Dig Deep : Why “Korra” is a better series than “The Last Airbender”

It has been a tremulous three years, but The Legend of Korra has finally come to its conclusion.  A conclusion that is receiving a big reaction from fans and non fans alike. If you watch enough TV these days, you may be familiar with the notion of a ship.  A ship is the desired romantic relationship between two characters of a show. Some of the more famous ships in TV history are : Racheal and Chandler from friends (Rachandler), Jack and Sam from Stargate SG1 (Jam), Cory and Topanga from Boy Meets World (Copanga). The Legend of Korra ended with the confirmation of a popular ship between Korra and Asami (Korasami).  A relationship that was hinted at many times throughout the show, especially in the final season. It started as a long shot, with many fans being convinced the show would never go there. They weren’t wrong to think that.  Outside of some Japanese anime, there has never been a gay relationship on the main stage of any american cartoon show. The show creators decided to go there, and I think the show is ultimately better for it. For a show that had such a successful predecessor and yet carve its own road in rich and engaging way.

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Dig Deep : Don Draper

This is a series it took me awhile to do. This blog has been an experiment for me. I’m not a great writer, and a piece like this is difficult for me. However, difficult is often not an excuse and if anything comes out of this blog. I want to be able to appreciate and articulate the medium I love so much better. So for today, join me for the first installment of Dig Deep. This will be my in-depth analysis of a single character from film or Television.

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I love the show Mad Men. If it wasn’t for things like Battlestar Galactica and Stargate SG1. It would sit as my favorite show of all time. The only thing that holds it back in my personal eyes is that it’s not science fiction. I only started watching Mad Men because it was wrecking shop at the Emmys for best drama. Even in the face of the mighty Breaking Bad. On surface value, it didn’t have any of the qualities I typically looked for. I wasn’t the biggest fan of period dramas. This has since changed, I didn’t know what I was missing. So I finally decided to see what all the fuse was about. I was hooked on the pilot, instantly. and why? because of Don Draper, thats why.

“People want to be told what to do so badly, that they’ll listen to anyone”

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