What we learned from Island Adventure

The scenery in Island Adventure was fantastic, as was the interaction between the characters. What did we learn about Gems, though?

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Ratings for Island Adventure

Ouch, it looks like Dish Network cutting Cartoon Network wasn’t good for ratings at all: according to TV Media InsightsIsland Adventure only got 1,528,000 viewers on Thursday. None of the other premiers got within shouting distance of two million viewers either, so it looks like it was pain all around.

Immediate reaction to Island Adventure

Island Adventure is another Sadie and Lars episode that seems to have picked up right where Joking Victim left off. The feels are strong with this one, but the magical elements are a bit stronger thanks to the setting.

This was another lore-light episode, but we did get a new location to add to the list later. Unlike the sky spire from Giant Woman, though, the tropical island (underneath the molten lava—no! No singing!) isn’t obviously tampered with (aside from the presence of the warp pad, which signifies that it had some reason for Gems to come to it).

What to expect from Island Adventure

We (most of us, anyway) will get to see Island Adventure on Thursday. This is going to be another Sadie and Lars episode, and will feature another song from Steven (though unfortunately it lacks the phrase “on a tropical island” despite being ripe for the reference to Ms. Sugar’s work on Adventure Time).

The bulk of the action will take place on what looks to be a very Gem-touched island, with Steven, Sadie, and Lars trapped there (probably because Steven isn’t the warp master after all). We might see enough of the island to divine its purpose (we’re putting money on tourist destination, but don’t look at us: we don’t have all the answers—that’s the hula dancers’ job), but as is par for the course nothing will be dwelled on.

In the preview, the Crystal Gems are searching for a monster. Expect it to show up towards the end of the episode, probably cementing the bonding between Sadie and Lars we see in the song; there’s just no fun to the episode if they spend all of it putting on lotion, sitting by the ocean.

Until Thursday: get us out of this cave, because it’s nothing but a monster-Gem grave.

New episode: Keep Beach City Weird! will air on October 30, 2014

Steven Universe will have a new episode airing next Thursday at 6:45 EST.

Keep Beach City Weird!
Steven gets caught up in Ronaldo’s paranormal theories about the strange occurrences in Beach City.

Dish Network loses Cartoon Network

As a result of a contract dispute with Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network and six other channels are no longer available to customers of Dish Network.

Though hopefully this will be resolved quickly, it could possibly be months before Dish customers are able to watch Cartoon Network – and new episodes of Steven Universe – again.

It’s going to be okay!


Song of the week: Monster Spelunkin’

The Secret Team is on a mission again! What mission, you ask? We can’t tell you!

Alright… Maybe we can tell you a little: it’s about having fun! And Steven had so much fun with his centipeetle buddy in Monster Buddy, we’re making Monster Spelunkin’ the song of the week.



Aivi and Surasshu post: Three tracks from Secret Team

Aivi and Surasshu have given us three tracks from Secret Team. They are:


Steven Universe air times for October 20 – 26, 2014

All times are EST.

6:45 PM: Space Race

2:00 PM: An Indirect Kiss
2:15 PM: So Many Birthdays
2:30 PM: Tiger Millionaire
2:45 PM: Beach Party
3:00 PM: Lars and the Cool Kids
3:15 PM: Secret Team
6:45 PM: Mirror Gem

6:45 PM: Ocean Gem

6:45 PM: Island Adventure

6:45 PM: Monster Buddies

6:45 PM: Island Adventure

What could Secret Team mean?

As befitting a character-centric episode, Secret Team gave us some stuff to chew on regarding the history the Crystal Gems have together. It makes us wonder: Just what is the deal with Amethest and Pearl? And where did Garnet come from?

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