Television needs shows like The Legend Of Korra. To start, it has one of the most well defined casts of females in children’s television, and they’re featured in stories that appeal to an audience far larger than the advertisers’ target. Both Avatar and Korra tackle real political, philosophical, and personal issues in ways that make the lessons accessible and enjoyable for a huge range of viewers, and it would be a true shame to lose this series because of mishandling by the network. Having seen the next episode (which was originally supposed to air tonight), I can say that this season is even more ambitious than we initially presumed, and while we’re past the halfway point of this season, the storyline of Zaheer and the Bad Benders is building to something that can’t be contained in just five more episodes. The writers are playing the long game here, and they shouldn’t be rained out when they’re performing this well.
- Oliver Sava in his review of “The Terror Within”
for the AVClub. His reviews for Korra this season have been excellent and this is his best one yet, and contains good omen’s for next week’s episode, which he apparent got as a screener. (via dongbufeng
Korra’s story in Book 2 was about humans moving beyond their ordinary abilities and becoming something extraordinary. When she loses her connection to the past Avatars and her Avatar spirit, Korra looks deep within and forms a new connection with the cosmic version of herself In Hindu philosophy, there is a concept called atman, which is defined as the “innermost essence of each individual,” or “the supreme universal self.” This is my interpretation of what Korra sees and becomes when she meditates. The giant blue cosmic Korra is a visual representation of her inner essence.
Michael Dante DiMartino
Page 164 of Book 2 art book