Many parents know that it is sometimes difficult to find a TV show to watch with your children that you both enjoy. I suffered through many an episode of Sponge Bob (I shudder at the sound of that maniacal laugh) for the sake of quality time with the offspring. Then along came Avatar: The Last Airbender. A beautifully animated and thoughtful cartoon that boasted some of the more charming characters of the last decade. Every week, the offspring and I would cuddle up and be completely engrossed by the adventures of Aang, Toph, Katara, and Sokka. It was only on for three seasons, but told an immensely satisfying story. A story I still watch and rewatch with … and without the offspring.
Last summer, when the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender announced a new series – The Legend of Korra – I was beyond ecstatic. And after almost a year of anticipation, I am happy to say that it is everything I hoped for and knew it would be. Continue reading