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 Beach

“The Beach,” is an episode that’s inside out.  Four teenagers going to a beach and talking between themselves would normally be delegated to the B-story of any episode, if included at all past the waste bin of a writer’s room.  The story should have been exclusively focused on Aang and the gang encountering and dealing…

Avatar: The Last Airbender – Sokka’s Master

Commitment to character, story, dialogue, music and art, are four of the pillars that often support any argument as to why Avatar: The Last Airbender is a devastatingly enjoyable experience.  In virtually every episode, you’re guaranteed to see an impressive debut of at least one or two of these attributes, and in the best episodes…