If you don’t know who that precocious and happy looking boy is, then you need to rectify that as soon as possible. For those that don’t know, that is Aang from the Nickelodeon TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Aang is the Avatar and the last Airbender…that much was probably obvious…sorry about that.
Anyway…I started watching this show with my two boys a little while back. (For the record, my boys are 7 and 5.) They absolutely love it. While the show is aimed directly at 7-12 year olds, I have enjoyed it immensely as well. It is exciting, well written, funny, heartfelt, and action packed. The story line is simple enough for a child to follow but complex enough to keep adults interested. We just finished Book 1 (Season 1 in other words) and are preparing to tackle Book 2 soon.
I’ve decided that I am going to post some thoughts about the show once in a while as we watch it. Obviously I won’t be commenting on Book 1 much since we have already finished it, but I will be referencing it from time to time. Hopefully I can make this a weekly thing.
If you have children – especially young boys – or even if you don’t, give this show a try. I think most people will find something to enjoy. And for what it’s worth, don’t judge the show on the recent film adaptation. From everything I have heard and read, they don’t compare at all. Stick with the show.