So I know that Adventure Time ended years ago, and it may offend some people when I say I followed Steven Universe week to week but not Adventure Time. Truth be told I’m not sure why it took me so long, I’ve known for years that this show was more than I expected. What originally looked like a stoner/vintage gamer fever dream turned out to be a beautiful story with some truly wonderful characters.
I’m not sure how to write this review, mostly because Adventure Time is such a massive series there’s no way I can cover everything in a few paragraphs and I definitely don’t think anyone would care enough for a season-by-season review. I do know that The Lich is my favorite of all the villains, Flame Princess was my favorite princess before PB got proper development, and Prismo might be my favorite cosmic entity in all of American cartoons. The only episodes I really disliked were the fillers focused on Tree Trunks or LSP. My favorite character is definitely Marceline, but anyone who knows me probably saw that coming. She’s a punk icon!
To everyone who ever told me to watch this show, I’m sorry I didn’t listen. I’m even sorrier if I said “Steven Universe is better” or something similar to that. Maybe it’s because Steven Universe decided to get too real in it’s epilogue series (still hurt!) But I think at this point I prefer the chill and empathetic Finn to the pacifist turned trauma victim Steven. Both shows were blessed by the genius that is Rebecca Sugar and both revolutionized cartoons forever, but Adventure Time was the catalyst. LGBT representation in cartoons may never have happened without Adventure Time. Every show we watch now that treats our community with respect likely wouldn’t have been greenlit were it not for this megahit. So, I guess all that’s left to say, is that the music is wonderful, and Thank You Adventure Time.