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Avatar: The Last Airbender (Nickelodeon show)

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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (Nickelodeon show)

    Do you sometimes find yourself wondering where all the good kids TV has gone?

    Well, I'm two seasons into Avatar: The Last Airbender and it's utterly superb. Sure it's a show aimed at kids, but it also understands it has an adult audience and shifts very adeptly between light and dark. Most of all, the characters have long, believable arcs that sees each character change a great deal as the story progresses. There are also plenty of subtle political and religious references (Buddhism), that make for a very rich world. The world building in this show is excellent.

    It reminded me of B5 because of its epic nature, as it deals with prophecy, and is executed with just the right amount of foreshadowing. It's also visually stunning and boasts very high production values. In fact, I believe there's even a bit of a B5 tribute in there, as the line "who are you? what do you want?" is used at a pivotal moment in season 2.

    If you haven't already checked it out, do so. You may need to bear with it, but once you hit season two you'll likely be hooked.

    (If you've had the distinct misfortune of seeing the M. Night Shyamalan live action film, please disregard that awful piece of film making entirely. It is not representative of the series).
    Last edited by Ubik; 11-07-2012, 04:16 AM.
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