So I just saw the finale... So very... dark. Tarrlock and AmonNoatak's ending... sad really... but very emotional, well done. A+ Also, poor Lieutenant...
Honestly, I was expecting Avatar state (yip! yip!) when she about to be debent (debended?). When she didn't, I expected Avatar State when Mako was in danger... When she didn't, I expected her to be powerless (with a little bit of power, say the tear floating for a second?) until next season a sad ending with a glimmer of hope...(see season 2 A:TLA)
However, when she just got Avatar state like that at the end and had an instant fix I felt cheated of a possible plot point... *sigh*... I suppose Lin's re-powering justifies it and there's a better plot to come... but the possibilities...
Lastly: Bumi! I like Bumi. I want to see more of Bumi...
In reply to InUranus, #9875: I'm fine with no explanation. The aspect of mystery and possibilities of the unknown... just like the fact the Avatar is just different, with a spiritual and so mysterious side... That's interesting.
In reply to SHADOOD, #9900: Next season I'm hoping that Asami (if she's around) is friends with Korra, and please... PLEASE no useless, "No one loves meeee!" Maybe some father issues, but please... no more MAsami...
In reply to datalaughing, #9962: Funny how Amon spouted how benders have been the cause of wars in every era... and then is a bender... starting a war against bending. Aaah irony...
In reply to pinstripes39, #9965: I was more thinking "Thriller!"
It did end with him being definitely alive, though. Under the circumstances that was pretty upbeat. But Earth was the Empure Strikes Back. It had to end sort of down so they'd have overwhelming odds to defeat in the triumphant final season.
The Korra finale was not about having a happy ending. It was about having a definite ending. Stand-alone seasons. It doesn't really work if you leave a big old problem unresolved.
Hm, good point. Though I could argue that LoK is a completely different animal, TLA had more episodes for a lead up and payoff, LoK S1 was self contained and wouldn't need a suspenseful cliffhanger like that, and no one was crying on a cliff that somehow made former Avatars appear to heal Aang. ect ect. But I'm too drowsy.
Has it been confirmed how many hours each season will get or have they not decided yet? If they haven't then hopefully the fan reaction and ratings will prove they need to give it more episodes for season 2 and 3, because as much as I don't like fillers they are useful.
It's not like the network told them they could only have so many episodes. The creators wanted to tell a specific story and knew how long they wanted it to take. There wouldn't even be a second season if Nick hadn't insisted they have at least that many. You think the network wouldn't love to have a show with this big a fan base run for years and years so they could keep raking in the cash? If we think the creators have done a good job so far, we should be able to rely on them to tell a good story and take whatever amount of time they judge to be right. People keep talking about how the story went to fast and the season was too short, but if they'd drawn the same story out for 5 or 10 more episodes, it wouldnt have had the emotional intensity that it did. It's not the same kind of story they were telling about Aang. This one was smaller but more intense, without the room for the big, epic arcs. It wouldn't have been nearly as striking with more filler.
Rant over for now. To answer your question, they said season 2 would be about the same length, give or take an episode. And word was there wouldn't be a 3. Nick had to push them into doing 2. Personally, I'm overjoyed that they have a specific story to tell and then want to stop. Id hate to see the story drag out pointlessly to see how long they can milk it.
It would change the entire pace of the story. If they added 20 minutes to the middle of Die Hard for Bruce Willis to talk to Alan Rickman about how upset he is over his wife moving to LA, it would be a lot of character development but to the detriment of the short, intense, self-contained story they're telling. On the other hand, you can add an hour of deleted scenes to Fellowship of the Ring and not really change the feel of the movie much, which is why Last Airbender could do episodes like The Great Divide and still be awesome.
I just want to know some of the motivations. Just one little monologue by Asami to tell why she threw money at the Fire Ferrets, or something about her mother. I don't like how she blew holes my ship, but I'm also very intrigued. (Unless she's simply a one season throwaway character?) Maybe a flashback on Lin's part, it could be about Toph, or her father, even the scar on her cheek. I just need some information, pace be damned. Not knowing is the worst feeling of all.
So now the season was a POS? YOU DARE?!?! Attack him, my legion of trained fire ferrets!!
*whispers* I said attack. Why are you- yes, that's very cute, but walking on your hands is not going to- look, I said stop that. Go and bite him or something. I don't know, nibble on his legs or run up his pants, just do something, he's dissing Korra. *cry of frustration*
(I'm putting this here because I can't edit) How about an episode after Korra Joins the team were Mako and Korra struggle to get along and Bolin says they need to go Team build and to do that he suggests the funnest places so that they become friendly to show Bolin is the Heart of the team. That's one episode I thought up on the fly. There's so much they could have done for character development
I agree; I'm struggling to see how a few more episodes would have hurt.
They may have wanted to steamline the story, but there is such a thing as too rapid pacing. They wouldn't even have had to do specific filler episodes; there were a number of places where it could have been stretched out a little to include a bit more character stuff and make the romance arc a little more believable/less cringe-worthy, plus they could have spaced it so the climax still came in the final episode but closer to the beginning to allow for a little more time to sort out the avatar state deus ex spirituality thing.
It was only meant to be a 12 episode mini-series. There wasn't supposed to be anything else beyond that.
I'm almost positive that if they knew they'd have multiple seasons, that it would be a longer show, but I can almost guarantee a lot of things may have felt even more out of place/forced if they just added episodes after the fact.