And wow, SUPER DISAPPOINTED.
Like…there was a ton of potential that was just…wasted.
The plot was pretty formulaic, and somewhat rigid in structure
- defeat enemy in the name of justice! and good! and justly receive respect and status among peers as a reward for **~~ridding the world of evil~~**
- finally attain full avatar powers and connection with spirituality, despite the total lack of effort she made to do so, to fulfill the necessary happy ending and sense of closure for the series
- hook up with hot (in both sense of the word) love interest, because Korra totally can’t be happy single, of course
- Like why everyone kept attempting to attack Amon head on, repeatedly!, despite knowing that he was a blood bender (I’m looking at you Korra and Mako, and random right hand henchman I forget the name of).
- Also how gullible Amon’s followers were. They readily accepted Korra’s claims that Amon was actually a water and blood bender, despite the lack of proof, and the fact that she was the avatar. I mean, considering how they’re enemies, it’d be easy to assume that she was just leading a smear campaign or something, yet the whole crowd collectively gasps???? Like wow, she could be totally right, despite our avid devotion and her lack of evidence…
- And how Mako, despite having a fulfilling relationship with Asami, starts shifting his interest to Korra in a very blatant manner! Asami does confront him about this lack of fidelity once, just once, yet he fails to address her concerns or repair their relationship. Like, as soon as problems arose, he decided to stop participating in it….which is a pretty poor stance to take, and quite irresponsible! He could have at least broken up with her, to provide some closure at least (though, in all honesty, Asami could have taken action as well, by ending their relationship or further confronting him about this). Korra and the rest of the cast are also somewhat responsible, since most everyone in their party clearly knew about their relationship, but never criticized Mako on the lack of fidelity he was displaying right in front of his previous (by the end of the finale) girlfriend.
- these are just the 1st few points I thought of offhand, there are others, just that I’d have to go rewatch the series for specific examples and I kind of don’t really feel like nitpicking atm.
I really do love the show. The characters and animation are great. However, in my opinion, the plot wasn’t completely thought out, and the story lacked enough time to fully develop and unfold.
Also, sorry this ended up as such a long-winded rant; too many feels man.