>>107496372>People act as if Bubbline was the sole reason
This is one of the most disingenuous statements I've heard on /co/ just today. It's a major cause of the problem endemic of the cancer that killed the show, often leading to Finn being overshadowed and spurred on by numerous click-bait articles discussing PB and Marceline being lesbians. Further it was always clear that Finn was supposed to be the main character and he and PB were originally supposed to be a couple(though more innocent and never exactly getting together, because it was a kids show). And that was shown in the first 2 seasons and then teased back and fourth for a few season after with Finn dating being depressed over her in season 3 and PB being jealous over Finn moving on with FP. The entire point of even having him and FP break-up was so he'd be free to be with PB again, and the relationship was always intended to never work-out, which was why he couldn't touch her without being burned. >did the kiss/confirmation make the episode wholly worse than if they just hugged and said “you’re my best friend”
100% The kiss overshadows Finn and becomes all that will be talked about. A hug and saying they're best friends is neutral and ambiguous. >Or would it have been shitty
You know what wouldn't have been shitty? If the show remained Adventure Time-- with Finn and Jake, and Finn saved the day and became a true hero and wasn't relegated to the side lines in his own show.