Saturday, May 5, 2012

T.V. Casual Talk: The Legend of Korra on Nickolodeon "The Spirit of Competition"

In "The Spirit of Competition" (Episode 5) - Book One: Air
An episode of The Legend of Korra full of romantic intrigue and even competitive sport rivalry!
The Fire Ferrets: Korra, Mako, and Bolin are in the final games to the Championship Tournament of pro-bending thanks in part to Asami's father who's sponsoring them. Korra, Mako, and Bolin seems to be playing well and connecting until romantic tension arises. Korra aware of her growing feelings for Mako tries to confess his love to her though Bolin himself has an unrequited love for her.  After some deliberation Bolin decides to later ask Korra out. Mako though conflicted with feelings for Korra and Asami can't return Korra's love. So instead she agress to go out with Bolin and wow, they do appear to have a great time but somehow Korra isn't convinced and sees Bolin as a friend still. 
When Mako finds out about Korra and his brother's date he becomes jealous and it leads to Korra and Mako fighting and a spontaneous kiss between the two. Although Bolin sees them and runs away crying. It's quite funny and saddening! Bolin obviously likes Korra but she loves his brother Mako not him. Its truly  sad.

Not all things dealt with romance though considering there is a new team that are returning champions and their leader has a very competitive streak with Avatar Korra. What found surprising was that the episode didn't focus on Amon and The Equalists so we're going to see a similar sequence like in Avatar: The Last Airbender where sometimes dealt with romance and others the fate of the world. The Legend of Korra though has a much more intense drama touch to it.


The Legend of Korra is the sequel to:

Avatar: The Last Airbender, also known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang, is an Emmy award-winning American animated television series that aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon and the Nicktoons Network. The series was created and produced by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, who served as executive producers along with Aaron EhaszAvatar's setting is in an Asian-influenced world of martial arts and elemental manipulation. The show drew on elements from East Asian, South Asian, and Western culture, making it a mixture of what were previously traditionally separate categories of Japanese anime and Western domestic cartoons.
The series follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends, who must save the world by defeating the Fire Lord and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation. The show first aired on February 21, 2005 and the series concluded with a widely-lauded two-hour television movie on July 19, 2008. The show is now available on DVD, the iTunes Store, the Xbox Live Marketplace, the PlayStation Network, and the Zune Marketplace, Netflix, as well as its home on Nickelodeon. - Avatar: The Last Airbender


Music Side-Note
The music was very lulling and sad at times when Korra, Mako, and Bolin suffered from romantic set-backs in "The Spirit of Competition". The music overall was good as well complimenting the animated show.

As always, want to keep seeing new episodes of The Legend of Korra  Saturday at 11:00 am on Nickolodeon! After all, this animated series is amazing.
The Legend of Korra Promo of episode 5, Book One: Air "The Spirit of Competition"

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