I just finished watching the 2-hour series finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender. After a three-year run, the animated series ended on Saturday night.
Simply amazing. This is definitely, in my opinion, one of the best television series I’ve ever seen. It’s been consistently good, even getting better, throughout its run, and the series finale had a perfect ending. The final conflict was on par, in my estimation, with the climactic battle scene in Return of the Jedi.
One of the ways that Avatar kept getting better was its rock-solid storyline. Almost every character in the series underwent major, nontrivial development. Even incidental characters who seemed of little import early on would often reappear in roles of major importance. The world of Avatar is one of the most charmingly detailed I’ve ever experienced.
I’m still in mild awe of the finale. I’m sorry to see the series go, but I’m delighted it ended with the power and dignity it deserved. It will stay with me for a long time.