I’m a little late in watching it, but here’s what I think. While I believe that everything worked out fine for the series, I felt that too much was crammed into the last two episodes. Yes, LoK was originally designed for one season only, but in my opinion, the writers could’ve done it a little better and still put everything that mattered in there.
I feel a little cheated at some parts, such as Mako and Korra’s story, or Korra and the Avatar State, and even with Lin getting back her Earthbending skills. It worked out just how I expected (and perhaps wanted) it to, but the speed of how it was presented and at the lack of details left me really disappointed.
On that note, here are some of my thoughts/reactions:
- Tarrlock and Noatock’s end was really bittersweet. Finding out their story made them human, and I couldn’t help but feel sorry for them. I understood why Tarrlock did what he had to, and I guess Noatock knew it too.
- General Iroh is hot. Seriously. Who knew a Firebender could fly? His skills are far more polished than Mako’s, which isn’t a surprise considering how he probably was trained by Zuko.
- The Mako-Korra story was something that a lot of fans have all been waiting for. However, I felt a little short-changed. First off, I’m not entirely sure if Mako and Asami broke it off completely. Second, while I knew that Mako & Korra had feelings for each other, it still went by too fast. My romantic side is crushed.
- Speaking of pairs, I have this idea that Asami and Gen. Iroh would make an awesome couple. Asami would definitely be an asset to Iroh, and he in turn would not put her aside. You know what I mean. Plus, Asami needs someone who is more mature. For all his seriousness, Mako is still a teen.
- That said, I don’t think pairing Asami with Bolin would work. Bolin needs to grow up first, and the girl he’ll be with would either be someone like him (jolly, friendly) or someone a little serious. Theory: Jinora? Their age gap isn’t so big anyway (she’s 10, he’s 16. When they grow older, six years isn’t really too much IMO), plus her personality balances Bolin’s.
- The Avatar State: While I like the idea of Aang unlocking Korra’s ability to block or unblock a person’s bending, I find that this scene went by too fast. I’m not the only one in the Internet who feels that a conversation between the two Avatars about what happened and what can be done would be much welcome. Then again, cramming all those details into a twelve part series is too much (but I still think it’s doable).
- Lin Beifong is a badass and always will be. Naga gets special points for that too.
Overall, I was happy with the series, even if it felt rushed. I can’t wait for the second season —- hopefully there is one. :P