I Immediately Regret This: A Brief Thought on My Second Full Viewing of “Korra”
I honestly thought (read: hoped) that re-watching the entirety of Book One of The Legend of Korra would ultimately be beneficial. I gave the series a pure, unbiased second chance, looking for answers to pestering questions, redeeming qualities, and basically just a rebuttal to the notion that the finale ruined the series. Or, if the plot and characters were not going to grab me, that the series was still visionary and entertaining enough as a whole to make up for its narrative weaknesses, much like Akira, that revolutionary feature-length anime that also had poor writing and characters.
What I was not expecting to conclude after all of this was that, not only was Korra much worse than I remembered, but it was never even that good to begin with. It’s honestly mind-boggling just how much creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko fucked up their own story. This is probably the worst follow up project I’ve ever seen since Seinfeld co-creator Larry David followed up the finale of that brilliant show with his horrendous directorial debut, Sour Grapes.
Argh. With the video review in the works, I can’t really elaborate just how intricately bad this series is on this post. But I can say this: the finale didn’t ruin the series. The series ruined itself, and the finale was merely the final straw.