The Young Podawans Ep. 3 – The Legend of Korra

This week we’re chatting about The Legend of Korra! Happy Thanksgiving to our U.S. listeners – what better excuse to escape your in-laws than a new episode of your favorite podcast!

Segment 1: What Are You Geeking Out About? (00:33)

Every week in the opening segment we discuss what we’re currently geeking out about! We would have both picked Jessica Jones, but we’re talking about that next week! Soooooo this week Brian is geeking about Ms Marvel #1 (with bonus comics continuity discussion) and Kristin is geeking about A Bride’s Story (with bonus historical manga discussion)!

Segment 2: What Are We Drinking Today? (26:43)

Another regular segment where we discuss – you guessed it – what we’re drinking. Discussion of beer glasses you can’t actually see! Brian’s drinking Coney Island 1609 Amber Ale because of the cool Pirate Lady on the packaging! Kristin’s drinking a Hazelnut Nectar Homebrew and taunts the listeners that they can’t get it anywhere.

Segment 3: Legend of Korra Discussion (35:21)

  • SPOILER WARNING – Major Legend of Korra Spoilers throughout!
  • Breakdown of the show’s premise.
  • Discussion of Korra’s personality and comparison to Aang.
  • Frustrations with Korra and her early choices.
  • How we discovered the Avatar franchise.
  • Bonus Steampunk Goggle tangent…
  • Comparing the cohesiveness & seriousness of Korra vs Last Airbender.
  • Discussion of the final seasons & the effectiveness of Kuvira as Final Boss.
  • Pacing issues of the last season (we’re going backwards in time)!
  • Treatment of PTSD in the series.
  • The amazing villainy and fight scenes with the Red Lotus crew.
  • What happens after you save the world as a major theme.
  • Parallels between Kuvira and Korra & their personal traumas.
  • Possibly rearranging the seasons with Amon as the Final Boss instead.
  • Supporting cast discussion *or* VARRICK AND ZHU LI ARE THE BESTEST
  • Lamenting the dreadfulness of the Korra/Mako relationship drama.
  • Further lamenting the dreadfulness of Milo, but greatly appreciating Jinora.
  • IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT KORRASAMI
  • And the forthcoming Korrasami comic!
  • Theme of the series being the growth of Korra the character.
  • This delving into the history of the Avatars.
  • What was our favorite season?
  • Super Geek Fight – AANG VS KORRA – who do you pick, dear listeners?

Segment 4: Outro, Contact Info & Outtakes! (88:06)

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