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Adventure Time: Islands (2017/Cartoon Network) + LEGO Nexo Knights: Season 2 - Book Of Monsters (2016/both Warner DVD releases)

Picture: C/B Sound: C+/B Extras: B/D Episodes: B

Adventure Time: Islands

After a mysterious air ship crash lands (thanks to Jake) Finn finds out he and Susan might not be the last humans alive. Finn sets out on the adventure of a lifetime to find his origins, but what he finds might change his view of the whole world forever.

Finn once thought he was the last human, living in world with vampires, mutants and his beloved Princess Bubblegum, but along with Jake his talking dog, Susan the Strong and BMO the talking calculator, they finally get a chance to find out where Finn came from and who he really is. As they journey from island to island learn of Finn's family and how the human race came to destroy the world and created a world of mutants. The surviving humans now lives on islands protected by a mysterious 'guardian'. Finn's family may have destroyed the world ...but Finn will be the one to fix it.

This was an epic episode(s) for Adventure Time. Rarely does the series make sense or explain it's origins, but they should of made this one into an epic origins movie. Of course the adventure goes on, but at least we now understand how Finn's character and world come to be.

Extras include song demos, animatics, galleries and board pitch.

LEGO Nexo Knights: Season 2

The NEXO Knights return to save the Kingdom from Jestro and his Book of Monsters. As Jestro searches for the books of evil the NEXO Knights protect it's citizen from the army of monsters, but as Book of Monsters get stronger it has some evil plan even Jestro doesn't know about.

Join Clay, Aaron, Lance, Macy and Axl as the NEXO Knights protect Kingdom from the monsters of Jestro. Jestro was once the court jester, but tired of being laughed at decides to use the Book of Monsters to take over the Kingdom ...and he will have the last laugh, but really, the Book of Monster is using Jestro for it's own plans.

This was another LEGO TV series about knights and monsters. Season 2 was much more interesting with themed episodes and story, so this show is on the climb.

Extras include trailers, if you count that.

Episodes this time are...

Back to School - The NEXO Knights go back to Knight Academy, it's old school meets new school.

Greed is Good? - Jestro and the Book of Monsters steal all of Lance's gold ...and his parents.

The Book of Obsession - The NEXO Knights enter a Knight/Comic convention.

The King's Tournament - The NEXO Knights compete with a bunch of poser knights wannabe.

Monster Chef - The NEXO Knights enter a cooking contest to makes the hottest chili.

Knight Out - Clay goes on vacation and the Knights learn what it is like without Clay.

Saturday Knight Fever - The NEXO Knights all get sick with the Book of Monster's evil magic virus.

Open Mike Knight - Jestro returns to stand up comedy ...and the side of good.

The Fortrex and the Furious - The NEXO Knights has a chase with minions of evil.

Kingdom of Heroes - It's the final show between good and evil. Will the NEXO Knights be able to stop the Book of Monster's evil plan?

Both releases offer anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image and lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 sound, but LEGO plays more clearly, which is a surprise considering how good Adventure has looked and sounded on Blu-ray.

- Ricky Chiang


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