitter pages are open to all, but the videos themselves are open only to a select few. It just makes you feel so damn wretched...it's only natural to lash out in anger.