WHAT IS THIS SHOW ABOUT ANYWAY It takes place in a world populated by humans and “benders,” a group of people who are capable of manipulating certain elements. There’s Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. There are four nations built around these elements. The Fire Nation, the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, and the Air Nomads. Each person can only manipulate one type of element, but the Avatar, a living embodiment of balance, can manipulate all four. Each time the Avatar dies, they are reincarnated.
WHAT THIS SHOW IS ABOUT CONT. The show takes place following the genocide of the Air Nomads, the people capable of manipulating air. The last Avatar was said to be amongst them, but he has not been seen since the genocide. While the Avatar has been missing, the Fire Nation has become corrupt and takes over everything and oppresses people. The show starts with the discovery of Aang, the last airbender and the current Avatar. He has to learn to master all the elements and defeat the evil ruler of the Fire Nation.
REASONS TO WATCH THIS SHOW BEYOND THEFACT THAT IT’S JUST AWESOME WORLD BUILDING NOSERIOUSLY. THE CULTURES ARE SO COMPLEX AND INTERESTING AND OMG OMG. EACH NATION HAS A UNIQUE CULTURE AND SET OF SOCIAL CUSTOMS AND RULES. AND CLOTHING STYLES. AND TALKING STYLES. AND EVERYTHING. EVEN THE BENDING STYLES ARE UNIQUE TO THEIR ELEMENT.
REASONS TO WATCH THIS SHOW BEYOND THEFACT THAT IT’S JUST AWESOME CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT EVERY. SINGLE. CHARACTER. IS SO WELL THOUGHT AND SO WELL DEVELOPED THAT THEY ARE LIKE REAL PEOPLE.
REASONS TO WATCH THIS SHOW BEYOND THEFACT THAT IT’S JUST AWESOME STRONG MINORITY CHARACTERS WHOLE LOTTA STRONG WOMEN. EVERYBODY’S ASIAN. ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS HAS A SIGNIFICANT DISABILITY AND IS NOT CONSIDERED WEAK OR SOMETHING TO PROTECT, BUT IS SUPER BADASS.
REASONS TO WATCH THIS SHOW BEYOND THEFACT THAT IT’S JUST AWESOME I know you like reincarnation.
Kat says: “It’sa kids show, but isn’t afraid to lay out the facts. People die. Aangis faced with saving the world, and he does what any kid does when they face responsibility; runs away. And he faces the consequences of that.”