>>115094990>They put story over character interactions
This. I forced myself to watch up the the 3rd season so far (which people said was an improvement over the 2nd which I agree) but still something always feels off.
It's like the uncanny valley effect only with character writing instead of visuals. Like they're so close to acting human but never quiet make it so it just leaves me annoyed and bothered as fuck, to the point I can't even pay attention to the plot because it's distracting.
A big part of it is I never feel like the mast cast interact with each other on a personal level.
- Bolin makes a joke, nobody laughs, gets annoyed or acknowledges it, they just change the subject
- Korra gets mad, runs off on her own, "Okay, we'll do our own thing"
- Mako is framed as the straight man but doesn't really act as a foil to anyone, nobody bounces off for his archetype to make sense here
- Asami exists, "..."
Everyone has a personality (sort of) but they all exist in parallel. Each reacting to the situation in front of them in a vacuum instead of playing off each other. It wouldn't even be a problem if the story framed it in a way that these characters just aren't good at being friends but they literally proclaim themselves as "Team Avatar" like it's given that they're a cohesive unit.
And I'm not just comparing it to avatar, it's just universally weird. Tenzin and his siblings are the only people who act like they have any rapport and was the sole reason I was ever able to make it past season 2 to begin with. Why can't they write the main cast like that?