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07

Oct
2014

In Press & News

By SBI

Wired: You Need to Be Watching Rick and Morty. Seriously.

On 07, Oct 2014 | In Press & News | By SBI

Disappointed in the lackluster crop of new fall shows on network TV? You should be. Luckily, there’s a solution to your woes. Abandon the quiet desperation of reloading Hulu for something new and try one of the best shows from last year instead: Rick and Morty. It’s a brilliant, madcap animated series about a sociopathic mad scientist and his dim-witted grandson traipsing through alternate dimensions, alien worlds and—in one very special Christmas episode—the internal organs of a homeless man. Who doesn’t want to watch hours of that?

Co-created by Community showrunner Dan Harmon and animator Justin Roiland (who also voices both Rick and Morty), the Adult Swim series is a buddy comedy loosely inspired by the two main characters of Back to the Future. In practice, however, it’s something far more: a clever, often disturbing stew of sci-fi tropes that vacillates between cartoonish absurdity, profound existential darkness, and surprisingly humanistic moments of suburban family life. Here are six reasons you should binge-watch your way through the first season of the show—out today on DVD and Blu-ray—and why you should eagerly anticipate the show’s return for Season 2 next year.

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