In episode 167 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and his rag-tag band of panelists, discuss:

2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

  • Which 2012 Debut work (movie/short story/book) most impressed you?
  • Which 2012 book that you were really looking forward to, delivered on your expectations and why?
  • Which 2012 book that you were really looking forward to failed miserably and why?
  • Which 2012 movies disappointed and why?
  • Which 2012 movies most impressed you and why?

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A few years back, I was hanging out with one of my friends and his kid did this kung-fu move and shouted something about bending air at me.  I had no idea what he was talking about.  Then my friend suddenly kicked the ground, did another kung-fuey move, and said something about bending earth.

I was completely lost.

It was explained to me that there was this ‘kick ass show’ called Avatar: The Last Airbender that all the kids were into and that it was also pretty entertaining for their parents.  Ok.  I didn’t check it out until Netflix started streaming the show and found that I was really impressed.  My only complaint came when I realized how few episodes there actually were of the series: 3 seasons, 61 episodes.  Still, given how poorly genre shows typically do with series endings, I had to admit that Avatar at least had a beginning, a middle and (most importantly) an end.  A pretty good one, too. The show had a rich world and great characters.  I think a sequel was inevitable.

Enter: The Legend of Korra.

WARNING:Spoilers for the original series from this point forward!

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