I've watched a whole bunch of shows throughout my life. I've watched things like Batman: The Animated Series, Rugrats, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Treme, and Arrow, but only one has made me an obsessed lunatic. Legend of Korra completely changed my life and had me going crazy even when it wasn't on air! I have loved every moment of this show from start to finish and I am still obsessing over it even though the show has been off the air for almost a year.
I'm not sure if obsession has to completely do with the quality of the show, but more so with my interest in it. I really do believe it's the best animated show that isn't anime, but I just don't think that's enough for obsession. I think my overwhelming infatuation comes from my love for Avatar: The Last Airbender. When that show finished, I was ready to hate Legend of Korra for even trying to make its mark in the Avatar universe. In my mind, nothing could surpass the original series, but I was so pleasantly proven wrong. Legend of Korra blew all of my expectations so far out of the water that I was hooked on the show like I had never been before.
As I said, I don't think my obsession had to with the show just being good, but it did play a big part. Legend of Korra raised the bar for animated shows and shined light on issues that are going on today. It wasn't just a show for kids, but a show for everyone. They did things that had gravitas and consequences, which allowed us all to grasp and comprehend each event with a deeper understanding and emotional reaction. For instance, the infamous Korra-Asami (Korrasami) lesbian scene at the end of the series was so divisive, but important for the times. People need to see more same-sex couples in media that are portrayed as strong independent people just as straight couples are shown. Also, all of season three with Zaheer as the villain was philosophically intellectual and brutal. Zaheer has some great quotes about freedom, tyranny, and enlightenment, but we see the brutality in his tactics and the deaths of his entire team. This whole season cemented my idea that this was indeed the best animated show that wasn't anime.
I remember after the first season, the show had renewal issues and was off the air for over a year. I, and many others, were so hungry for more Korra that I actually became involved in a fan-site for the show. We would all clamor for news regarding the renewal of the show, and when it finally happened, we were ecstatic. Everyone then began to freak out over the tiniest of details regarding animation schedules and voice recordings. I was glad to not be the only one obsessing over the show, but I was definitely right there with these other fans.
I hope you enjoyed my pick for the last day of the 5 Day TV Challenge. I wouldn't say I'm embarrassingly obsessed with this show, but I'm just regularly obsessed with it. I've had so much fun doing these and I hope you enjoyed all of my picks. I'd love to hear what show you are embarrassingly obsessed with so please be sure to let me know what it is in the comments below! Thanks for reading!