Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 1 (2005)

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Avatar: The Last Airbender

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A brilliant blend of magic, humor, and adventure, Avatar is an instant classic.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2005

Katara and Sokka bring hope to a world at war when they awaken Aang, a boy with special powers, from a 100-year sleep. However, Aang's presence in their village is also a cause for concern when the menacing Prince Zuko tracks him down.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2005

Aang's presence in the Southern Water Tribe village, where his new friends Katara and Sokka reside, becomes a cause for concern after the menacing Prince Zuko tracks him down.

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Air date: Feb 25, 2005

Aang is anxious to find proof that members of his tribe have survived the war during a trip to the temple where he was raised.

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Air date: Mar 4, 2005

Aang gets the celebrity treatment when visiting Kyoshi Island; Sokka gains new respect for women after facing a female warrior in combat.

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Air date: Mar 18, 2005

Aang's abilities as an airbender are challenged by a king whose motives are unclear.

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Air date: Mar 25, 2005

Katara's activism pays off when she sparks a revolt and empowers a group of demoralized Earthbenders to reclaim their town from the Fire Nation.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2005

Aang stumbles into a parallel spirit world populated by a monster who takes Sokka hostage.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2005

Aang has precious little time to complete his next mission: Reach a Fire Nation temple and contact Avatar Roku for important information.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2005

The kids run into pirates.

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Air date: May 6, 2005

Aang, Katara and Sokka have their friendship tested by a charismatic rebel leader who is fighting against the Fire Nation.

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A fun-loving boy with special powers who awakens from a 100-year sleep to find the world at war and himself the only hope for peace.

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Critic Reviews for Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Movie? What movie? We don't need no stinkin' movie.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Franchise writers of all stripes could stand to learn something from how neatly Avatar lines up the audience's expectations, then satisfies them in a way that still manages to feel unexpected.

Sep 4, 2020 | Full Review…

This... was a fantasy narrative meticulously crafted from a obvious love of anime and Eastern philosophy.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This is not fantasy storytelling for thinking adults. It's inoffensive enough for kids, I suppose, but lack of offense is hardly reason to embrace a story.

Feb 21, 2021 | Full Review…

For viewers of all ages, it's a gripping and emotionally rewarding watch-especially now that it's all available to binge.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Cliffhangers in cartoons are sweet.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

As a viewer, The Last Airbender teaches without trying-and is a shining example of what it means to show unconditional devotion to a greater cause.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Avatar succeeded in creating one of the most nuanced characters in all of animation with Zuko.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

[It has] pitch-perfect comedy, intense element-bending action, and mythology that's worthy of obsession.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Mixing magical fantasy and comedy, martial arts challenge sequences with Godzilla-style monsters, [it] goes beyond the everyday action cartoon, bringing an interesting mix of Asian mysticism and epic fiction to the small screen.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The freshman season of Avatar: The Last Airbender was certainly a first class ticket to Funland.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 8.7/10 | Full Review…

In "Avatar" I found all the coherence, completeness, and symmetry of a good, closed-circuit narrative wrapped in the youthful vibrancy of a children's cartoon.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 1

  • 5d ago
    I have no words. Nothing can compare.
  • May 07, 2021
    I love this show, it's in my opinion that this is thee single best animated series ever made or at least in the top 3. Book 1 Water is the weakest of the three seasons, but is by no means a bad season to the show just the weakest. The world and lore is absolutely fascinating, between the world building and characters this show is absolute gold! The only set back for this season was the the limitations to the animation due to the time it was released and because of the smaller budget season 1 had. Other than that it has great characters, action, lore, and symbolism, it's an important series for the history and future of animation.
  • Apr 20, 2021
    the closest thing to perfection on this planet.
  • Mar 17, 2021
    The world building is great, cast nailed their roles.
  • Mar 12, 2021
    May not be as fun as the rest of the show, but you do have a fun time. After watching book 1 water, I felt like having a drink because the title in it has water. Because that's what season 1 is called.
  • Mar 07, 2021
    In my opinion, this was the worst season of a great show. However it's enjoyable in its own right.
  • Mar 05, 2021
    Personally, I felt that this show had a very basic plotline with very bland characters who have brief development throughout the series (other than Zuko of course). However, Zuko's character development isn't enough to redeem this boringly long season with dragging episodes.
  • Feb 06, 2021
    I don't want to spoil anything just watch it! I first watched it in my tweens it still holds up now in my adulthood.
  • Jan 31, 2021
    The best show of all time. Do yourself a favour and watch it.
  • Jan 23, 2021
    Another one of my childhood tv shows.

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