I’ve been obsessed with the world of Avatar since it debuted in February of 2005. I remember watching it every week on Nickelodeon and replaying the episodes with my stuffed animals that I named after the characters. I didn’t reflect on why I liked it so much while I was kid, mainly because I mainly watched TV for its entertainment value. But for one reason or another, this show was special and different than the other shows I watched as a kid. It was so special, that I’ve re-watched it multiple times as an adult, and have watched the spin off series Legend of Korra as a college student (even though it’s just “kids’ stuff). Now that I’m older, I’ve had some time to analyze the show to find out why I enjoyed it so much as a kid and why I enjoy it so much now. Few TV shows that we watch as children have the power to transcend into our adulthood, but I can boldly say that Avatar is definitely one of those.
I just finished watching Book One: Water, and here are my thoughts.
So that’s my Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1 review. I also recently noticed that the show fades to white, rather than the usual black. That’s really clever and defamiliarizing. Can’t wait to share my thoughts on Season 2!
21 year old college senior. English major. Adopted from China as a baby living in the US ever since. Feminist and kill joy with a cause.