Avatar: The Legend of Korra

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

 

On Episode Six of The Charlie Tonic Hour we discuss an upcoming TV show that has both of Charlie and I excited. I have been a huge fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender since I first saw it while visiting with a friend. Although this friend had kids who loved it, she herself couldn’t wait for us to watch it. The show managed to appeal to both the adults and the kids in the room, which is such a rare and treasured thing for parents. Avatar was funny, well written and had a beautiful story arc across it’s three seasons. And beyond all that it was, and I think remains, one of the most philosophical and thoughtful shows on television. It dealt with issues of how good people can do evil things, what is the appropriate response to evil, how can we confront darkness without being consumed by it, racism and sexism, and turning against your culture in order to do the right thing. All that without talking down to kids or pandering to them. So when we found out that there is a new season of Avatar being released this year, Charlie and I were very excited. Avatar: The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the last series ended. Ang has died and the new Avatar, Korra, is a 17 year old girl who must learn airbending from Ang’s adult son. The world has changed in the past 70 years and the new avatar takes place in a large city with steampunk-looking technology and has a decidedly art deco feel. Check out the trailer to see for yourself so you can get ready to download Episode Six and join in the conversation.

 

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