Honestly, this kind of surprises me. After how much effort they put into shoving the Makorra ship down our throats, I honestly expected them to keep it as some sort of pre-destined thing.
I haven’t seen any of the episodes for the new season, but I’d put money on them not handling this transition well, either, likely resulting in me wanting to stab my eyes out over Asami characterization just as much as Mako’s lack of depth & explanation in the canon. >_>
Reasons why LoK should never be a teen romance series, kthank. They obviously just can’t handle it.
Actually? It’ll surprise you, but Mako is the sane one this time around in the whole thing. He’s not being douche canoe 2.0 this time. Korra is the one with the issues.
Essentially, she reacts like atypical teen going through the ultimate rebel phase.:
"YOU’RE NOT ON MY SIDE!!”
Mako tries to reason with her cause she’s all “Tenzin’s holding me back!! My parents, especially my DAD, are holding me back!! So ‘ma go with the shady too-good-to-be-true uncle of mine instead!!”
Mako and everyone gets to know things about her dad, blah blah blah, he starts to make more sense in the whole, “Hey, your dad is right about some things, blah blah blah, listen to him” and she gets pissy. Even AFTER she realizes her uncle is a douche bag, anytime Mako tries to get her to not be so rash about decisions that could literally lead to some messed up conflicts, she gets pissed at him.
I understand she’s fed up with being to what to do and she has been for much of her formative life, but there’s a difference from talking about it, even angrily and STORMING OFF every time SOMEONE, usually Mako, Tenzin, or her dad, tries to point a few things out.
So in a childish fit, she and Mako come to a head, she’s blaming him for not siding with her and he breaks it off. In her anger, she flips a desk at the police headquarters.
So…yeah. There’s some really bad characterization in this season or lack there of (poor Asami….), but Mako isn’t garnering my utter hatred this season the way I did last season (that goes to Eska…). But Korra is the one who being really shitty this season.
Well that’s certainly a lot more interesting and well established than I thought it would be. Not surprised about Asami just getting slid back into place, though. I don’t think the writers understand the concept of agency that well in relation to her.