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Reaction to The Legend of Korra Season Finale

Some of you may be like, "YAY, she's doing this." Others might be like, "No this bish is not."

But I AM. I totally am about to do this. In fact, I've technically already done it...

WORK IT, GIRL.
 If you're already lost and clueless as to what the heck is going on, let me fill you in. Do you remember that awesome show THAT TOOK THE WORLD BY STORM (did it, really? I DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW) called Avatar: The Last Airbender. You remember. Come on, YOU SO DO.


Well... THIS IS NOT THAT. Let me explain: The Legend of Korra takes place seventy years AFTER the events of The Last Airbender. Korra, the protagonist, is the latest incarnation of the Avatar--"the physical embodiment of the world's spirit" capable of mastering all four elements--earth, fire, water, air--in the art known as bending--and is responsible for bringing order, peace, and balance to the world--and this show is about her quest to her spiritual self, her airbending, and the fight against the anti-bending revolutionaries. AWESOMESAUCE, am I right?

Do you NEED to watch The Last Airbender to watch Korra? NO. That's what makes better for newcomers. HOWEVER. I will say that to fully appreciate certain cameos and character arrivals YOU SHOULD watch The Last Airbender. There's a lot of *fist-pumping* and *smiling* involved when you see people you recognize or witness moments with the old gang.


So back to Korra. If you don't already know, the season finale for THIS BANGIN' SHOW just happened this past Saturday and YO. Ya'll donnevn wish you'd seen my reaction because

HOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLAAA. BAAAAAAAAACK.

all of that? Was ME. BEFORE I dropped into a comatose state followed by EXTREME sleep after expending all that energy to share my excitement with my now very angry, unrelenting neighbors. My love of this show had just gotten serious; it wasn't f*ckng around.

Now, I'm not going to recap what happened. You want all that? WELL I KNOW SOMEBODY EXCELLENT FOR THE JOB. CHECK IT:

CLICK ME TO VISIT AWESOME AMY AT TRIPPING OVER BOOKS.
I'm just going to talk about the moments of epicness, the ones that turned my heart to GOO, that ripped it in half, that rubbed it with balm, and so on. So BRACE YOURSELF.

First, there was this:
To which I was like
Which was followed by

WHY DON'T YOU JUST FIREBEND MY HEART, MAKO?

"Defeat him. Put an end to this sad story." ~ Tarlock to Korra and Mako
My heart was in smithereens by this point. And then Tarlock goes and SAYS THAT. Being bros with the villain is badenov but then said bro goes and says PUT AN END TO THIS SAD STORY.

Then when

KORRA LOSES HER MOTHER FRYING BENDING. I can't EVEN. I was also like Nuh-Uh. Then I was cursing out the fraking commercials until THEY GAVE ME BACK KORRA TIME.

I CAN AIRBEND BISHES, SO TRY AND STOP ME NOW.
I was chockfull of NONSTOP applause, cheers, whoops, FIST-PUMPS. All I needed was a FANGIRL T-SHIRT THAT SAID, EFF YEAH, LEGEND OF KORRA IS THE BUSINESS.


When Bumi showed up, I *DIED*. I was laughing, cheesing, cheering. HE'S SO MUCH LIKE THE OLD ONE.
"It will be just like the good old days." ~Tarlock to Amon
YOU GUYS. I was SO NOT fine. I couldn't handle that tear.

THEN TO TAKE THE CAKE:

YOU couldn't handle my reaction. My face... it was indescribable. My sister said she'd ATTEMPT to draw my face for me so that I could see it. Because it was UNBELIEVABLE.

BUT WAIT. The awesome epicness HAS NOT STOPPED.

"You have finally connected with your spiritual self." ~Aang to Korra
"When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change." ~Aang to Korra
SHE IS THE AVATAR. YOU JUST GOTTA DEAL WITH IT.
WHEN SHE WENT ALL AVATAR STATE. There are no words. ONLY DANCE.


She looked like a frigging goddess. I BOW DOWN TO KORRA.


And then to just cap things in THE MOST GLORIOUS, HEARTMETLING WAY POSSIBLE:


*HEART MELTS* *SWOONS*

"I love you too." ~Korra to Mako

DO WE SERIOUSLY NEED TO GET INTO HOW I, I, REACTED TO THIS?


Let's not forget about Beifong, though.
YEAH, I'M GONNA NEED MY BENDING BACK. CUZ I'M A BOSS.
To say that I LOVED The Legend of Korra's season finale is putting it VERY mildly. I have, NO LIES, watched the ending of the episode--and I swear I've counted, accurately--34 times since Saturday. Yeah. YEAH. And that was after I spent my Monday morning with a Legend of Korra rerun marathon.  If you haven't watched the show, PLEASE DO.

12 comments:

Liz @ Planet Print said...

MY HEART. THE FEELS. This post is PERFECTION. When Tarrlok was on the boat..and..and IT WAS SO HEARTBREAKING. AND BUMI! I already love him. Why is season two not here yet? AND THE AVATAR STATE OMG. Was so awesome. And when Lin got her powers back...I LOVE LIN. AND THE MAKORRA. IT WAS...MAKORRICAL. AND BOLIN'S AWESOME FUNNINESS. It was just amazing. Amazing. AMAZING.


I'm off to fangirl some more.

Ezmirelda Demetri said...

My sister and I watched the finale too! She was sleeping when it came on, and I tried to convinve her to get out of bed but she wouldn't. THEN I mentioned Legend of Korra is on and she literally JUMPED out of her bed like she got electrocuted or something. Haha:D
Omygod I was SO frickin excited! All the Mako X Korra moments made my heart melt. AND THEN, when Korra went into the Avatar state and we saw Aang I was like "FINALLY!"
I felt like I was waiting for her eyes to glow ALL season long. The eye-glowing, huge water bending thing NEVER gets old.
Reading this reminded me that I wanted to re-watch the episode again. Thanks for the links Ash~!!! :D

Kelley York said...

TOO MANY FEELS. I got chills during the last scene. It got wrapped up way too nicely for my liking--Korra and Lin getting their bending back, Mako and Korra already hooking up, etc--but there was a reason behind it. (The creators were only expecting to do one season, so they had to wrap it all up. It wasn't until AFTER production that they realized they were getting more than one season.)


BUT IT WAS AMAZING. The Tarlock and Amon scene made me cry everywhere.

Lisa! said...

ALL OF THE FEELINGS.
I can't.


But seriously, I binge read all sorts of reviews and insight and nerd things ever on the internet because I needed it.


And also, this caused some seriously ugly crying from me. Especially this: "When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change." ~Aang to Korra

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Brodie said...

......

If I am completely honest, I read your post with a WTF expression on my face the entire way through LOL. I am a despicable, heartless person.... I just DON'T UNDERSTAND THE LOVE FOR THIS SHOW. Granted, I've never watched an episode, but I kind of have the view that an animated tv show does not hold the same depth as a real-person one.

And I KNOW, that is CLEARLY not the case, because... well... *POINTS ACCUSINGLY AT YOUR POST*

Erm... um... I'm glad you fracking LOVED the finale! Maybe I ought to give this a try ;) And dude, 34 times?!?! THAT. IS. DEVOTION.

Asher Knight said...

YAY. I felt ALL THE THINGS because of THIS EPISODE. OMG,
when Tarlock was on the boat and he said WHAT I SAID HE SAID, I wanted to cry
but I COULDN'T. I just got really teary-eyed, and then Amon shedding a tear...
Oh, sweet Mary. LIN GOT HER POWERS BACK BECAUSE SHE IS A BOSS. She couldn't
have been without them for long. AND MAKORRICAL XD *ROFLLLL* LOVE IT. Amazeballs.
Who's hiding season two?

Asher Knight said...

My sister gets SO MAD when I don't wake her up. As if I could help being too consumed with OMG LEGEND OF KORRA IS ON to notice the lack of her presence. Besides, any hope of waking my sister is a lost cause xD

MELT? I felt like someone had firebended my insides, then set them on slow simmer instead of roasted. THE EYE-GLOWING. How apt. I NEEDED THOSE SUCKERS TO GLOW ALREADY AND WHEN THEY FINALLY DID?! *DIES*

I knew some peeps could benefit from that linkage. You're welcome, my friend. You're absolutely welcome. I've watched more times than I can count, SO I KNOW THE FEELING.

Asher Knight said...

I WAS A LITTLE SUSPICIOUS of the too-wrapped-up-nicely bit, but you know what? I *DIED* OF THE EPIC AWESOMENESS. I had no idea it was originally only one season?!? I assumed it had come as a package deal. NO WONDER. Now, I have even more reasons to be suspicious of the next one now that the creators have more playing room. *bites thumbnails*

I was sucking back the tears. I looked SO WEIRD with my eyes all strangely wide to keep from crying. but, I totally got teary eyed. AND THE TEAR JUST THREW ME.

Asher Knight said...

EVERY SINGLE ONE.
I can't EVEN.

WHEN I HEARD THAT. I got chills. It was so EPIC.

I immediately thought of you and Amy and another of my friends once I was done watching because this finale was too amazeballs, I had to squeal about it xD

Asher Knight said...

YOU WILL UNDERSTAND SOMEDAY, YOUNG GRASSHOPPER.

You will learn the ways of Aang and Korra and will never go back. WATCH BOTH SHOWS. The Last Airbender is three seasons long and you're probably like this BISH IS CRAY if she thinks I'm going to watch 60 episodes, but you should. To fully appreciate Korra. But you don't even HAVE TO. If you watch Korra, I think you'll understand. It's like if Veronica Mars had a spin-off with an EQUALLY fab character.

What can I say? I. AM. DEVOTED. You know how I get xD

Christina said...

I <3 too!! I had to buy the whole season on amazon instant video so I have it until it's released on video and the finale was epic! I watched it with my BFF and we were just like you while watching it! It's sad that we have to wait for next year for season 2 but I did hear that all this month they are replaying season 1 with behind the scene features. Also yesterday Entertainment Weekly release that they got the green light for another 26 episodes after the 14 of season 2 that means there will be 52 episodes of Korra before its over XD

MakorrianCheetah said...

OH MY GAWD!!! THIS HAS TO BE THE MOST EFFING AMAZING REVIEW EVAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!! IT'S TOTALLY EPIC!!! AWESOME! RADICAL! YOU BLENDED IT ALL !!! F*HK! YOU EVEN GAVE ME NEVER-ENDING FEELS!!! *BOWS DOWN*

and to add "YOU'RE A MAKORRIAN!!" *dies* EVERYTHANG'S SO PURRFECT!!! XDDDD