After years of picking it up and putting it back down again, I'm so happy to say that I have finally finished Season 3 of Avatar: The Last Airbender. I just finished the season finale with Jordan a few minutes ago, and I have to say, it is by far one of the most intense and powerful finales, let alone most incredible series, I have EVER seen!
I've loved Avatar since I was little, but back then I only watch it when it was on TV. After that, I had it on Netflix, but they took it down before I could finish the series. Once I had access to it again, I binged it as much as I could.
I'm actually glad I was never able to finish it before. Not only did I get to experience the end with my sister, who fell in love with it because of me, but I understand and appreciate much more about what happened, how it happened, and why it happened, so much better than I could have if I watched it when I was a child. I can respect the choices and the turmoil each character endured and have watched and re-watched so many moments that really hit home. There is so much wisdom jam-packed into it!
I learned a lot from it too, storytelling techniques I want to use in the future, the use of pacing and music unlike I've ever understood. I never would have gleaned any of it if I had seen it when I was little. I think its an absolute gift from God that I went this long without finishing it.
There was just so much depth and intention behind everything. So many new angles were taken to look at problems that I had never thought about before. It brought a whole new light to the morals I stand on, about the power of redemption and forgiveness, and the power in second chances.
I can't say too much without spoiling or sounding redundant, but I cannot recommend this series enough, especially for anyone who likes cartoons or studies anything related to creative arts. This is the show for you. Watch it! Enjoy it! Learn from it! It's master craftsmanship will astound you!