It was, it was really that bad.
First, it is bad when compared to AtlA.
Secondly, imagine if AtlA didn't exist with Korra as a stand-alone series.
Korra is fundamentally garbage.
They should have either done the heroes journey again and explore the interesting world the show was set in or turned it into a cape cartoon and really fleshed out republic city, instead it feels like they impossibly did neither.
To put it in really reductionist terms it is like the 4 seasons were 4 really lackluster movies.
12-14 episodes go by and then the villain is defeated.>Convenient murder-suicide>Deus Ex Jinora>All the new airbenders working together>The big dumb robot explodes and the villain who before had the conviction to kill her own fiance just gives up
Worse than any 1 Deus Ex Lion Turtle.
Korra has the same character arc in every single god damn season.>Acts like a dumb bitch>Straightens up and flys right
Right up until the end when she instead goes gay.