The Mind Robbers Ep. 99 – Serialized Anthology

mindrobbersrssThis week, Matt wraps up a year of heavy book reading with The Casual Vacancy and Farseer: Assassin’s Apprentice. We discuss Serial, Black Mirror, and The Legend of Korra. Then we review Matt’s movie pick Romancing the Stone.

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  1. I absolutely love Legend of Korra, and I have since the beginning. I’ve always liked Korra as a character, and she’s only gotten stronger over time. I think the rest of the characters are also pretty great. Like Scott, I love the insane world building they did with the series, and I think adding so much steampunk technology on top of the Avatar’s magical fantasy world was a smart move for the show. I think the art is amazing, and the animation is fantastic, especially during the many great action sequences throughout the show.

    If pressed, I would probably rank the seasons in the same order as you guys: 3 > 4 > 1 > 2 I still really like the 2nd season, but it’s not as strong as the others. Personally, I’m glad they took a lot of risks with Korra instead of going the safe route. It made the show much more interesting than it would have been if they just tried to do Avatar again.

    As for the final scene, I think they did a great job of subtly setting up the foundations for that relationship over quite a bit of time. The 4th season alone has several pointers to that possibility, and I think I remember at least a few more in the 3rd season as well. The final scene totally made sense to me in the moment, and I thought it was cool that we leave those characters right as something new is beginning. Too bad we’ll never get to see where it goes. I’d be very curious to see how a kids show would have handled it.

    I can’t wait to see what DiMartino and Konietzko do next. I hope they don’t stay away on their break for too long.

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