Back to one of my all-time favorite blogging topics: the Nickelodeon network. Only this time, I’m here to defend their most recent acts of stupidity. Over the last few months, there have been several instances where Legend of Korra fans have almost expected an announcement for Book 2’s release date. In both instances, fans were severely disappointed.
The first instance was when fans expected a trailer of some sort to air during the television premiere of The Last Airbender. I don’t really feel like reiterating why exactly this was expected, but if you’re interested in that, you can read my first official “I Hate Nickelodeon” fan mail that I posted a few months ago.
After the fandom got over that, we all got our hopes up for the Nickelodeon Upfront 2013 where Nickelodeon revealed their television line up for the upcoming year. Most of us expected them to announce a Book 2 release date since a Book 1 release date had been announced at the 2012 Upfront. We were disappointed once again when no news showed up, and all of you unleashed your anger into an open thread I posted when I was too disgusted to rant.
I’ve now digested most of this ridiculousness and I think I’m starting to see things a bit more clearly. What if Nickelodeon hasn’t revealed a release date because they literally don’t know it themselves? What if we’ve been complaining about not having information that doesn’t even exist? It’s certainly a possibility, and it might even be reality.
The unfortunate thing about me as a blogger is that I’m no Reality Steve. I haven’t paid off people within the network to feed me information, nor do I ever plan on doing so. Maybe it’s because I just don’t care enough to do it, or maybe because it’s because I expect executives to laugh in my face if I ever tried to do so. Either way, I really know nothing about this matter.
I don’t know for sure if a set release date for Book 2 has been announced within the Nickelodeon Network, but based on how I see it, it doesn’t appear as though one has been set.
Nickelodeon is a multi-million dollar company, folks. They can’t be as stupid as I’ve written them off to be. I’ve belittled and pointed fingers at them out of frustration. I’ve joked about their network being run by a bunch of monkeys. But the people within the network are still very intelligent.
I still think the network is run by a bunch of morons, but it would be stupid of me to insult their intelligence because – well – they aren’t stupid. They’re a bunch of millionaires rolling in money earned from baseless, humorless, laugh-tracked shows that are in par with the pile of sh*t that Disney has been dishing out.
But who cares about my opinion? When you have millions of viewers per episode, you’re obviously doing something right. Maybe it’s the inner maturity in me that’s coming out to say, don’t watch that garbage! Maybe all of these shows are actually awesome and I’ve become too mature to enjoy them. I personally think the acting, directing, writing and humor is god-awful, but that’s just me.
What I’m really trying to get to here is that Nickelodeon knows what they’re doing. I feel weird saying this because I’ve repeatedly written that Nickelodeon doesn’t know what they’re doing, but I think they actually do. They have to. Clearly their pay checks are more important than the quality of their shows.
Book 2 of The Legend of Korra will come when it comes. There is really no point in guessing when it’ll come out at this point, but just understand that it’s coming. Speculating a release date for a release date is also a little silly because – honestly – you’re wondering when the release date for the release is?
Let’s all just relax and let Nickelodeon do whatever it is that they need to do. Let them make their dumb shows, and more importantly, let them announce Book 2’s release date whenever they’re ready because frankly, I’m not so sure that they even have a release date set yet.
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