Hello, fellow moviegoers!
Well, I suppose it wouldn’t really be moviegoers, rather than TV watchers. That is because today, I decided to talk about one the strangest TV shows I’ve ever seen, Rick and Morty. There is something about this show that seems to draw people into it. Being on Adult Swim, the animated show can feel free to do basically whatever it wants to do, and it wants to be different. So what is it that really makes Rick and Morty such an interesting show? It’s a difficult question to answer, but here’s what I came up with.
I think it’s important to note that Rick and Morty is definitely not a show for everyone. As I mentioned above, it airs on Adult Swim so the humor can be pretty crude at times. That being said, through the atmosphere created by the showrunners, it works extremely well.
This show is, at its core, the definition of absurdity, but not in a bad way. Rick and Morty is absurd in the fact that they do things that you’d never expect to see in an animated show. There is so much to this little bundle of irregularity. On the surface, it’s a science-fiction animated show. But in reality, they take a ridiculous premise, and somehow inject just the right amount of heart to make the audience love it. The individual plotlines in the episodes of this show are so creative, that you can’t help but be glued to the screen in an odd mixture of confusion and wonder. Whether it’s by having an entire planet where literally everything is on a cob, or by attempting to save the life of a homeless man by entering the miniature theme park built inside him, the showrunners of Rick and Morty always come up with new and outlandishly innovative ways to forward their plot.
Rick and Morty is only two seasons in, and it has already created a hugely passionate fan base. People that watch this show often get so into it that they feel the need to show it to all their friends (I'm talking from personal experience here). Rick and Morty didn’t become popular because of a strong ad campaign, but rather because of word-of-mouth. People love to talk about this show and all of its strange happenings, and for good reason. This show knows how ridiculous it is, and it builds upon that.
What really keeps the whole show together is its characters. It’s main duo, Rick, and Morty, are loosely based on Doc Brown and Marty from Back to the Future. Morty is sort of the audience surrogate. He is a 14-year-old boy who is the grandson to Rick. Morty is a very relatable character to the audience. He asks questions the audience might be thinking and voices the general thoughts from the audience during these crazy situations. Rick, on the other hand, is the one that usually causes said crazy situations. He’s Morty’s grandpa, and he is a scientific genius. He often takes Morty with him on his adventures to parallel dimensions, other planets, and sometimes, even to school. The dynamic between these two is what makes this show so great. Add in the fact that Morty’s parents and sister, Summer, are also big parts of the show, and you start to realize this isn’t just a science-fiction show. It has really deep meanings in it, particularly about family. The family in Rick and Morty is an odd one, to say the least, but they are a family, and that’s one of the main points I think the show is trying to make.
So, if you haven’t watched Rick and Morty, I would certainly recommend it. It’s probably the most original show on TV right now. You’ll definitely be entertained by its ridiculous premises and the surprising amount of heart. It has some of the weirdest characters you’ll ever see, but it’s sure to make you laugh. We have yet to get a release date for the third season, but we know the writers are hard at work making it their best yet. Hopefully, it lives up to its potential.
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