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    "Sokka's Master" is just a good episode, but I love that the show gets its own version of Buffy's "The Zeppo".
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
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    I don't understand why this would be a good idea or what interesting spin on the series would it offer besides some very expensive CGI.

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    Oh wow, that ending!

    I have heard from more than a few people liking season 2 over 3, and I can see 3 being a bit bumpier (I really like the resolution to Boiling Rock two-parter, but didn't feel too much for the whole thing overall). Still, Zuko's arc alone helps propel the series to higher complexity, and 3 is just ambitious and constantly inventive throughout that I can't help but feel it's a step above.

    The first half alone is so jam-packed: from the show's own version of Buffy's The Zeppo in "Sokka's Master", self-knowing (superpower-)teen angst of "The Beach", "The Avatar and the Firelord"'s past-present parallel of epic sweep, to the horror film-tinged atmosphere of "The Puppet's Master". Show's best standalone episode ever happens just before the finale though; "The Ember Island Players" is one great meta- palate cleanser, so hilarious.

    Speaking of finale, I have been trying and failing since I completed it to think of a show that saves its very best for its very last, like Avatar did with "Sozin's Comet". Such a spectacular, rousing, pour-all-in finish. Its Part 3 "Into the Inferno", especially, instantly becomes one of my all-time favorite episodes ever. I still get thrills and chills from many music cues and visuals from this finale (Ozai first noticing Aang and zooming towards him; the melancholic orchestra that accompanies that deeply tragic sibling duel). If not for the fact that this has a sequel series, I might be tempted to rewatch the whole thing right now again.

    Also, I finally know where Philip J. Fry's avatar(heh) picture comes from!
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    Oh wow, that ending!

    I have heard from more than a few people liking season 2 over 3, and I can see 3 being a bit bumpier (I really like the resolution to Boiling Rock two-parter, but didn't feel too much for the whole thing overall). Still, Zuko's arc alone helps propel the series to higher complexity, and 3 is just ambitious and constantly inventive throughout that I can't help but feel it's a step above.

    The first half alone is so jam-packed: from the show's own version of Buffy's The Zeppo in "Sokka's Master", self-knowing (superpower-)teen angst of "The Beach", "The Avatar and the Firelord"'s past-present parallel of epic sweep, to the horror film-tinged atmosphere of "The Puppet's Master". Show's best standalone episode ever happens just before the finale though; "The Ember Island Players" is one great meta- palate cleanser, so hilarious.

    Speaking of finale, I have been trying and failing since I completed it to think of a show that saves its very best for its very last, like Avatar did with "Sozin's Comet". Such a spectacular, rousing, pour-all-in finish. Its Part 3 "Into the Inferno", especially, instantly becomes one of my all-time favorite episodes ever. I still get thrills and chills from many music cues and visuals from this finale (Ozai first noticing Aang and zooming towards him; the melancholic orchestra that accompanies that deeply tragic sibling duel). If not for the fact that this has a sequel series, I might be tempted to rewatch the whole thing right now again.

    Also, I finally know where Philip J. Fry's avatar(heh) picture comes from!


    Sozin's Comet is definitely one of the greatest things ever. EVER! And Zuko and Azula's final Agni Kai is indeed amazing.

    Now I wonder, will you watch The Legend of Korra?

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    Yep, wouldn't miss it, even though I hear (even before I started Avatar) that it didn't measure up to this one. Wonder what the consensus is among you guys.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    Yep, wouldn't miss it, even though I hear (even before I started Avatar) that it didn't measure up to this one. Wonder what the consensus is among you guys.
    While it doesn't have the consistent excellence of A:TLA, it has comparable heights to it's predecessor. And despite that lack of consistency, it's still good throghout it's run.

    Quite worth watching.

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    Quote Quoting Philip J. Fry (view post)
    While it doesn't have the consistent excellence of A:TLA, it has comparable heights to it's predecessor. And despite that lack of consistency, it's still good throghout it's run.

    Quite worth watching.
    These are my feelings as well. There are many excellent things in Korra. Season 2 is probably worst overall, but there is a whole lot I love about 1, 3 and 4.
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    Quote Quoting Wryan (view post)
    These are my feelings as well. There are many excellent things in Korra. Season 2 is probably worst overall, but there is a whole lot I love about 1, 3 and 4.
    And even if book two is the weakest, it's still a good season of TV.

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