Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender series has redefined children's TV by focusing on deep character development and tackling difficult topics like genocide. 

The series, despite its mature tone, retains a cartoonish quality that aims to entertain by leveraging the medium's strengths. 

The new live-action Avatar series on Netflix, directed by Albert Kim and Dan Lin, surpasses the previous whitewashed film adaptation. 

The series highlights the bending styles of Avatar, which are the result of a unique combination of martial arts and elemental magic.  

The show shifts its focus to the Southern Water Tribe, introducing sibling duo Sokka (Ian Ousley) and Katara (Kiawentiio). 

The show effectively shows how Sokka's outdated views on gender are a moral flaw and a vulnerability that could lead to death in battle. 

The series follows a common fantasy series structure, with young individuals possessing significant power and magical abilities. 

The protagonist of the series is Aang, a prodigious airbender who is 12 years old and discovers that he is the next Avatar character.  

In the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the actors explain one significant change for Sokka.