The Legend Of Korra review

Carlos Albuquerque
2 min readFeb 26, 2024

When The Legend of Korra first aired, I loved it. It was an action series with stellar animation set in a world inspired by Asian cultures, combining fantasy with advanced technology. What’s not to love?

To this day, my opinion largely remains the same, I love it so dearly it’s even inspired my personal projects. However, I’m not blind to the flaws of the show, which it has a few:

- Although the idea of political villains was fresh and amazing, it ends up feeling very centrist. True, Korra learns from each villain and tries to address their issues, but it gives off the impression that extremism is wrong and that one should be “balanced” politically, which suffice to say it’s not a good lesson.

- The show suffers from pacing issues, due to Nickelodeon’s messing with the seasons, first ordering one then two then four then gutting the fourth of one episode. This makes this Team Avatar feel less like a family than the previous one, but they are still likeable and have distinct personalities.

- The modernisation is neat, but I wish they didn’t take as many western cues. Advanced societies can still retain their traditional clothing, you know.

Even with these in mind, the show is still a solid masterpiece, and it will always have a place in my heart

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