The Legend of Korra: One of the Best Shows on Television

September 8, 2014 7:12 PM

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The Legend of Korra: One of the Best Shows on Television

I stand before you steadfast in my proclamation that Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra is one of the best shows on television. I think having that opinion puts me in a unique space along with people who believe The Vampire Diaries has some of the most ingenious writing and character work in the past several years, and Logo's RuPaul's Drag Race is one of the best reality television shows. For those of you that disagree on those points at least give me the chance to explain. Bear with me, at least with regard to Nickelodeon's flagship series and sequel to it's 2005 show Avatar: The Last Airbender.

The Legend of Korra did something that's hard for any television show to do. It satisfied an appetite for something I never knew I even wanted. Specifically, it created a role model and figure that I sorely could have used growing up but was still able to benefit from as an adult: a brown-skinned pr...

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