Posted to Korra News on April 17, 2012 1:13 PM by NightBender
The numbers are in! The highly anticipated premiere of Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra pulled in 4.5 million total viewers this past Saturday! Ranking as the network's most-watched animated series premiere in over three years, Korra is proves once and for all that a female character can lead an action series! And boy does she ever! The show posted double and triple-digit increases across all kid and tween demos, and has been receiving critical praise across the board.
The next episode of The Legend of Korra airs this Saturday at 11AM. Join in on the discussion on our forums and geek out about just how awesome the new show is!
Comment by: asumi @ 07:14 pm May 03, 2012
someone smell my butt please
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 09:46 am May 04, 2012
Spirit of competion: as the name implies this next episode will be all about probending stuff with Korra saving the day in the tournament and learning what we now for years: Avatar needs a gang in viceversa, what a boring
Comment by: Dre @ 12:37 pm May 04, 2012
I doubt its gonna be boring. I'm still gonna watch it. We can't have among vs korra every episode
Comment by: Dre @ 02:42 pm May 04, 2012
Amon * lol spellcheck is a b****
Comment by: ICU... @ 02:44 pm May 04, 2012
@Biruleibe Yes, based on the leaked clips we could assume it could be about probending and or the completion of love between Mako, Bolin, Korra and Asami. If you'be seen the leaked clip hopefully you'll understand what I mean.
Comment by: Shaymin @ 02:46 pm May 04, 2012
lol, who knows? Maybe the episode could be about Korra getting in touch with her spiritual side too.
Comment by: Poor Bolin @ 07:10 am May 05, 2012
That scene when Bolin saw Korra Kissing Mako... My God!!! Bolin "Drama Queen" jajajajaja
really like it!
Comment by: @Biruleibe @ 08:25 am May 05, 2012
i agree with you.. it'll probably be boring. the only reason im even watching this halfwit show is to see aang in the spirit world not probending bs.
Comment by: ICU... @ 09:31 am May 05, 2012
AND I was right. it also dealt with a competition of love.
Comment by: ziggy @ 09:34 am May 05, 2012
Guys, maybe they're trying to get the probending games/championship out of the way so then the remaining episodes will deal with Korra setting things right with Amon and the spiritual side of being the avatar. Sure, the probending is sometimes a bit much and I feel as though they should foucus a bit more on the other aspects of the show but we don't know their plan. So, just wait.
Comment by: Moe @ 12:28 pm May 05, 2012
I really liked this episode. Guys be patient i think it's fun so far. I hear that the next episode will deal with Probending again but also with Amon. It sounds very exciting if you know the details. Plus episode 7 is called 'The Aftermath' which i'm guessing means that something happens at the end of 6 that's big.
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 02:29 pm May 05, 2012
5th ep was like IĀ´ve predicted... it does not add anything at all, more like "walking in circles" type of episode, but lets make clear that this is not my complaint, even good animes (LOK is fully inspired in anime way of storytelling thats why I keep comparing) have this kinda ep, but I must say...
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 02:44 pm May 05, 2012
... LOK totally lacks what is known as "the quest", usually is "something" that they must pursuit, something which lead their efforts and thoughts for. I also missed those parallels histories which enrichs the sense of world full of life, not just surrounds main characters. I know its just 5th ep (20% ?) but I wish they start making serious progress. (fingers crossed)
Comment by: we @ 03:05 pm May 05, 2012
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Comment by: Legit @ 05:34 pm May 05, 2012
@Biruleibe Well, what it sounds like you're saying in simiplier terms is LOK is lacking the depth and story etc of ATLA. Well, no duh. It's a miniseries it's not going to have 3 full seasons so in can go into great detail of the plot line/characters etc. They're not gonna have grand adventures like in ATLA. Secondly, like everyone else is saying,It's only the fifth episode, give it time. I'm pretty sure the "quest" of which you speak of is defeating Amon/ restoring balance Republic City. Lastly, the creators made it pretty clear that they want LOK to be something totally different of ATLA. They want it to be something of its own.
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 03:40 am May 06, 2012
@Legit you are right when you say that I love rich histories and deeper characters, I watched animes, when it gets plain and simple it becomes boring to me and I cant avoid this feeling.
Comment by: Biruleibe @ 04:43 am May 06, 2012
predictions for 6th ep: probending finals, the event of the year, millions watching in their cable tvs, unfortunately Korra team will be beaten, but winners wont have time to celebrate, due to this large audience some masked guy will appear and will disqualify then like... forever.
Comment by: chackramaster @ 11:29 am May 06, 2012
just started watching LOK and im loving the new style of directing, the different angles used during the fight scenes make it so much more exciting although the storyline is not doing it for me, seriously where is it going? In my opion the animation is quite good but i still preffer ATLA's solid lines where as LOK's animation is too rough and skechy for me. Overall LOK is riding on ATLA's name it was supposed to be a show of its own but it seems like its going nowhere slowly and the only reason why most of us are watching is because we're hoping for something awesome to happen, but dont give up hope yet, anything could happen, we just have to trust that mike and bryan know what they're doing
Comment by: Legit @ 12:27 pm May 06, 2012
@Biruleibe I sort of agree with you on the whole "lacking depth" part. I like a well developed story in depth and having a good insight on characters. I really hope that in LOK we see more of that, but for obvious reasons it'll probably lag in that area. Oh well. @chackramaster As of now the storyline is a bit shaky, I agree with you on that. I know exactly how you feel about the animation. I felt the same way before the series started by you just sort of get used to it over time. I mean, at least I did.
Comment by: Shaymin @ 01:02 pm May 06, 2012
Well, let's look back at ATLA. Episode 5: The King of Omashu. At this time we were introduced to characters like Suki and Bumi. The only stories going on were Zuko's hunt to find the avatar, Aang's quest to the Northern Water Tribe, and the mystery towards Katara's mother's death. That's all. Now, in Korra, there's Korra trying to stop Amon, Korra attempting to learn airbending, The Probending competitions, the relationships between the characters, and now, the mystery as to who Yukone is, and how Aang dealt with him. Maybe even the story of who Tenzin was dating before Pema. I'd say Korra has a bit more storylines to it at this time, thus more deaph. Plus, I really don't see what you're all complaining about. The new series is amazing.
Comment by: logo @ 05:19 pm May 06, 2012
I personally feel that because we love ATLA our judgement of the show may be altered in either a good way or a bad way. 1. We've had such high expectations as a result of ATLA, that we feel nothing can compare & some even feel that a sequel/ another part of the saga, as Nick calls it, isn't need. 2. We're just overjoyed by the fact that they continued the story and we have deep love and respect for the creators that we just love the show regardless. That's my 2 cents.
ur right id go with #1 weve had high expectations cause of atla and tlok does not compare.. im not a fan of tlok heck my friends didnt even bother watching it i just wish they had better and more loveable characters but the show is lacking the magic that atla had
Comment by: Shaymin @ 10:16 am May 07, 2012
@logo But seriously, the show is fantastic, and anyone could see that. Example: I overheard a girl at school (a senior in high school) talking about how "Avatar is so stupid. I don't see how anyone could watch it." Immediately, I was like "WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT AVATAR?!" So, since we had computors in the class, and our teacher was out the whole week, I set up the first episode of Korra for her, and she said "Ew, I don't want to watch Avatar," but I convinced her after much nagging. Now, this is someone who has NEVER seen the original series or anything Avatar at all. She just heard about it from other people and from commercials. After just the first episode, she was crazy for it and aggressively asked me to find the next one, and the next one, and so on. I said to her " don't want to watch Avatar, huh?" She replied "Yeah, well, it's just so good!" Now she regularly watches each premier. So, tell me The Legend of Korra isn't good. Of course, it's your opinion, but just about everyone else who has seen it knows that The Legend of Korra is just about the greatest series to grace television since, well, Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Comment by: logo @ 10:54 am May 07, 2012
@Shaymin lol, calm down I never said I didn't like it, I was just pointing out the two different points of view of the show.
Now, your evidence is only the point of view of one individual. I too, have people in my school who don't like ATLA/TLOK, watched it and still thought it was stupid. I just depends on the person, so your argument is kind of invalid. Yes, they're are a lot of people that like ATLA but there aren't as many that like LOK, that's for sure. It's not just the fact that it's a new show, even some of the original fanbase of ATLA don't like the new show. (Like I pointed out in my previous comment. )
"What's trash to one man is another man's treasure." That's all that can be really say about the situation.
Comment by: logo @ 10:58 am May 07, 2012
I agree, but maybe over time there will be more character development. We just have to give it time. Just don't start hoping that LOK will amount to ATLA because it just won't and people keep having this false hope that it will be just like ATLA when it will just never be. They're two different shows for a purpose. Yes, they may both be good shows but the story, characters, etc is different, for the most part.
Comment by: chackramaster @ 11:56 am May 07, 2012
@Shaymin yeah LOK is the best animation around today, but i dont feel it will amount to ATLA
I'M ABSOLUTELY LOVING LOK but ATLA has worked hard to gain its reputation and LOK will have to do the same(since it is a show of its own), like i said before its too early to expect anything 'GREAT' from LOK, but there will be. One thing i do hate about LOK is that the episodes are too short
Comment by: Legit @ 01:36 pm May 07, 2012
@chackramaster Uh, the episodes are the same length as ATLA episodes... They're both around 24-27 min if you exclude commercials.
Comment by: Kohface @ 04:42 pm May 07, 2012
I've asked around a lot about TLOK and realized that people who weren't such big fans of ATLA said that ATLA was better than Korra... But people who are die hard fans of ATLA say that They..... LOVE...... TLOK. (Korra) I mean I know 7 people that watch it.... 3 who are just people that kinda watched ATLA when they were younger and liked it (the people who thought Korra wasnt sooo good) and I know 4 people who loved ATLA (could atleast name characters) those are the people that Love Korra ASWELL...
Comment by: chackramaster @ 06:20 pm May 07, 2012
@Legit yeah but they seem shorter
Comment by: chackramaster @ 07:26 pm May 07, 2012
I JUST THOUGHT OF SOMETHING FREAKING AMAZING?!?!!
What if hiroshi sato = amon what if amons true identity is hiroshi sato just work with me for a little while please;
SIMILARITIES; *they are both nonbenderz.
*they both come from humble beginings
*they both have this similar deepness in their voices(even though their voice actors are two different people)
*they both have exact same eye shape(want proof? Watch "the voice in the night" and you can get a good look at both amon's and hiroshi's eyes) ...
Comment by: dre @ 07:29 pm May 07, 2012
Hiroshi is fat. Amon is not...
Comment by: chackramaster @ 07:36 pm May 07, 2012
...continuation REASONING; *hiroshi sato could just be a disguise (who would think he was amon?) and the fatness is just a fake pillow or something to improve the disguise.
@dre Have you seen hiroshi naked? I hope not, but i believe he is no fat thats why he wears those full body covering clothes
*why would he sponsor korra's probending team when she is his enemy? To keep korra out of the way so he can plot his next move while korra is pre-occupied with probending, thats why most of the episodes after the voice in the night are so probending focused because he is behind the scenes...ploting, and she wouldnt suspect him of being the badguy because he is helping her
*what about the faceloss of amon? It is a lie to keep people from making him take off the mask and finding out that he is hiroshi sato, he made it as if it was too traumatic for him to let other people see his face while gaining more popularity.
*why would hiroshi sato/amon want all benders gone? Maybe he told the truth at the rally, maybe benders did abuse his family.
Comment by: chackramaster @ 07:43 pm May 07, 2012
...continuation *where did hiroshi/amon learn energy bending? I dont know maybe the lion turtle or aang saw the abuse and taught him out of pity but he began to use it for wrong doing, it could have been anything, come on avatar fans speculate with me
CONCLUSION; please people even though it sounds unreal just think about it for a bit and analyse the episodes you have watched so far, this theory would add all the depth that LOK is lacking, and remember the creators are mike dante dimartino and bryan koni....tzko(WHATEVER THE HELL HIS LAST NAME IS) these guyz wouldnt let us down with such a weak storyline so just take it into consideration
AND PLEASE I WANT TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS (even though most of you wont agree with me)
Comment by: onit @ 01:09 am May 08, 2012
legend of korra fans r fagz
Comment by: The Boulder @ 02:38 am May 08, 2012
The Boulder feels conflicted about fighting a real fag.
Comment by: onit @ 05:11 am May 08, 2012
@The boulder your qouting avatar, seriously, and your calling me a fag? Get a life dude.
Comment by: i'mgonnapunchyourface @ 05:58 am May 08, 2012
@onit, dude stop insulting korra fans...you really don't know what you are dealing with....
Comment by: chackramaster @ 07:20 am May 08, 2012
yeah stop trolling usim sure you haven't even watched korra and yet you still hate it, your an a**hole
Comment by: Dre @ 07:38 am May 08, 2012
Hiroshi is even described as being barrel chested.and no I have not seen him naked...plus why would he pay to sponsor her team then crash the probending arena in next weeks episode? Makes no sense if he wanted her out of the way like you said.
Comment by: Dre @ 07:59 am May 08, 2012
This weeks episode*
Comment by: @onit @ 11:04 am May 08, 2012
i agree with you man korra fans are fags hhahahaaa
Comment by: chackramaster @ 12:15 pm May 08, 2012
@dre i accept defeat well played, but i wont stop speculating... Anything is possible *consiracy face*
Comment by: Meelo @ 12:18 pm May 08, 2012
I think Zuko is responsible for what happened to Amon's family... maybe it was an accident
Comment by: chackramaster @ 12:21 pm May 08, 2012
@dre oh and about him destroying the probending arena, once again i say it is to keep attention off of hiroshi, amon might not be hiroshi but they could be related some how, maybe their even allies. I have a really strong feeling about this.
Comment by: chackramaster @ 12:22 pm May 08, 2012
@dre oh and about him destroying the probending arena, once again i say it is to keep attention off of hiroshi, amon might not be hiroshi but they could be related some how, maybe their even allies. I have a really strong feeling about this. It could be promising.
Comment by: Dre @ 12:24 pm May 08, 2012
@chackramaster lol everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I love speculation. But I also like proving my point. Anyway...can't wait to see what happens next episode.
Comment by: chackramaster @ 12:24 pm May 08, 2012
sorry about the repeat, its my dumb nokia
Comment by: chackramaster @ 12:27 pm May 08, 2012
lol dre u will be proven wrong ............................................ ... soon
Comment by: chackramaster @ 12:47 pm May 08, 2012
@meelo remember ATLA season 2 episode 7(zuko alone), yeah well i did speculate that the kid he stayed with on the farm was amon but then i was wrong. It couldnt have been zuko not even by accident. But as dre said everyone is entitled to their own opinion. So u could be right
Comment by: Legit @ 12:51 pm May 08, 2012
@chackramaster How in the this green and blue world, can Hiroshi Sato be Amon?! If you didn't notice, Hiroshi is a heavy set man. Amon is not. Besides the obvious fact that their voices are completely different. I mean really.
and how you said the episodes seem longer, they're actually the same length whether you want to admit or not. The only difference is so many things are crammed into a LOK episode that it feels shorter, but I promise you, it's not.
Comment by: Yoshi Sato @ 01:29 pm May 08, 2012
Hiroshi Sato ate Amon like a Yoshi, THEREFORE, Amon is Hiroshi. Oh oops, actually Amon IS Master Roshi, which explains the extra glances at women passing by.
Somewhere out there, Amon is sipping through a straw through his mask, smiling.....
Comment by: Kibir @ 01:31 pm May 08, 2012
Do you know what the "T" in Satomobile's Model T stands for? ALIENS.
The intelligence in most of these comments is nonexistent...
Anyway, can't people just stop trying to figure out who Amon is? Can't we just wait and see? Why is everyone always trying to leak the new episode/ screen shots etc. Just let things be. You might actually be happy you waited and didn't try to figure things out. Also, Amon is most likely a new character. How many people from the old show do you want them to drag into the new one? Seriously, I want some new characters with a new story. That's the point of making a new show, don't you think?
Comment by: Meelo @ 03:16 pm May 08, 2012
Amon is "Gran Gran"!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by: tee-hee @ 04:05 pm May 08, 2012
Amon is MY MOM
Comment by: tee-hee @ 04:53 pm May 08, 2012
Lolz i like how some people would speculate about the plot, and then others would get annoyed by them for overthinking even though this is a comments section. And then everyone gets annoyed by one another.... welcome to the avatar fandom...well actually that happens with any fandom, but hey, we are all human! Just be urself and shoot to the stars believe in yourself and dadadada dada da yeah....(ignore me please) continue
Comment by: nightfury @ 08:24 pm May 08, 2012
man i just love how you guys share your different speculations on legend of korra. some of them are really convincing and some are just kind of weird but nevertheless these stuff are just awesome!!!!!