Recently it was brought to my attention that an unfathomable percentage of my friends had never seen Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim series Rick and Morty than I could have imagined. Being the caring, hilarious, and mildly egotistical person my adored friends praise me to be, I am beyond elated to do my part in educating them on how “schwifty”Rick and Morty really is. Binge-worthy in every hysterical way, keep in mind this knee-slapping comedy is not intended for children and contains a great deal of adult humor and language.
Created by Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) and Dan Harmon (writer, Community), Rick and Morty is the perfect parody series. Inspired by the 1985 classic science-fiction comedy, Back to the Future, the series follows the misadventures of drunken genius Rick Sanchez and his nervous, bumbling grandson Morty Smith, as they travel the multiverse in search of debauchery and exploitable opportunities. Basically Rick and Morty is what you would get if The Doctor (Doctor Who) was a raging alcoholic with nihilistic views of the universe and his companion’s role was to perpetually be the scapegoat to his shenanigans and the punchline of every joke. In short: Rick and Morty is just plain brilliant.
If you are a longtime fan of Rick and Morty you’re probably wondering why in the heck there is such a surge in the show’s popularity. Or maybe you’re a new fan wondering how you could have missed it for so long. Either way, the answer is actually quite simple: with the growing popularity of using streaming services, less and less of us are tuning into cable anymore. Sure we love the convenience of our services but the downside is we do miss out on a lot of trending and newly airing shows. So when these titles finally hit popular streaming services they are able to tap into a whole new, wider fan base. So where can we get our fix of Rick and Morty? You can catch up on the first two seasons of Rick and Morty right now thanks to Hulu, or for a fee, keep up with the currently aired episodes of Season Three on Amazon Video, and other downloadable sources. Are you ready to get “riggity, riggity wrecked?”
Time commitment: 2 seasons
Why its worth the binge: Rick and Morty is highly recommended for fans of Archer, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, Bob’s Burgers, Castlevania, Doctor Who, Saturday Night Live, Back to the Future (franchise), The Simpsons, iZombie, South Park, Black Mirror, Dimension 404
– Rachael Rumancek
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