Finding beauty in the end of Korra Feb16

Finding beauty in the end of Korra...

I was a little surprised, though looking back at the show’s last two seasons, I can see there were subtle hints. Korra has her relationship with Mako in the first seasons of the show, but then there isn’t much in the way of romance after that. However, her friendship with Asami grows throughout the entire series, to the point where she writes Asami a letter and tells her what is going on in her life when she doesn’t open up to any of her other friends. Even though the ending does not jive with my personal beliefs, I found it beautiful. During my introduction to the show, I actually wasn’t sure if Asami would last past season one; she is given the opportunity to join the Equalists and has motive for doing so, but she ends up sticking with Korra throughout every ordeal. I’m glad she does, because her tough, independent, and moral character is largely why I continued watching The Legend of Korra to the end. Asami faces all sorts of temptations and has every reason to spite Korra (you’d think benders murdering her mother and Korra stealing her boyfriend would be enough to turn her to the dark side), but instead she responds with love and friendship. So of all the things that happen in The Legend of Korra series finale, the moment that stands apart most is the final scene where Korra and Asami are staring at each other romantically, holding hands and heading off into the glow of the spirit world together. This ending to the series caused quite a stir. Some viewers responded with confusion, some with denial, some with anger, and some with delight that their hopes for “Korrasami” had come true. I might have seen the ending coming if I hadn’t been watching the show through a heterosexual lens,...