Legend of Korra, Five Years Later

Legend of Korra. (PRNewsFoto/Nickelodeon)

Five years ago, The Legend of Korra first aired on Nickelodeon in the US, as a sequel series to the much-beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender.  While not the critical smash that A:TLA was, for me Korra stands up well as an amazing piece of storytelling, with gorgeous visuals to boot. In case you’re not familiar… Continue reading Legend of Korra, Five Years Later

Book Review – Rebel Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino

Rebel Genius is a new book from Michael Dante DiMartino (of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra fame), and if you are a fan of either of those shows, you’ll find a lot to love here.  In fact, if there’s one negative to the book it’s that it hems a bit closely both… Continue reading Book Review – Rebel Genius by Michael Dante DiMartino

TV Review – Voltron: Legendary Defender Season One

I know for a fact that I watched the original Lion Force Voltron when I was a kid.  I’m fairly certain I had the toys, too.  But I wasn’t a Voltron obsessive, and I’m hard-pressed to remember much more than the barest bits of the show now.  You know, five lion bots, “and I’ll form the… Continue reading TV Review – Voltron: Legendary Defender Season One

The Legend of Korra – Civil Wars

I thought Part 2 put a solid finish on the various Civil Wars storylines.  Korra learns just how deep Unalaq’s lies and manipulation go, and Tenzin bonds with Ikki, and in doing so has a moment with Kya and Bumi to boot.  The Bolin/Eska situation is still less funny and more painful, but at least… Continue reading The Legend of Korra – Civil Wars

The Legend of Korra Book 2 – A Rough Start

Spoilers, if you must know. I meant to write these weekly, but hey, there’s a ton to process here!  The first two episodes set the stage six months after the defeat of Amon.  Korra can airbend, Mako’s a cop on the fast track to detective, and Bolin’s remade Fire Ferrets are terrible.  Asami is barely… Continue reading The Legend of Korra Book 2 – A Rough Start

The Legend of Korra Season Finale Preview

Well, it seems like the show has barely started, and we are already at the season finale.  This Saturday at 11am, we see the endgame with Amon and Korra.  From the previews, it’s clear that there is a HUGE battle involving battleships, planes (launched from General Iroh’s ships?), airships, and who knows what else.  We… Continue reading The Legend of Korra Season Finale Preview

The Legend of Korra: WHOA

Note:  bigtime spoilers here, if you aren’t fully caught up. I watched episode 8 today (both times it was on!) and am completely floored at what’s happening here.  The show is moving through plot at a breakneck pace, and just when you think they might take a breather, BOOM, Tarrlok and Korra fight.  And for… Continue reading The Legend of Korra: WHOA

The Legend of Korra

This is a notice to those of you who wax nostalgic about the cartoons of your youth, and claim nothing they make these days can compare.  I bet you’re not watching The Legend of Korra, the follow-up series to Avatar: The Last Airbender, on Nickelodeon.  A:TLA was well known for being an excellent show, and… Continue reading The Legend of Korra