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Zuko and Iroh literally carried this show from beginning to end. How could they butcher Aang and his friends so badly in comparison?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The most interesting this about this show is the diversity of opinion when it comes to what people think the best and worst parts were.

    Depending on who you ask, Ozai was the best, or Zhao, or Zuko, or Iroh, or Sokka, or Aang, and so on. About an even portion think Sokka was great, just like his cartoon counter part, and another portion think he’s the worst. Some think Suki was done amazingly well, others hate her so much they’re even nitpicking how quickly she wiped off her makeup. Some say Aang’s acting was great or terrible. Some thought episode 6 was the best, or 8, or 1, or 2 and so on.

    I’ve never seen another show where there is so little consensus on what was done right and what was done wrong.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      As someone who had zero interest in this, the wide range of opinions actually makes me curious. Now I almost want to watch it just to see what I'd end up thinking

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        They're being incredible plebs for praising any of this. If you watch it and find it boring, it's normal, it's a school play and not because there's kids in it.
        I think you'd be missing out on some fun if you can't compare it to the cartoon as it unfolds because you won't notice every instance of them missing the point of a plotline or a character.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's probably an objective 7/10.
        Easily better than One Piece and Squid Game, not as good as Wednesday.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        you might as well give it a watch

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I dont agree its the most interesting, but it is a trip to see people's reaction to the show,

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think there is consensus on a few points. Most people liked Zhao, Zuko and Sokka.
      I think the division comes from how people choose to explain why team avatar felt flat. You could chalk it up to bad acting, bad writing, or both.

      For me, I think the only truly bad actor was Katara's. Aang was passable for a child actor but his lines were terrible.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        i thought Katara was good kek. Aang and Sakka are a bit of a hit or a miss for me. The main cast are all very young. It really depends on the scene for me. I mostly had to get used to the kiddy nature of this series. I had forgotten how childlike this series was.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The cast of males were all at least ok, some are good. But the only sexy female character is Suki. Young females are supposed to be sexy, and fat girls are not at all. Azula was the most fantasized about female character in the cartoon, peak example is several thousand posts by some russian guy on /chug/ in the last few years, and that character got ruined by casting a fat girl for this show. Let alone anyone familiar with the story, can foresee how Zuko romancing fat Mai won't work on scene either. Not that these chubby actresses will be able to do any credible martial arts moves, especially that Mai and Ty Lee can't bend. Ugly female cast as love interest of Sokka, the moon chick already seemed extremely forced, so fricking ugly face, especially with that mark, and ugly teeth, and ugly everything, pretty sure most people really waited for her character to be killed off already. In the cartoon the moon chick was drawn pretty, it did make sense for Sokka to fall for her, not in the Netflix show. I'd imagine for those who experienced the franchise first were extremely confused about why was that happening. As to current Katara, I don't hate her, at least not as much as the current fire nation girls, but she is not hot either (seen a thread about that today). Never really liked Katara in the cartoon either, but I can see how those who did feel cheated, as the cartoon character was slimmer. Though, there was an episode in the cartoon where team avatar was watching a play about themself on Ember Island, and in that Katara was cast as a fat nagging annoying character, and supposedly that was the characters initial design, but it was put there as a comparision to show how well the character what the cartoon went with worked in contrast to what was planned before the final product.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Perhaps stop cooming on drawings of children good sir. and by extension on these actresses.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No one is saying aang's actor was great, the general consensus is that both him and katara's were awful, by far the weakest of the cast, it just that some don't want to be too harsh on him for being a kid

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Has Toph been cast yet?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No, but if it gets renewed, I’ve got a feeling she’ll be played by the actress who did that one stunt video where she played Toph as a concept. Or maybe Kai Cech.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it'll be the little girl from GotG 3 who played Phylla-Vel

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just like in the original series then?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I mean I thought the original avatar was okay.
    I mostly just liked Sokka, Iroh and Zuko though.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    they always had the most compelling storyline, even in the original

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw a kids show is more explicit than a gritty netflix tv show targeted towards teens and adults

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Aang looked good, but his actor was given terrible lines and Aang was mischaracterized. It didn’t feel like Aang, it was bizarro-Aang, stripped of the whimsy of the original, and more duty-driven and focused right from the beginning.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You could say the same thing for every character.
      Aang is not a leader.
      Katara is not a b***hy mom.
      Sokka is not pathetic.
      Azula is not evil incarnate.
      Iroh is not wise.
      Zuko is not an angry teenager.
      Even the fire lord shows compassion towards Zuko.
      They completely butchered the spirit of every character.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sokka's not pathetic! He's a genius and everyone calls him that at one point or another. He's the brain of the group.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Azula wasn't evil incarnate in the cartoon either, she shown compassion for her friends, and some to Zuko. She was just power hungry, cunning, and a little bit mad.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They missed the point of every single thing, then they missed various over-arching points and on top they missed the general point of it all.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can’t get over the fact Zuko looks nothing like the animated version.

    Fire Nation should have been white or mixed white/Japanese with sharp faces not asiaticy moon faces.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Netflix
      I'm surprised they didn't make them British redcoats because white people bad

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it makes me happy that the masses are getting unhappy with zuko's casting (specifically women) since they expected a hottie for their emo boy lover on screen, they get to endure just an ounce of what we have to with our video game babes and sexy white women in media being turned into fat non white ogres. MORE I SAY MORE!!! EVEN THE PLAYING FIELDS only when they feel what we feel will they possibly understand our despair and retract the damage they have done to our great franchises.

      Dallas IS Zuko.
      Perfectly encapsulates his impotent rage and angst.
      The Jet guy I simply can't see emoting like Dallas can.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hi Dallas

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why do morons keep parroting the “fire nation is Japan” thing?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's a show meant for toddlers and children

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it makes me happy that the masses are getting unhappy with zuko's casting (specifically women) since they expected a hottie for their emo boy lover on screen, they get to endure just an ounce of what we have to with our video game babes and sexy white women in media being turned into fat non white ogres. MORE I SAY MORE!!! EVEN THE PLAYING FIELDS only when they feel what we feel will they possibly understand our despair and retract the damage they have done to our great franchises.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    All my friends that watched this dropped it by episode 3

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tell them to skip Ep 4 and try Ep 5, it gets weirder.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Zuko’s presence as a villain is undermined by Azula’s and Ozai’s presence. Not only that but he comes off as a whiny kid instead of an angry teenager, frankly he’s a pussy. The people that made this are all around terrible storytellers. There’s not a single character or casting I like save Suki.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This Zuko undermined himself because they rolled his later developments into his character here.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >still hasn't been renewed for season 2
    It's fricking over

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cancelling this wouldn’t be a surprise. For One Piece it was different because corporate relationships were at stake so they had to renew it. I’m sure episode 1s viewership is high but viewership by the finale is surely toast. It would be a waste of money to renew.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    katara was painfully fricking bad holy shit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, she’s the heart and soul of the cartoon. Aang and Zuko don’t really work without her as a support and foil.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >heart and soul
        More like the 'trash is full' of katara's annoying ass. All she ever does is complain.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They made zuko a whiny b***h, in the cartoon his "whining" is always laced with an undercurrent of anger, here he's just a pussy.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Zuko
      >not a whiny b***h

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    dude playing Iroh like a cartoon character
    only zuko, sokka and gyatso were kinda believable as characters, everyone else was pretty wooden, would come down to shit directing though

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Iroh carries the animation as well.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    WHY DO THEY KEEP SHOWING THE FIRE LORDS FACE???

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >the cast should be all Asian grrrr
    Trust me the cartoon made it very clear who was Asian lmao

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