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Mandouga

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Considering that Avatar took itself too seriously for its own good, I don't know. I mean, among other things, that show tried too hard to be dark and edgy, and ultimately, it just didn't really know what it really wanted to do (and please don't ask me to elaborate; it's a long story).

Personally, I think I'll need to look into it a bit more first.
 

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Considering that Avatar took itself too seriously for its own good, I don't know. I mean, among other things, that show tried too hard to be dark and edgy, and ultimately, it just didn't really know what it really wanted to do (and please don't ask me to elaborate; it's a long story).

Personally, I think I'll need to look into it a bit more first.
Well I'm gonna have to ask you to elaborate because I don't understand where this claim is coming from. Avatar had tons have light hearted moments, and I never considered it "dark or edgy". How's a show with Earthbending lemur's, Sokka getting drunk on cactus juice, and multiple blind jokes taking itself "too seriously"?
 
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After looking at the poster, I was already on board. I can't wait for the trailer.

Considering that Avatar took itself too seriously for its own good, I don't know. I mean, among other things, that show tried too hard to be dark and edgy, and ultimately, it just didn't really know what it really wanted to do (and please don't ask me to elaborate; it's a long story).
lol "The Ember Island Players" and the cactus juice moment want to have a word with you.
Avatar certainly knew what to do with itself. It had some dark moments, yes, but it also had some light-hearted and outright humorous moments to balance.
If you really believe what you're saying, then we must've watched different shows.
 

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Can't this air on Nick since it was created by the writer of Avatar and that was a hit?

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I think this probably wasn't shopped at Nick because, at the moment, they're not really looking at something in the same vein as Avatar as this might be.

I remember how they had the later seasons of Korra premier online rather then actually showing them on their channel.
 

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Avatar had light hearted moments yes, but only as a prelude to the darker ones, such as Katara...

seriously (and predictably) considering killing the person who killed her and Sokka's mom, and then this:

[Why did I spare his life?] Was it because I was too weak [to go through with taking his life], or was it because I was strong enough not to.

It was clearly trying too hard, not only to be dark and edgy*, but also to appeal/relate to the viewers who has lost a loved one, especially because of violent circumstances, as well as trying to make the characters "realistic" / "flawed" (quotes because in this case, these are ultimately buzzwords that may not mean what some people think they mean). Also, for the record, I did watch the show; all three seasons of it. I'll be honest, that one part alone--in a way--made the show feel like it was more about Katara and her personal experiences (and the "agony" [another buzzword] of her losing her mother) than about Aang and his quest to become the Avatar, which was the real problem with the show (i.e., while Aang is technically the main character, it wasn't clear who's story it really is: Aang's or Katara's).

With all this in mind, and going back to this new show, the question now is, what is going to make this next show any different? Are we to assume that this show "might" avoid the things Avatar ended up doing? That's all I'm saying. I've said this before, but being dark and edgy doesn't really make things better, nor does being realistic (necessarily).

*The Ember Island Players episode may look light-hearted, but you have to look further into it: it's a self-parody in which the players themselves are telling a story they don't really know anything about in which they try to make the characters look as stupid as possible. In other words, it may look funny, but it really isn't.