I don’t know if it’s completionism or masochism or what, but after finishing my newbie watch of Avatar: The Last Airbender–and before starting on The Legend of Korra–I had to watch the 2010 M. Night Shyamalan version. Or maybe it’s a justice thing. All the other Avatar fans had to go through their own spasms of disappointment when the movie came out. It didn’t seem fair that I would be able to avoid it.Read More
IT'S OVER D;
Well. There was no Cabbage Man. But I’ll deal. I’m going to have to wait until near the end of this recap to freak out about Azula. But I’ll deal. Avatar is over. But I’ll deal.Read More
It’s finally here, and I am so ready.Read More
The second-to-last episode before ATLA‘s season finale starts out with a heaping bowlful of “OMGWTFAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.”Read More
Will Sokka and Zuko successfully rescue Sokka’s father? Will Zuko continue to be bad at life? Will Katara slap Sokka when she finds out she wasn’t invited on the prison rescue mission? Let’s find out!Read More
We're comin' up on the end.
Zuko’s met up with the gaang, proven himself the most hilariously incompetent firebending master ever (until he wasn’t–love ya, Zukes), and now he gets a buddy episode with Sokka. The back half of Avatar‘s third season is the gift that keeps on giving.Read More
Avatar: The Last Airbender Newbie Recap: “The Firebending Masters,” or “How Zuko Got His Groove Back”
I started this episode thinking, oh man, Zuko’s going to be the worst Mr. Miyagi ever. Imagine my joy when he was even worse than I could have imagined. Meet Zuko, the firebending teacher who can’t even firebend.Read More
We start “The Western Air Temple” with everyone walking around all sad and grumpy, because they don’t know that Zuko is chasing after them in the name of GREAT FRIENDSHIP, and everything I’ve ever wanted for this show is happening, and everything will be perfect forever and ever amen.Read More
EVERYTHING IS HAPPENING SO MUCH.Read More
Between the ominous-sounding title and the “Previously On” featuring Zuko father/son angst, I didn’t think this episode sounded like a more chill follow-up to last week’s horrorfest at allllllllll. Oh, how glad I was to be wrong. I am 99% sure the showrunners just cooked up the plot of this ep so they’d have an excuse to make Momo and Appa swordfight.Read More
"Aw man, this looks like another filler epis–WHAT THE FU–."Read More
Ice puns cometh.
We’re at that point midway through the season where old conflicts just keep getting recycled, and the plot kind of grinds its wheels until the next SOMETHING BIG happens. Whenever that SOMETHING BIG ends up being, because after all that hullabaloo about not taking detours in “The Painted Lady,” Sokka, Our Lord of the Schedule, has apparently completely forgotten that they’re on a time limit.Read More
Ohhhh Gooooddddd, another flashback episode. Because those never break 100% of my heart.Read More
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MEEEEE
Past Me: “Hey, Future Me, a friend of mine has been talking about Avatar: The Last Airbender, but I don’t know whether I’ll like it. Is it any good? Me: “Wellllll..."Read More
After last weeks’ (in TV time—two weeks ago in me-time) Katara-centric “The Painted Lady,” this week we get something we haven’t gotten in a while: A SOKKASODERead More
No Zuko. Sigh. But I’ll deal with it, because this episode was basically “Katara is awesome for 24 minutes and everyone else can suck it,” and I am completely OK with that.Read More
Here's something to be thankful for!
What, you wanted more from me than stupid Photoshops of Avatar characters wearing headbands?Read More
Previously on Avatar: The Last Airbender: “Zuko, you fucked up.” That’s it. That’s the “previously on.” Season three. LET’S DO THIS, MOTHERTRUCKERS.Read More
I AM SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW.Read More
In which we meet Stepford Zuko.
One more episode until the season finale!Read More