Aaand Book 1 comes to an epic conclusion.
That’s it, we’re out!
Thanks to all who watched with us, we hope you enjoyed. This makes us even more excited for Book 2, if that was even possible!
Okay, this is easily one of the scenes that bothered me the most in Book One of the Legend of Korra. Listening to the commentary on the DVD, Bryan and Mike basically called this a type of “noble sacrifice” done by Tarrlok to rid the world of two people that no longer belonged in it. As someone who struggles with depression daily and has had suicidal ideations in the past, this scene is very, very problematic.
There is no such thing as a “good” or “noble” suicide. None at all. Suicide is a tragedy, and does not need-of all things-a television show on a CHILDREN’S NETWORK glorifying it. Now let’s get to the other side of this scene. Murder. Tarrlok outright murders his own brother. Yet-again-this is seen as a good thing. Even with all the other problematic things of this show’s first season-the privilege of the show creators showing in the writing of the show, the horrible love octagon clusterfuck, and so on-this one really is pushing the envelope. Seeing as the show has so many messed up things in it, I most likely wouldn’t let young kids (if I had my own kids, for example) unless I had long talks with them before and after each episode.
That’s how messed up this show is.