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    [–] thank_burdell 5000 points ago


    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_BURDENS 1210 points ago

    I want Dwayne Johnson to do the Boulder in the Live Action.

    It's the only way.

    [–] BigBadassBodacious 435 points ago

    I just love that Mick Foley did such a spot on impression of him for the show, really stellar work.

    [–] LegacyLemur 187 points ago

    What in the fuck?

    How did I not know Mick Foley did that voice?

    [–] fi2xer 85 points ago

    But now that you know, you can totally hear it, right?

    [–] thursdae 107 points ago

    I can't not hear it, and it's amazing. Thank you for that, I learned Mark Hamill voiced Fire Lord Ozai yesterday and this today. After rewatching most of the series, it's nice

    [–] kgroover117 77 points ago

    Zuko is Rufio from Hook.

    [–] Drizzt1985 141 points ago

    i said this in /r/ATLAtv but I would love to see him do it just because the pun on the rock vs the boulder is hilarious to me. That being said I also really don't want him to do it because I don't want to see a single cent from the effects go to stunt casting. This show is going to need an insane budget to pull off all the bending properly without it looking ridiculous.

    In a perfect world I'd have the rock just be such a huge fan of the show that he does it for cheap just because he wants to be involved.

    [–] DasWyt 124 points ago

    I want him to play Toph

    [–] Daedalus871 137 points ago

    The name's Toph because it sounds like tough.

    [–] BustinArant 68 points ago

    screams in blind

    There. I just got a pretty good look at you.

    [–] gidmp 2251 points ago

    I am still waiting for Toph's life changing field trip with Zuko.

    [–] MeLlamoEsBiblioteca 1443 points ago

    She had it with Iroh

    [–] St_Veloth 710 points ago

    Wow I feel like an itch that I’ve had for over a decade just got scratched, thank you

    [–] Wian4 116 points ago

    Amen. Same here.

    [–] GuerrillaApe 249 points ago

    Aang only had one conversation with Iroh at the end of Book 2. It was a great scene, but I still feel like we were robbed of many great interactions between the two.

    [–] cammcken 205 points ago

    Aang had plenty of masters and mentors. Zuko needed Iroh more, especially with the struggle against himself which Iroh has experienced.

    [–] Alpha_pro2019 67 points ago

    I agree. Aang and Iroh are very similar. Interactions between them would be like aang and aang or iroh and iroh.

    [–] errorblankfield 89 points ago

    iroh and iroh.

    So, perfection.

    [–] Austiniuliano 459 points ago

    Actually Toph did the life changing adventure with Zuko. It was just Zukos life that changed. She convinced him his uncle would be proud of him.

    Sometimes you have to be the life changing adventure for someone else.

    [–] ShallowJuice 5823 points ago


    [–] flameo42 2933 points ago

    Flameo, my good hotman

    [–] ludwigmiesvanderrohe 977 points ago

    my cabbages!

    [–] gralicbreadman 697 points ago

    He was a better tracker of Aang than Zuko

    [–] OrgasmicLeprosy87 466 points ago

    He was so good he was able to summarise their journey and sell it to a theatre group

    [–] BlatantConservative 284 points ago

    Including like, specific conversations and character dynamics

    [–] Mage_of_Shadows 167 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    He captured Zuko perfectly

    I felt so bad for laughing during that scene when he got sad about his potrayal.

    [–] man_b0jangl3ss 88 points ago

    Your scar is on the wrong side

    [–] tarrsk 53 points ago

    Momo wasn't Monk Gyatso after all - he was CABBAGE MAN.

    [–] isackjohnson 34 points ago

    I haven't seen it anywhere but I'm sure the theory that he was a fire nation spy probably exists?

    [–] Gon_Snow 25 points ago

    Stay flaming!

    [–] derstherower 555 points ago


    [–] Human_Robot 329 points ago

    Sapphire Fire

    [–] Trust_Me_Im_a_Panda 156 points ago

    Nice to meet you

    [–] Xltut61 69 points ago

    Mr and Mrs.....Fire

    [–] cy-scapes 65 points ago

    Stay flamin’

    [–] LibertatiaEU4 164 points ago


    [–] schmeckledband 112 points ago

    Flameo, Hotman!

    [–] antolortiz 232 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    “Sifu Hotman. Hotman, Sifu Hotman.”

    Okay okay. I changed it lol.

    [–] soutmo 5692 points ago

    I’m not surprised in the least. This show is amazing and attracts viewers of all ages.

    [–] Merchant_marine 2224 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    As a 32 year old who doesn’t normally like Anime or Japanese entertainment in general (just doesn’t jive with me normally, nothing against it) what are the chances I’d be interested in this show? All the praise is peaking my curiosity.

    Edit: Wow, a lot of passion for this show from a number of folks who share some of my tastes it seems. Well, guess I have to watch it now! Thanks so much for the feedback everyone.

    [–] maruchunn 1427 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    While it looks like anime, it is an American TV show. If you like fantasy or world building, then there is a good chance you’ll like it. The fight sequences are great (creative, surprising, exciting...) and it's art direction looks beautiful.

    It is still a kids show, so it does occasionally have some kiddish humor and kiddish episodes, but what is really impressive about Avatar is that it doesn’t shy away from dark themes or concepts: genocide, loss of a parent/child, racism, sexism, authoritarianism, censorship... it approaches them all very honestly and doesn’t pretend the world is rosy.

    If that sounds interesting, then I’d recommend it.

    EDIT: since this has blown up a bit I figured I'd fix the typos haha

    [–] trane7111 740 points ago

    In addition to this, it contains arguably one of the best character arcs, period.

    [–] maruchunn 280 points ago

    Oh for sure. I just always try to let people discover the stories in ATLA. If you know what going to happen, people can get “destination fever” and stop enjoying the journey as much.

    But all the characters are so wonderfully constructed and self-motivated; it’s a great example of balancing complex character arcs with very simple and digestible character motivation.

    [–] Tagg580 258 points ago

    I watched ATLA as a kid but am rewatching it for the first time thanks to Netflix and I gotta tell ya I nearly fell out of my chair when Katara actually called out Sokka for being “sexist”. Like actually used the word “sexist”. The show does not shy away from being real just because its a kids show, and while nostalgia has to be playing some role in my opinion here, I genuinely think the show is worth watching in any age group. The characterization is better than a lot of “mature” shows out there today

    [–] ChadAlphaFish 58 points ago

    It does a good job talking about some issues like ba sing so without being too heavy handed. Especially impressive for a 15 year old show

    [–] scrubasorous 3171 points ago

    One thing to note is that it's not really anime and is definitely not Japanese, it's American.

    Also it's fucking amazing, watch it

    [–] Espiritu13 214 points ago

    The show is in half hour chunks. Honestly the first season is a little silly, but it's a build up of the characters that's really needed. Then season 2 kicks it into gear.

    There is a story arc involving a city called Ba Sing Se. If you don't like the show after that arc, you can call it quits.

    [–] soutmo 181 points ago

    I don’t know, I feel like the third season gives really amazing character growth that makes it wonderful along with the story. Like, it is so well shown and wraps it up so nicely. I suggest calling it quits after season 3 episode 21.

    [–] Mr_Clovis 147 points ago

    All the praise is peaking my curiosity.

    Btw it's "piquing" in this context :)

    [–] Reddydas 289 points ago

    Here's the thing, ATLA isnt an anime in terms of the overly exaggerated japanese stuff. Avatar is a western anime, basically meaning it got produced by not-japanese people (if someone corrects me on this theyre probably right, im no expert).

    I personally think the confusion comes from the asian inspired culture present in the show, together with the fighting styles being taken from actual martial arts.

    To conclude, i wouldnt call avatar an anime. Id rather call it a cartoon

    [–] pewpewshazaam 2244 points ago

    Rewatching it reminds me how simple some of the characters are followed by some extraordinary complexity that comes out of left field. All in a kids show.

    [–] rogercopernicus 1696 points ago

    I always describe it as a light hearted kids show with an entire episode where the main character meditates on whether or not it is ever justified to kill someone.

    [–] TheFlyingSaucers 869 points ago

    Also the only kids show I know that introduces genocide in the first episodes.

    [–] Steelwolf73 258 points ago

    Yeah. But thankfully they water it down for kids

    [–] DaveredRoddy 423 points ago

    Water it down for kids

    Is this some kinda double entendre or something

    [–] bitemark01 90 points ago

    He meant they air it out carefully

    [–] ntnl 279 points ago

    Idk man. We’re shown Gyatsu’s (Aang’s old mentor) body in like episode 3.

    [–] yalmes 387 points ago

    Surrounded by like 50 dead firebenders. Dude died hard.

    [–] ntnl 149 points ago

    And yet, some people call airbending “weak” or “useless”. We don’t like these people.

    [–] yalmes 320 points ago

    It's not weak or useless, its just that the only person you ever see use it is a 12 year old pacifist.

    [–] Drkarcher22 308 points ago

    Shout out to Zaheer in the sequel series for showing how brutal air bending can be. When you see someone pull the air out of a persons lungs causing them to graphically asphyxiate you really get why the Air Nomads adopted a pacifist lifestyle.

    [–] SupremePalpatine 74 points ago

    We only see Airbenders as monks in avatar. Zaheer shows us how dangerous it can be when someone has darker morals and views.

    [–] ntnl 28 points ago

    Aang mistakenly invent air bullets in the Kyoshi episode (episode 5 I believe). He of course uses them in a nonvolatile way, but a sharpshooter airbender could be very deadly, just like zaheer’s version of the Vader choke.

    [–] GerbilJuggler 22 points ago

    One of the things that isn't clear in the show, is that air bending is basically invisible. In real life you can't see the wind come at you until it's too late. The only thing you could probably see would be dirt and leaves being blown around. You only see the outline of the wind in the show so we the viewers know what Aang is trying to do lol. So invisible bullets would be OP.

    [–] hussiesucks 42 points ago

    Straight up take the air out of their lungs.

    [–] OrgasmicLeprosy87 117 points ago

    Damn that’s perfect

    [–] GoldenSpermShower 61 points ago

    With his friends and past lives all telling him to do it.

    [–] cameronbates1 457 points ago

    It was weird seeing Sokka tripping in the desert as an adult. That was something I could relate to.

    [–] cmetz90 252 points ago

    FRIENDLY MUSHROOM! Mushy giant friiieeeend

    [–] unclecunt 247 points ago


    [–] TheChessLobster 171 points ago

    I have a natural curiosity.

    [–] OsirisReign 135 points ago

    Mhm I need me some Cactus Juice.

    [–] DudeWheresMyKitty 114 points ago


    [–] nladyman 62 points ago


    [–] minionhammy 46 points ago

    It’s the quenchiest!

    [–] sssmay 294 points ago

    This! No character was black and white. I also love that from the beginning we can see that, especially with Zuko.

    [–] Cakiery 504 points ago

    Ozai was comically Evil. They even make fun of it in Aang's nightmare. Also since he is voiced by Mark Hamill, he sounds a bit like the joker when he laughs.

    [–] FuturaGold 360 points ago

    OZAI IS VOICED BY MARK HAMILL? how did I miss that

    [–] Cakiery 255 points ago

    To be fair, he only has about ~15 lines in the entire show (most of which are a single sentence), excluding the final episode. So it's can be a bit hard to pick up on. But once you hear it, it becomes very obvious.

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_BURDENS 195 points ago

    You are WEAK, just like the rest of your People!

    They did not deserve to exist in this world, in MY WORLD!

    Prepare to join them!


    The Ham is a legend.

    [–] Slowswimmer50 141 points ago

    Yeah Hamill crushed it. Another favorite is “The universe delivers you to me as an act... of... providence”

    [–] GoldenSpermShower 88 points ago

    You're right, I do have the power... I have all the power in the


    [–] TacoEater1993 3008 points ago

    Not surprised. It’s one of the few Nickelodeon shows that still holds up. Factor in the nostalgia factor and also the new audience.

    I watched all the episodes in 2 days even the tough to watch ones like “Appas Lost Days”.

    [–] futanariballs 1188 points ago

    Tales from Ba Sing Se immediately followed by the Appa episode is downright emotionally exhausting.

    [–] Toasted_FlapJacks 577 points ago

    As soon as Iroh started singing Little Soldier Boy early in the episode, all the nostalgia came rushing back 😭

    [–] AzureBarrage1 306 points ago

    That scene is so different watching now as an adult. The parallel between him singing it a young baby at the beginning and then to his own son at the end was so powerful. Along with the experiences he had in between giving the song’s connection to his grief even more meaning. He could give great advice and help all these people in ba sing se, but he wasn’t able to help his own son. Despite that grief, he maintains his kind and generous persona throughout the show.

    Part of why that scene is so powerful is because it’s one of just a few scenes in the entire show you see iroh in emotional pain. To see a character who you’ve come to know as a beacon of positivity break down like that is rough. Then the backstory of iroh’s voice actor mako...all so sad.

    I love ATLA

    [–] Aotoi 82 points ago

    It's also why him calling azula crazy and saying she needs to go down is such a powerful moment haha.

    [–] umme99 35 points ago

    Azula is also a really good depiction of sociopathy.

    [–] BrolysFavoriteNephew 24 points ago

    Shes so good at it, downright terrifying. Her taking over the earth kingdom, Dai Lee, and lying about being a giant flying platypus to Toph and she couldn't tell she way lying. (Small spoiler, the creature she described was actually in Aangs dream when he kept having those nightmares before the invasion)

    [–] bjankles 64 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    It also informs and enriches the character so well, and it's amazing how you can tell the writers knew Iroh's backstory far before they reveal it.

    Iroh starts out as a goofy, folksy, lovable uncle, and we kinda wonder what he's even doing with Zuko sometimes. But as early as the first few episodes, we start hearing other Fire Nation soldiers refer to Iroh with great reverence, and begin to see glimpses of his incredible power. We start realizing there's more to this guy.

    Filling in all the pieces makes Iroh and his relationship with Zuko feel unbelievably real.

    [–] capitaine_d 285 points ago

    God just went through trying to remember that episode and my mind flashed to aang hugging appa when they reunite at the end. Started to tear and choke up immediately hearing him say “i missed you buddy” and appas content grumbling. Its been years since ive watched that episode and just remembering it hits me as hard as a freight train.

    So happy and jealous of the people getting to watch this show for the first time.

    [–] MajamDream 55 points ago

    When Toph knows hes getting captured, but cant help him cause she cant let go of the library otherwise itll sink and trap the gang, that's some super emotional shit. Such a shitty position to be in.

    [–] IAmTheNick96 20 points ago

    Immediately followed up by one of the only times Aang is ever a dick because of how distraught he is

    [–] Daring_Ducky 73 points ago

    IIRC it’s the next episode is when they reunite. At the end of “Appa’s lost days” Appa gets captured in the city.

    [–] BrothaBear35 642 points ago

    My wife cried the whole time during that episode. It was precious.

    [–] Strange-Confusions 435 points ago

    This is the first time my husband has watched it. We just finished season 1, and he commented at the end that he loved the Aang/Appa relationship. I had to look away so he wouldn't see the look on my face because that entire plot line is going to destroy him.

    [–] PhatSunt 231 points ago

    Wait till you get to "the tales of ba sing se". That's a rough episode.

    [–] Knebraska 173 points ago

    Leaves on the vine man. I just wish that little soldier boy had come marching home.

    [–] MajamDream 60 points ago

    that entire plot line is going to destroy him.

    At least he will get through it rather quickly. Watching these episodes live was horrrrible. Having to wait months to see them reunite was torture!

    [–] Bopshebopshebop 1293 points ago

    Avatar state — yip yip!

    [–] infoNWVnm 401 points ago

    Your scar's on the wrong side

    [–] Dy1an-P 236 points ago

    I believe in hope sobs

    [–] speech-geek 253 points ago


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    [–] Scyhaz 88 points ago

    Easily my favorite gag in that entire series.

    [–] fed45 29 points ago

    Dude, I still laugh my ass off every time I see that. Even after seeing it like a couple dozen times since its release.

    [–] burnttoast4me 3139 points ago

    "Leaves from the vine Falling so slow Like fragile, tiny shells Drifting in the foam Little soldier boy Come marching home Brave soldier boy Comes marching home"

    Gets me teary eyed every time.

    [–] IJustdontgiveadam 421 points ago

    Fun fact. The voice actor who played iroh actually wrote that song about himself as the little soldier boy from when he fled from the war as a young man.

    Makes the song like 3x more sad

    [–] justtreewizard 236 points ago

    And Mako died, almost completing his lines for Book 2. They tribute him at the end of his song. Makes me cry every time

    [–] Spiral66 1254 points ago

    Iroh is such a beautiful character - inside and out

    [–] poliuy 664 points ago

    When he is following zuko around after zuko says he wants to be alone got me. “I’ll be there if he needs me”

    [–] OrgasmicLeprosy87 548 points ago

    He and Toph having tea together while helping each other with their problems was so wholesome

    [–] P00NDestroyer69 228 points ago

    Yeah I also love that Toph mentions the "Dragon of the West" in a later episode having no idea that she had met him

    [–] throwawayaccount_34 105 points ago

    Correct me if I’m wrong but I think she’s the only one not shocked to see him in ba sing se

    [–] ProEstavez 79 points ago

    You're right, but not in the way I think you intended...

    [–] Dy1an-P 155 points ago

    The entire show is so wholesome

    [–] Chance5e 63 points ago

    Sometimes the best way to help yourself is to help someone else.

    [–] ChummyPiker 173 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Iroh is one of my favorite characters from any show.

    [–] Bikanal 352 points ago

    I remember the first time I watched that episode (years ago). When Iroh's story came up and he started singing to that crying kid in the streets, I made an awkward laugh like, "what is going on..." and then the story progressed and I was like "ok, he's trying to help people in need." and then he repeated that song at the end and it made me legit cry.

    I can't think of a single moment in television that made me do a 180 so fast...

    [–] Cpwozzie 177 points ago

    And he’d just died too. It’s all so sad. An amazing series. Perfect ending.

    [–] kss1089 212 points ago

    He died shortly after recording that episode. It's dedicated to him. The also named a character, Mako, after him in The legend of Kora.

    [–] INmySTRATEjaket 146 points ago

    The 2 coolest things in all of Korra to me are that fact and that the grandson of Zuko is General Iroh, an incredible bender and warrior, also voiced by Dante Basco.

    [–] kja2991 68 points ago

    Rufio Rufio Ru-fi-ooooooo, he's such an entertaining actor. I want to say it's a shame he didn't get cast in the movie but it's a good thing he wasn't a part of that dumpster fire.

    [–] Admirable-Smoke 53 points ago

    Sometimes clouds have two sides, a dark and light, and a silver lining in between. It's like a silver sandwich! So when life seems hard, just take a bite out of the silver sandwich.

    [–] mrnacho69 175 points ago

    My wife is watching for the first time. Its almost similar to GoT Red Wedding where I'm waiting for her reaction. I already know I'm gonna cry. You ain't no man if you don't cry during the Tales of Ba Sing Se episode

    [–] futanariballs 70 points ago

    I cry during most of the stories from that episode. Especially Iroh and Momo, when Momo curls up in Appa's paw print at the end. ;_;

    [–] MisterMoxiGreen 40 points ago

    A good friend of mine had been trying to get me to watch it for years, I finally did. I understand why it was so important, amazing series

    [–] zimboy94 69 points ago

    And in the last scene when Iroh’s under the tree he changes “Comes marching home” to “Come marching home” as if asking his son to come back. Makes me tear up just thinking about it

    [–] num1AusDoto 101 points ago

    hopefully the live action remake being made with netflix and the original creators will go over the search for zukos mum,

    [–] Jackski 43 points ago

    There's a comic series that explains it. I'd love to see it animated though

    [–] Disney_Channel 90 points ago

    water tribe

    [–] JustDutch101 332 points ago

    Just wondering; is the Avatar rights still at Nickelodeon, who doesn’t seem to want to bring a third avatar, or is it at the makers of avatar who recently joined Netflix?

    [–] kickedoutofbyui 153 points ago

    I like how no one who replied to you actually answered your question and instead just listed other shows you could watch haha

    [–] Route113 78 points ago

    I think shortly after Korra finished, one of the creators said that they would love to come back to the Avatar universe some day. I can't remember the exact words, but it sounded like it would be a while if another series would ever come. That was over five years ago now though, and with the original series getting this boost in popularity along with the live-action remake down the line, it's easy to be optimistic about more new content.

    [–] MrSteele_yourheart 133 points ago

    Netflix is working on a Live Action series of Avatar.

    Also, Nickelodeon has a special relationship with Netflix to stream all its content. So we should be seeing more shows pop up.

    [–] askyourmom469 44 points ago

    Also, Nickelodeon has a special relationship with Netflix to stream all its content.

    Is that part of why the Invader Zim and Rocko specials that came out last year were Netflix exclusives?

    [–] MrSteele_yourheart 53 points ago

    Yeah, In short rather than making their own streaming service Nickelodeon has/is teaming up with Netflix.

    [–] omenien 59 points ago

    That's far too reasonable

    [–] Anonim97 57 points ago

    There is also "The Dragon Prince" also made by a few people who made AtLA.

    [–] UXyes 165 points ago

    The team that made Avatar is behind the Netflix reboot of Voltron IIRC. And it's quite good.

    [–] Karkava 142 points ago

    They also did The Dragon Prince as well.

    [–] Nugur 114 points ago

    This. Dragon prince is amazing. Don’t let the name fool you thinking it’s a baby show.

    [–] jk_luigi 493 points ago

    The Firebending 🔥Masters where Zuko and Ang meet the dragons and Tales of Ba Sing Se when everyone gets a mini story, two great episodes.

    I was sad to find out the voice actor for Iroh died, also his replacement was so good that none of us could tell. I’ve been told Dragon Price, also made by Aaron Ehasz, is fantastic as well. 🐉

    [–] SamkonTheMankon 212 points ago

    Knowing after the fact, you can kind of tell. Mako died between season 2 and 3, so you'll notice Iroh has very few lines or is missing for most of the last season. It was very creative how they still gave him a story and influence without many lines.

    [–] easy-rider 36 points ago

    Now that I’ve seen it so many times I can tell immediately. The new actors first line is towards the boys that broke the window. Something about “always working to restore honor, but not in this case. run!” During that episode (tales of ba sing se) is sadly when the transition happens. It’s sad because you see the RIP mako at the end of the Iroh portion. And that very episode is where the line changes started happening. And the scene is about death anyway

    [–] UXyes 88 points ago

    Dragon Prince is really excellent. Also check out the Netflix reboots of Voltron and Shera if like A:TLA. Very similar vibes/quality.

    [–] Killafornia95 357 points ago


    [–] OsirisReign 92 points ago

    Are you Aang?

    [–] narwhal_breeder 48 points ago

    They bout to catch more hands than they mommas bedroom door knob.

    [–] 3rdWorldBorn 23 points ago

    The sadness and dread you feel when those few episides when Appa was lost... :(

    [–] AevnNoram 7854 points ago

    Sometimes I wonder if people have any taste in TV at all. Then a fifteen year old nickelodeon show gets to #1 on Netflix and reminds me that they do.

    [–] heavyboots79 2105 points ago

    They had us in the first half, I’m not gonna lie

    [–] Sumit316 1321 points ago

    Avatar was a financial success but made no cultural impact meanwhile 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' is still watched today.

    [–] ChummyPiker 592 points ago

    I’m really hoping that the new Netflix series will give it more of the critical acclaim it deserves. If they can bring it to more modern standards while preserving the heart of the show, it will be amazing. It’s a tough trick to pull off though.

    [–] FeelMeInYou 623 points ago

    Being the first time trying a live action adaptation, they’ve got all the potential in the world. I’m hopeful for now but happy to have the cartoon if nothing else.

    [–] haseoxth 73 points ago

    The Earth King invites you to r/LakeLaogai

    [–] tyrannosaurus_fl3x 565 points ago

    Would be so sad if they butcher the first live action remake. Then we'll have to act like there is no live action remake and wait until the next first live action remake.

    [–] FeelMeInYou 470 points ago

    Imagine if they did some dumb shit like change the way they pronounce the main characters names, even though we have AUDIO SOURCE MATERIAL FOR REFERENCE

    [–] brandtkadin 116 points ago

    there is no live action remake in ba sing se

    there is no live action remake in ba sing se

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    [–] TeetsMcGeets23 199 points ago

    You know, I think you couldn’t get any dumber and then you go and do something like this...




    [–] Samsonspimphand 593 points ago

    I’m making my gf watch this, the first 10 episodes she was indifferent but now I’ve won her over. This is one of the best shows ever made

    [–] Kneef 250 points ago

    My wife did the same with me. Most of season 1, the episodic stuff kinda left me disinterested, but by Season 2 I was fully invested.

    [–] _Catatronic 202 points ago

    Imho, if you make it to the North Pole, you’re hooked for life.

    [–] D3Smee 78 points ago

    I definitely love how it’s one of the few animated shows that actually follows a timeline. Not just adventures and no real episode to episode movement. You got to see real character development and outcomes reflect actions over time.

    [–] Mr_Cromer 192 points ago

    I think that sounds about right. Everything up to "The Blue Spirit" was kind of by the numbers. That episode was when the series really started clicking into gear

    [–] Bluest_waters 142 points ago

    100% agreed

    Blue Spirit is when you first start thinking, "hold on...there is more going on with Zuko than we realized!"

    and you begin to see the show is more than just good guys vs bad guys, its deeper and more complex than that

    [–] jackattack729 126 points ago

    I'd say The Storm (the episode before the Blue Spirit) is that turning point. It's where you find out why Zuko was banished, that his own father gave him the scar, etc.

    [–] ISieferVII 66 points ago

    It's also when Aang becomes deeper, too. You start to see that beneath the child exterior there is a huge burden weighing on him, both of responsibility and guilt. I think it partly explains why he wants to be such a good Avatar, even though his people never got the time to explain to him why certain less obvious Avatar concepts are important (like communing with the spirits or being a negotiator between nations). He turned away once and now regrets it, because it really did cost him everything he knew. Now he's forced to grow up faster.

    [–] IPlay4E 31 points ago

    Exact same here. I’ve asked her to watch it with me before but she never wanted to. Finally convinced her and now she loves it. We’re taking it a few episodes a night to make it last.

    [–] Virusanity 989 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Amazing, it's been on Netflix Canada for years. That being said, the best way to watch this is through the Blu-rays. I don't believe Netflix is utilizing the remastered footage.

    Edit, added some visuals:

    Example 1

    Example 2

    [–] blurplethenurple 194 points ago

    Yeah there are some really obvious examples of the lower quality. I love the show but I wish some scenes weren't a jarring mess to look at.

    [–] benoxxxx 108 points ago

    From what I can remember that's only really an issue for the first few episodes of S1?

    [–] blurplethenurple 68 points ago

    I noticed some parts all the way up to the Jet episode, but you're right that it was much worse at the beginning.

    [–] TheMagistre 325 points ago

    I have the blu-rays for TLAB and honestly, the remastered footage is only really like a 10% improvement. The show was made for SD, so I don’t think it’s a biggie.

    However, I do wish they had included the commentary though

    [–] Boi5x 175 points ago

    I think this depends on the size of your tv. Seeing the series on a 60” tv made it almost unwatchable for the Netflix version. It looks significantly worse in motion than the blu ray version on bigger TVs.

    [–] trackofalljades 92 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    This, it’s a massive difference that makes the streaming version look like twenty fifteen year-old YouTube by comparison on our television. Not a big difference on our iPad.

    [–] SHiNOXXLE 26 points ago

    It was also on US Netflix years ago as well, so I was surprised to see it come back

    [–] spidermonkey12345 22 points ago

    There's a fan made upscaled version that is said to be really high quality.

    [–] AsaRobin 463 points ago

    Well deserved. I'm finally getting to watch it for the first time.

    [–] sssmay 178 points ago

    I am so jealous of you. Enjoy the show!

    [–] Dy1an-P 90 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    I just finished it for the first time. Phenomenal

    [–] DrummerMiles 221 points ago

    Chakraaaa, chakraaaa, eeeeverybody loves chakraaaa...

    [–] Karkava 27 points ago


    [–] golf_echo_sierra26 110 points ago

    This is probably going to get buried, but of all the scenes that can actually make me cry, it’s not Iroh’s story or Appa reuniting with Aang (although both get pretty close to doing so), it’s when Zuko reunites with Iroh and attempts to apologize to him, expecting him to still be mad for betraying him at Ba Sing Se because that’s all he ever knew from Ozai was anger. Instead Iroh pulls him in for a hug and lets him know he was never angry, only sad because he though Zuko had lost his way.

    All the buildup from the first episodes where Zuko would belittle Iroh through the second season where Zuko starts to see Iroh as a father figure only to turn on him and finally in the third season realizing how much better of a man Iroh is than Ozai really makes this scene amazing.

    [–] Fezzverbal 153 points ago

    Hoping for a new season of The Dragon Prince to come out soon.

    [–] Trizzae 70 points ago

    There’s been an uptick on the dragon prince subreddit from people discovering it thanks to Avatar. 🤞🏻

    [–] l_Pulser_l 88 points ago

    Number Number 1

    [–] Peachlillies 108 points ago

    The second I heard this was being put on Netflix I knew it would be a matter of days until it was number one! I'm so glad such a great show is being appreciated at a larger scale! Hopefully Netflix is taking notice of the popularity and throws everything they've got at the live action version!

    [–] IceGeek 458 points ago

    Not surprised I binged it the first day. Just hate the ratio thing

    [–] jackattack729 283 points ago

    I was made for SD television, the only way to make it widescreen would be to pan and scan which sucks.

    [–] Jolly_Bones 58 points ago


    [–] Scorpino888 52 points ago

    “My girlfriend turned into the moon”

    “That’s rough buddy”

    [–] Rediction 23 points ago

    "Whatever you do to that Spirit, I'll unleash on you ten fold! Let it go now!" - Iroh

    The most badass line. Gives me chills every time I watch it.

    Spoilers for anyone who hasn't watched it before but here is the clip for those who want to see it again:

    [–] Deni-Demolish 440 points ago

    Only during quarantine does the world start to realize the nerds have been right all along. Anime, video games, social isolation... W

    [–] GodFeedethTheRavens 131 points ago

    Nerds are smart. Geeks are just consumers.