Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Puppet Master

In “The Runaway,” the previous episode, the moral question of the episode, is it okay to cheat those who cheat, was completely abandoned in lieu of strengthening the bond between Toph and Katara. The validity of doing wrong to those who have done wrong returns in “The Puppet Master,” and in one of Avatar: The…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Runaway

It’s not often a television show allegedly targeted toward children will explore the moral, “Is it right to cheat the cheaters?”  Much less, then throw its proverbial hands in the air and evade the morality of the question all together, it’s unexpected.  It’s also exactly what happens in “The Runaway,” an episode which runs heavily…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Painted Lady

Remember the good old days when Team Avatar lazily made their way from village to village, resolving problems like errant spirits and misinformed villagers without significant deeper meaning?  Then the third episode of Season Three is the episode for you, “The Painted Lady.”  It’s an undersell of the episode, but only so much, as “The…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Waterbending Master

Fresh on the heels of Aang discovering the new iteration of defying gravity in “The Northern Air Temple,” Katara discovers the old traditions of waterbending in “The Water Bending Master.”  It’s not surprising that a water bending focused episode will heavily involve our water bender from the Southern Water Tribe, but the episode impressively juggles…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Waterbending Scroll

The “WaterbendingScroll” sets out to show us that our heroes are not perfect, particularly,Katara, who exhibits frustration and borderline pettiness, and not to mention, a propensity for theft.  It’s a fascinating show that is not afraid to pull back the curtain to make one of the heroes look bad, especially in the wake of “Imprisoned”…

Avatar – The Last Airbender: Imprisoned

In the opening of every episode, we receive a basic narration by Katara of what the show is about and who the Avatar is, which always ends with an optimistic, “…I believe Aang can save the world!”  In ‘Imprisoned,’ our hopeful water bender is the focus and the lesson to be learned, it’s better to…