'Avatar': We're Thinking Of Bending Things : Pop Culture Happy Hour The fantasy adventure Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. But this year, as the pandemic struck, the animated series became one of the biggest streaming hits on Netflix. In the world of Avatar, some people are essentially equipped with superpowers: They can bend fire, water, earth, or air. Only the Avatar — in this case a 12-year-old boy named Aang — can develop the power to bend all four elements and keep the world in balance.

'Avatar': We're Thinking Of Bending Things

'Avatar': We're Thinking Of Bending Things

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In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang, the titular "last airbender" and his friends, Sokka (l) and Katara (r), travel on a flying bison on a quest to bring the world into balance. Nickelodeon hide caption

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In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Aang, the titular "last airbender" and his friends, Sokka (l) and Katara (r), travel on a flying bison on a quest to bring the world into balance.

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The fantasy adventure Avatar: The Last Airbender aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. But this year, as the pandemic struck, the animated series became one of the biggest streaming hits on Netflix. In the world of Avatar, some people are essentially equipped with superpowers: They can bend fire, water, earth, or air. Only the Avatar — in this case a 12-year-old boy named Aang — can develop the power to bend all four elements and keep the world in balance.

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