I loved the series. It's obvious they rushed everything and I'm sure it was only ever meant to be 12 episodes. This couldn't have even been beneficial and only have hurt its reviews and retrospectively, I'm sure they regret that. But they are making 3 more books, next one being "Book 2: Spirits" (which makes sense to me now that I've read of the term 'spiritbending' and hopefully we see more of the Spirit world and spiritual aspects of this world, just as we saw through Korra in the first season. Also Korra would get it.
It's apparent that the writers and creators have adhered to their visibly more mature audience, the writing, comedy and settings are so much more mature - political issues and cheesy romantics? And this carries over to the characters, Korra is in fact quite the opposite to Aang. Bolin is freaking hilarious and Mako is plainly a Zuko who wasn't emotionally deprived for most of his childhood. Everyone is at the stage where teen issues are abundant and the show has developed more upon these things rather than individual differences. And Korra's 10/10, would bang.
I'm sure feelings are mixed about it but I really enjoyed the pro-bending tournament. As little screen-time and lack of exposure it had, it was still pretty cool and personally, it's my cup of tea. I wish they put more episodes into this series though +_+" I feel every time I point out what I like about the series, it backfires and is let down by how little it had been developed. Hopefully, though, Pro-Bending to The Legend of Korra becomes the next "World Tournament" to the Dragonball franchise. Korra, S my D.
As for the bending, I actually like that most benders can lightning and metal bend. It justifies the industrial happenings of Republic city, I guess. And I disagree with the interpretation that bending seems easier for everyone. I actually think it's quite the opposite. You had people like Katara and Aang creating tidal waves and moving masses of water; Toph and Bumi moving mountains and shifting cities; Zuko, Iroh, Azula, Ozai etc. creating giant flames (not to mention under Sozin's comet) - In The Legend of Korra, it seems that most earthbenders struggle to raise a pillar of stone (-cough- Bolin -cough-), move waves etc. Well at least it seems that they require more effort. All of this I like. Shows that benders are getting lazy with all this technology and gadgetry about (sound familiar, eh? EH?). KORRA: UNF UNF UNF
- If you can, take the time to read..? (edit: Holy shit, never mind. I wrote an essay by accident)
- Either way.. It's obvious that the creators rushed this series. Definitely should have planned a more developed story - not change it.. but developed it over a longer episode count.
- It seems that they've aimed the script towards a more mature audience which (Imo) has worked and has proven appealing to me.
- I loved the Pro-Bending sport.
- Korra, lemmefaku.
EDIT: I TOTALLY FORGOT TO RANT ABOUT THE WHITE LOTUS. WHY ARE THEY ALL PUSH-OVERS. It saddens me, but I'm sure the writers did that deliberately. Here's me wishing that Uncle Iroh found a way to eternal life and is hiding somewhere near or around Ba Sing Se. And God, I hope the bring the story over to Ba Sing Se and stuff.