Watch the premiere episodes of The Legend of Korra (legally) now!

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The premiere episode of The Legend of Korra leaked last week, but if you've been waiting for a less illegal way to watch the Avatar: The Last Airbender follow-up, now is your chance. Nickelodeon has decided to bow to fans' impatience by streaming the entire first two episodes at KorraNation.com, and the second episode should be up soon as well. Let the battle between the Benders and the Equalists begin!

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KorraNation.com — Hat tip to E5P3ED!

Edit: US only, sadly. Nickelodeon, you've got international fans out there, too!

DISCUSSION

The modernization of the setting and the jazz fusion musical theme is nice and all. But I have to admit that I have my reservations about LoK. Particularly, it's clear to me that LoK is not going to have the epic quality found in the original. We know this because:

1) Korra has already mastered three of the elements

2) Although she likes to talk about "finding her own way of the Avatar", Korra's role seems to mainly be walking around and taking in the sights of town, playing ProBending, and fighting crime.

3) She doesn't have a spare flying bison!

I'm not sure how I feel about this, and it might be a turn off for me. I really hope they don't go in a "monster of the week"/gushy "MaKorra" direction. That would undermine the potential of the series. ProBending looks cool and reminds me of a cross between dodgeball, Tae Kwon Do sparring, and some MMA hybrid, but it's not really something that can carry an entire series. I think in this respect, what is going to make or break the show for me is the conflict with the anti-bending villains. If they are interesting villains with the same complexity of Zuko, Azula, and Ozai, then the show will be interesting and worth watching.