THE PLOT THUS FAR
It’s one crazy adventure after another for human boy Finn and his best friend Jake a 28-year old dog with magical powers. They’re out to have the most fun possible and they sure do find it exploring the Land of Ooo! Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum battling zombie candy taunting the Ice King or rocking out with Marceline the Vampire Queen with Finn & Jake it’s always ADVENTURE TIME!
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Adventure Time” enters its second season on a stride that most animated series would kill to have. This was the year where we learned more about The Land of Ooo, the Lich and when Marceline finally became the third biggest character on the show. The music was better, we got to meet Lady Rainicorn’s parents and the world-building became so rich. I love that all Unicorns and gaming systems have a Korean bent for no reason. Hell, I love that everything on the show feels like something I designed in the fifth grade with adult sensibilities.
One of the many things which capture the attention of viewers since the show’s premiere is the psychedelic trip through unknown places. What has already made cults out of Star Wars and Mario has now been placed around this “kids’ show”. Meeting new environment latches onto our interest and won’t let go until something cliché is thrown in. Luckily for us, there is absolutely nothing cliché about this show. Talking mountains, farting dum-dums, living architectures, frozen business men, and all other elements collided into the show makes it so easy to be drawn on.
Characters that fit together like puzzle pieces will always make for a better show. Any character personality, such as Finn’s, can always be built upon or made better by another character, like Jake or Marceline. Finn’s eager want to find adventure or do good deeds can be brought out by the Ice King’s evil nature and plots to get what he wants (princesses). Lumpy Space Princess’s spoiled attitude and snobbiness can be brought out by Jake’s common instinct to prank for laughs.
The Blu-Ray comes with commentaries, featurettes, interviews and the ilk. The lack of HD audio continues to confound me, but I’m not sure if the HD broadcast contains lossless audio. The 1080p transfer is reference quality across the board. That being said, it’s still one of the most amazing cartoons on television. Of course, it is a recommended buy.
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