31. How to Bond with your Father

My father and I love to watch TV together. Ever since we discovered AMC’s The Walking Dead, TV has been our primary go-to for relaxation after stressful days at school/work.

Between seasons five and six of The Walking Dead, my dad and I watched Breaking Bad, a show that continues to stimulate our everyday conversations.

We are now excited to be caught up with its spin-off series Better Call Saul, a show that takes place seven years before the notorious Heisenberg.

Now that season two of Better Call Saul and season six of The Walking Dead have finished, I have decided to suggest another show to fill in the time…

I’m pleased to inform you that after days of pleading, I’ve finally convinced my dad to watch Avatar: The Last Airbender!

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Avatar was my favorite show growing up. It’s about a 112-year-old boy (yes… BOY) who possesses magical abilities of manipulating the elements (air, water, earth, and fire). I remember being fascinated by the different martial arts incorporated in the show, each art form subject to an element.

I’m excited most of all that I can enjoy this show with my dad. Although it’s not my dad’s ideal show, it will be interesting to see what conversations ignite concerning its plot, characters, and themes.

More than anything, though, as long as we can enjoy it together, it will be worthwhile.

After all, that’s what it’s all about…

What do you guys think? What are some cool aspects of Avatar: The Last Airbender? Are there other shows we should be watching instead?

Comments are welcomed…

 

 

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26. Three TV Shows that Changed my Life

TV is amazing… There’s nothing like relaxing after a long day of work (or school) and watching an episode in your favorite series.

Although the number of shows is many, I must narrow my favorite down to three. These three have sparked countless conversations, and have helped create unlikely friendships.

No. 3: The Walking Dead

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I was introduced to The Walking Dead by my gracious neighbor who loaned me the discs. Within two months, my father and I finished the first five seasons.

The Walking Dead is all about survival. In a world dominated by “walkers” (i.e. zombies), staying alive requires salvaging skills, stealth combat, and a complete disregard for human life.

A fascinating aspect of this show is the character development. The characters start out normal, but as the apocalypse hits, they adapt to their dangerous surroundings.

No. 2: Breaking Bad

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In between seasons 5 and 6 of The Walking Dead, My father and I decided to watch Breaking BadIt didn’t take long before we were hooked.

In many ways, Breaking Bad did me a huge favor. It gave me an opportunity to spend time with my dad, and it added richness to our conversations. We would literally finish an episode, stare at each other in disbelief, and then discuss how the next episode might resolve.

According to my father, Brian Cranston (Walter White) is the greatest actor alive. But Cranston isn’t the only phenomenal actor in the show; the show has a great cast, giving viewers a list of relatable characters.

No. 1: Avatar: The Last Airbender

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In my opinion, there will never be a show quite like Avatar.

I began watching it in 2005, and it remains my all-time favorite. The animation, characters and choreography combine to craft a beautiful story of a 112-year-old boy’s destiny to save the world. It’s packed with fantasy action, love, hate, betrayal, loyalty, and basically everything else.

The biggest reason for this being No. 1 is its fantasy/steam punk elements. Although the story is slightly cliché, the fantasy elements are completely original. The magic system (i.e. bending), for example, it absolutely flawless.

So what are your favorite TV shows? More importantly, what aspects of TV do you enjoy the most? Please comment.