Finding something to watch isn’t always easy because lets face it there are always so many recommendations out there. The best place to start is typically with the recommendations from the people closest to me. Who knows you better than the friends and family who know you better than you probably know yourself. That recommendation for me was Rick and Morty.
Rick and Morty was suggested to me by someone who knew it would take a couple of episodes to warm up to it because in terms of animation I much prefer the likes or Steven Universe and Gravity Falls but I also love Archer.
Rick and Morty is not a new show but there is always someone out there who hasn’t gotten around to watching it. The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland and first aired on Adult Swim in 2013. It is an animated adult sci-fi sitcom. The show follows the adventures of Rick Sanchez, a mad genius scientist, and his grandson Morty. The show revolves around the family life of Rick and Morty but most importantly their inter-dimensional escapades. For me it feels like a Back To The Future x Doctor Who mashup parody with a little Robot Chicken thrown in there.
It’s a show with adult humour, adult themes, swearing, belching and some seriously messed up moments. That is what makes it so fantastic.
After the first couple of episodes I was totally repulsed by Rick Sanchez. That over shadowed the great aspects of the show. However as time moved on I fell in love with the grossness, the eye-opening ‘wtf ‘moments but also how amazingly written the show was. Most of the episodes are largely standalone ones that you can watch in no particular order. I found this to be quite a nice change to watching long running series . Don’t be fooled though not every episode is a barrel of laughs. Some episodes throw in some complex character development scenes that you don’t see coming but can completely understand.
Rick and Morty as a whole is high-concept (just with belching), very clever and quickly set a high bar for itself in the first season, surpassed that bar in the second season and now thousands of fans are itching for season 3. From the meaning of life to the complex nature of human interaction, you name it they’ve tackled it! The show has gone from strength to strength and I cannot wait to see what Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have in store for the series next!
Take this as a friendly reminder to do yourself a favour and watch this show. With the third season being released later this year now would probably be a good time to either binge watch all 21 episodes or watch at a leisurely pace. You could also probably introduce a friend to it, but who cares, screw them! Do this for you! You should watch Rick and Morty.