Once again, whenever I talk about Mako or Korra’s feelings, it’s never about realism. That’s never my point. There are plently of people in the world that are just as dickish as Mako. My point is that in terms of the narrative and what the show is trying to portray, they totally miss the mark for me.
Just to take one example, at the end of ‘Out of the Past’ when Mako rushes up to take care of Korra. The music that plays, the way the scene is choreographed and the dialogue are all aimed at us to feel sympathy. They want us to feel relieved that Mako has Korra back and feel happy when he strokes her face.
I don’t. It completely falls flat for me, and I know other people feel the same way. The show is trying to present that they guys are ~made~ for each other, but there are just so many obstacles in their way of their ~love~. It’s not that this isn’t realistic, just the way it’s been written means I don’t connect with any of it.
Which is a shame, cause I’ve always been a big fan of A:TLA romance. Maybe the romance will get better in Season 2 with there being more writers. I hope it will because I do not enjoy cringing through ever Mako/Korra scene.