THE PLOT THUS FAR
An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not so bright grandson.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Rick and Morty” is a wonderful series about a young man spending time with his grandfather. Unfortunately, his grandfather is a drunk scientist that dabbles into matters that had best remain Fortean to the world. Something’s wrong with Morty, but nobody plays it up. Instead, they acknowledge that he’s a sweet kid that just wants to spend time with his grandfather. This times include dealing with Mr. Meeseeks, a theme park inside of a homeless man and the best parody of Freddy Krueger that I’ve ever seen. For a show that I wasn’t expecting a ton from, “Rick and Morty” has quietly become one of my favorite shows airing today.
Dan Harmon won me over with Channel 101, made me a fan with Community and now I’m a superfan because I want to burp talk like Rick in my older years. There’s just so much to love in this first year. The family dynamic, the weirdness that Rick finds in every episode and just the never-ending onslaught of misery. I don’t know if it’s because “The Venture Brothers” has trained me to seek it out, but I love watching shows about failure and coping with the issue. We’re getting a second season soon and a comic from Oni. Count me in, as this is the first show since “Bob’s Burgers” that has become animation appointment television for me.
The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette, commentaries, animatics, deleted scenes and a comic as the special features. The commentaries blew me away, as it was a Who’s Who of Animation and Nerd Entertainment. The 1080p transfer is sharp and shows off as much detail as the Adult Swim HD broadcast. However, the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track is what all Adult Swim and Cartoon Network releases should strive to attain. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!