Quick Thoughts on “Rememberance”
No amount of justification can excuse this episode for being what it is: the single worst, most useless, and most unfunny episode of The Legend of Korra.
Being a clip show episode certainly doesn’t help, but it’s incredible how lazy it is. Anyone could have made this episode. Anyone. All they’d need is a half-decent video editing program, a half-assed imagination, and the YMWV section of TV Tropes.com. This is barely even passable as your average Internet video humor (making Korra‘s banishment to the Internet seem that much more prophetic).
I don’t know who DiMartino and Konietzko think they’re fooling if they believe this is acceptable even on the grounds of basic entertainment. And don’t get me started on their attempted self-critique of their poor story decisions!
What did you all think of this episodic placeholder?
EDIT: I’ve re-watched the episode with Konietzko’s tumblr post in mind. Personally, I still think the episode is horrible in the context of the series, but given the circumstances, it’s unfair to take it as a real episode. As such, a full review won’t be about the episode per se, but rather about speculations on why it came to this in the first place. The production history of Korra is steadily becoming more interesting than the actual show.