svim'mel-het (svimmelhet) wrote in firenation,

City of Walls and Such Commentary

I thought the episode was lacking, incredibly. The only thing I really liked about it was the reaction the fans are having to the Earth Kingdom now. I mean, people are starting to realise that it's not all black and white in Avatar world and that there are an infinite amount of shades of grey floating within each nation's boundaries. Yes, the Fire Nation turned all domineering and decided to take over the world. Supposed peace before this, but there's never any real peace, so I assume there were always little problems between each of the nations. Earth Kingdom is now all 1984 (even though it was actually hinted at earlier), and are basically a big plopping reminder of the Soviet Union as far as actions and such go. The Northern Water Tribe had gender issues, and the Air nomads were all monks who got themselves killed. Fantastic, I say!

Avatar is more complex than your average 'Nick show', which reminds me of a similar parallel of how Harry Potter is more complex than your average 'kid's book'. The creators deserve great applause for this, because they've given this world, war, and their entire creation depth and actual integrity. It's a nice change of pace from most of what is on television, anyway.

All in all though, the only things I really considered note-worthy in the actual episode were Toph & Katara dolled up (Toph is so gorgeous when she wants to be) and that military guy they were talking to (the one where Toph screamed about the King being a puppet). I like that man, not sure why.
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That military guy had a pretty cool voice. I liked his character design, too.

Hm, I thought there was some good in the episode. I'm a little surprised, but only a little, by what happened to Jet. I just kind of can't believe they brought him back. I'm glad they did, it's just, I didn't expect so much, even from Avatar.

Earth Kingdom = 1984.
Yes, it certainly does. I think military guy is the real Big Brother, not the king.

I'm glad Iroh didn't do anymore stupid firebending in this episode. That really ticked me off last time.

The Jet and Zuko fight was pretty cool. I love Iroh's and Zuko's new outfits. I basically love Zuko in anything, to be honest. So shoot me, I'm a Zuko fangirl.

I think this humongous comment is going to substitute my own entry on the episode. Goodness knows I've said enough! :)
Haha, your comment was relatively small compared to one I just replied to a minute ago. XD

Re: Military guy = Big Brother
Possibly. I mean, he certainly has an overwhelmingly large amount of control from what he's said of himself. I think it's spread out a bit more evenly than just one person being in charge of it all though. He's got to have minions! XD

Re: Jet/Zuko Fight
Yeah, that was pretty cool. I hate Jet though and have really no interest to see him fight, though I'll gladly watch Zuko anytime. I guess my dislike for Jet kind of ruined the fight for me though, and he may be a reason why I disliked this episode so much as well. Hmm...

Zuko tends to look good in most things, eh? ;) I am really glad at how he and Iroh are adjusting to the city though. I think Iroh learned his lesson about being careless though, but maybe he's just getting senile? XD
He's got to have minions
Hm. True, true. Like crazy smiley ladies who are Avatar's version of the Tour Guide Barbies in Toy Story.

I can't make up my mind about Jet. When I rewatched the "Jet" episode from season 1 a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't believe how evil he was. I can't decide now if he's really learned his lesson or not. And what about this brainwashing thing? I want to know where Mike and Brian are taking it.

Yes, he does. I love all the different outfits he gets in season 1, when he still has his ship. He has all kinds of robes and sexy little sleeveless tunics. And he's an animated character. What is wrong with me? XD

He and Iroh are adjusting really well. And talk about a lesson in humility: serving others. I've never worked in food, but working in retail is enough to see the worst in people. Hopefully Zuko will learn a few more lessons through this job.

I sure hope Iroh learned his lesson. Last week was way to ooc for me. He does have to be pretty old, though. Dementia may have already set in. ;) Who knows what's in half of the tea he drinks? was joking about tea being his drug. XD