Avatar, is it failing? Sure seems like it, to me it does. When the first episode of Avatar: The last Airbender, The Boy in the Iceberg, aired on February 21, 2005 I was thrilled. I was waiting, watching for a week ( the first preview I had seen was a week before it first air ) I was excited, I am was like " There has been nothing like this before, It going to be sooo cool!! ". Then before I knew it February 21 was knocking on my door to say, "Hey, remember? Avatar comes on in a couple of minutes!! I was so gay ( happy )!!" I was not disappointed one bit!! Then, the episode ended, I was like, "Wow.. this will be incredible!!" Then the next episode came on, The Avatar Returns, in which Aang discovered Monk Gyatso body and triggered into the Avatar State, only to be brought out of it by Katara. I watched and watched until the last episode of the book came out with The Siege of the North, Part 1 & 2. For a hour I was amazed, then near the end when Aang turned into the fish while he was the Avatar, I was like, " That's so cool!! ". I waited for 3 months and 15 days, while watching recordings and re-runs of the first book, til the premiere of the second book debut with, The Avatar State. I was not disappointed at all. Then sadly came the day the when second book ended. The Guru, episode 39, and The Crossroads of Destiny, episode 40, both were the ending episodes for the second book ( they both aired on December 1 ). I was even more amazed by the second book! I was thrilled! Amazed with wondered!! What's going to happen in the third book? Will Aang learn to fire bend? Who's going to teach him? I thought the Iroh was, or Jeong Jeong would teach him. But no, they did not. So I was left with wondering, who, who will it be? So, I wait and wait. I watch re-runs of the first and second book to crave my anticipation. The second book ended on December 1 of 06'.. and the third book didn't start until September 21 of 07'.. I had to wait 9 months, 20 days.. it was a very.. very long wait. FINALLY! The third book had arrived!!! I was in love with the third book, I loved in particularly these episodes:
The Avatar and the Firelord
The Day of Black Sun, Part 1 & 2: The Eclipse
The Boiling Rock, Part 1 & 2
Sozin's Comet, Part 1: The Phoenix King
Sozin's Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters
Sozin's Comet, Part 3: Into the Inferno
Sozin's Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang
Book 3 had blown my mind away, it was a master piece. If there was anything I could even remotely be mad at, it would be the series not telling us where.. and what happened to Zuko's mom. Other then that, it was a master piece. I hope that one day the fans will gather and demand a sequel that directly relates to the Avatar: The last Airbender series, say a year after the war, or even right after episode 61 ( Sozin's Comet, Part 4: Avatar Aang ).
Now, waiting 227 days between the two halves of the third book was quite painful, but what was even more painful was waiting the 3 years, 8 months, 27 days for the sequel Avatar: The legend of Korra.. I would always search for news bits about the sequel, the latest rumors. Slowly came 2012, then came the passing of January, February and March.. then... came April, the first week past, it was the 7th. The second week slowly comes to a end, and it brings the debut of the new sequel of Avatar: The legend of Korra. I watched the first episode, I was disappointed. The second one came about, rather more disappointed. The Revelation, the third episode of 12 to be in this book. I was extremely disappointed. I was extremely disappointed that Korra did not go into the Avatar State via anger at what seem the taking away of Bolin's bending powers. While I understand they were trying to be secretive, but going into the Avatar State and throwing around Amon would not change the story line to much, or even at all since we had a glimpse of what's to come in episode four, The Voice in the Night. Also, the decision to include cars and other means of modern transportation severely disappointed me. I know there would be need more characters. But I was hoping it would be more similar towards Avatar: The last Airbender. At this point in the series, Tenzin and his eldest daughter, Bolin's pet, interest me more then the show. I can see my self not watching this soon if it doesn't get interesting soon. I also hope that they don't stay in Republic City for the duration on both book one and two like they plan to. I believe that if they want this series to be very successful, going outside of the city is a must. So, is the Avatar: Legend of Korra failing? So far, in my opinion, yes.