Avatar: The Last Airbender has become the most-watched show on Netflix following its release last week.
The arrival of the beloved Nickelodeon show was highly anticipated, with fans counting down the days until Aang’s adventures would be available to watch at their leisure on the streaming service.
When the show finally did arrive, on May 15, dozens of excited viewers took to social media to express their delight, with many hitting the ‘play’ button almost as soon as it was made available.
Most Popular TV Series on Netflix US (May 21st)
1. Avatar: The Last Airbender
2. Sweet Magnolias
4. Dead to Me
5. The Flash
6. White Lines
7. Outer Banks
8. Magic for Humans
10. The Office pic.twitter.com/YQaHkQTGh3
— What's on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) May 21, 2020
So it’s not all that surprising that The Last Airbender became one of Netflix’s most-watched shows this week, but it is impressive that it managed to knock the Netflix fan favourite Dead To Me off the top spot.
The second season of Dead To Me arrived on the platform on May 8 and has held first place ever since, as fans of the show indulged once again in the dark comedy surrounding the lives of friends Jen and Judy.
Though Dead To Me definitely has a strong fanbase, ultimately it was no match for the faithful Avatar supporters, and this week it dropped to fourth place on the most-watched list.
I see Avatar the last Airbender took no time at all moving into its rightful #1 most watched on Netflix spot
— K0Z3E_1 (@KuZu132) May 20, 2020
The Last Airbender takes place in a world divided into the Four Nations; Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. Aang, a monk from the Southern Air Temple, finds himself tasked with mastering the elements of Water, Earth, and Fire in order to stop the Fire Nation’s conquest of the world.
Avatar the Last Airbender is the number #1 most watched thing on Netflix right now, so I hope all of you that may be watching it for the first time are enjoying it as much as I have the last 6 times I've watched it.
— PhilthyBeats (@philthybarthole) May 20, 2020
The series came to an end after three seasons in 2008, but with every single episode now available on Netflix fans are able to relive the story over and over again.
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