Here's a video essay that unpacks why "The Tales of Ba Sing Se" is not only the best episode of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' but the key to the whole series.
The Final Four of the One Perfect Binge bracket it set. Prestige Drama? Check. Beloved animated series? Check. Cult fave? Check. Powerhouse comedy? Check. It's on.
Humor, heart, and high stakes make this beloved animated series surprisingly addictive, and unlike epic fantasies out there, this one delivers a good payoff too.
Few other series have captured the many nuances of wartime quite as well as this one, which believe it or not was marketed as a kids show.
With the original showrunners on board and a commitment to cultural representation, we can safely get hyped about this.