Why Rick and Morty is the Best Sci-Fi Show on TV
As we all wait for July 26, 2015, which will finally see the premiere of the second season of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty (and I’m assuming everyone else is waiting as excitedly as I am), I think we ought to look back at the eleven episodes that comprised the first season. I’ve now watched the season in its entirety three times, and some individual episodes much more than that, and I think it’s safe to say Rick and Morty, created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, is not only one of the most consistently funny shows in the past several years, but also might be the best science fiction show going at the moment.
Futurama had some excellent science fiction concepts to go along with their hilarity, but they’re often housed in sentimentality; Rick and Morty makes your sides split and punches you in the gut at the same time. On the surface, the plots are homages and parodies of famous movies and TV shows, but the writers go further than that, delving into themes and ideas the original films didn’t. And it all begins with their genius central conceit.Read more