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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True Blood Series Finale: Could It Have Sucked More?

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By Josh Axelrod and David Oliver

We at Binge Central have been through a lot of series finales in our day. We know what a satisfying finale looks like, and how it feels to be completely let down as a show ends its run. The steaming pile of crap that “True Blood” gave us as its final farewell is quite possibly the worst series finale we’ve ever seen (honestly, worse than HIMYM). Never has a show gone out of its way to alienate its audience in just about every regard right as it was ending. Let’s dive in to this suckfest (This may not be the last suck joke).

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TRUE BLOOD, S7E9: ‘As much as I appreciate a compelling character drama’

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By David Oliver and Josh Axelrod

DAVID: The true death is near and I’m sadder than I thought I’d be.

 JOSH: Euthanasia has never sounded so humane.

JESSICA/HOYT/BRIDGETTE/JASON

Photo courtesy of Real TV Chat

DAVID: I’m pretty thrilled about how this love square is playing out, all things considered. Jason’s voiceover was pretty cheesy when Jessica and Hoyt were getting it on, but it was a well-earned payoff for the audience invested in the relationship. The writing really made sense to me as I talked about last week: Hoyt was never meant for the small town-settle down and have kids life like Jason was, and the women they’re going to end up with will reflect that. I’m so happy the show is ending with Hoyt back in the fold, it feels so organic. Also, Jason with the frozen peas on his penis was arguably one of the funniest parts of the episode. And Bridgette wins: “there’s nothing inside of you that’s missing.” Can these two just boink and get it over with already? Side note, no one at the airport would actually let you flirt your way onto a plane. I call bullsh*t. Continue reading

True Blood, S7E8: What’s Even Happening Anymore

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By Josh Axelrod and David Oliver

With only two episodes remaining in the final season of “True Blood,” the show seems to have wrapped up most of its major storylines already. Besides a little open-ended relationship drama, the only conflict now it seems will be if Bill is willing to cure his Hep V or not. Or if Arlene will sleep with Keith, which as conflicts go is only slightly less embarrassing than the whole werepanther storyline from a few seasons back that just got dropped forever. But we digress: Continue reading

ROUNDTABLE: TRUE BLOOD S7E7: Filler, filler and more filler

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By Josh Axelrod and David Oliver

“May Be the Last Time” is an episode that exemplifies what makes “True Blood” so simultaneously entertaining and frustrating. On one hand, you have weird sex dungeons and Anna Camp trying to win an Emmy with a messiah complex. On the other, you have storylines that slowed to a crawl while characters either sat around or literally wasted each other’s time. Let’s dive right in: Continue reading