Up until about a month ago, I had never watched a single episode of “Adventure Time.” I love Cartoon Network and their avant-garde programming but “Adventure Time” was something I hadn’t gotten into. That has since changed. I recently got the chance to watch and review the Blu-Ray release of “Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season.” And I loved it.
The complete third season of “Adventure Time” released on Blu-Ray and DVD on February 25. It featured all 26 episodes as well as bonus features and episode commentaries, an interview with creator Pendleton Ward, and an alternate show introduction. Not to mention, the edition was released in a custom die cute BMO slipcover that can turn into a figurine of the beloved character.
I ended up binge watching the entire series over the course of two days while home after a surgery. Not only did it cheer me up and keep me laughing for those two days but it kept me entertained the entire time. Plus once you are done watching all the episodes, you have tons of bonus features to keep you busy till your next binge watch. It is safe to say that the every episode is unique and hilarious. If you proceed like me, and watch several episodes in a row, you will not get bored and the episodes won’t run together. It is perfect for marathoning without getting stale. Ward has done wonders with Jake and Finn and all the inhabitants of the Land of Ooo. It is not often that a show is both absolutely unique, off the wall weird, but also incredibly entertaining.
While the animated series may seem like a show for little kids, there is humor in it that adults like myself will enjoy and laugh along with. Don’t let the look fool you, give “Adventure Time” a chance if you haven’t already. There are a lot of components to the show that make it a winner from the silly setting to the ridiculous adventures that Finn and Jake get themselves into on what seems like a daily basis. ( Though I think we can all agree that there should be more cats in the series. Do you hear me Pendleton Ward?)
From the mind of series creator Pendleton Ward and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Adventure Time follows the unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, best buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants – and always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a brassy dog with a big kind heart, depend on each other through thick and thin. The Land of Ooo is teeming with imposing mountains, lush green plains, accessible forests, ubiquitous prairies and winding rivers, the cities and towns are filled with bizarre characters in need of unique assistance. Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the “oxy-moronic” Ice King, or rocking out with undead music wiz Marceline the Vampire Queen, with Finn and Jake it’s always Adventure Time.