I made a powerpoint of why I’m mad about the Korra pull. I understand it’s not cancelled (thank god), but I’m still upset.
You kinda just proved their point
Sponge Bob is on the air because it makes money, not because its good. It doesnt have to be good, its still going to make money
Korra isnt going to make money, no matter how feminist it is, no matter how good you think it is. It may be better than spongebob, but if good shows stayed on the air forever firefly would be in its like 20th season
Korra is going to digital distribution so they can make money in another way, and put a more money making show in that time block so they can continue to produce Avatar Content in a different stream. And again to Firefly, if firefly was aired yesterday then cancelled, you can bet it would also go digital.
Digital means its cheaper to produce. You dont need to pay for anything but production and server costs. You dont need to compete with other cable companies, and you can make more on repeat viewings since people will be watching every episode at a time, not just once a week.
If they do it right, this is the best damn news you could hope for.
But you realize that Avatar: The Last Air Bender was always on air, also competing with Spongebob. What this person is trying to say is that Korra deserves to have a show, like ATLA. That was on air and it only had three books and none of them flopped. Spongebob has had it’s show for 15 years and the shows aren’t even that great anymore. It’s just not fair that the shows that deserve more attention in marketing and on channels are being put aside for shows that should have been canceled 5 years ago.
I wouldn’t say SpongeBob isn’t that great, more along the lines of only a handful of episodes having been remotely good in the past 10 years. But yeah, unfortunately most of the shows on Nick have become God-awful but still rake in more viewers. It’s some kind of miracle that Korra’s not completely gone.