>>175209703>Because ATLA is actually well written, and it's not just nostalgia,
I happen to be watching the first season for the first time since the Season 3 finale.The show is genuinelly incredible.
The world of Avatar is is one where you have th easiest time to immerse yourself into. The multiple cultures within them actually feels believable because of how much is simply communicated visually rather than verbally through expo-dumps, making them so much more than the element they happen to bend.
Like, because of the Fire Nation's mastery over their element, they're undergoing an undustrial revolution that puts them above all other nations despite having smaller numbers than the Earth Kingdom.
Or how the Earth Kingdom being so vast means it's very decentrallised, and so tribes within the Kingdom are left to manage their own affairs and have developped in completelly different ways vs. the Fire Nation's more top-down aproach to government (i.e Kyoshi Island, Omashu, the Sand Benders, and the fact that you have feuding tribes within the Kingdom)
Or how the Souther Water tribe puts more value into being a "warrior" than the actual ability to bend because they've had to live with a small number (and zero by the time the story starts) of water benders for so long.
I legit feel the world of Avatar is on par with Movie-Middle Earth and Westeros as far as well developped it is