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Okay, this just HAS to be addressed.

For anyone who hasn't heard, there is a new show on Nickelodeon called, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, a spin-off of the already popular series of movies of the same name. While the show was being pitched to television watchers, such as myself, I got excited!

"Wow, really?! A show about Kung Fu Panda? You're kidding me? More Po, Shifu, and the Furious Five? This has GOT to be too good to be true!"

And what great timing, by the way -- just after the second movie came out! The sequel was beyond fabulous, so why can't the show be? It's just a continuation of what's already been established, right?

WRONG!! WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!!

THIS SHOW IS AN UTTER DISGRACE TO ALL THAT IS KUNG FU PANDA!!!!!

I know more about the world of Kung Fu Panda more than these mediocre show-makers! Everything's become a farce -- "how can we take this pain-stakingly created world of culture-driven awesomeness, and turn it into complete CRAP?!"
I see NO effort being put into this show at all. They overlook even the most concrete of details and replace them with their own made-up bullshit! The most important, main characters COULD NOT be anymore out of character than they currently are now! I'll actually give you a list:

Po -- he's still maintained his overly enthusiastic, child-like behavior that we all recognize and love, but he's also gained this unnatural, irresponsible air to him -- where respect for his master and comrades no longer exists. He blatantly disobeys rules and orders that are put in place by Shifu and the others all for some stupid reason that is eventually lost by the end of the episode. He is no longer enjoyable, but rather just annoying and extremely immature. Po, in the films, only wanted to please and help those he thought he'd let down or given reason to not like him. He was sweet-natured and caring, and always put his all into making others satisfied -- even if it meant he would be hurt in the process. He also never makes fun of others -- only himself. He is a humble character who just wants to be something great!

Shifu -- still managing to retain the strict, dead-pan personality that we've come to observe in the movies, but due to the antics of the Dragon Warrior in the show, he is not NEARLY as harsh enough with punishments and making sure the panda learned his lesson. His sole purpose in the show has become to correct Po's mistakes and then walk off into a meditation session -- forgetting completely that a drastic incident had just occurred on his watch.

Tigress -- O...M...G. This...this is just the worst injustice to ever overcome the world EVER! Tigress is supposed to have a very layered, deep, introspective personality that takes time to unfold, and usually by the easy-going Po. But what they've turned her into is just...I can't even think about it sometimes. I get too upset. What this stoic, iron-jawed, skilled, responsible, incredibly focused, and underlying-compassionate warrior is just HORRIFYING. They have completely taken all the "negative" attributes to her (seemingly uncaring, strict, and unpleasant) and made that her solepersonality. The "soft" side that we've witnessed her indulging in Kung Fu Panda Holiday and in Kung Fu Panda 2 have completely disappeared! The show-makers have literally had the audacity to call her "wound up tight, bound by the rules, [and] unimaginative". DO THEY EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT??!!
They constantly chastise her for being "mean and hard-hearted" and is actually openly mocked for it on the show!

In the episode, "Chain Reaction", Po asks Tigress, "You wanted to be the Dragon Warrior, didn't you?" Tigress responds, "Everyone wanted to be the Dragon Warrior. But, things don't always turn out the way you think."

UUHH, STOP RIGHT THERE, SHITTY SHOW-MAKERS!! That answer was SO lacking in effort that it makes me want to throw up. ANY SELF-RESPECTING KUNG FU PANDA FAN KNOWS THAT THE ONLY RESON TIGRESS WANTED TO BE THE DRAGON WARRIOR WAS BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO MAKE SHIFU PROUD OF HER AND TO PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT SHE WAS WORTH ADMIRING AND WASN'T A SECOND TAI LUNG!!!!!

Po then says later on in the show when Tigress flies into a rage at him for ruining something of hers, "Tigress...you may be a great warrior, but you stink at friendship and...fun-ship."

Well you know what, Po? When you've grown up as an orphan, been called a "monster" your entire childhood for reasons beyond your control, had an adoptive father that with-heald all his love, and strived for 20 agonizing, bone-breaking, years to be the best warrior possible -- all to have it snatched away from you in minutes -- YOU'RE ALLOWED TO BE A LITTLE "UNFRIENDLY" AT TIMES, DAMMIT!

Do they even KNOW Tigress??! There is so much more to her than what meets the eye! Maybe </i>that's</i> why it's become so hard for the show-makers to get her personality right -- because it takes genuine EFFORT in order to fully understand her, and we all know that these butt-scratchers are NOT willing to use effort for anything!!

Oh, and to further prove that point on EFFORT, there was a moment in the most recent episode, "Jailhouse Panda" when Po has disguised himself using a "shift stone", Monkey and Tigress don't recognize him and actually mistake him for a real criminal. In order to prove that it's actually him, he tells them things that only he would know about them. He reveals a couple things that are of the show-makers creations that aren't that big of a deal, but the final comment Po makes about Tigress -- that finally makes her realize it IS Po --  is when he screams, "Tigress, when you were a teenager, you had a crush on Shifu!"

I nearly shat myself. I screamed at my computer for so long that my mother thought I was being raped. This is no joke.

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MASTER SHIFU IS TIGRESS' ADOPTIVE FATHER!!!! HOW COULD SHE POSSIBLY HAVE HAD A CRUSH ON HIM!!!! THIS FATHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP WAS OPENLY REVEALED IN Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five that came with the release of the DVD in 2008. THIS IS NOT SOME LOST INFORMATION THAT WOULD HAVE TAKEN RESEARCH TO UNCOVER!!! THIS IS COMMON KUNG FU PANDA KNOWLEDGE, PEOPLE!! The lack of effort being put into this show is just SICKENING!!

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*Pant...pant...pant* Okay, I've calmed my rant now...

But seriously, hopefully you all somewhat understand what I'm going through here, right? I mean...this is just really bad. I don't really know what to do with this dilemma I have -- do I continue to watch the show, or do I save myself from further torment and go on with my daily life? I was hoping that you could help me.

*Sigh*...thanks for listening/reading, everyone. You can all go back to your lives now. I have to go searching for mine. I think this horrible adaptation of a TV show stole mine...

--Graystripe64
  • Mood: Rage
  • Listening to: HTTYD and KFP Holiday specials
  • Reading: Handmaids Tale
  • Watching: same as &quot;Listening to:&quot;
  • Playing: with mah phone
  • Eating: chipotle
  • Drinking: darjeeling tea
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No-mercy-pootis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  New member
I agree the show's bad but am I the only one that thinks the first few episodes are actually quit good and the rest it seems like they just ran out of ideas and wings it on every new episode especially on that new one about the something orchestra where they used musical kung fu I mean WHAT THE FU-- IS MUSICAL KUNG FU??! LOOKS LIKE SOME SORT OF DRAGON BALL Z FIRE BALLS! I could come up with WAAAAAAAY better ideas than MUSICAL KUNG FU and if they're really out of ideas USE SOMETHING FROM CHINESE LEGENDS OR CHINESE STORIES OR REALLY CHINESE EVENTS SUCH AS WAR AGAINST THE HUNS OR THE WAR AGAINST OTHER EMPERORS OR I'M SURE THERE ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH LEGENDS WHERE KUNG FU MASTERS GATHERED ACROSS CHINA TO BATTLE FOR SOME SORT OF TITLE OR SOMETHING. (P.S. I'm writing a story about kung fu panda in world war two even that could be an idea for a show or a movie although it would miss up the setting and time completely) Their animation of backgrounds is terrible villages look like 3 houses with walls around them or in other words something built in minecraft. I hope the show hires a better story writer in the future or the show will really go down hills and into the toilet and push though layers of earth where it would reach the core of the earth and burn in the lava.
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Firecat15 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
How about the China vs. America/Britain Opium War?
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bonatez Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  New member
So is legends of awesomeness the same storyline as the movies? im not sure what canon means and the most ridiculous part is in the way of the prawn; tigress falls for a prawn. And there should be a romance between Po and Tigress. The 2nd move gave big hints and in KFP:LOA tigress just despises Po unlike the 2ND movie
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Firecat15 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
The show is clearly non-canon.
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Firecat15 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Did you see the most recent episode?
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Railfan-NS-Delaware Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Everybody has different opinions,
I love KFP LOA. (I'll complain about the textures) 
Downsides- No high detail, fake like backgrounds
eh even for those two, I still love KFP.  
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Long262 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
Oh God.. Somebody at last turned my pain into words.. Great journal and "Damn Right"
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XmyusernameX Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I love you so much right now. At first I thought it will be amazing, but now I'd rather choke myself than watch one episode of that sh**y show. 
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Raxyz Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Exactly that... That show is ridiculous, he went from "obfuscating stupidity", a badass troop that Jack Sparrow himself has it, to a "butt monkey".
Everyone involved in the making of that THING should've been strapped to a chair and watch the 2 movies a hundred times each so that they actually see how they effed up the series.

My BIGGEST problem with this... joke... is that's being considered canon. CANON. Why don't we make every fanfic canon too? Pfft...
Good to see so many people agree with me on that matter, maybe someone will realize the complete bullshit that that show is and retcon it somewhere along the line...
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Coralis101 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

WAOH I cant believe that I feel someone can fell exactly like I feel :O

Its literally like everything I had in my mind was typed in by another person...This just shows that I'm no the only infuriated KFP Fan.I feel your pain bro,and have you seen the latest episodes? It just makes me wanna go kill the Legends of Awesomeness' Producers.    

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