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Written by Howard Korder
Directed by Jeremy Podeswa
Aired October 12, 2014
After four seasons of deliberately paced, character-based storytelling, Boardwalk Empire wasn’t going to change its approach in its final truncated season. Instead of introducing new intrigues or foes, the series used much of its time to reflect on the paths that brought Nucky and the other main characters to this point and to say an extended goodbye to the people and world of the show. With Nucky facing off against well known historical figures, an air of doom pervades much of the final episodes before they reach their poetic, but inevitable conclusion. More intriguing is the antepenultimate episode, “Devil You Know”, which says goodbye to two of the series’ most colorful characters and powerful actors, Michael Shannon’s George Mueller/Nelson Van Alden and Michael K. Williams’ Chalky White. Shannon’s intense and frequently »
Legend of Korra fans can stop debating the titular heroine’s feelings for former-rival Asami; the Nickelodeon series’ creators have set the record straight about the final scene of Friday’s series finale.
“Our intention with the last scene was to make it as clear as possible that yes, Korra and Asami have romantic feelings for each other,” co-creator Michael Dante Dimartino writes in a Tumblr post. “The moment where they enter the spirit portal symbolizes their evolution from being friends to being a couple.”
Co-creator Bryan Konietzko has a bit more to say on the subject. Read his Tumblr »
The Legend of Korra's stellar finale, which was released online last Friday (you can watch it, along with all of Korra's superb final season, here), ended on a note that some fans weren't sure how to interpret: Korra and rival-turned-friend Asami, walking hand-in-hand into the Spirit World, before turning to embrace each other. In a scene immediately following a wedding, the gesture seemed to be romantic in spirit. But because the moment was ambiguous, fans wondered—did this make Korra and Asami a couple? This week, the show's creators Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko took to Tumblr to give viewers an answer. »
- Joshua Rivera
This past weekend I read two things that led me to conceive this article. The first was a very sad post from The Legend of Korra co-creator Bryan Konietzko who explained the latest way that Nickeldeon was screwing them over pertaining to the release of new Korra episodes, which have already been yanked off the air and banished to air online only each week. In the post, he explains why Nickelodeon essentially forced them to either cut staff, or save money by doing a clip show. They chose the latter. “In a couple hours the eighth chapter of Korra Book 4 will be released online, and I suppose, if you are none the wiser, a few minutes into it you will feel duped and yell at your screen, “Hey! This is a crummy clips episode!” And that is (almost) exactly what it is––except we all worked really hard to make… »
The New York Comic Con is in full swing, and we’ve scoured YouTube to bring you some of the panels that have taken place so far, including Game of Thrones, Elementary, The Young Ones, The Legend of Korra, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman ’66 featuring the Caped Crusader himself, Adam West!
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- Gary Collinson
The fourth season of The Legend of Korra will debut on October 3rd, and fans will not have to turn on their TVs to view it. In a move that shakes up the traditional distribution model, Nickelodeon has decided to distribute its popular animated series online. The Legend of Korra is a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, a hugely popular animated series that ran on Nickelodeon between 2005 and 2008. Avatar has a large cult following, and those fans helped Legend of Korra become one of Nick's most popular offerings when it debuted in 2012. The show's ratings, however, were harmed by the decision to rush out its third season, an apparent response to a leak that spilled a few unreleased episodes online. Nick's decision for Korra's fourth and final season (which will be titled "Balance") is even more radical. As series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante Dimartino explained in a short video, »
- Sam Gutelle
The Legend of Korra wrapped its third season only a few weeks ago, but the wait for the next season (or “book,” rather) is probably shorter than you expected.
Book Four of The Legend of Korra, which will complete the show’s original order of 52 episodes, debuts on Nick.com and the Nick app on Friday, Oct. 4. Korra creators Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko announced the date for new season, which will be titled “Balance,” in a video on Nickelodeon’s website. They also announced that the fourth episode (or Chapter Four) is titled “The Calling.”
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- Jonathon Dornbush
“Legend of Korra” fans won’t have to wait very long to get “Balance.”
Just two weeks after the season three finale, Nickelodeon has announced that the “Avatar: The Last Airbender” spinoff will return for season four on Oct. 3, leaving just a few weeks between seasons. The premiere will be available on the date on Nick.com and the Nick.com app, with every episode after that to be hosted at the same place every Friday.
Midway through the last season, “Legend of Korra” moved to Nickelodeon’s website, with the network unable to find a suitable place for the toon in the schedule. Fans were angered by the shakeup, but its creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike Dimartino assured them it wouldn’t be canceled, and the loyal fanbase followed Korra to the web.
Konietzko and Dimartino also revealed in the video announcement that the next season will be called “Balance. »
- Alex Stedman
[This is a review of The Legend of Korra season 3 finale. There will be Spoilers.]
How do you put something into words that literally takes your breath away? When you think of an “epic conclusion” to a celebrated franchise, one need look no further than The Legend of Korra two-part season 3 (Book 3: Change) finale.
‘Enter the Void’ and ‘Venom of the Red Lotus’ climbed the pedestals of the greatest episodes in Atla franchise history next to the earth-shattering four-part ‘Sozin’s Comet’ masterpiece, which aired over six years ago. If creators Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko were desperately trying to outdo their own brilliance, then they’ve ...
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- David Griffin
Bad news for fans of The Legend of Korra. Citing low ratings, Nickelodeon has yanked five upcoming episodes of the Avatar: The Last Airbender spinoff from its schedule. However, fans shouldn’t jump to the assumption that the show is cancelled – in fact, Nickelodeon is organizing a digital rollout for the remaining episodes of Book Three, and seeing as the show has already been renewed for a fourth season, The Legend of Korra isn’t going anywhere too quickly.
We’ll know more after the Legend of Korra Comic-Con panel, but it looks like the remaining episodes of Book Three will be released weekly on Nick.com and the Nick app beginning August 1st. Additionally, the show will still be made available on platforms like Amazon, Google Play, Xbox and Hulu.
This news was confirmed via a Korra Nation Tumblr post thanking the fans for their on-going support, which was reposted by showrunner Bryan Konietzko, »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Legend of Korra will not be televised — at least not after this Friday.
The animated series’ creators have confirmed rumblings (started at NickAndMore.com) that Korra will have its final Nickelodeon broadcast this Friday at 8/7c — with Episode 8, “The Terror Within” — before moving Book Three’s final five episodes online, including to Nick.com.
“Korra is Not cancelled,” the KorraNation Tumblr site reports. “The remaining episodes will roll out weekly on Nick.com and the Nick app beginning August 1, as well as on platforms like Amazon, Google Play, Xbox and Hulu.”
Creator Bryan Konietzko said as much with a Tumblr post, »
Nickelodeon announced that it is pulling Legend of Korra off the air due to low ratings, which is disheartening in it's own right, but will apparently still be available as an all -digital series now. Come inside to check out all the details and our thoughts on the move.
The news came suddenly as Sdcc is to officially start today. While fans of both Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra make the annual once-a-year pilgrimage to visit with the creators first-hand, it seems this visit may include a mild case of Brown Coat rage.
Co-creator Bryan Konietzko asks fans to not panic or get upset and that all will be explained at the Avatar/Korra panel scheduled for this Friday. On his Tumbler page, is posted the following image.
While the third season is showing promise to be the best one date, low ratings have caused the »
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San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Friday, July 25, following the Thursday schedule that was released yesterday. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.
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Good mornin'! What's better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! That's right fans, prepare yourself for double the comedy, double the fun and double the friends with Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! Join the always-entertaining cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at two of the newest hit shows on Cartoon Network. It's woooooorth it. Appearing from Uncle Grandpa are creator Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Gus), and Eric Bauza (Belly Bag). Appearing from »
If your only exposure to the world of Avatar: The Last Airbender came by way of M. Night Shyamalan’s 2010 feature film adaptation, then I am truly sorry. I can see how that limp, bland take on creators Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko’s blisteringly entertaining animated series would steer you away from ever checking out the source material. And that’s a shame, because Avatar -- a story about a world where certain people can “bend” the four elements to their will and a young Airbender named Aang who is destined to be the Avatar, who alone can restore balance to
- Marc Bernardin
Over the years, numerous animated tv shows have found critical and commercial acclaim for traits usually associated with live action television. One such show was the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Fans of the series lamented its end in 2008, but were excited to learn that creators Michael Dante Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko were making another show set in the same universe. Titled The Legend of Korra, the series soon garnered its own set of fans, who welcomed news of the show’s renewal. Janet Varney, Dee Bradley Baker, P.J. Byrne, and J.K. Simmons return for the series’ third season, titled “Book Three: Change”, and a trailer for the season has now been released. The trailer can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
Last week, The Legend of Korra co-creator Michael Dante Dimartino announced on his Tumblr that the final sound mix for the show’s third season, Book 3: Change, was finished. Only a few days later, several episodes of the new season were leaked by Nickelodeon’s Spanish-language affiliate in Mexico — both Dimartino and fellow co-creator Bryan Konietzko responded to the leak on Tumblr — which were circulated by fans around the web and used to create a trailer, albeit fan-made, for The Legend of Korra season 3.
Following on the heels of the convincingly-real fan trailer that has since been taken down from YouTube, Nickelodeon released an official trailer for Book 3 - teasing new characters and new locations as well as some surprisingly familiar faces. Although the official trailer for Book 3 clocks in at about two-minutes ...
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- Molly Freeman
Due to Book 2 ending the way it did, with the Spirit world being blown wide open and Korra’s link to her past lives severed, it comes as no surprise that the title of Book 3 is ‘Change’. Creators Michael Dimartino and Bryan Konietzko revealed the title of Book 3 to the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy blog during an interview following the Book 2 finale, also advising that the 3rd Book will be “all about Korra dealing with the change of the world in this point in time. At the end of Book 2 she says it’s a new era. And it really is and we’re going to show how Harmonic Convergence and her battle with Unalaq and Vaatu kind of shifted the world a bit.”
Although there isn’t much Book 3 information available, we have enough, along with a leaked screencap or two, to get me thinking about what I’m »
- Mata Lauano
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