Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Tales of Ba Sing Se

“The Tales of Ba Sing Se,” is simply as wonderful as “City of Walls and Secrets” is dark and disturbing.  It’s perhaps not a surprise that the creators of the show desired to balance the heavy connotations of the previous episode with something much more light in nature, an animated exhalation of relief so to…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – Bitter Work

Aang’s earth bending lessons begin in an episode which highlights key personality traits of our hero, Aang, and our anti-hero, Zuko.  Particularly since “The Storm,” the duo have been contrasted against each other and “Bitter Work” is no exception.  Aang’s personality is one that prizes peace and indirect confrontation.  Zuko’s personality is akin to a…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – Avatar Day

“Avatar Day” is one of the few episodes that offer character development for the characters in the B storyline, not the primary storyline.  In this case, we continue to watch Zuko wrestle with his future in a few brief moments, while the majority of “Avatar Day” is delegated to a story of Aang encountering the…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Avatar State

Season One of the Last Airbender concluded with Aang entering the Avatar State and combining with the Ocean Spirit to annihilate the Fire Nation army that was invading the Northern Water Tribe.  It was the most awesome display of Aang’s power as the Avatar so far, appropriate for the season finale, but it left Aang…