If you are a fan of this Dungeons and Dragonsinspired series, equally loved by children and animation aficionados (and, let’s face it, stoners), you are in for a treat with a veritable onslaught of content. The eighth and penultimate season premieres on Foxtel’s Cartoon Network today, and streams thereafter on Stan, where seasons one to seven are currently available. Plus the miniseries Adventure Time Islands screens on Cartoon Network from March 13. It coincides with the Adventure Time Live festival in Melbourne on Friday, then Sydney on March 11 and Brisbane on March 12, attended by Jeremy Shada (Finn the human), John DiMaggio (Jake the dog), Olivia Olson (Marceline the vampire queen) and Hynden Walch (Princess Bubblegum). This Judd Apatow-produced series returns this week with its much-anticipated second season. A tale of 30-somethings looking for love in contemporary Los Angeles, it stars Paul Rust as Gus, Gillian Jacobs (Dan Harmon’s Community) as his love interest Mickey, and Australian actor Claudia O’Doherty (daughter of Reg Mombassa) as Mickey’s quirky flatmate. Some elements of the show are formulaic, to be sure. Gus is the nerd with a heart of gold; Mickey is the hot girl with a “sex and love addiction” who can’t choose the right kind of guy. Gus’s aspiration to be a TV writer is the sort of storyline that probably interests other TV writers. But it’s got real heart too, such that these flaws can be overlooked. (I especially loved the episode starring Andy Dick as himself last season.) A third season has just been commissioned. The Moonstone Friday, 8.30pm, BBC First This pleasant, five-part period drama from the Watchmen, BBC is based on the 1868 detective novel by Wilkie Collins about a diamond that goes missing after a party at an English country house, and the numerous suspects who may have pilfered it. Franklin Blake (Joshua Silver) realises he can win the heart of Rachel Verinder (Terenia Edwards) if he can catch the thief. He persuades Sergeant Cuff (John Thomson) to come out of retirement to assist him. Promising cliffhangers, tragedy and intrigue, episode two screens this week. If you are feeling nostalgic for the 1980s, and the TV series Deutschland 83, The Americans, This is Us and the multi-part documentary The Eighties aren’t enough to sate you, check out Watchmen (Monday, 8.45pm, Foxtel Movies More), an alternative history based on the DC Comic book series of the same name. A team of costumed fighters have outlived their welcome and their activities are now outlawed; Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) wants to find out who is killing them off one by one. It must be said it has a sex scene that caused me to laugh out loud in the theatre when it was released in 2009 — forewarned is forearmed. Like so many of Pedro Almodovar’s films, Bad Education (Sunday, 1.40pm, World Movies) sears itself into the memory. The 2004 film, starring Gael Garcia Bernal among others, tells a story of two reunited childhood friends set against a backdrop of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, transsexuality and drug use. Perversely, something about a critically reviled film makes me want to see it even more. At least for the spectacular visuals, check out Gods of Egypt (Friday, 8.30pm, Premiere), starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ( Game of Thrones), Gerard Butler and Australia’s Geoffrey Rush.
based on the DC Comic book