Taking place 70 years after the events of "Avatar: The Last Airbender," this story follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang - a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water, and Fire), Korra seeks to master the final element, Air. Her quest leads her to the epicenter of the modern "Avatar" world, Republic City - a metropolis that is fueled by steampunk technology. It is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. However, Korra discovers that Republic City is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip it apart. Under the tutelage of Aang's son, Tenzin, Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large. Written by
Let me just say, I was a fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender (mostly Earth and Fire) but Korra tops it without a doubt. The writers and creators have really grown and learned their art, and it shines through in this series. It's darker than it's predecessor, and the story is much more intriguing.
The main antagonist is Amon, a patient, cunning, and ruthless (supposed) non-bender that is leading a rebellion against the capital Republic City. His plot starts out as no more than an intriguing idea, but in the scenes where it shows him committing his deeds, they seem horrible, unspeakable and more than devilish. It pulls at the watcher more than many death scenes that have been produced.
Part of that is because of the empathy the viewer will quickly grow for the extremely well- written characters. Each character is starkly different, and each one has a past that comes into play in the story, some much more than others.
The main sell point for me on the series is the magnitude of the events. I've watched many T.V. shows and read many stories that had to try those great "OH SH-T" moments, but LoK has me actually shouting it so loud I wake my family, even when I can predict what has happened.
A great series that I recommend to everyone.
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