Avatar: The Last Airbender

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Asian mysticism meets epic fiction in top-notch 'toon.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 137 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 400 reviews

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age 6+
One of the best western pieces of anime. Some of the greatest character development that kids and adults will relate to. Heck every living soul should watch avatar! There was a lot going on in the show only the adults will pick up on, my little brain could not comprehend when watching this as a kid. Rewatching it again as an adult it became a very special show to me It is one of those shows you should let your kid watch. So they can watch it again as an adult and understand more and appreciate characters like Iroh/zuko.
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age 15+

Why is everyone so blind to this show's bad lessons???

I am honestly surprised (and, frankly, alarmed!!) by the amount of people who think this is a good, wholesome show for their kids. There is a large amount of inappropriate lessons prevalent in every episode I've seen (roughly 30+). One of the earliest episodes teaches that it's okay to lie, and the majority of the episodes I saw encouraged and celebrated breaking the rules. A father maims his child's face, revenge is a prevalent theme, mocking/making fun of other people and fighting happens frequently, etc. Neither I nor my husband feel that this show is good for any age group, and definitely not for anyone under the age of 10! There are other shows with much better moral lessons than this.
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