On this edition of “Should I Toon In” we take a look at a show I’ve been meaning to review for MONTHS now; Cartoon Network’s not so new anymore show, “Adventure Time with Finn and Jake”. Adventure Time is a 15 minute cartoon show that revolves around the awesomely surreal adventures of a young boy Finn and his magical dog Jake. Don’t worry, the show isn’t nearly as cheesy as it sounds.
First, the characters. Finn is an innocent and pure young adventurer who loves nothing more than to hunt for treasure, fight monsters, protect the innocent, and save princesses all in the name of being a hero. He does this along side the second main character Jake his magical dog.
Jake is older, less innocent and not quite as pure as his human best friend. Jake is a magical dog who can shape shift as if he was made out of putty and can even change sizes. He plays the viola and has Princess Bubblegum’s pet rainicorn, Lady Rainicorn, has a girlfriend.
Princess Bubblegum is princess of the candy kingdom that resides in the land of Ooo and is a complete science nerd. The first episode on Cartoon Network she accidentally brought the dead candy people back to life as zombies. Oh and her pet rainicorn speaks Korean. Are you starting to see how awesomely surreal and random this show is?
Some random highlights of the show include the evil Ice King with his evil ice magic kidnapping princesses because he really wants a bride although I’m not sure if he understands why he wants one. Or how about that wickedly cool Marcelline the Vampire Queen with her axe-base and her hunger to suck the red out of objects? Or the horde of businessmen that Finn unfroze from the ice? Or the gang of barbarians that like to roughhouse which ends up upsetting the magical sentient mountain hat lives right by them? Or the magically glasses which turned Finn into an insane genius which Finn got from a duck in payment for making it laugh with a finger puppet dance?
Yes, I know all this sounds incredibly odd, but somehow in the context of the show it all works really well somehow. I don’t really understand how, but the way everything meshes together its just completely awesome, hilarious, and memorable.
There’s just too much too talk about in this review. For a 15 minute cartoon the episodes are just packed with fun and wacky highlights and catch phrases. Why call something cool or awesome? Be like Finn and call it “Algebraic” or “Mathematical!”. Basically this show feels like it was made to be one big internet meme. From the cute but cool protagonists, to the random catchphrases, to the wacky storylines… everything has this wonderful layer of cool geekiness; an oxymoron that only seems to be able to exists online and this show.
Do I really need to bring up the question, ‘Should I Toon In”? If you’re a fan of the type of surreal humor you find on the internet or heck, even on this very website than hell yea you need to check this show out. Be sure to check this show out on Monday Night’s at 8pm on Cartoon Network. Please feel free to send me your thoughts on the show below in the comments section or to email me at: SuperfriendEd@Gmail.com.
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