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    Quote Originally Posted by zoombie View Post
    Well I give the Korra the benefit of the doubt. It makes sense that Amon scared her so much, and she is not ready to deal with it. She just wants to forget about that, and focus on other things to get her mind off of Amon. And we never saw Korra's training with Tenzin, Tenzin is the only one who saw Korra in her frighten state, as far as we know the others don't know Korra is scared of Amon. So they think everything is cool, and Korra will handle things when Amon attacks.
    I should clarify a bit. As I mentioned in the recap, I thought a scene where Tenzin explicitly tells her to step away from the Equalists and go back to her training would have gone a long way to making an easier transition from "AAAAHH!! I'm more terrified than I've ever been before in my life!" to "Rah Rah Win Fire Ferrets! Oooh, I love you why don't you love me?" I think that's the only rational bridge from that last episode to this one.

    The idea that it started from Korra as you suggest runs into the problem of "What did Tenzin have to say about that?" I think he'd rumble and say something like, "It's your decision, but you don't resolve your fears by avoiding them" and cite the example of his father. Maybe Korra would just blow him off, but that'd seem to be a moment worth seeing on-screen to re-emphasize the stresses in their relationship.

    I still think it would have been a bit jarring to go so fast from one extreme to the other, but not as much. And maybe we will see that scene later, in which case I'll be happy to be proven wrong .

    The reasons I outlined above are a reason why I don't think pro-bending is something I'd want them to spend much time on in general, though. There are moments when it ties in nicely (like the teachable Airbending moment in the second episode), and maybe it's the humanizing hook to bring home what the Equalists are really pushing, but it still seems trivial.
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    Considering that they're already going into the finals, I don't think that they're going to be spending too much time on pro-bending, which I'm perfectly okay with. While parts of the pro-bending matches were more fun to watch than I thought they would be, mainly the first one where it showed how the team worked together, it still doesn't seem that interesting, especially compared to the other more serious Equalist plot. I wouldn't have mind some line/scene as a transition from the previous episode. Tenzin could have offered some comfort or guidance with Korra's decision to move away from the Equalist issue. Plus, I like how Tenzin seems to be becoming more a father figure for Korra than just her teacher. It's kind of sweet, especially considering he's talking to the reincarnation of his own father, and I like the way they bounce off each other.

    As for the romance, a part of me doesn't mind that they did it early as a breather from the previous episode, but after thinking about how Korra admitted her feelings to Mako, it also feels a bit early for her to want to admit her feelings for him considering they haven't known each other for that long. At least Bolin seems to interact with Korra outside of practice. Though, being a teenager and most likely not having too much interaction with people her own age, due to being in the South Pole with barely any freedom outside of that compound, probably makes her more eager to admit her feelings. I would be in favor of Korra and Bolin becoming a couple to end the love triangle. While I like Mako, I think that Bolin clicks with Korra more and it would be refreshing for the main character not to enter a relationship with the first person they have a crush on.

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    Man oh man...I tell you what. I was eating up all these love triangle romance stuff. Absolutely. Its a show with teens. Romance is expected, so I flow with it :P To those who are "meh" about the probending, tis a shame. What a perfect outlet for the MOI animators to flex their muscles and shove epic eye-candy bending scenes in our faces XD. That's probably as technical as I'm going to be. I really feel sorry for those who really really really try to break the show down. I did that during the first half of YJ S1(the animation blew me away), and I really couldn't get submerged into the story or the world(without rewinding eps on my dvr). So with Korra, I take everything as is. I enjoy the visuals, the comedy, and the characters. Been doin wonders for me
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    I like this show its just not hitting the same note as Avatar The Last Airbender. I feel like I'm not as attached to the characters or the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Travis View Post
    I like this show its just not hitting the same note as Avatar The Last Airbender. I feel like I'm not as attached to the characters or the story.
    I think you are too quick to judge. It's only been five episodes. Did you feel the way you do now about the original after it's first five episodes?

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    You present a very good point I just feel like with only 12 episodes its gonna be hard to develop the characters as well as they did with A TLA

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefoxprime View Post
    What a perfect outlet for the MOI animators to flex their muscles and shove epic eye-candy bending scenes in our faces XD.
    It's Studio Mir doing all the animation for this show.
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    Ratings for this episode:

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    -11 AM: 3.784 million viewers, 0.95 A18-49 (#1 on the network for the day)

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstarseven View Post
    It's Studio Mir doing all the animation for this show.
    https://www.facebook.com/miranimation

    Korra is their first project.
    Wuhh? So that explains why the animation felt so "different". Mhmm. Thanks for the correct info dude. So...was I correct on MOI animationg YJ and Ult Spidey?
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    I missed this episode because of my SATs. Why hasn't Nick been airing repeats of this show? I'd like to get caught up before the next ep airs, and I don't really feel like watching it online right now.

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    Am I the only one who thinks the writers messed up with Asami. She should have been Korra's friends instead of a love rival. I think they could be good friends. They share simularities in both having to live to people's expectation of what they are expected which comes with being an Avatar or an heriess. Korra's lived a shelter caged life, I assumed Asami probably did. But differences too that can make good friendship, Mai and Ty Lee are perfect examples of that, Korra is a tom boy, Asami more lady like, I think those differences could make them good friends.

    I just rather Korra have another friend, one that is a girl her own age, than a love rival. Hopefully that part of the story will end soon, and they will become friends.I rather see Asami as someone Korra considers part of her nakami.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoombie View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks the writers messed up with Asami. She should have been Korra's friends instead of a love rival. I think they could be good friends. They share simularities in both having to live to people's expectation of what they are expected which comes with being an Avatar or an heriess. Korra's lived a shelter caged life, I assumed Asami probably did. But differences too that can make good friendship, Mai and Ty Lee are perfect examples of that, Korra is a tom boy, Asami more lady like, I think those differences could make them good friends.

    I just rather Korra have another friend, one that is a girl her own age, than a love rival. Hopefully that part of the story will end soon, and they will become friends.I rather see Asami as someone Korra considers part of her nakami.
    I don't think that Asami has much issues with living up to people's expectations due to being an heriess. I don't know if that even came up during her debut episode. I might have forgotten about it since I haven't rewatched episode four yet, but I don't remember the expectations of being an heriess was a problem. Besides that, Korra's expectations of being the Avatar far outweights what any expectations Asami might have and I think if they try to make that connection between the two, it would make Asami look shallow, or at least make the connection shallow.

    Personally, I don't think that Asami is going to be shown as Korra's love rival. She initially showed signs of jealousy when she first met Asami, but by the end of this episode, she thanked Asami for her father helping out the team. That gave me the impression that they were at least on good terms with each other, which makes me think that she'll be seen more as friend/acquitance than a love rival. It doesn't help that Korra can't really make Mako her boyfriend due to his relationship with Asami and all three members of the team are feeling emotionally confused/hurt anyway, so I'm hoping that Korra and Asami can get along with each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Lucario View Post
    Personally, I don't think that Asami is going to be shown as Korra's love rival. She initially showed signs of jealousy when she first met Asami, but by the end of this episode, she thanked Asami for her father helping out the team. That gave me the impression that they were at least on good terms with each other, which makes me think that she'll be seen more as friend/acquitance than a love rival. It doesn't help that Korra can't really make Mako her boyfriend due to his relationship with Asami and all three members of the team are feeling emotionally confused/hurt anyway, so I'm hoping that Korra and Asami can get along with each other.
    Yeah but the way Korra talked to her, felt so freakin ackawd. Mako is causing that dam ackwardness. I want it to get to a point when they all can talk without looking so unconfortable. Felt like there was an emotaional wall, that I hope gets destroyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoombie View Post
    Yeah but the way Korra talked to her, felt so freakin ackawd. Mako is causing that dam ackwardness. I want it to get to a point when they all can talk without looking so unconfortable. Felt like there was an emotaional wall, that I hope gets destroyed.
    I didn't get that impression at all. Maybe I'd need to rewatch that scene, but from what I remember, Korra sounded pretty calm when she talked to Asami and she was genuinely grateful for her father helping them out like this. She didn't look or sound like she was uncomfortable to me and I don't think that there's an emotional wall between them. It sounds like they could be on good terms with each other and become friends/acquitances, instead of just love rival. I would actually really find it annoying if Korra did treat Asami like a love rival. Despite the feelings that both she and Mako share for each other, they can't start a relationship due to his feelings and relationship with Asami. Plus, after the way she hurt Bolin's feelings, all three of them are emotionally confused about how they feel, so they can't really start a relationship even if they wanted to at the moment. Korra treating/seeing Asami her love rival would just be a poor choice considering there's nothing she can do to convince Mako to be her boyfriend right now and he does seem to genuinely like Asami as it is. It would make much more sense to treat Asami more like a friend/acquantice than a love rival at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Lucario View Post
    I didn't get that impression at all. Maybe I'd need to rewatch that scene, but from what I remember, Korra sounded pretty calm when she talked to Asami and she was genuinely grateful for her father helping them out like this. She didn't look or sound like she was uncomfortable to me and I don't think that there's an emotional wall between them. It sounds like they could be on good terms with each other and become friends/acquitances, instead of just love rival. I would actually really find it annoying if Korra did treat Asami like a love rival. Despite the feelings that both she and Mako share for each other, they can't start a relationship due to his feelings and relationship with Asami. Plus, after the way she hurt Bolin's feelings, all three of them are emotionally confused about how they feel, so they can't really start a relationship even if they wanted to at the moment. Korra treating/seeing Asami her love rival would just be a poor choice considering there's nothing she can do to convince Mako to be her boyfriend right now and he does seem to genuinely like Asami as it is. It would make much more sense to treat Asami more like a friend/acquantice than a love rival at this point.
    Okay but I think you misunderstanding what I was trying to say, maybe it is my fault. But to me, it looks like when Korra thinks of her as Mako's girlfriend. If she saw her on the street, she would think "Hey it's Asami, Mako's girlfriend." I want the relationship to be when she sees Asami on the street "Hey it's Asami."

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoombie View Post
    Okay but I think you misunderstanding what I was trying to say, maybe it is my fault. But to me, it looks like when Korra thinks of her as Mako's girlfriend. If she saw her on the street, she would think "Hey it's Asami, Mako's girlfriend." I want the relationship to be when she sees Asami on the street "Hey it's Asami."
    I don't really see how Korra seeing Asami as Mako's girlfriend is a bad thing at this point, especially when there wasn't any tension between them, or from Korra at least, when they did talk at the end of this episode. I don't think that they'll be close friends per say, but I don't think that they'll have a rocky relationship either. I apologize if I have been misunderstanding what you've been trying to say, but I honestly don't see an issue with Korra's relationship with Asami at this point. She seems okay with her and it doesn't look like she's holding a personal grudge against her for being Mako's girlfriend before she could admit her feelings to him. Maybe future episodes will change my opinion, but as of now, their relationship is okay.

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    I share the view that this was probably the weakest episode so far...it just seemed to be there for shipping foder...it wasn't bad but it wasn't as good as the previous ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoombie View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks the writers messed up with Asami. She should have been Korra's friends instead of a love rival. I think they could be good friends. They share simularities in both having to live to people's expectation of what they are expected which comes with being an Avatar or an heriess. Korra's lived a shelter caged life, I assumed Asami probably did. But differences too that can make good friendship, Mai and Ty Lee are perfect examples of that, Korra is a tom boy, Asami more lady like, I think those differences could make them good friends.

    I just rather Korra have another friend, one that is a girl her own age, than a love rival. Hopefully that part of the story will end soon, and they will become friends.I rather see Asami as someone Korra considers part of her nakami.
    It's only been 6 episodes so far, so who says the two won't eventually become friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suss2it View Post
    It's only been 6 episodes so far, so who says the two won't eventually become friends.
    If there's one thing these guys are great at it's character development. Remember in the first series, by the end none of them where the same, Aang, Zuko, Sokka, Katara, they had all had magnificent character arcs and changed so much in 61 episodes.

    So it's very possible.

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    I rewatched this episode and I just realize it isn't as tolerable as I felt. Mostly because I am now honestly irritated on both Mako and Korra's spiteful nature to each other. Yeah, it's basic, simple reaction for the average teenager and I would have been fine with Korra herself since she is called out on her action and apologizes to Bolin for using him, but then Episode Six has her rolling her eyes at Asami which still makes her petty. I think less of Mako, too. The first is the way he displayed his attitude to Bolin when he's crying his eyes out by merely treating him like he's making a mountain out of a molehill. Mako's attitude is condescending and the fact that the scene was played for humor only emphasizes that. This is also not fair to poor Asami who not only has to deal with Korra's annoyance behind her back, but Mako who's still dating her despite his conflict.

    I'm under the impression that these are issues that will be called into question and resolved. I also and especially get that these are flawed people making flawed decisions, so I'm willing to change my mind on whatever the end result may be. For now, it bugs me.

    Also, I think yeah, this episode is condensed. I think I would have tolerated it more if the romance wasn't a major focus for one episode, but something organically spread out throughout the season.

    I'm actually seeing what Ed means with the whole Pro-Bending thing. Episode Six utilized it a lot better and had relevance to the overall plot, but what is the point of it here other than consistently emphasizing the lack of teamwork they have because their love life - a generally unimportant subplot - is in crisis?

    ...Wow. Amazing what one rewatch a week later can do to a person's opinion. XD
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