Book 2 is the BEST SEASON of Avatar: the Last Airbender!

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4 ай мурун

Avatar: the Last Airbender has been back in the public eye thanks to Netflix re-hosting the series for streaming, so naturally the question will come up: What is the BEST Book of the show? While Book 3 had a lot of highs with The Day of the Black Sun and Sozin's Comet, Book 2 still stands as the best season in our opinion, with episodes such as Crossroads of Destiny. Why? Let's find out!
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Tes777Ethan 3 ай мурун
you wanna know why season 2 is the best? "Toph has joined the party"
Tes777Ethan 3 ай мурун
so season 2 was good because season 1 was just an intruduction an season 3 is the finale, aka its obviously gonna be good
Indigo 3 ай мурун
book 2; 20 is definitely the best episode imo
Tyler Leswing
Tyler Leswing 3 ай мурун
Agreed, book 2 is my favorite
ToSamus Aran 2.0
ToSamus Aran 2.0 3 ай мурун
Completely agree, I saw a poll that said book 3 was the best one and immediately came here for conformation bias
Weirwood Dealer
Weirwood Dealer 3 ай мурун
Ever since I saw season 2 in 2006 my opinion never changed that season 2 of ATLA was the best season of television I had ever seen.
Trumpville 3 ай мурун
the redemption arc of Zuko is the best thing in the entire show, and I adore this guy in the 3rd season, I also love Toph
DemonKingNemo 3 ай мурун
Now this is how you do a fucking ranking list. You started with saying that blindly you'd pick Book 3 as your favorite but then went into depth on each season with positives and negatives to ultimately decide the best is book 2. Nice. I liked this. Earned a like from me
Kyle's Spray Paint Art
Kyle's Spray Paint Art 4 ай мурун
Book free
Shadow 10
Shadow 10 4 ай мурун
Did anyone else feel like Sozin’s comment was rushed? ( don’t mind my spelling)
Lit af Bob Pompeani
Lit af Bob Pompeani 4 ай мурун
Book 2 was the absolute height of the entire Avatar franchise. It was absolutely brilliant. The Ba Sing Se arc was my absolute favorite arc as a kid. I used to rewatch it from The Library to the Crossroads of Destiny nonstop during the 9 month wait for season 3. But Book 1 I actually think is the second best season and it actually has a lot more to it than people give it credit for. Like not only is book 1's finale incredible but it has some absolute classics throughout, with only a few episodes out of book 1 that I dislike. When it comes to book 3, well....let's just say it's better than Book 2 of Legend of Korra at least.
Maldon 365
Maldon 365 4 ай мурун
The only bad episode from Book 2 imo is Avatar Day
Daniel LeBreton
Daniel LeBreton 4 ай мурун
Duh, Tales from Ba Sing Se...enough said.
Steve Rogers
Steve Rogers 4 ай мурун
(little late to the comments, just recently finished watching book 2) And yes, it's good. This show knows how to play with its characters. Reminding me of Captain America: Civil War having characters to make great arcs and bold decisions throughout the series.
Matthew Heckman
Matthew Heckman 4 ай мурун
It's Book 3
Kosi Ogboruche
Kosi Ogboruche 4 ай мурун
Almost one million 🤩
Camilo Caballero
Camilo Caballero 4 ай мурун
Book 2 is the Empire Strikes Back of the Avatar universe.
Geo Serrano
Geo Serrano 4 ай мурун
I almost cried when watching tales of ba sing se
Marcela Nieto
Marcela Nieto 4 ай мурун
Funny the fact that in the votes it shows book 3 was the best. And its true
Roseyy🌹 4 ай мурун
Wait so your telling me Iroh isn’t Zuko’s dad
JJ 4 ай мурун
The saddest thing about avatar is irohs voice actor died before it was complete. Thats why he stopped talking at the end. Mako made the song iroh sings about his son.
Kavi Dhan
Kavi Dhan 4 ай мурун
We all know the real reason Book 2 is the best, it's when Zuko has the best hair
A. Rosas
A. Rosas 4 ай мурун
it is the best
GuyNATION 4 ай мурун
Well, book 2 is my favorite.
BoySaiah 4 ай мурун
The point about zuko alone and and tales of bah sing se are such good points. And why I love avatar. In a way, the episodes are essentially filler. Not moving the plot along at all really. But the character demonstrated in zuko was so well done that it didn’t matter. Also, tales of bah sing se is a masterpiece. And is objectively very filler. The brilliant thing though, is that in the midst of the most filler episode, in the most filler esque part (momos story) we get the only lead on appas whereabouts within the last five episodes. And it ends the episode with a massive redirect back to the plot in solving the greatest mystery of the show: where’s appa? Then when appas lost days aired afterwards, it was perfection. Imagine that. Having your filler be arguably your best episodes. Avatar is elite
DEN DEN ANIMATION 1 4 ай мурун
Book 3 is the best
Typical Car Guy
Typical Car Guy 4 ай мурун
We have to be honest,cartoons from the early 2000s are better than the ones now,I mean come on,cartoons back then we're so mature and dark(which was good) but now,cartoons are bright and childish I mean avatar had kissing and horror and if u look at what the age requirements were youll see that the earliest age was 7 but now cartoons for 7 year olds have unfunny fart jokes and their bright and jokey and i can relate i can this with the new teen titans and the old one cause the new one is bright,colorful and childish whilst the old one was a darker more serious show.
Josh Bourne
Josh Bourne 4 ай мурун
I can’t say anyone of the seasons were better than the other personally my favourite is season 3 but that’s just me
Micah Connor
Micah Connor 4 ай мурун
yeah but "thats rough buddy" is in season 3 so...
Eden omotayo
Eden omotayo 4 ай мурун
as soon as i went back to my home page, another on of my fav avatar channels posted another one of these, lets see what the verdict is
Eden omotayo
Eden omotayo 4 ай мурун
it s th most underrated
Alfin William
Alfin William 4 ай мурун
book 3 my fav
savvas yolo
savvas yolo 4 ай мурун
i respectfully disagree cause of how good the ending is of book 3
Joca Plays
Joca Plays 4 ай мурун
I love book 2 because both Toph and tha cabbage man exist at the same time, book 1 has only cabbage man and book 3 has only Toph (Toph is good but cabbage man is part of the main cast since episode 5 of the 1 book)
Angry Ginga Dude
Angry Ginga Dude 4 ай мурун
I liked Aang vs Ozai but my fav was Zuko vs Azula. I thought both Azula and Zuko where the 2 best written characters in the series and l was more excited to see there showdown more than the others at the time.
magik 4 ай мурун
1. toph is introduced
Keelo Grams
Keelo Grams 4 ай мурун
The reason establishing or improving the world , the characters and there arcs doesn't make sense as an argument is because even though book 2 is better than book 1 it's only better for the same reason 3 is better than 2. I think book 3 deserves more credit for is strong exicution because alot of storys weather it be comics movies or cartoon ect... they will set up something hype and f up the pay off.
Keelo Grams
Keelo Grams 4 ай мурун
I see the argument but I couldn't disagree more with almost everything in this video
Keelo Grams
Keelo Grams 4 ай мурун
I think that bull shit just because it was easy to capitalise on 1 and 2 that doesn't take away from what book 3 did. I would say book 2 has alot of parts that drag on like the swamp and the desert. Book two is only great in the earth kingdom
CallmeJess 4 ай мурун
I just realized that zuko doesn't have an eyesbrow on the scared side of his face.... How the heck did I miss that😱
retroxmoodz 4 ай мурун
Now that I finished this series, all I need to watch is The Legend of Korra.
retroxmoodz 4 ай мурун
I just watched this series for the first time, and it was AMAZING. I think I started to form a crush on Katara LMAO.
retroxmoodz 4 ай мурун
GreatBridgeGuy 4 ай мурун
I guess you’re forcing me to make a video Titled “Why Book Three is the Best season of Avatar”
Zaynab Chaudhary
Zaynab Chaudhary 4 ай мурун
i just watched atla for the first time and its my favorite show now the plot was so good and the characters were so well developed and im probably going to get the comics and watch legend of korra
poo poo pee pee
poo poo pee pee 4 ай мурун
Book free
Stephan 4 ай мурун
😂😭😭 Toph was life of the show I swear! 4:05!
samuel anokye
samuel anokye 4 ай мурун
Aren't you supposed to be abducted by some Sailor Moon shaped alien?
دونالد ترامب
دونالد ترامب 4 ай мурун
book 2 is the best book. earth kingdom ftw!!
Kristy Nguyen
Kristy Nguyen 4 ай мурун
Hey, if you’re into Amphibia, the three gems do resemble Marcy, Anne, and Sasha. They have to be together (like in the intro) to possibly get back home.
Tv Maniac
Tv Maniac 4 ай мурун
About the structural problems you mentioned I have two objections. Two episodes of s2 that were there just to pad time: A) Appa's lost days. This whole episode was there just to buy time before the big dai li confrontation. I personally didn't really care to see Appa's time at the circus. Yes, the other parts were important with suki getting captured and long feng capturing him but they could just put the second half of the episode in the tales of ba sing se B) The serpent's pass. This episode was also boring and didn't add anything major to the story. The two highlights were the reuinion with Suki and Jet finding out Iroh is a firebender. Again, I think they could have found a way to squeeze these into different episodes
Laramie Tingle
Laramie Tingle 4 ай мурун
The Earth chapter was just soooo exciting!!!
Sate Lord
Sate Lord 4 ай мурун
Me in book one: omg Zuko is sooo annoying like wtf leave them along with you're weird ponytail🙄 Me in book 2: ok zukos not that annoying anymore he's pretty good... Me in book 3: omg yes! Zuko😍 hes the bessst
Sheridyn Hansen
Sheridyn Hansen 4 ай мурун
I think the movie was the best. Everyone loved that movie.
Mellow Marsh
Mellow Marsh 4 ай мурун
Book 2 showed us the political, economic and social intricacies of their world, and of any society today I think. It addressed propaganda, like how Ba Sing Se suppressed the people's right to expression and controlling the narrative/withholding knowledge from its people and appeasing their worries with a puppet leader. Classism was rampant as well...they didn't let the gang enter the city until Toph showed her family crest, they mistreated immigrants (the couple with baby), threats to the system were literally brainwashed. I found it odd that earthbending was treated like an underground sport and no other nation used it recreationally, it gives me the feeling earthbending was restricted or illegal in the city. I mean the Earth kingdom was the biggest threat to the fire nation, and by this I mean in their spirit. They defied or threatened everything the Fire Nation used to justify their actions, like 'spreading their knowledge and greatness' but here's a nation thriving apart from them...with their own technology and government and transportation, architectural innovations and heritage and their damn spirit. And they survived attack for over a hundred years. Suppressing those people like the Dai Lee did is even worse than the fire nation's oppression. And we relived again Jet's hatred for the fire nation and his anger ran so deep it consumed his entire life. It reminded me so much of how revolutionaries with good intentions can be corrupted and turn into the very thing they stood against. I like how the show didn't make everyone other than the fire nation good people. There are hierarchies even in the oppressed
Rafael Manzo
Rafael Manzo 4 ай мурун
*O.G. watchers been knew, Book 2 is THE BEST,* and yes they're all lovely. Also, fond memories of the trailer premieres at SDCC & NYCC (the bootleg footage being uploaded to KGpost) Man... those crowd reactions were electric!!🎉
Someone Differente BYS
Someone Differente BYS 4 ай мурун
Dud I'm watching the second book on Netflix I'm not yet in book 3
Captain Confused
Captain Confused 4 ай мурун
But it wasn’t though
PHXNTXM 4 ай мурун
I don’t care what anybody says, whether your favorite Book is 1/2/3, one of the best episodes, if not the best episode in the entire series is ‘Zuko Alone’. 💯🔥
John Mobley
John Mobley 4 ай мурун
What I want to know is why you never talked ab shera nearly as much as you should have. No hate but catra is my baby😔 Also you have talked about avatar a few times. I mean any one who knows a good show when they see hit has but ahh I’ve been waiting on avatar content from you guys for a while now. I hope Netflix doesn’t mess it up
EpQm Productions
EpQm Productions 4 ай мурун
More She-Ra is coming
Sam Nickoei
Sam Nickoei 4 ай мурун
I think the season 3 is the best season. It was an amazing ending.
Hail Satan
Hail Satan 4 ай мурун
I agree with your arguments, but not your conclusion.
James Carder
James Carder 4 ай мурун
Did anyone hear that dan and swampy from Phineas and Ferb are apparently working on a pilot episode
Bedavis 4 ай мурун
I swear the series felt longer back then, and now i just rewatch the whole series in under a week
Bob Brunstrom
Bob Brunstrom 2 ай мурун
There was about an 8 month span where there was a new episode of avatar every week and you didn’t have to wait too long for the next season to come out, while it was on it felt like it should never end
Christian Coolade
Christian Coolade 4 ай мурун
Avatar the last airbender was the only good Nicktoons, Nickelodeon has
themadcaplaugh 4 ай мурун
Been saying this for a decade it’s just true
Sowero Blackheart
Sowero Blackheart 4 ай мурун
I can tell you before even watching your video that you're right
Jocelyn Coburn
Jocelyn Coburn 4 ай мурун
Book 3 is my favorite. But I’m pretty sure it’s just because I’m a zuko simp
Kevin Gonzalez
Kevin Gonzalez 4 ай мурун
You’re not retro Nemo. 😤 but good job tho
Ibrahim Kazmi
Ibrahim Kazmi 4 ай мурун
U forgot to mention that in this book toph invented metal bending Boulder The guru And so many other things
Ibrahim Kazmi
Ibrahim Kazmi 4 ай мурун
Toph was the reason book 2 was the best
Ibrahim Kazmi
Ibrahim Kazmi 4 ай мурун
Book 2 was the best out of the three
Miles Neil
Miles Neil 4 ай мурун
Personally i think avatar is 1 of the best built up cartoon universes ever
Midnight 4 ай мурун
Probably going to be an unpopular opinion but I recently watched TLOK book 3 for the first time, and I think it’s much better than ATLA book 1. And Saying this as a ATLA fan, grew up with it (probably my favorite cartoon series).
Zia Chung
Zia Chung 4 ай мурун
Everyone knows you can't really rank the books they're all amazing in their own unique ways but i'm watching it anyway😄
wesley mowbray
wesley mowbray 4 ай мурун
Gotta disagree with you there! Book 3 is my absolute favorite but great video! I definitely see your points.
KID SOUL 4 ай мурун
Captain Skidz
Captain Skidz 4 ай мурун
All this ATLA talk is getting me excited for the upcoming Netflix series!
wariolandgoldpiramid 4 ай мурун
Really hope they don't ruin it.
Tim Tam
Tim Tam 4 ай мурун
Book 2 had the best fight scenes. Period 1) Aang vs Azula - The Drill 2) The Gang storms into the Earth Kings palace 3) Katara and Aang vs Zuko and Azula 4) Toph beats up all the pro-earthbending wrestlers
Avery the Cuban-American
Avery the Cuban-American 4 ай мурун
Loved Book 2. My favorite episode in the entire series however, is Ember Island Players in Book 3. It was hilarious. Their portrayal of Toph was perfection
Shinto so so trill
Shinto so so trill 4 ай мурун
I'm glad they brought Avatar back bc this is one of my favorite childhood show
Mr.valued boi
Mr.valued boi 4 ай мурун
Although I think that book three is the best I do have to say the that tales of Ba Sing Se is my favorite episode in all of tv no doubt (I don’t watch a lot of tv but it is still amazing)
Andrea R
Andrea R 4 ай мурун
Every episode of book 2 was somebody singing and I highly enjoyed it. But book 2 stayed my fav but I still love every book. Every series, every comic. Avatar is forever my fav series
Rebel Princess
Rebel Princess 4 ай мурун
Book three is still my favorite
Jesse man
Jesse man 4 ай мурун
I loved all the seasons.
blue3616 4 ай мурун
This is Book 3 erasure and I will NOT stand for it! (Top tier animation, Zuko joins the group, incredible action scenes, thought provoking storylines, etc. It's everything the past two seasons were building to and it delivers!)
Lol123 L
Lol123 L 4 ай мурун
Monfe 4 ай мурун
Book 2 is the best just because it introduced toph
Alterixer 4 ай мурун
I couldn’t agree to the title more
Prayed XD
Prayed XD 4 ай мурун
Nah season 3 is the best
Juandyu 4 ай мурун
I rank personally the three books like this: Water iconic, Earth the best, Fire climactic
Destiny Rodriguez
Destiny Rodriguez 4 ай мурун
I’m wish that the Dai li were in Season 3 more.
jules 4 ай мурун
I will forever appreciate the episode when they travel to Omashu for the first time and Bumi lowkey almost turns Sokka and Katara into rocks made me crave rock candy every time I saw that episode
Yo Yo Ma
Yo Yo Ma 4 ай мурун
Hot take: book 3 is the worst
rome wah
rome wah 4 ай мурун
amazing series !!!!! !!!!!!! !!!!!!!
Jerry4281 4 ай мурун
Book 2 is my 2nd least favorite, don't know why everyone is like book 2 so amazing, yeah empire strikes back of the Star Wars trilogy. For me it goes Book 1 as 3rd (for just ATLA) (5th if you include LoK) Book 2 as 2nd (Same place if you include LoK) Book 3 (1st place) Here is a reason book 3 is way better. first point Everyone and I do mean everyone's character gets fleshed out a little more and has a moment to shine somewhat in the whole season, overall better character development. Also, Zukos redemption arc come to its head and he helps each one from Team Avatar that his nation has hurt the most. Second point The finale okay here is why the finale was amazing. We knew the finale was Aang versus the firelord it had all the best parts of philosophy and choice between Aang doing what is correct for the world but stay true to the teachings of the monks. Again me personally the ending is paramount the better the ending the more satasfied you are and you want to see the hero's win. (Save for the mother teaser from Zuko the comics are good you should read them.) 3rd point Melon Lord nuff said
Stephanie A
Stephanie A 4 ай мурун
I don't even need to watch this to know I agree
TasteMyBlade 4 ай мурун
Tuca and Bertie is coming back in 2021. Make a Video.
King's Nerd Cave
King's Nerd Cave 4 ай мурун
I understand what you are getting at. Book 3 has everything story/character wise + the need to end on the ultimate climax of the show so it already had everything going for it. Book 2 could have falied since the story was only half over, but it was able to remain entertaining and progressing. In the long run, even though Book 3 has half of the episodes dedicated to stand alone stories, I still think it is the best because it remains interesting even when we are dying to see the main plot happen when episodes have nothing to do with the main plot, and of course the invasion, boiling rock, and comet episodes are some of the best of the show. Although I will say tales of Ba sing se is always a fun watch and the only episode that makes me tear up a bit. Iroh's tale always gets to me.
Kay Silva
Kay Silva 4 ай мурун
Book Two is best because: Toph.
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