Avatar: The Last Airbender breaks major Netflix record - Dexerto

Avatar: The Last Airbender breaks major Netflix record

Published: 17/Jul/2020 19:23

by Brent Koepp


Netflix added Avatar: The Last Airbender to its service in May, and the groundbreaking Nickelodeon series has seen an incredible revival in popularity. Now the show has broken a major record on the streaming platform.

The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Its story centers on a monk named Aang, who as the Avatar can control the elements of Water, Earth, Air and Fire. However, 15 years later, the popular series is seeing new life.

Netflix added the show to its platform in May, and within the first week it became the number one most-watched program on the service. Its revived popularity has not slowed down, and in July, the animation has now broken an unprecedented record.

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The Last Airbender originally made its debut on Nickelodeon in 2005, but can now be streamed on Netflix.

Avatar breaks Netflix record

Old and new fans have been re-discovering Avatar since its addition to Netflix in May. The animation has been such a smash hit on the service that in June, they added an HD version of the series for the first time.

In July, Avatar’s continued popularity has led the Nickelodeon show to break a major record on the platform. According to reports, The Last Airbender has now been in the top 10 for more days than any other series.

At the time of writing, the Last Airbender has now been in the top chart for 60 days in a row. The previous record holder was the 2017 live-action drama ‘Ozark’ starring Hollywood star Jason Bateman, which had been a top ranking show for over 57 days.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – 60 days
  • Ozark – 57 days
  • Outer Banks – 51 days
  • Tiger King – 50 days
  • All American – 42 days
  • Love is Blind – 39 days
  • Space Force – 34 days
  • Dead to Me – 32 days
  • 13 Reasons Why – 27 days
  • Money Heist – 24 days
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Viewers from around the world have fallen in love with Avatar in 2020.

The Last Airbender’s record-breaking numbers is great news for Netflix, as the streaming company has announced that they are bringing the animation life in the form of a live-action remake.

The upcoming show is even being helmed by series creator’s Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. For everything we know so far about the wildly anticipated project, check out our guide here.


YouTuber Trisha Paytas urges Shane Dawson to “take accountability” for treating her poorly

Published: 24/Jan/2021 21:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Content creator and influencer Trisha Paytas has called out YouTuber Shane Dawson and his fiance Ryland Adams for not “taking accountability” for their actions following her revelations about Jeffree Star and HairbyJay last week. 

In a series of TikToks, Paytas insists that it is unfair that the two are able to just go about their lives without taking accountability for their actions.

She said: “They never  have to take accountability for anything. They don’t learn, they don’t get it. They’ll have an apology, throw therapy in there, but they don’t change. And it’s not okay.”

“The amount of trauma and trust issues I have from this are far greater than anything any ex-boyfriend or daddy issues could give me,” she continued. “This is someone I’ve never lied to and never said one bad word about for twelve years.”


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Paytas added: “I find out every day, more and more nasty s**t he said about me.”

“It just goes to show what horrible human beings they are. They think that if they don’t address stuff, it just goes away,” she said.  “And that is the truth, because a lot of people won’t have to take accountability for their actions and for being a s**tty person because the internet forgets stuff and the drama moves on.”

Paytas also dubbed Dawson’s fiance Adams a “weasel,” saying that he “couldn’t wait to talk about it” because “he was so happy to have a little bit of spotlight on him.”


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She also called out Shane in a TikTok pointedly titled: “Signs you’re in a toxic friendship (but don’t wait twelve years to end it).”

Some of the “signs” she mentioned include: “says they won’t support you publicly because it gives them anxiety (but does it for other people),” “stops showing up in-person for any important events,” “they only call you when their other friendships aren’t working out,” “they trigger you on purpose to go off on people on their behalf,” “tries to convince you to ‘move on’ from trauma that makes them look bad” and “tells you they ‘don’t want to believe what you’re saying’ when you’re opening up to them.”

Shane and Ryland are yet to comment publicly on the situation.