I remember back almost a decade ago when Avatar the Last Airbender first started airing and I started watching it, I was genuinely surprised at how good it was. Very entertaining with a great blend of comedy action and tense moments. I was going to follow it all the way through to the end, but being the impatient person that I am, I couldn't bring myself to watch one episode per week, so I eventually stopped watching with the idea that I would watch the entire series once it was finished.
The other day I was walking around in a local shop and noticed the Legend of Korra had come out on Bluray. I was so excited to see it that I went home and marathoned through all 61 episodes of Avatar... and man... that show is fucking fantastic. I honestly can't believe it's a show that is produced by Nickelodeon. I mean, I generally associate Nickelodeon with shows aimed at a younger audience, ala Sponge Bob. Avatar dealt with some pretty heavy stuff though. So I plowed through Avatar and coming off the high of that great show dove straight into Korra. And holy shit, Korra did not disappoint either. That show may just be the highest quality animated TV show that I've ever seen. The animation every episode is on par with most full length animated movies with a beautiful blend of CG and traditional animation.
Like The Last Airbender before it, Korra also deals with a lot of heavy subject matter like class divides, racism, terrorism, suicide, and stuff I generally didn't expect you would be able to tackle in a show produced by Nickelodeon. It's honestly my second favorite animated series I've ever seen and urge anyone who hasn't seen it to give it a shot.
On a side note, oh my god was the Last Airbender movie a piece of garbage. They took all best elements of the show and threw them away and then thoroughly miscast it. It was an insult to the show it came from, and I'm usually pretty open to movie adaptions. Also season 2, Studio Pierrot is helping with the animated series, and I hope they don't fuck up the animation. The Korean company that works on the animation on Avatar and Korra are great, with tons of little nuances. Hopefully Studio Pierrot can keep up that quality.
Anyways, are there any other Avatar/Korra fans out there and is anyone excited for season 2 of Korra coming out in September?