Okay, so... Adventure Time
is apparently still a thing. I thought Cartoon Network cared too much about Teen Titans Go
to even bother with their former most popular show. But apparently they still give a fuck about their show. That, or they just decided to air a new miniseries of the show this week because... they could. Either way, they're airing a new miniseries this week, and it's called Elements
I haven't watched a new episode of Adventure Time
since like season five. And I don't know anyone else that's been keeping up with the show lately, either. Not because the show sucks nowadays, but because it... hardly ever airs anymore. It seems to only air when it has a new episode to air. Other than that, it's mostly nothing but reruns of Toddler Titans
, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
and Ben 10
, 14 hours a day. And even when it does air a new episode... it mostly goes unannounced. I myself didn't even know about this Elements
miniseries until seconds before it aired. Literally. I didn't know about it until it aired a bumper saying it was on next... before the first episode started immediately after.
Not a good move, Cartoon Network. Not a good move. #GetInThePresentTimeWarner
Anyways, I decided to watch these first two episodes, because... well, why not? I don't want to be known only as a guy who makes Loud House
-related stuff. And... well, let's talk about them. It's unlikely anyone else will, after all.
So, in this miniseries, Finn, Jake and BMO return to Ooo after the events of the previous miniseries, Islands
(which I didn't see), only to discover that things have changed drastically when they were gone. In the first episode, Skyhooks
, they find that the entire Candy Kingdom has been turned to candy. The castles, the forests, the inhabitants, their own tree house, everything. We see candy versions of Neptr, a gummy worm version of Shelby, a pink version of Lemongrab that makes pink lemonade, candy versions of Tree Trunks and Pig, and a marshmallow version of Marceline, called... 'Marshmeline' or something like that. About the only thing that isn't candy is Sweet P (the humanoid toddler version of the Lich), but even Tree Trunks and Pig try to coat him in caramel, so he can be 'normal'. I did like the designs on the candy versions of the characters (especially marshmallow Marceline), but some other designs are... less good. The whole Candy Kingdom being pink I can forgive, considering there is a reason for it (which I'll get to in a moment), but the design of the castle... it reminded me of that old VHS cover for The Little Mermaid
. You know which one I mean. And if you see what it looks like here, you'll see what I'm talking about.
It turns out that Princess Bubblegum (so refreshing to hear Hynden Walch's voice in something other than Teen Titans Go
, by the way), being the 'candy elemental', has now taken up a quarter of Ooo, and attempts to turn Finn, Jake and BMO into candy as well. Finn and Jake escape via a 'skyhook' thrown down to them by the Ice King (who himself has avoided being turned to candy by hanging out on the clouds), but BMO gets turned into a gummy version of itself, that spits out... something that looks like Mike and Ikes.
Part 2 is called Bespoken For
, where we find out that Ooo has been taken over by the four elementals, Bubblegum (candy), Flame Princess (fire), Slime Princess (slime) and some character I haven't seen before called Patience St. Pim (ice). This is a flashback episode, told by Ice King, detailing how Ooo got to its current state. Well... sort of. It mostly focuses on a date between Ice King and Betty, which ends up going south. Nothing much of substance happens in this part of the episode. Most I can say for it is... that scene with Ice King and Betty playing with the birds is cute.
The stuff with Patience, what little there was, was more interesting, though. She freezes Betty, leading to a pretty funny line from the Ice King ("Where did the weird lady go?"), we see her power up her 'magic battery' for her elemental purification spell, and she commands PB, FP and SP (hey, if this show can use abbreviations for its characters, so can I) to blast Ice King when she catches him eavesdropping on the performance of the purification spell.
And Ice King ends his flashback with another funny line ("I grabbed as many penguins as I could. One.").
So far... I find this miniseries okay. The first part was okay, and the second part was meh. I don't know if I'll be watching this miniseries to the end, but... it's definitely better than I've come to expect from Adventure Time
's recent seasons. It's good to see Cartoon Network airing something other than generic, manufactured garbage for once, though.
And that's it for tonight's Blue Blog. Until next time, this is Phoenix Rainier Storm, signing off.