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Avatar: The Last Airbender
Most cartoons are funny and enjoyable, but Avatar: the Last Airbender is so much more than that! It's got genuine humor, not just people getting hurt in silly ways or making funny noises. It has dimensional, dynamic, interesting characters who change, mature, and develop as the series goes on, and there isn't a line between good and bad. There's a gray area, like in the real world. And the Avatar universe is incredible. It has wonderful creatures like flying bison, platypus bears, and dragons. Benders can manipulate the elements of water, earth, fire, and air in spectacular displays. And the animation is a gorgeous blend of anime, American cartoons, and realistic paintings. Not that I (and my entire family) adore it or anything...
I honestly was expecting this to be at least 1 or 2, not 5! This show was so good, I rewatched it so many times and it never gets old. It was so hilarious, very clever, and there were really deep themes as well. It was very emotional at times and dealt with some mature things (hello a war and a genocide anyone? ) but somehow made it suitable and understandable for kids as well as older people. The characters were so incredibly well-developed (the most out of any cartoon series I've ever watched) and the whole show was so carefully planned - the pacing, story arcs and EVERYTHING. So epic. I got so attached to the characters and the story that when it ended I felt like a piece of me just died on the spot. Legend of Korra is good but the Last Airbender really holds a special place in my heart!
I am stunned that this show was not ranked #1. If anything it should be in the top ten cartoons of all time. Yes, that's right. I said ALL TIME. The characters are as realistic as they come in an animated series, many of them are relatable (Zuko). The greatest achievement of Avatar is that achieves a LOTR sense of adventure while juggling the inevitable hardships of life. Comparing Avatar to SpongeBob or Rugrats is like comparing The Sopranos to Barney and Friends. This shouldn't even be a contest...
Epic top notch show it always had me on the edge of my seat
I absolutely adore this show. It has the right combination of humor, romance, action and touching moments. It's an amazing show because we get to see the characters grow up and develop before our very eyes. It's also a treat to see that some characters aren't as black and white as they seem, like Zuko, initially seen as an antagonist, actually is in conflict between in good and evil, his honor and losing himself. I love how it has a consistent plot, sticking to its main purpose and yet able to have random, funny moments without deviating from the actual plot. It's a beautiful fantasy but it draws me in because of its realistic situations and characters. Anyway, I love this show so much.
This is hands down the most epic, adventurous, in-depth, enjoyable cartoon I have ever watched. All these other people who think invader zim, hey arnold, and spongebob are better than avatar, then they have clearly not watched the show.
Avatar actually had a storyline instead of stupid little episodes that go everywhere each time. Avatar also had THE best fillers in a cartoon that I have ever seen. They added greatly to the story. So comparing Avatar, a great storyline and epic show, to spongebob, a stupid half-gay weirdo, is a disgrace to avatar and all fans
My favorite mostly because it does not just provoke shallow laughs- it has very poignant lessons that affect most people: discovering oneself, facing responsibility, overcoming primal fears, learning that right and wrong are not always black and white, the importance of hope, love, family, the meaning of honour... The list goes on. Also, the animation is spectacular, and the show itself is both entertaining and educational, altogether worthwhile to see. My opinion- best Nickelodeon show ever, hands down.
There has never been a better developed animated romance story than Aang and Katara. Or a better internal conflict story than Zuko's struggle. No animated character has been more insightful and wise as uncle Iroh. Sokka was lame at sometimes but still vital to the story and had some great comedic moments. And finally to one of the most well rounded animated characters of all time... TOPH BEIFONG is far and away the greatest thing that happened to television for cert obvious reasons.
This show is not only the best ever produced by Nick, it's one of the best shows produced of all time. The balance between deep, relatable, complex material, and jovial, youthful humor is extraordinary. Avatar has some of the most compelling characters and character arcs, most creative fight scenes, and greatest variety in emotion (from the hilarious Ember Island Players, to the tragic Appa's Lost Days and Tales of Ba Sing Se). This show goes so far beyond the realm of the typical children's T.V. show, and as an adult, I'm crazy about it to. HIGHLY recommend to all.
WHOA WHOA WHOA WAIT HOLD ON. So now spongebob is ht ebest? Lies lies lies. Spongebob is so stupid its for 5-9 year olds now. Avatar is funnier, has better drama, action, and it keeps you literally on the edge and unexpected always happens. It also gives you some knowledge rather than stupid jellyfishes? Really? Jellyfishing? Wow LAME. Avatar is the best show that nick has ever produced and I'm pretty sure nick has announced it too. Spongebob is overrated
Great art, epic idea, and a story line easy enough to follow and remember! I am a total fan of this show, and I think I might fangirl a little too much when it comes to this show. I love the characters especially. But the shippings (parings) I think should change a little, but that's only my opinon. I am a Zutaraian (A supporter of the Zuko and Katara pairing) and I'm proud to say so. I think Kataang (Katara and Aang) was... Eh... Well... It's alright I guess. I can live with it, but my major dissapointment was Maiko (Mai and Zuko). This ship is dysfunctional on so many levels. They've broken up, gotten together and broken up again one too many times in my opinion. And when it first came up in the show, I was like: "What? When? Where? HOW?! " I just can't list every reason here... It would get too long... But back to the show in general. It's epic, and worth watching. Absolutely number one show!
Avatar the last airbender is one of the best cartoons of all time. Even though spongebob is very nostalgic, avatar is one of, or maybe the only, show that is enjoyed by adults like myself, and not just for memories. The plot is more intense than any children's T.V. series, and goes into depth about each character and his/her flaws. Although the humorous moments are always quite funny, but there are some side plots that are depressing and moving. For example, Zuko's story. I won't get into the backstory too much for those of you whom haven't watched the series yet, but I must confess that even I teared. The backstory was quite a surprise, knowing the show is a Nickelodeon T.V. series and is aimed for younger audiences. There are quite a few touching moments like this throughout the series, that make this series stand out from the rest. Rethink watching this series if you hesitated after watching the horrible live action adaptation of Avatar.
I think Avatar: The Last Airbender is the best cartoon ever created by Nick. No other cartoon is better than this one. The graphics of the cartoon is best and the story is amazing. How can they every think about SpongeBob to be the best cartoon of nick. It is old and funny but avatar is the best. I think they should continue the story of the avatar and produce more episodes.
Avatar is by far the best cartoon out of all the others that are here. I admit when I was younger the other cartoons here were good and I enjoyed watching them but Avatar sticks in my mind and I still think about how I loved and still love the show! It is watch-able by all ages and it is so unique and captivating it gives you goose bumps to think of how special it really was and is. It doesn't matter who you are if you watch the show throughout I guarantee you it will leave a lasting impression of how unique this show really was :') x
I am addicted to this show what could you not like about? Romance, action, sci-fi, and adventure in one show! Where else can you find that? And it continued with the legend of korra! Now I don't know about you but that's pretty amazing! The creators of avatar were doing the right thing. There are avtar lovers still out there and the world can't change that, no matter how hard they try.
I love this show so much! It's everything you could want in a 5 star movie - let alone a children's T.V. show - packed into a brilliant series. It's hilarious (thanks to Sokka), action packed, romantic, full of twists and the music is outstanding. It's quality T.V. for all ages. My favourite episode is Book 1: Chapter 20 - Siege of the North Pt. 2, a fantastic way to round up the first season and show everyone what the series is capable of. Well done Nickelodeon, you've done yourself proud with this one.
This is absolutely the best cartoon I have ever seen. I haven't seen one cartoon that can even come close to beating this show. This if not the best show ever created by nick the best cartoon created by nick. I think its also the best cartoon of all time. If you haven't seen it, watch it. If you didn't like it then you didn't see it right. I haven't met one person who saw this show that said it wasnt a great cartoon
I love SpongeBob, invader zim, rugrats, etc. but no other cartoon in Nickelodeons history has had as much depth to it as avatar the last airbender just think about it from the jokes to the romance to the action it was an incredible achievement for Nickelodeon the likes of which we probably will never see again on Nickelodeon.
I think this really should be in 1st but people have a different opinion. I think this should be in 1st instead of SpongeBob because it has action, romance, and comedy just like one of the coments said. SpongeBob is different. Instead of action, romance, and comedy, SpongeBob just has comedy which isn't always bad but I like Avatar The last airbender better.
All of these cartoons are great but don't compare to the last airbender. It goes much deeper and has been put together much better than most kids shows. All the elements work so well together and holds many metaphors for life. It is a work of art.
How many cartoons have a story? Spongebob is great for the humor, but it doesn't have a story. That is why Avatar ranks so high up for me because it can make you laugh with Sokka, cry when a character dies, and feel like your watching a story play out on your tv.
This show I think has a chance to beat Spongebob. Don't get me wrong I like Spongebob. However, the newer seasons of Spongebob ruined the show. Avatar the Last Bender is the next best thing. Very funny, creative, great effects during fight, and romance. Great show.
I have no clue why this is behind SpongeBob. Avatar is truly as great as Nickelodeon has ever done since the turn of the century. Avatar has possible the best character development for a cartoon. Its action sequences are better than any other show around, and its comedy is insanely funny.
AMAZING! This has to be one of my favorite cartoons ever! I'm a high school student and I can literally watch this all the time. I fell in love with this show on the first episode, literally! I was like 7 or 8 when it first premiered. & I still remember it 333333
This show is one of the best shows I've ever seen. It has everything, action, humor, romance, sometimes it's a bit sad. I don't think it's really a kid show, because something in there they wouldn't understand. All hail Avatar *-*
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