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So I might be a little bit into The Avengers. T and I went to see it on Saturday, and it was everything I could have hoped for and more. Look at all these awesome people. And their awesome arms (seriously, it is ridiculous). And, um, I might have a ship. Or a couple of ships. I'm seeing it again next Monday with SE so we'll see if they hold up in my mind.

Also, Korra! I am all caught up as of yesterday (with delay on episode 5 thanks to a Tivo incident). And I'm loving it, but I do have one gripe. The love triangles. Oh my god. I can't remember the last time I saw a love triangle this heavy-handed and annoying. Or maybe it's just that it stands out because everything else is so well done. Did we really have to dedicate an entire episode to a tired "Bolin likes Korra but Korra likes Mako and Mako can't decide between Korra and Asami" plot? And why force the decisions at all? I suppose asking a Nickelodeon cartoon to treat polyamory as a serious option is a bit much, but these characters are teenagers. Whatever happened to casual dating? If there is anything that mashes my unlike button harder than a "There Can Be Only One" love triangle (or quadrilateral or whatever shape it happens to be), it's "The person you like at age 16 must be your one true love always!" It's not just unrealistic; I think it actually perpetuates something dangerous. Troublesome.

But otherwise I am quite happy and looking forward to watching the rest.

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jessicajones_1
May. 14th, 2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched the latest episode yet but I got the impression from that episode that maybe, just maybe, the love triangle is sort of over? I mean, at the end I didn't get the impression that any of them were going to keep dating... and it is really awkward to be in competition for a girl with your own brother.

I sort of hope that the reason they did that episode was to get it out of the way so that now the show doesn't have to be in the business of love triangles any more.

Maybe I'm being naive.

I have another problem with the show, in that I rather think the benders are acting a bit fascist towards the anti-benders but I'm holding out hope that the creators agree with me. I'm curious to see how that conflict plays out. :)
owlmoose
May. 20th, 2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
Let me know when you are caught up, because I'm interested to here how the last two episodes have affected your thoughts on the Equalists, if at all.

I do agree that, given how everything else went, the resolution of the triangle, at least as of that episode, was better than it could have been.
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