Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Avatar: The Last Airbender

Let me start off saying that I never really cared all that much about anime. But due to the writer's strike I have been looking for a couple of alternatives. I watch The Totally Rad Show and they recently did their top 5 picks of 2007 and in their TV section they pick Avatar for their top pick because it is the only show that they all had in their top 5. Anyways after seeing that and also knowing that it has gotten high ratings on the tv.com website, I decided to give it a shot plus it is a show that I can watch with the kids.

I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with the show. It has a great since of adventure, humor, good vs. evil and best of all an ongoing plot. Shows that get my attention the most are the ones that have a plot that continues over the entire season. (rather than the shows that come to a conclusion for each episode.) Gavin and I have been watching it the past 2 days and we are on episode 6 of season 1 and we both really enjoy watching it. I look forward to watching more episodes and seeing what happens to the characters.

After watching anime for the first time in my adult life it made me think about a series that I use to love to watch as a kid that I would classify as anime. I just found it today, it was called Belle and Sebastian, and I believe it aired on Nickelodeon in the mid 80's. It was about a boy and a huge fluffy white dog, and if I remember correctly they went around saving people. (not 100% on that) I found a clip of it on youtube.

It is pretty cool to go and watch Avatar, something I would consider a kid's show, personally I think I get more out of it than a kid would. Anyways, if you even have an inkling to see what it is about check it out, I really enjoy it!