The animated series Adventure Time originally aired on Cartoon Network from 2010 to 2018. The show quickly became a favorite due to its whimsical and often surreal storytelling, charming characters, and unique blend of humor, fantasy, and emotional depth. Now, the gender-swapped version of the Finn and Jake duo (Fionna and Cake) is coming back with its own show. Here’s what we can expect from this new pop-culture installment.
Where It All Started: Finn and Jake
Adventure Time is a masterpiece of animated storytelling. Its colorful and imaginative world draws you in, but it’s the character development that keeps you hooked. Set in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, the series follows the adventures of Finn the Human and Jake the Dog as they embark on quests, encounter quirky inhabitants, and navigate the complexities of friendship and growth.
Finn and Jake’s friendship is heartwarming, and the show’s ability to seamlessly blend humor and emotional depth is unparalleled. Every episode is a unique journey, offering life lessons wrapped in quirky adventures. It’s a show that resonates with both kids and adults, making it a timeless classic.
Fionna and Cake were a gender-swap duo introduced in episode nine of the third season of Adventure Time. Since then, they have appeared in many others — that is until they unlocked their new show, named after them!
And Now It’s Time For Fionna and Cake!
The first episode of the new series Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake opens with the duo chasing a new villain: A rat that is also a bus (if that sounds familiar, it’s because it sounds a lot like My Neighbor Totoro‘s Catbus!).
However, it’s soon revealed Fionna was dreaming, as she and Cake live in a world that is eerily close to ours! That’s right. The protagonist has an 8-5 job and a messy apartment. But don’t worry; her life does take a 180-degree turn when Cake begins acting strangely following the Catbus-rat nightmare. Eventually, the couple will encounter a portal that shall return them to our familiar Adventure Time land – and a long-awaited reunion.
What We Think of The Show So Far
Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake did not disappoint us. The successor to the beloved original series is both entertaining and true to its spirit.
Perhaps one of the main differences is that Fionna’s world is, initially, our own world, too. So, when the pair travel to the Land of Ooo via the ice cream truck portal, we feel their new environment is even more magical. Because, this time, we’re sharing the surprise with the protagonists. And it’s a whole new range of emotions!
In short, if you loved following Finn and Jake in Adventure Time, you should join Fionna and Cake with new episodes appearing weekly on Max.