Avatar is Back and Better Than Ever
By Pioneer Jones
Finally, we have been graced by the return of television's most anticipated animated program. It was long in coming, but I'm sure all of the Avatar fans out there are rejoicing. I remember watching seasons one and two all throughout middle school, and now that I've begun high school, I have to admit that I'm even more excited than I ever was in the past. Season three picks up just where season two left off, and almost immediately it sets the stage for what will most likely be the most thrilliing (and potentially last) season yet.
Avatar is in many ways an ideal show. It contains several of the traits that make a program very enjoyable to watch: a phenomenal plot, deep and fascinating characters, beautiful animation, and a viewer-friendly sense of action and humor. So whether you're a high school athelete, a middle-aged soccer mom, or an energetic kid, Avatar has something for you.
Bravo, Nickelodeon. Bravo.
Couldn't get much better than this
One of Avatar's leading problems is that the story has the stigma of being an 'American' anime attached to it. This assessment, however, falls far short of the actual nature of the show. The creators have blended the stereotypical anime-based 'hero's journey,' which involves an unlikely hero and a group of friends on a journey with a time-limit (the eclipse, in Avatar's case); and a very American style of storyboarding and cartooning that blows most other cartoons on television out of the box. Combine that with strong voice-acting and a brilliant plot and you’ve got the most anticipated animated-television release of the year.
Avatar's plot has grown in leaps and bounds since the rather poor first season of the show, but it is this season's opener and the season two episode, 'City of Walls and Secrets' that really spell out that Avatar is a show written for several different levels of understanding. There is the children's level of the story, which the light comedy of Aang, Sokka and Momo's antics and brilliant one-liners, that ignores the far deeper implications of many of the situations the characters find themselves in. The adult storyline has reference to great works of literature, such as George Orwell's 1984, and a great many historical analogies that make the situation of the central cast seem all the more dire.
The consequences of war, the barriers of poverty, and the misinterpretation of history are all prevalent themes of this story; along with the continual theme of how war can destroy families. Sokka and Katara’s father has been missing-in-action since the first season and his leaving for war and the psychological effect it had on his children is a very prevalent theme throughout the story.
The plot of the third season deals with Aang and the Gang's adventures behind enemy lines within the Fire Nation itself - but I strongly urge people to catch up on last season before they start on this one - as it won't make much sense if you don't. Too much happened in the last season for one to be able to just jump into the story at 'The Awakening'.
Love this show
This show has been absolutely great. The plot, the characters, but the only problem i think it has, is that it took forever to make the new season! But, you should start to watch it because you'll get hooked. It's also appropriate for everyone, which is a great bonus. You can see how the characters become closer, better at bending their element (novices to masters), they also become more reveleald such as in the beginning, many thought Zuko was pure evil, it turned out to be Azula but still, he was just troubled. It has many funny, sad happy and anything else oriented moments, trust me, you'll love this show and wait every frida for new episodes.
After 10 long and hard months of waiting, it has arrived. Season 3, Fire! I was so happy to see that iTunes had finally gotten "The Awakening". It was a little slow though seeing that it took till Tuesday to get an episode that was aired only last Friday. But hey, glad that you guys got it. :) Can't wait to see "The Headband"!
This is just the first episode, but it rocks! If you love Avatar, or even if you don't, this is definately something to have. Plus, AANG HAS HAIR!!!
I recommend the Season Pass, because it is way cheaper than getting all the episodes separately. You know you want to!
I love season three already! It looks so exciting, and I think it's going to be one of the best seasons yet!! I am also really excited for all the up coming episodes!! Every Friday doesn't come fast enough for me, I don't like having to wait a whoe seven days till the next new episode!! lol
I LOVE AVATAR
By @w3S0m3 @vi!a
I am so happy that the third season finally came out, i cant wait to see the rest of the new episodes. this episode is so worth your money.
What is the point....
of a season pass when you are unable to download a new episode a full day after it's been available for non-season pass holders?
This issue was bad enough with Battlestar Galactica last year, it's still continuing now.
It's not an isolated incident. Please fix this.
I will not be purchasing season passes in the future because I fail to see the point. Everyone else can get the episodes before season pass holders.
Nice move, Apple.
(Avatar rocks though.)
I've been waiting for so long for Book 3 to come out...I missed the first episode so I had to watch it online...but now I can finally have it!
I love the show, as do many of my friends...can't wait for the Season Pass!
By Gabriel Whist
Great season premiere of a great show. This season is shaping up to be the best yet. This show is enjoyable for all ages, great action, great dialogue, suprisingly well written and mature for a Nick show. I highly recommend this show to everyone.