I loved the original series and this one definitely measured up. That being said, the stories are unique and differ in many ways. While Aang is a child learning how to control his abilities and save the world from the looming threat of the Firelord, Korra has mastered all of the elements long before the last season. Her journey is one of self-discovery. Her search for meaning can resonate with most everyone. And while the ending might have been a surprise for most, that's not because it was. It shouldn't have been. However, unlike Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra has always been about more than simple romance and war. LOK explores the complexities in life, and hardly ever has relationships as the forefront. I know that some people are not happy with the ending because they do not think this is an issue for children to adress. The thing is, it's not something that should be so difficult to explain. Whether you agree or not, that's what happened.
ATLA came out when I was a child. LOK caught me at the tail end of my childhood, and my transition into being a teenager. The audience has grown with the show, and a lot of the audience members are going through similar things that Korra is. The idea of this series was to be more mature, that's why she's older and more outspoken than her predecessor. Love is more serious and complicated than smooching and talking nice to each other. I felt like Korra spoke simple truths that adults/teens come to accept as they get older. I feel like the creators thought we could handle change, and felt that it was important to show change in the way they did throughout the show. Korra dealt with so many issues that ATLA never even touched on. So much so that the last two seasons were pulled from air and premiered online only. The subject matter isn't suitable for little children, it is more complicated. But, as I remember ATLA wasn't always appropriate either. The two shows are more alike than they are unalike. And, as the creators intended, they wanted ATLA to grow up and become something greater and more challenging.
Legend of Korra does this in a phenomenal way. I don't want to spoil it for you, but I feel happy having had these two shows to shoulder me through my transition into being a teenager and learning the importance of life and the daily issues we face. So, no, LOK isn't ATLA. It's taking the universe even further, and challenging it's viewers in doing so.
I for one cannot wait for the comic to come out this year so I can read all about Korra and her new adventures. I only wish they would continue the series on Netflix, or something.
The ending of season 3 was amazing. I loved the whole story with Zaheer, but at the end Korra is injured and depressed. This season takes place years after the end of season 3. Korra has spent her time trying to recover from the poison. The first time I saw this I thought that the beginning of the season was so frustrating! Let me tell you, everything has a point and the finale is everything I would expect from Avatar. This show is great, the action and drama is intense, and the finale is breathtaking. I would definitely recommend buying this, especially if you have seen seasons 1-3 and don't want to stop watching on a depressing note.
Unlike many I was not real happy with the end. I felt the whole last season felt a bit anticlimactic. It is hard to tie up 4 seasons in a bow especially since there was no singular villain throughout. Perhaps that is part of it, one reason Avatar finished so strong is that there was a set of villains that had grown and changed throughout the series. I think season 4 was a bit rushed and there may have been production reasons for this since Nick dropped them. I still look forward to another 4 seasons from these guys. Some of the best writing in the industry, and THE best martial arts animation choreography.
Love this season so much for so many reasons. It's my favorite season, second favorite being season 3.
Between Korra dealing with her PTSD, political unrest, and a super weapon that has the power of the nuclear bomb, this is the most intensely-packed season.
I also love Korra's new look, and I even enjoyed the clip show episode.
The final battle is amazing.
And the final scene is seriously the best ever. I didn't expect it to be my favorite scene of the entire series, but it turned out to be. The only downside to a show ending on such a great note is that I and many other fans want to see more!! I'm even settling for fanfics and comics, which I never do.
To me, Legend of Korra made a much bigger impact than The Last Airbender.
The show really slows down during the second season but the third and fourth season really get back into the Avatar feel. It feels like the didn't have many of the original Avatar writers for the first two seasons but then managed to either find that feeling or hire some of the old talent back. Also, I hope you like mech battles because this season has them.
Love this series so much and have been really surprised at how much more story and subject matter they come up with each season. With the original going through the Avatar's journey of mastering 4 elements (except wind, which the first season of Korra goes into as part of the story), it would seem hard how they can do similar epic scale seasons with Kora. However, diving into Spirit and politics has been really awesome and sucks you in.
The only con in this series is how Book 4 is the last season. I want more Avatar stories :(
Wow. Every bit as good as Avatar: The Last Airbender (the original series that this is a continuation of). There is plenty of kick-boxing, but don't hold that against this. There are so few optimistic portrayls of women today. It is like a balm for my soul to see women and men truly equal as they are in this series.
The scoring was excellent. Make sure to enjoy the Er Hu melody at the end of each episode. The one time I noticed it used in the series is for a meaningful exchange in the last episode. I'm going to have to wipe my eyes just writing this. It's wonderful.
I have the entire series, and it is one of my favorite shows of all time. In this season, Korra and the rest of Team Avatar take on Kuvira, the dictator of the Earth Empire, in a final showdown as epic as the conclusion of Avatar: The Last Airbender.