The universe is a very interesting place. It’s completely, mind-bogglingly huge, and yet, you don’t care in the slightest, because you’re all too busy being wrapped up in your little human lives. You didn’t even notice when a furry, orange, cartoon-eating alien lands on you planet and starts munching on your tastiest animated television shows. I guarantee you’ll lose this mindset when you watch Rick and Morty.
The first thing you should know, is this cartoon tastes weird, but it’s a good kind of weird. Actually, that’s probably the second you should know. This first thing you should know, is that this is NOT a kids show. If you are under the age of fifteen, stop reading this. Also parents, I claim no responsibility over what your children watch, so please keep your abuse out of my comment section. There is a lot of inappropriate human themes, quotes and behaviours in here. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t understand ANY OF IT. I did however quickly come to the conclusion that you lot are much stranger than you let on.
I LOVE the characters in this show. They all have so many flaws, which is awesome. I think that’s what’s missing from a lot of cartoons, especially the kids ones. Adult shows like this aren’t afraid to mess with their characters, and I think a lot of children’s show writers are forgetting that flaws are what makes a character relatable. The most popular character is Rick, despite the fact that he’s a bit of a jerk. He’s an alcoholic, uses people, has a massive ego and doesn’t really give a schnitzel about anyone or anything. There are infinite realities, and if worst comes to the worst, he can just get a new family.
Despite his attitude and constant loud belching, Rick is one of the most popular and loved characters in the entire show. This is mainly because he traps the audience in an endless cycle of making them believe he actually cares, only to then find out he doesn’t. (If you want more info about this, make sure you check out Name’s YouTube channel. They’re the ones who pointed it out. I’d never even noticed.)
The animation uses a very simplistic style, but in no way is that a bad thing. In fact, I’m actually glad the show looks that way, because there are a LOT of extremely graphic and gory scenes that would be very hard to watch if they were too realistic. This doesn’t stop them from trying though. I’m going to warn you now, if you can’t handle animated blood spurting in every direction and cartoons organs flying through the air, this show probably isn’t for you.
Out there, is probably the best way to describe the stories that these episodes depict. I mean, really out there. You’ll-never-see-the-universe-the same-way-again out there. They are usually bizarre, and unpredictable and will have you gaping at the screen line a hypnotised fish at a Hawaiian sunset. And laughing until your ribs crack. The humour is incredible, I don’t know how they come up with this stuff.
The episodes are generally is some sort of chronological order. Some are tied together, others stand alone. Occasionally, they don’t appear to belong in the show at all. What I have noticed, is that as the seasons accumulate, the episodes within them are becoming increasingly crazy. Basically, once you’ve finished the third season, the show’s first episodes taste almost normal.
Do I recommend this show? Heck yeah! But only if you’re over fifteen. If you’re any younger, you’re probably going to ignore what I’m saying and watch it anyway, but I feel obligated to at least try and discourage you, so your parents have less reason to blame me for whatever the result is. Stay awesome and keep watching cartoons, Toonbiter out!