The Legend of Korra, the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA) is a great successor to the stellar ATLA and one that has great contrast story wise to its predecessor.
One of Korra’s first major actions in the series was to defy the requests of her mentor(s) and head to Republic City, This sets the tone with the series – and her as the avatar. But this is not why I loved the series over ATLA.
I love this series because of the writing. The writers are able to weave a more adult themes into its dialogue while remaining true to the cartoon themes and how the story is weaved.
How is the story weaved you may ask? Well what is special about ATLA and LOK is because of how the creators took Eastern culture (Chinese, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.), kept the authenticity of those concepts, and weaved it into a show that appealed to both fans of ATLA and people who don’t have the background knowledge.
This of course goes for both series.
For some reason I’m more attracted to LOK more than the original. Korra appeals to me more because of her personality (more on that in a later post), though I have to say personality wise I’m more of Aang (from ATLA).