So far I wouldn't go so far as to say Korra is great
, but definitely good. Certainly a notch above Avatar's first season. They could afford to take their time but I understand that Korra was written with the expectation that they wouldn't get a second season.
Which makes the unnecessarily extensive focus on the Korra/Mako/Asami love triangle that much more ridiculous. Too much time better spent on characterization or plot or world building or or or
I love the characters. Mako, though a bit vanilla, has great potential. Korra's no-nonsense attitude is a welcome change from that pu-...err, wussy Aang, who I never really cared for. Lin Beifong; being a massive...bi-...err, witch suits her perfectly.
Tenzin, proving that being an Airbender doesn't mean you have to be a pu-...er, wussy, kicks more ass than Aang ever could.
And then there's Bolin. There should have been more Bolin. I looove Bolin. His characterization suffered BECAUSE OF THAT GODDAMN SHIPPING!!!! not that I'm upset about it or anything
. A bit of comic relief, but not to the point where it was forced. Some great interactions with Korra and his brother. The show would have been like 93790582098 times better if Bolin had had a more prominent role.
Next up is Pabu. Pabu utterly outclasses Momo in literally every conceivable way. 'Nuff said.
Naga. See Pabu comment and replace Momo with Appa.
Amon...not crazy about Amon. It was all a bit too easy for him, and the revelation that he was Tarrlok's brother was kinda eh...
Tarrlok. Smug bastard. Wanna punch his nuts. He's an excellent villain. Outclasses Amon handily.
General Iroh. AKA Mr Fan Service
. Screw you General Iroh. Your namesake was better than you.
Finally, the Airbender kids. Whom I LOATHE
. They are almost as bad as the shipping. Took up far too much screen time and their generic cuteness was shoved down our throats. I was very seriously considering dropping the show altogether after that stunt in episode 10...
Too much shipping. Lin/Tenzin/Pema doesn't even exist in the show but it still occupied far too much time.
I give it -9234/10 because of the shipping and the Airbender kids. If not for that it's easily 7 or 8/10.
I can only hope season 2 is better. Less shipping! And get rid of the Airbender kids!