Most if not all had seen or heard of the memes of the famous opening lines that start with “all the four nations living together in harmony, but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked” and so forth. As funny as it may sound, the show is something that one must definitely not sleep on.
Ever since the show’s television debut on Nickelodeon, Avatar: The Last Airbender continues to be one of the most influential animated television series of all time. The show has become available on streaming platforms, especially on Netflix, and has attracted fans of all ages.
While Netflix also has The Legend of Korra available for streaming, the series talks about Korra’s journey into mastering the last element she lacks. Avatar: The Last Airbender takes fans back on a nostalgia trip to one of Aang’s beginnings and his journey into becoming the youngest avatar to have mastered all four elements.
Why Should Watch Avatar: The Last Airbender
- It’s not your ordinary “kid” cartoon series.
One of the first things that set people off when recommending a series is that cartoon series is meant for kids. Avatar: The Last Airbender may appear as an ordinary cartoon kid’s show, but it’s not just that.
The series tackles weighty themes that even adults will come to take a bite off. Yes, the show still has the classic comedic elements suitable for younger audiences and provides thought-provoking situations that the Avatar gang will be placed on while venturing further.
- Excellent storytelling and world-building
The Avatar: The Last Airbender centers around Aang, a 12-year-old air monk who is the last of his people after being frozen underwater for a century after the Fire Nation struck war. The young avatar is then found by siblings Katara and Sokka from the Southern Water Tribe and accompanies him to become a full-fledge avatar.
The story immediately follows during the time of war, wherein the Fire Nation is out to invade all the four nations and kill the avatar, and Aang has to be the one to save the world.
- Intense character development and representation
One of the many reasons why fans adore the series is because of the well-written character development every individual in Avatar: The Last Airbender goes through. Throughout the three seasons of the show, the fans will witness each character’s growth as they handle difficult situations as they travel to meet Aang and each other’s goals.
Furthermore, the show’s primary setting shows the proper representation of Eastern culture. Each bending art is inspired by four real-world Chinese martial arts such as tai chi chuan for Waterbending, Hung Ga kung fu for Earthbending, Northern Shaolin kung fu for Fire Bending, and baguazhang for Airbending.
Fans of all ages are sure to have tear-jerking moments and morals to keep after watching the show. Avatar: The Last Airbender is currently available for streaming on Netflix.