TV Review: Rick and Morty

Honestly, if you’re the type of person to enjoy Rick and Morty, you’re probably already watching it. That being said, I have content to produce here and I’m currently working my way through the fourth season. 🙂

Rick and Morty is one of those shows that when it hits, it hits so incredibly hard, and then the rest of it is okay enough to get you to the next high. Incredibly loosely based on the idea of Doc Brown and Marty from the Back to the Future movies, Rick and Morty follows a kid and his grandfather as they go on amazing sci-fi adventures. And it’s incredibly inappropriate. Adult Swim means it when they tell the kids to get out of the pool.

The grandfather, Rick, is abusive, drunk, and all around the universe’s worst person. All universes’ worst person. But he’s also the smartest person in all of those universes. This means that he can do just about anything, allowing for this series to take Dan Harmon’s love for meta-commentary on pop culture to it’s greatest extremes. Morty is a little weeny kid who seems to be having somewhat of a story arc on whether he will become more like his father or his grandfather, and you can tell he struggles with it. But this is probably the only actual story arc we see continuing throughout the series. And, like I said, it only somewhat exists.

Where this series really thrives, however, is in its world building, such as during the season when they fully delve into the concept of the multiverse and we see hundreds of different versions of these main characters interacting with each other, quite reminiscent of Justin Roiland’s first big cartoon, House of Cosbys.

In the end, this is really just another cartoon for adults with fun imaginative ideas to explore in the science fiction realm, but when it’s good, it’s so incredibly good.

Published by Adam Oster, Adventure Novelist

Husband, Father, Creator/Destroyer of Worlds

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