Shows We Miss: “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

As many of you know, here at whenitsgood.com, we are huge fans of great stories. It’s a plus when a great story has great visuals to go with it. That was the case in Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender”. For those that are not familiar with the story, it’s about a young boy who is charged with saving the world. He has the ability to “bend” air, water, earth, and fire. The show chronicles his travels as he tries to master all of the elements and the mishaps he and his friends encounter along the way as they try to end a long lasting war. We love it because of the detail paid to the story in every facet. It is clear that the creators were influenced by many great sci-fi and fantasy stories as well as just about every holy text. They merged portions together and created something new and interesting. The backstory is massive. The amount of thought paid to assuring every character, location, ability, and event has context is amazing. Although the original series ended during the summer of 2008, a new series is in the works. It is about the next avatar and her adventures in a post-war world. It’s called “The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra” and it is slated for release in 2013. If you are interested in the original series, check it out on Netflix or tune in to Nicktoons for reruns. Also just so you know, we did see the M. Night Shyamalan film that was based on the series. If you saw the movie first ¬†without seeing TV show, we have two things to say. First, sorry. Second, the cartoon is so much better. Check it out and we’re sure you’ll agree. Let us know your favorite parts of the series and if you haven’t seen it make sure you check it out.

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One thought on “Shows We Miss: “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

  1. Love, love, love this series. The month leading up to the final episode, my family (all of us) would have family time and watch Avatar. It was kind of hilarious, actually. The family that watches evening cartoons together, stays together, right?

    And, I too felt betrayed by that crappy excuse for a movie. I swore that when a movie was made it would be chapter 4: Fire. Boy was I wrong. I’m still holding onto hope that it will be done.

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