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I adore Adventure Time. I think it may very well be one of my favorite
shows on television today, but with the many different directors on the
show, each one can be a little different. Most are whimsical story's
about a young heroic boy seeking adventure in his home land of Ooo. Fit
with beautiful art and a nonsensical story. Other episodes are like a
disturbing nightmare to watch as they push the boundaries much to far
for a kids show.
In general, this show has great humor and adorable characters, each one more original than the next. It takes a little bit to get into this show and get used to the normals. Some episodes are extremely creepy, but most make up for it. As been said before, it may not be for everyone, but if this show was for me.
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This is quite a long review, so I invite you to stay if you are
Adventure Time has a great setting, a very unique art style, lovely characters, cool music, engaging stories, everything you'd expect from a show like this.
To start off, the voice acting is excellent, the actors fit the roles of the characters really well, and on top of that, you will find familiar voices you may have heard from other TV shows (such as John DiMaggio who voiced Bender from Futurama).
On to the story, Adventure Time is something that you have to get involved in to get the most enjoyment out of it. Almost every character is developed and explored to the point that we get to care about what their goals are or what they believe, however they don't explore every single back story point in detail, and that is good, by leaving a character mystery unsolved it allows for people to make up their own assumptions about what it could've been like, the most clear of cases is the Mushroom war, all we know about it is that it was a nuclear war, but we don't get to see what happened, and that's what leaves that plot with an air of mystery surrounding it, adding depth to it. If you are not willing to get a hold of the story, then my guess is that you will not experience this show in it's true glory, however it's gags are pretty funny and the action is great, there's a lot of adult humor and violence that you'd not found in a normal kids show.
The characters are great. We have Finn and Jake as our main protagonists, Finn is a human boy (supposely the only one left of the human race) and Jake is his adoptive brother, a shape-shifting dog; these 2 share a really strong bond, and that is shown in the show, they have saved each other life's countless times and they have a really big friendship. There's also the princesses, the most relevant one being Princess Bubblegum, a woman who's hair is made of bubblegum (duh), she loves science, math and Finn has a crush on her, she is ruler of the Candy Kingdom and her best friend is Lumpy Space Princess, who lives in Lumpy Space, she acts like a bratty teenager on the outside even though she has good intentions, she is a really funny character and she provides most of the comic relief. You also got Marceline, a vampire queen who befriends Jake and Finn in one episode, at first she is not happy with them, but as it goes on they become friends.
The art style is simplistic, but unique, and it works within the twisted nature of the show, I don't what what else I can say about it really, it's not for everyone, but for the show itself, I think it has the most appropriate art style it could have.
There's a few things I don't like though, for example I don't enjoy very much episodes not centered around our main characters (not counting Fionna and Cake since those are just gender-swaps), and I don't like the character of Tree Trunks very much, not that she is bad, but the episodes centered around her tend to be a bit boring.
But overall, I really have nothing to complain about, this show is great, it has saved Cartoon Network for me, and it deserves a 10/10, it's not for everyone but if it is for you, I'm sure you will love it.
This show is the cure for depression. I'm not kidding, it caused a paradigm shift in my brain that made me positive, courageous and enthusiastic. Love it. The newest episodes, that aired Feb 28, are perhaps my new favorites of the series. I saw the game one first, guardians of the sun; smiled the whole time, love video games and this show usually has a lot of influence and reference to them, but this was over the top and done great. Combo move... kik Then I saw The Real You; that part when he puts on the glasses... Wow. Seen that bit before but this time I really liked it. Last Saturday I sat on the couch all day watching every episode so far. Never got bored, and after a few episodes it was all I wanted to watch for the rest of the weekend. Till Fox cartoons Sunday night, which don't even compare to this Masterpiece of human creativity.
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This show is one of the best cartoons ever. The humor isn't stupid, the characters are well-developed and fleshed out, the voice acting is great, and the animation rocks. It's a show geared toward the older kids, yes. Ten and up, like Regular Show and Transformers: Prime. The humor is a little more mature, and some of the episodes have a darker undertone (such as "It Came From The Nightosphere", "No One Can Hear You", "The Creeps" and "Mystery Train"). But each episode makes you laugh, and often makes you think. The characters are hard to hate. Finn and Jake are the heroic, good-hearted main characters, but they still have their flaws--Finn is only thirteen, after all. Princess Bubblegum is a little insane, but sweet. Marceline the Vampire Queen is the girl that pisses you off, but you're still friends with her. (Plus she's an awesome singer and bass guitarist.) The Ice King is simply pathetic, and you feel sorry for him. The supporting cast is really good too; Lady Rainicorn, Shelby, Tree Trunks, etc. The voice actors do a marvelous job as well. Overall, Adventure Time is a rare gem in the cartoon world. "Adventure Time, come on grab your friends. We'll go to very distant lands. Jake the dog and Finn the human, the fun will never end: it's Adventure Time."
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Well Ill start from the beginning. "Adventure Time" premiered in 2010
on Cartoon Network. Now I was a sophomore in high-school when this came
out, and in April 2010 it caused a widespread cult across my school.
Literally someone drew a tribute on the white board of "Finn and Jake"
the two main characters. So this show literally took off over night.
The show centers around the adventures of a boy named Finn, a magical
talking dog named Jake and various other characters. Now I will admit,
I thought the show sounded cool when I was hearing about it. But when I
saw an episode for the first time, I thought it was very strange. The
first episode I saw was "ocean of fear" and it was a very tedious
episode. My first reaction was "what the hell am I watching?". Finn was
afraid of the ocean, so Jake tried to help him get over his fear. At
the end of the episode Jake falls to the bottom of the sea and Finn
knocks himself unconscious to rescue him. I've seen a lot of other
episodes, a lot of them focus on "Princess Bubble gum" and her candy
people. Apparently bug eyed cute candy pieces are common in their
world. And a lot of episodes focus on the Ice King(voiced by the mighty
Tom Kenny) kidnapping princesses and Finn and Jake save them.
Now at first I thought this show was OK, but the more I watched it the more I started to hate it. It seems this show is literally just eye candy and it seems very childish considering its PG rating. I honestly haven't seen ANYTHING PG about this show, I think a TV-Y7 would be fine. This show also seems really girly to me, I mean it seems like the plots, design and characters would appeal more to girls. I mean its more girly than the Powerpuff Girls, and its main characters are 2 males. And in powerpuff girls they actually beat up villains and show punches and sometimes blood. In adventure time, Finn and Jake seem to enjoy playing with monsters rather than violently beat them up. I mean this show is rated PG, and other shows with lower rating are more risqué than this show.
Now what really bugs me about this show is the strange art style. It looks like a drug induced acid trip drawn by five year olds. To me it looks like an Adult Swim show without any bad stuff. Also, I feel this show is EXTREMELY overrated. It is treated like its the best Cartoon Network show since ever, but I just don't see it. I'm not trying to be a nostalgia fanboy, but come on, people are saying this is better than Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, Jhonny Bravo and Courage the cowardly dog? I'm sorry but its not. I will give it this its a lot better than most mid-2000s cartoons, but its not an 8.8 and its not one of the greatest cartoons of all time.
Overall I feel this show has been given too much credit. It really doesn't feel like this "Epic show" that people are telling me about. It is also being treated like its this edgy kids/adults cartoon with its TV-PG rating. Honestly I've seen TV-Y cartoons that are edgier than Adventure Time, like Rocko's Modern Life, Invader Zim and aaahh real monsters. I honestly think this show is only rated TV-PG to appeal to older audiences and because practically all CN shows now have a PG rating. What people seem to forget is that Cartoon Networks older shows were just as bad, if not worse than adventure time. You honestly can't tell me that Courage the cowardly dog, Powerpuff girls and Johnny Bravo weren't just as bad, trust me they would be PG today. But saying this show is an 8.8 is just a slap to my face. All the other cartoons I listed have lower than 8.8 and they are way better than Adventure Time. I guess you would like this show if your into weird/cute stuff, but this show is just not for me. I give it 4/10, while far from the worst Cartoon Network show, its definitely not the best
At first I didn't get Adventure Time. I was confused, and everywhere I
went when I saw the hype, I even got a little aggravated. "Why is
everybody worshipping a silly kid's cartoon?!" I wanted to scream. I
watched the first few episodes and didn't quite get into it, but then
something amazing happened.
I started to enjoy it. Adventure time seems, at first glance, to be a silly child's show, but really it is entertaining to people of all ages. It features many hilarious jokes and good story lines, and it has good continuity. It has an enormous, fantastical world, created by an imaginative and talented mind. It has good voice actors, and is all round a fun show to watch. I am a teenager (or was last week) and I didn't care much for it when I started. But if you stick with it, I find it hard to believe you will not come to love it, and you will have the only complaint with it that I do. Why are the episodes so short, and why aren't there more of them!
Stay classy, people. Steve
Unlike most other cartoons, in every episode, this one seems to connect
back to previous. Something that isn't really done in the cartoon
world. It's so amazing to see a show that actually puts thought into
its story lines and offers comedy for both children and adults without
While it appears there are innuendos at times and most I feel aren't needed, the intense story lines and emotions pull you in. The mushroom cloud war, so well thought out, marcelene the ice king. Princess bubblegum. It is literally a mind boggle Every time you watch it. You find yourself seeing new things that connect episodes.
I'm very impressed. Glad Cartoon Network has at least ONE good show on their crappy network.
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This show is absolutely something I'll take time to watch when I can. Pendleton Ward takes the "a boy and his dog" theme to a whole other level. This show was written for children, but you can tell he aimed a few lines at adults, which is so great. You can tell the animation has greatly improved since 2010, and the voice actors were selected perfectly, and Finn's voice gets more mature at a good rate. This show is so simple, funny, but there is so much that could be answered, such as,
What happened to Joshua? Who is the Lich? PB and Marcy past? Ice King past? Mushroom War? Finn's human parents? Susan Strong?
there's so much and that's what keeps me into it and watching every week
I give it a 10, but I Fp and Finn's relationship was getting on my nerves. A show full of adventure doesn't need the main character to have a romance, but they got rid of FP for now.
Not too long ago, I watched Adventure Time in Italian on holiday and
didn't really get what was going on. But about 5 months later, after
watching 1 episode in English, it immediately became my favourite TV
show. Jeremy Shanda and John DiMaggio fit the voices of Finn and Jake
perfectly, the wacky storyline and the cast of unforgettable characters
really put this show at Cartoon Network's best. If CN continue to make
such amazing TV shows, they will go a long way in the TV business. In
my opinion, if you haven't watched Adventure Time, you haven't watched
A must-see, definitely up there with The Amazing World of Gumball and Regular Show
This show is awesome on so many levels. It's not flawless by any means,
and loads of people dislike it, which is fine. It's not one of those
shows that tries so hard to appeal to everyone that in the end it
doesn't really appeal to anyone. What I really like about it is that
the creators aren't trying to copy existing shows. The animation is
stellar. Not a crappy flash cartoon, no sir. Unique character designs,
nice movement, beautiful backgrounds. It really is some damn
exceptionally fine quality animation for a weekly show. The land of Oo
is engaging beyond words, illogical and obvious at the same time. THE
CHARACTERS. Damn, some of them seem bland and stupid, but Adventure
Time is the first show I've seen with FIVE seasons so far, and still
developing characters that would of become lame one-liners/the bottom
of the same joke in literally every other series out there by now.
Instead they manage to give heart- breaking/interesting/jawdroppingly
awesome background details to seemingly every freaking main character,
and even some minor ones. And the plot. The plot is quite unique, not
to mention the presentation. There are small stories mixed with ones
that go alongside a main plot. But basically the life of the characters
in this world could be considered to be the plot. And that's the thing
I really, REALLY enjoy.
This show is a trip. It's not a simple cartoon with lame pop culture references and overused jokes. It's a land of imagination you either enjoy stepping into, or don't. I, for one, absolutely love it.
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