1. Galadriel says:

    I’ve watched both A:TLA and LoK, but I think the former has better worldbuilding and characters. As for Agents of Shield, I have Awana tonight, but plan to watch it one way or another…
    Other shows: There’s Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time: Wonderland coming soon, and I’m keeping my eyes on CBBC’s (BBC Children’s network) Wizards vs Aliens, a replacement for Sarah Jane Adventures. The first season was a bit shaky, but I’m hoping season two will improve.
    Also hoping to watch Orphan Black, Dresden Files, and Warehouse 13. Actually have the DVD of the latter….kind of cool so far, plus it has episodes and events in the Midwest. Nice to know we exist.

  2. dmdutcher says:

    I’ll probably check out Agents of SHIELD, but I never cared one bit about Agent Coulson, and I’d be watching it for any cameos of actual superheroes. I don’t get why him, personally over one of the many superhero teams that would make for good TV, but I guess he’s big.

    I think you have to grow up on Avatar. It would be like me trying to introduce you to the G1 transformers; it’s a little harder to get if you never grew up on it.

    • My wife just read your comment. Quote, while sniffing in mock rage:

      “No heart! Who are you? You’re a heretic. Go away.”

      • dmdutcher says:

        eh, I still don’t care about him. He just took space in the avengers movie that hank and janet pym could have filled, and I admit I’m baffled at how much the internets likes the guy. Then again, I was hoping for West Coast Avengers over SHIELD anyways.

  3. bainespal says:

    I watched the first commercial segment.

  4. The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra both stand proudly among the greatest awesomenesses ever to grace the small screen, but in distinctly different ways. Some like to compare the latter unfavorably to the former, rightly pointing out that Korra contains less of that quirky lightheartedness which melted so many hearts the first time around. But that’s an unfair criticism. While Airbender had three entire seasons to gradually — at times almost leisurely — unfold its narrative, Korra had only one (the successive seasons weren’t planned from the outset), and it was forced to relentlessly redeem its time. Indeed, it’s difficult to imagine a more tightly-plotted children’s show: there’s no filler, no downtime, no standalone episodes, no breathing room. And as a straight-up action thriller with occasional notes of humor (as opposed to Airbender‘s epic-fantasy-cum-sitcom), it works brilliantly, achieving a deeply cathartic unexpected-yet-inevitable resolution.

    P.S. — For those of you who loved the idea of a fantasy world that actually progresses though more than one historical era, allow me to once again shamelessly plug Brandon Sanderson, my favorite contemporary author, who’s planning to do this with his Mistborn saga (it’ll eventually encompass the medieval period he’s already explored in a trilogy, some standalone novels in that world’s turn-of-the-century-ish steampunk period [such as The Alloy of Law], a forthcoming urban fantasy Mistborn trilogy, and a third and final Mistborn trilogy in a period of far-future sci-fi). Writers like Sanderson and Avatar‘s DiMartino and Konietzko are demonstrating how self-limiting has been fantasy’s fifty-year confinement to the middle ages.

What do you think?