I know this show is joking about being the best show of all time when it says it, but honestly this might be the best satire show of all time. It's utterly hilarious, the visual style is legitimately pretty (the little models are wonderful), the acting is wonderfully over the top, and the fake story is actually really interesting. I have no idea how IFC was able to sign this show before anyone else or how they managed to get these actors to do it but it turned out great. The Rise of The Empire is the best episode but the other 5 are all damn fine episodes.
Builds upon the issues and characters that were introduced in the first season very well. It could've used more Amantha but I'll let it slide. The direction that they took with the police chief surprised me in a really good way and the high points in this season are even better than that of the first season. Although there aren't as many of the wonderful personal moments, there is more elaboration on Daniel's morality and his sometimes questionable choices. Weird As You is one of the best episodes of any television show, ever.
This is the best season of any animated television show. The conflict is terrifyingly relevant to modern and historic politics. Zaheer is the most intimidating villain possible and there are a number of times when he put shivers down my spine, he's effectively the Anton Chigurh of the Avatar world. The action sequences are better and the new characters are great as well. It would have benefited from more episodes but Nickelodeon has something against this show. It's real in a way that it has never been before. Long Live the Queen and The Ultimatum shine particularly bright.
Even better than the last season. The animation is the best I have ever seen which makes the action sequences far better than they previously were. They manage to put some logic behind the inherently illogical spirit world. It's also funnier than it's ever been, with Varrick being objectively the best Avatar minor character. The emotions that this one brings to the table are amazing and took me by surprise. There isn't a single bad episode in this season but both Beginnings episodes, Darkness Falls, and The Light in the Dark are all astoundingly good.
An excellent revival to the Four Nations. The central conflict is what would logically come out of a world where some people have "magical" powers and others do not. It addresses the mistakes that were made in the last season of The Last Airbender and corrects that which I thought was uncorrectable.The new characters, places, and situations are amazing. The Spirit of Competition and When Extremes Meet are the highlights of the season.
Arguably the best show around at the moment. Not exciting like a TV show usually has to be but it successfully replaces excitement with these wonderful little moments that suck you in and it has a storyline that is exceedingly clever and believable. It's genius.
Same as Season 1, starts out really strong and stays strong for a while (In fact it's strongest point is far better than S1's strongest point) but then it stretches beyond the limit of believable and there a couple scenes that are just in there for shock value. By the end the former prostitute is the most interesting part. It took balls pulling off what it does in the first episode, I'll give it that.
The beginning is interesting and well made but by the end I just don't believe anything is remotely realistic. Spacey plays a monotone, morally destitute, narcissist, nothing new on that front for him.