Reviews of The Ember Island Players
One of my favorite episodes is The Ember Island Players, a hilarious filler episode meant to serve as a recap of the entire Avatar series before the premiere of the movie, Sozin's Comet, and to make people roll on the floor laughing. And here is my review of the episode:
Okay, I have to start with the Zutara scene. This was definitely the funniest part of the episode. The looks on Katara and Zuko's faces as they watched the scene in horror were priceless. And this serves to show that nothing got passed Mike and Bryan, not even the rabid shipping wars (Kataang vs. Zutara). This was an extremely clever way to shout out to all the crazed Zutarians out there. But the fact that they communicated their awareness of the whole Zutara concept throug…
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The Ember Island Players has been an episode ranked high among many Avatar fans. Could it be the playful and somewhat innacurate portrayals of our favorite characters? Or the shipping teases planted within the play? Or perhaps it's the simple-minded fun that lifted the darkness from the previous episodes away from our eyes?
This episode starts out as another day on Ember Island; Zuko and Aang have been practicing fire-bending, and too the fangirls delight, have nothing on above the waist. (Enter Foamy's sister, stage right). It's seems that after a day of training, a play would have been the last thing on everyone's mind.
But, nonetheless, Sokka shows up with a poster, advertising the critically acclaimed Ember Island Players, famous for but…Read more >