Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 3 (2007 - 2008)


Season 3
Avatar: The Last Airbender

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Air date: Sep 21, 2007
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Aang's adventure continues as he sets off undercover to gain knowedge from Firelord Ozai in the dangerous Fire Nation.

Critic Reviews for Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Great characters, detailed fantasy worldbuilding, serious themes and a deep respect for the Asian cultures that inspired it make Avatar a must-watch.

Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

[In season 3,] Aang holds to his principles. That is heroic.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

I couldn't possibly fathom how perfect each character would pan out. Everyone had a voice; every creature had a purpose and meaning... This story moved and kept us moving right along with it from beginning to end.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" is not only the best animated series of the last decade, but one of the best shows ever produced.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

[Season 3] doesn't skimp on the action, even as it excels at philosophizing.

Oct 1, 2018 | Full Review…

After ramping the story up and drawing it back down so many times, Avatar: The Last Airbender manages to end its story with [hitting] all of the right notes.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Avatar: The Last Airbender: Season 3

  • Jul 26, 2019
    I loved it so much I bought the show on DVD. Worth every penny.
  • Jul 22, 2019
    On the heels of two exemplary seasons, season 3 somehow tops them both, ending with a worthy conclusion to a truly legendary series. I've never watched a series more than once - I'm on my fourth Avatar watch-through.
  • Jun 23, 2019
    This is absolutley one of the best shows I have ever seen and hits all the tragic notes at an even pace with its comedy. Although the first few episode are a little rough its almost impossible to notice as you are too busy laughing and crying along with the characters. Truly a masterpiece.
  • May 23, 2019
    A good show must have an outstanding ending to be great. Avatar: The Last Airbender is just that. Words don't do it justice.
  • May 12, 2019
    I love the story line, animation, and how the characters change over time
  • Mar 09, 2019
    The strongest season yet! The first half focuses on regrouping and gaining more insight into the daily life of the Fire Nation for Team Avatar, while Zuko learns that finally getting what he's wanted for so long isn't what he'd expected it to be. In the second half of the season everybody gets quite a meaningful episode (or two) where the characters story arc 'matures", all culminating in the brilliant 4-part season finale!
  • Mar 01, 2019
    Probably the best season, much like the other seasons only that team avatar is more complete with even Zuko ending up joining.
  • Feb 22, 2019
    The third and last season begins surprisingly lame, but gets better from there, culminating in a four-part finale that screams the word "epic" with its every frame
  • Oct 24, 2018
    When I was in middle school, Nickelodeon used to play reruns of Avatar: The Last Airbender all the time. Back then it was still a relatively new show, but I never remembered it airing or ending. However, it was one of the only shows that my sister and I could agree on watching, so I remember the reruns well. I never watched the full show in order. I never saw all the episodes. Only bits and pieces of different episodes stuck with me over time. I always thought it was a good show, but it was never anything more than that. Just some good entertainment. As I’ve grown up (some would say I haven’t), I’ve gotten into conversations about it here and there. Either people remember it like I do, as a pretty good, fun show, or they love it to death, acting like it’s the greatest television show to ever stream across the planet. Hearing people’s adoration for Avatar over the years, I’ve gotten curious. Had I missed something? Was it better than I remembered? So I decided to re-watch it these past couple months. Long story short: Avatar: The Last Airbender IS the greatest television show of all time. As I made my way through The Last Airbender, I was continually shocked by how good the show was. Every few episodes or so I was blown away that a cartoon could be so good. I now realize the fault in my thinking. I underestimated the show because it’s a cartoon. I guess it worked in the show’s favor, because I ended up appreciating it even more, but it’s unfair towards the creators. People tend to think that cartoons are just for kids, simply because they’re animated. Recently, with the success of shows like Bojack Horsemen and Rick and Morty, people have understood that cartoons can be incredibly, sometimes shockingly, deep and adult. But because Avatar is a Nickelodeon cartoon, people still characterize it as a kid’s show. The truth is that Avatar is technically a kid’s show, but more so than any other kid’s show ever, it can be enjoyed by anyone. An eight year-old and a 98 year-old can sit down together and receive the same level of enjoyment from it. Because of this, I would call Avatar family-friendly. It’s not a kid’s show. It’s an everyone show, and that might be one of its greatest strengths. Because of Avatar’s incredibly wide audience, it can touch on serious, profound, and emotional issues without being too heavy-handed or serious. So it’s serious without being serious, if that makes any sense. Regardless of everything I just said, I was still a bit embarrassed when I first started watching. During an early episode, before I realized how amazing the show actually is, my roommate and his girlfriend walked into our apartment. I immediately smiled and said, “I know. I’m watching a kid’s show on a Friday night. Don’t judge me.” Later my roommate told me that his girlfriend had said, “I don’t know why he apologized. That show is fantastic.” Turns out I wasn’t being lame for watching Avatar; I was being lame for watching Avatar on a Friday night. Now it’s time for me to explain why I think Avatar is so good. To be honest, the answer is everything, but I’ll try and be a bit more specific. First of all, the characters are fantastic. They’re richly drawn, and they feel like real people in a real universe. The show starts off slowly with small, serialized adventures. The story becomes more defined eventually, and thankfully a lot of what gets introduced early on is brought back in satisfying ways. The best part about the early episodes is that they slowly and slyly add mounds of characterization to each character, gradually building your affection for them overtime. By the end of the first season, you’ve been introduced to an incredible world, and you’ve fallen in love with the characters that inhabit it. The second season introduces new characters, and the third brings them together for an amazing finale. The way the show adds texture to its main and secondary characters is genuinely something to be admired. Nobody is one-note. Nobody is simple. They really do feel real. From a story standpoint, Avatar is also fantastic. The show runs 61 episodes overall, and I would say all except maybe ten work towards the larger narrative. These ten or so episodes are the most episodic of the bunch, but even at their worst, they still manage to add characterization and simple fun to the series. (One of) The thing(s) that makes Avatar so special is how it’s never black and white. There is good and evil everywhere, in the heroes and the villains. This only adds to the universe as a whole, making it feel lived-in and believable. From an action standpoint, the show is simply stunning. The action scenes are based on real-life martial arts, and the animation brings them to life fully and awesomely. The animation itself is beautiful, and it only gets better as the series goes on. The cinematography is fantastic; the way scenes are framed adds depth to them that would be lost in a lessor effort. The music is amazing. The humor is on point. The emotion is real. The themes are deep. It does not get better than this. The Last Airbender ends in a four-part finale that’s essentially a 90 minute movie. Like Avengers: Infinity War, it only works with the foundation that comes before it. But with that foundation, Avatar’s finale proves itself to be one of the greatest conclusions to anything ever. After watching the entire show, it will make you cheer and laugh and cry. I’m not the kind of person who yells things out while watching a movie. The only time I ever remember doing this was during the end of Infinity War for that matter, and I think that was completely called for. But multiple times during Avatar’s finale, I howled at the screen; it was that good. Part of the reason the finale is so satisfying is because the show isn’t dragged out forever. Most TV shows are aired until they’re no longer popular, which leaves them with lackluster and narratively dry endings. Think of The Office for example. Avatar has three planned-out seasons. It wasn’t cancelled; it was designed to be three seasons long. Because of this planning, every character is given exactly the amount of time they need to develop, and everything comes together perfectly in the end. Trust me, I’m not crazy. If you don’t believe me, google Avatar right now. You’ll see that I am far from the only one who thinks this way. Years of bad publicity from Nickelodeon, a terrible movie adaptation, and a James Cameron movie of the same name have taken the spotlight away from Avatar. But nothing deserves it more than this show. I highly recommend it. Please, if you’ve managed to get to the end of this review, give Avatar a chance. You won’t realize how amazing it is until it’s over, but by then you’ll want to watch it again anyways. That’s because Avatar: The Last Airbender is a modern masterpiece.
  • Oct 21, 2018
    The greatest animated series of all time and undoubtedly one of the best shows ever aired in general. Somehow it manages to weave quirky humor, a captivating plot, and incredibly touching character arcs into one amazing show. I doubt there will be a 'children's' show that can even begin to compare with this masterpiece for a very long time.

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