Adventure Time. What really needs to be said about this show? Since the show started, more and more are becoming aware at the brilliance and hilarity of the show. Finn the human and Jake the dog's adventures in the land of Ooo go in directions you would never expect. Whether you've seen every episode or have just started watching, now you can watch the first and second seasons in glorious high definition.
Each disc contains 26 episodes. Think about that. I won't lie. Me and my daughter popped in a disc and just started watching episode after episode. Even though we've seen them all, it doesn't get old.
One nice thing is being able to watch the episodes "in order." It is absolutely not necessary. You can, for the most part, watch them in any order. There is Finn and Jake's first meeting with Marceline that wouldn't make sense if seen after other episodes, for example, but for the most part, you can watch any random episode at any time.
There are so many great characters in the show besides Finn and Jake. The show is about the two going on their adventures but you just never know what's going to happen next. The humor ranges from subtle fart jokes to brilliant laughs that can easily go over your head if you don't pay careful attention.
There aren't many shows that can consistently deliver laughs episode after episode. While there is a magical nature to the world, you can almost get that feeling just by watching. You are taken away as you become engrossed in the wacky story of each episode. There aren't many TV shows that you necessarily need to own but with Adventure Time, you will want to watch the episodes over and over.
What else do you get? There are some special features on each season's disc. Both feature commentary by Pendelton Ward and others. It's bizarre hearing the voices of the characters talk in and out of character.
Besides the commentary there is also a Behind the Scenes featurette (9:38). Pendelton Ward walks around the office with a steady cam and talks to the others involved. We get to see them "working" on the show.
There is also a Behind the Behind the Scenes featuring Thurop Van Orman (2:32). Yes, we get to see what went on in making the Behind the Scenes feature.
What about the music? Also included is Adventure Time Music with Casey + Tim (10:18). This is where we get to hear from the musicians on what inspires them for each character and scene.
There are some Animatics, video extras (the live action commerical), Finndemonium (looking at how everyone loves the show including cosplayers, fan art, parades, etc) and "The Wand" - Jake finds a magic wand and, of course, trouble ensues.
There aren't as many special features on this disc but that's okay. We get The Crew of Adventure Time Interviewed by Pendelton Ward (6:16). You can imagine what that's like. All episodes also feature commentary.
As mentioned, you will want to own these seasons. The animation may seem simple but in high definition, it looks great and the colors are vibrant. After watching the episodes again, you might notice little things you didn't catch the first time. The show is just a blast to watch. But you probably already know this.
Both seasons of Adventure Time are must buys. As hard as it is to believe, every so often I come across someone that hasn't watched the show. Now the excuse of not having cable or Cartoon Network can't be used. Pick these up or put them on your wish list. It's a great show and that's all you need to know.
If you need even more convincing, here's a bunch more stills to whet your appetite.