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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Decision

I know a few days ago I said that I neither like or hate "Legend of Korra". But times change, things evolve, and so do opinions. The more thought I give "Legend of Korra", the more I despise it. There is nothing I despise more than wasted potential.

The story of the first Avatar intrigues me, so I'm sticking around for that. Once that story is over, I am done with the show. I know I said I'd give it the season, but I can't. I hate the show; it makes me angry. And I hate people who watch a show each week only to complain about it, and I never wanted to be one of those people.

This blog won't become the "I Hate Korra" blog. I'm out. I'm done. At least a Michael Bay movie is dead on arrival, and never had a chance to be good. This show could have been good, should have been good, but it was a piece of shit instead. Congratulations, "Legend of Korra", I'm rating you on the same level I rate Michael Bay's filmography and "The Goliath Chronicles".

23 comments:

  1. And how does your brother feel about this if I may ask? As for myself, I am one who wants to stick to the end. I want to be surprised whether I like it or not.

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    1. "And how does your brother feel about this if I may ask?"

      Does it matter? I am not my brother's slave and he is not my master.

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    2. I was just curious since he's part of the reason you watched a few more episodes.

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    3. Well, I didn't consult him about it, and even if I did... it's NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS, MOVIE-BRAT!!!

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    4. Again, I was just curious and am I the one yelling at you? No.

      If this is the Bryan Fuller, technically I didn't mean to recommend a certain show again. Just that your comment reminded me of how he gets screwed over. But that's not here or there.

      I'm just being calm but judging by your apparent shouting, you act like I made The Legend of Korra and you're taking it out on me because of a simple question. Saying just no I didn't, would have been fine.

      No need to take it personally, do I sound like a stalker? I didn't ask you where you live or ask for you address.

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    5. No, I yelled because I found your question intrusive and I think you should know better.

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    6. Okay, it was a mistake but I was thinking back to your previous blog and I didn't mean to sound intrusive.

      Again, let's be calm about this. Let's not turn this into a shouting match over a mistake of mine.

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  2. At least TGC had a reason for being so bad. TGC didn't have Greg Weisman, or good animation, or... anything going for it. It had very little time to be made, with no love put into it, and it shows in every frame. It had every reason to tank.

    On the other hand, Korra has everything going for it. It has the original show creators, great animation, three seasons paid for in advance... and IT STILL SUCKS.

    I'll still be watching it because a friend of mine and I have decided to hate-watch it every week and then discuss the show's flaws for fun. But I've lost all hope of that show ever getting good.

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    1. "I'll still be watching it because a friend of mine and I have decided to hate-watch it every week and then discuss the show's flaws for fun."

      I can't get you to watch a phenomenal show like "Game of Thrones", but you'll watch a show you hate for fun? ;)

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    2. Yep! It's fun to argue about it. We had a blast with the last one.

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  3. I want to stick it out to the bitter end, just to see what happens, and the series is mildly entertaining to me until I give it a half-second of thought. So yeah, I'm in it for the long haul.

    I don't blame you for stopping.

    Shameless plug for my own thoughts on the matter: http://pterobat.blogspot.ca/2013/10/the-legend-of-korra-continued-potential.html

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    1. You wrote a great blog.

      As for me, this show pisses me off so much it actually brings out the worst in me.

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  4. Well this sure is sudden. I'm more in dtaina's, A Wells', and Pterobat's camp of wanting to still endure the show, but I can't blame you for feeling this way. There've been shows that envoked the same feelings in me. ("Young Justice" was one of them, sad to say.)

    "And I hate people who watch a show each week only to complain about it, and I never wanted to be one of those people."

    At the same time though, it's not always right to complain about shows you don't watch. Some people watch shows they don't like so that they can know the show well enough to have basis for the things they criticize. But those are usually reviewers or critical minded people rather than casual viewers.

    "This show could have been good, should have been good, but it was a piece of shit instead."

    At least it gave us Amon and Tarrlok. It'll always have that.

    "Congratulations, "Legend of Korra", I'm rating you on the same level I rate Michael Bay's filmography and "The Goliath Chronicles". "

    And "Thunder Cats." Don't forget about that!

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    1. "At the same time though, it's not always right to complain about shows you don't watch."

      Once I stop watching it, after the first Avatar story, you won't hear a peep out of me about this abortion.

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    2. It's never right to complain about a show you don't watch. I mean, you can DO it, if you're a casual viewer, but the chances of you screwing that up are high.

      I also don't "get" hate-watching. There has to be something about a show that I take earnest pleasure in before I'll give it my time. I mean, god bless the MST3K guys, but we're not them.

      I'm the sole person who publishes on my blog, BTW: Google has just messed things up for me.

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    3. Oh, A Wells IS Pterobat. Sorry. xD

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    4. there are only like 4 episodes after beginning and the climax looks awesome. If you don't want to that's fine, but it might be worth just watching the final four episodes than leaving the show.

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  5. does greg still like season 1?

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  6. with respect, there are only like Two episodes after the avatar origins thing. One of them is shaping up to be an absolutely epic final showdown. So maybe you could watch the guide and new spirit and THAN pull the plug. Two episodes, and that's it.

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    1. okay that was wrong four episodes left but that's not a lot. And they air a few weeks after beginning. So maybe it is possible to just watch the final four and than leave the show

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    2. Well okay actually there are four episodes but that's pretty much just a fight to the finish. They air after a hiatus, and they actually do have promise. I apologize if I'm being presumptious, but is it possible to watch the final four and than after the season finale (harmonic convergence) swear off the show?

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    3. Sorry, Accidentally double posted. thought it hadn't shown up. Opps

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    4. Will you people please leave me alone about this show? Zero interest!

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