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You know, reviews are best when they actually talk about the show and critique details rather than just mentioning a few prescriptions and comparing it to other series. After reading your review, I know nothing about what you actually thought about the characters, plot, setting, animation, music, art, or anything like that. All I know is that you'd like it to tie in better with the previous series. What's your opinion about the show itself?
comment #13914 FireStomp 21st Apr 12 (edited by: FireStomp)
What the previous guy said... and also, some loose ends are meant to be just that; loose ends. They keep us wondering, keep us interested... and if they're answered, then it's great that we know, but they lose that quality.

And another thing: "Instead we are expected to start again with a totally different cast and learn to appreciate them inspite of our lack of knowledge"... that's the POINT. that's what we as viewers DO.

And you can always think up your own theroies about what happened... that's half the fun about wondering.
comment #13915 omegafire17 21st Apr 12
@Fire Stomp

I thought it would be too early to give my opinion about the details of the show itself. I'd wait until the show has lasted a few more episodes before I'd do something like that.

@omegafire17

I disagree, viewers aren't "supposed to" do anything. I'll be watching the show to give it a chance so no need to lecture me on that point. Although I frequent WMGs here, sometimes I want to hear a story instead of make one.
comment #13916 son 21st Apr 12 (edited by: son)
Yeah, leaving threads hanging would be all good and fine if it weren't for that little clip towards the end of the last show. You know, the one where Zuko very deliberately went to his father in jail, very deliberating crouched down to look him in the eye, and very deliberately asked him what happened to Mommy Dear? With that much emphasis, it's something that's got to be solved. Iroh going to the spirit world or his sun warrior visits are off-hand comments, and so it's good and fine to leave them there without really bringing it up. But Zuko's mom? That's not a plot thread you can just drop because you didn't have enough time. But apparently it's been relegated to the realm of being the butt of a joke. Hoo-freakin-ray.

Otherwise, I think the show's great. I'd be sorta interested in what effect Aang's travels had on people, but Republic City's interesting enough, if stupidly named.
comment #13967 BaronessSamedi 24th Apr 12 (edited by: BaronessSamedi)
I thought it would be too early to give my opinion about the details of the show itself. I'd wait until the show has lasted a few more episodes before I'd do something like that.

Then you yourself are admiting that this is not really a review. It's something that would be better off on the headscratchers section instead of the review section due to the reasons Fire Stomp has already mentioned.
comment #13976 marcellX 24th Apr 12 (edited by: marcellX)
"Then you yourself are admiting that this is not really a review"

It's a review of the premise. Frankly I don't think anyone can give an accurate review of the series itself (positive or negative) based on what we've seen thus far alone. I'll add some points about my opinion of the show itself if it's necessary.
comment #13978 son 24th Apr 12
^ check out the other reviews about the series, there are reviews even about a single episode of a given work. But that's not really the point, these are suppose to be reviews about the object in question, which you didn't really do, so at least in my opinion it's not technically a review of the show the legend of korra due to, again, all the things that Fire Stomp mentioned. It would be something of a side note on the comment section, or a question in the headscratchers. Which wouldn't be so hard to answer. As a sequel set many years in the future, the lose ends will most likely be used as plot devices.

[EDIT] That's an interesting theory, I too found Korra's romantic relationship rather cliche, but it might still be praised due to so many fans of the similar relationship between Katara and Zuko, then again people are hipocrites.
comment #13987 marcellX 25th Apr 12 (edited by: marcellX)
A couple of things.

First of all: "Instead we are expected to start again with a totally different cast and learn to appreciate them inspite of our lack of knowledge". Yes, which is fair enough really as that is what every TV show that ever has or ever will exist has done. I know of no show, and nor do you, which begins by sitting you down with each character, explaining everything about them to you and then saying "and that is why you should like this person". They don't EXPECT you to like them straight off the bat, they WANT you to like them and try to facilitate this by letting you follow them. Thus far Korra's characters are, for the most part, likeable, and the show is also slowly filling in the details of their character as it goes on.

Second: "Not to mention the barely touched upon stories from the past of the previous show" It sounds here like your actual complaint is with ATLA for not wrapping everything up properly. Legend of Korra is a different show, telling a different story. While some of ATLA's events are obviously going to impact on this one, it is still a different story. And furthermore, we are at this moment 4 episodes into the show. It needs time to build stuff up. From what you have said, it appears that your ideal scenario is that the first season of the show not tell us anything about Korra until it wraps up all the other stuff that ATLA didn't directly answer. Which, again, is not what this show is about.
comment #14042 IHaveTheQi 29th Apr 12
Yeah, leaving threads hanging would be all good and fine if it weren't for that little clip towards the end of the last show. You know, the one where Zuko very deliberately went to his father in jail, very deliberating crouched down to look him in the eye, and very deliberately asked him what happened to Mommy Dear? With that much emphasis, it's something that's got to be solved. Iroh going to the spirit world or his sun warrior visits are off-hand comments, and so it's good and fine to leave them there without really bringing it up. But Zuko's mom? That's not a plot thread you can just drop because you didn't have enough time.

There is plenty of chance for that plot thread to be resolved properly in Legend of Korra. It's just not a plot thread that will be resolved in the beginning of the show, since those sorts of episodes are rarely done when a show is establishing the new characters.
comment #14048 Scardoll 29th Apr 12
Edited my review.
comment #17920 son 31st Jan 13
So, after justifying your original review with "I can't judge it on a few episodes, I want to wait until it's finished"—your critiques are the same as they were before. You still have nothing meaningful to say about what the show was, just what you wanted it to be.
comment #17923 Wackd 31st Jan 13
@Wackd

Technically this is my third edit. I already "praised" the show for what I liked about it. And part of that praise is in this review (Korra being an excellent character).
comment #17924 son 31st Jan 13
"You still have nothing meaningful to say about what the show was, just what you wanted it to be."

Rinse and repeat for the vast majority of people that submit reviews to this page.
comment #17999 Rebochan 4th Feb 13
In most of the criticisisms that I have read, complaints about the speed of the plot wrap up and not enough focus on the origninal Gaang are the most common. I think the creators did the best they could with what they originally beleived would be a one season show. The popularity of the show is what spurred the return of the series for additional seasons. Thought the finale plot wrapped up too quickly, I can understand why if there was only so much time to tell the story. I'm glad that we'll see more of Korra hope that the writers can salvage the damage done by the the too-quick wrap-up. After seeing the first season, I have faith in them.
comment #19658 1204Tweety 4th Jun 13
In 12 episodes there is not much they could do, not better not worse. It is just like an overly long pilot. All i could say about this series was "meh".

comment #19697 thEpirate 6th Jun 13
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