East coast, the Book 3 premiere event begins in 10 minutes! Who’s ready?
Korra has to use the snack compartment at some point
Turns out that bit where Asami has to carry Korra away is because she was aggressively eating 70-year old snacks and needed medical attention.
So now we have
- Studio Mir animators saying Book 3 is “more gritty and emotional”
- Jeremy Zuckerman talking about how it “has a bit more in common with Avatar: the Last Airbender,” and is “a bit more emotional”
- And this new inside source claiming “Book 2 will be good, but Book 3 will be… something else”
someone hold me
so basically we’re all going to die and not live to see Book 4
I am overwhelmingly pleased with tomorrow night’s episode, the story of Korra and Jinora’s venture into the Spirit World, “Chapter Ten: A New Spiritual Age,” exquisitely written by Tim Hedrick, skillfully directed by Ian Graham, and mind-bogglingly animated by Studio Mir. Lots of superlatives to throw around to everyone involved.
I did this illustration to celebrate my warm fuzzies for the episode, featuring calligraphy by S.L. Lee, PhD. Same time as previously-not-always, Friday at 8:00pm/7c.
my head canon is that air temple island was actually a part of republic city
but when tenzin broke up with lin, she pulled a kyoshi and made it a mother fucking island
HEADCANON FUCKING ACCEPTED
I love that she said “flameo” though. SKdjflkds
Hey everyone, the network decided to move the show to a later time slot, now on FRIDAYS AT 8:30PM. The premieres are doing well against overall cable, but that earlier time slot is pretty much a ratings graveyard so the numbers are down compared to Book 1. I never worry about this stuff too much, but obviously the network needs to. (I’m not sure why they moved it from Saturday mornings in the first place, where it was doing quite well, but there is usually some larger plan in place.)
Whatever the case, the episodes are still flying off the virtual shelves on iTunes and watched a lot on Nick.com. They always seem to find people eventually, which is what matters most to me (hopefully they’ll patch things up with Netflix or find some comparable digital streaming outlet soon). But I would hate for people to get confused and frustrated this Friday night if they don’t know about the change, so I’m trying to help get the word out. Thanks!
Was it just me or did anyone else think “creepy robot twins” too?
Friday, episode 3 of “The Legend of Korra” garnered 2.191 million viewers and a .6 adults 18-49 rating. This was down from the 2.6 million viewers Korra premiered to last week. This is the lowest number of viewers Korra has gotten, but it should be noted Nickelodeon ratings are down across the board. See ratings for all episodes of Korra and Avatar here at Dongbu Feng.
Great fantasy is more than escapism—it’s believable, and ideally holds a mirror up to our world in some way. And if you’re not watching Nickelodeon, you’re missing some of the highest quality fantasy of our time, from a kids’ cartoon called The Legend of Korra.
Korra is the Avatar, a distinction first described in Avatar: The Last Airbender, Korra’s also-excellent parent show that takes place in the same universe. Though many people in her world are “benders,” meaning they can control earth, fire, water or air through martial arts-style moves, only the Avatar can master all four. This simple conceit has led to one of the best and most believable integrations of magic into a fully realized, flawed world that resembles our own.
When I say integration of magic—think of Harry Potter. Potter's wizarding world is deliberately separate from the Muggle world. What jobs are there, really, for a wizard, other than being a professional Quidditch player or an Auror or working for the Ministry of Magic? In the Avatar universe, people use their bending as healers, police officers, performers, soldiers and more, working in the same communities as non-benders. Harry Potter is a magical world parallel to, but separate from our own; Korra is what happens when the magical and non-magical collide.
While Avatar was more traditional, a classic hero’s journey in an ancient world where kings and swords ruled, Korra uses magic as a focal point to show the growing pains of a modernizing world seeing the rise of technology and capitalism, and taking halting, jerky steps toward self-governance.
Read more. [Image: Nickelodeon]