So, Legend of Korra. Started off so pretty and so promising and with such great characters. Stayed pretty, lost the rest. God, remember Amon being so cool and badass and saying all that spiritual stuff then lolnope just some lying waterbender asshole.
I’ve got – well, not exactly high hopes for the second season, but I’m hoping that it’ll improve back to deceptive goodness. I may have seen the trainwreck coming last time but I admit, I did enjoy much of the ride. Maybe we can manage that same standard this time!
“Uncle, why did you bring your troops down from the north,” Korra says, because the show’s decided she’s a fucking moron. This is not going to be a good episode, is it?
Is the show seriously going to have Obviously Evil Guy be the villain for the whole season? Is it going to just be Korra being stupid and then the final episode is Korra saying oh wait you were evil all along and then punching him with some element? Maybe she can punch him with spirits since she’s already punched all the things with all the other things. (more…)
Tensions between the northern and southern water tribes have reached a breaking point. After Chief Unaloq’s troops took over the south, Varrick incited an uprising, but Korra stopped the rebels from abducting her uncle. Enraged by the insurrection, Unaloq arrested the rebels and Korra’s parents, accusing them of conspiring to assassinate him.
Well, I really need to get on the carapace reviews, but I wanted this done with more.
So, last time, I went over how Wan had failed to be the inherently good fairy tale hero who won for his kindness and consideration, but neither had he made mistakes and learned from them. There are all these moments that would work in either type of story, but nothing comes of them. Let’s see if he actually shows character development this episode.
Remember girls: You have no right to stand up to a man who is sexually harassing you! That makes you a bitch, and people will laugh at you! Men’s feelings are more important than yours, because women are sex objects, not people.
(Less obvious: anti-intellectualism, making fun of smart people is fine and also they deserve it, the main character is a sociopath and i mean literally in the clinical sense. I’m not going into it because it makes me froth at the mouth. Go watch this fucked-up shit yourself if you want to see.)
So in the interests of fairness(?), Two and a Half Men is also a very bad sitcom. I have only seen the end of an episode, where Longsuffering Hot Chick was planning to get breast reduction surgery because of the minor issue of being in pain and Guy I Hope She One Day Kills managed to convince her not to at the last second, to his joy. When trying to find the clip for you, I instead found something from the middle of an episode featuring the two of them.
You’ll notice it’s in a playlist that’s for the best scenes from the show. But really, even if this was universally reviled by the fans, nothing short of every other episode just being a woman reading from selected works on feminism could help. (I guess it could be, because the fact I’ve now watched four whole minutes of this show is bad enough and I’m not going to look at anything else.)
So: Two and a Half Men is worse than Big Bang Theory. This doesn’t change that Big Bang Theory is terrible. But I guess if you’re ever at someone else’s house, and they say they want to watch TV and let you pick which of the two it’ll be, and for some reason you can’t sprint through a window to escape, and you don’t hate them for some reason so punching them out isn’t an option, then you’ll know that Two and a Half Men is the worse one to pick.
This is a really cute show. It’s not particularly deep or complex, but it’s got punching and weird stuff going on. Much of the middle filler is probably best watched while you’re doing some minor chore that busies the hands, though. (more…)