I’ve heard a lot about how weird the Adventure Time cartoon is, but I had never actually watched it…
Well now I have. Let’s chat about it.
I certainly can’t deny that this show is weird. It is strange and random, and to be honest I wouldn’t want to marathon it. However it isn’t quite as odd as I expected, and it certainly is fun.
The characters may be visually unique, although to be completely honest I don’t think that they have personalities specific to this particular show. It certainly isn’t something to criticize though. I think that in this case, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! It fits especially well for a show of this style.
To me it seems reminiscent of a cartoon made with paint (the program). Lots of very bright colours and overly defined shapes, and yet this still retains a professional polish and a well-defined script. I guess that would explain how it has so easily captured the attention of so many people.
Adventure Time has an indistinct plotline. Every episode is based around an imaginative and spontaneous idea. This is my favourite aspect of it. I’m a huge fan of shows that do this, especially those that can do it successfully. With this kind of series it can be hit and miss. I’d consider it a hit.
It isn’t really my cup of tea, but I both understand and respect what has been created.
Please comment to let me know your thoughts.