>> Monday, December 06, 2010
My Family and I love watching movies together. Now that I have children, I enjoy watching animated movies and television mini-series. We cannot get enough of Avatar the animated television mini-drama that comes on, on Nickelodian's, Nicktoons. (Look for your local air time and channel on Nickelodian. Sometimes you can catch the marathon in its completed episodes). It should be more popular than it is. This series really is a gem. I am a fan and have found some online fans as well. My husband just got into it and now The family frenzy for this show is complete. Sometimes I catch him watching on his own saying, "I don't know what it is about this show. I can't stop watching". Even though he has seen the all episodes like us.
For those of you who do not know about Avitar (the Last Airbender) it is not the movie Avitar which can be confusing. It is a story about a boy who is an Avatar or peacemaker who is reborn every generation to bring peace to the world. Aang, who is the Avitar for the generation in the television series must master all four elements to defeat a Firelord who with fervor is taking over the world of four nations. To stop him Aang must learn how to master water, earth and fire through bending. He is already an Airbender. His Journey begins when a brother and sister, Sokka and Katara, find him in the ice. He is the last of his kind due to the the Firelord.
The Firelord has a son and daughter. The villains of the series. They want to capture the Avitar. One the way to mastering the elements. Aang must get teachers and this is the essence of the series. The teachers enfold and you are surprised as they are excellent maters and manipulators of bending. It gets better until the finale. I love it because it is the true struggle of good and evil. You are able to relate to each character in some way. The writers really did and excellent job in engaging the audience that you find you can't wait to see how everything turns out.
For those of you who know about Avitar (the Last Airbender) next year there is a treat. The series continues with The upcoming Legend of Korra. You can read more about Korra on the Wall Street Journal Blog. Of course with all shows you should use your discretion. What may be fine for my family may not be for yours. Here's a sample of some of the episodes.(They will all start at the same time. Place curser or arrow on the video screen and the pause/play button will appear. Then you are able to play one at a time).
*Sample trailers have expired and were removed. Check your local listings or visit Nicktoons for viewing sample videos.