AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER


I have no idea how or what to write about Avatar:The Last Airbender.  That shows how much I adore this series.

I feel compelled to write something about it since today is the tenth anniversary of the show’s premiere on Nickelodeon, a fact that has startled me more than last fall’s tenth anniversary of my own high school freshman year.  (I wager the upcoming decennial of my beginning college will also be a lesser shock.)  Avatar reshaped my idea of what television could be over the course of its 2005-2008 run, and it has become my personal favorite TV series.

And it absolutely floors and delights me that my engagement in it was entirely accidental.