How “Legend of Korra” Became TV’s Best and Most Progressive Animated Show

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By Josh Axelrod

Confession: I think after a bumpy start, “Legend of Korra” became a better overall series than “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” For the record, I think both shows are the pinnacle of animated television in terms of visuals, storytelling and character development. But there’s one thing that “Avatar” never would have dreamed to do that “Korra” went for with almost reckless abandon in its finale. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Korrasami.

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Legend of Korra S4E3: “Get Over Yourself”

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By Josh Axelrod

Book Four’s conflicts kicked into high gear on this week’s “Legend of Korra.” The first episode established Kuvira as a potential troublemaker, and the second showed us a weakened Korra who somehow found her way to Toph Beifong (!!!) for guidance. This week, we got to see both storylines establish what the main problems going forward will be for Team Avatar.

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Legend of Korra S4E2: Korra Alone

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By Josh Axelrod

Well…that was sad. We knew Korra was in a bad place, but seeing how she got there was relentlessly depressing. At least we got a bright stop at the end with my favorite “Legend of Korra” cameo from “The Last Airbender” thus far. But for the most part, this episode showed how far from okay Korra is three years after Zaheer’s assault.

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