C&C - Rick and Morty - Season One - Talkback
A brand new animated original series makes its world television debut tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern. Created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, the show follows Rick, a scientist and the alcoholic grandfather of Morty. The show is based off Roiland's Channel 101's animated shorts, "The Real Animated Adventures of Doc and Mharti" although its different enough to be its own show. This is the talkback for the entire first season, which is 10 episodes, plus the pilot.
The entire pilot is up on Adult Swim's YouTube page, so if you want to see it early, here you go:
Just caught it. I thought it was okay for the most part. It got a few chuckles out of me like when Morty was fondling his teacher or when the green alien thing died after escaping from Morty's body (no cardio jell-o). I felt that the last bit with Rick saying some stuff about their future adventures while Morty lost the ability to move went on a little too long (I zoned out a bit) though. I'll try to keep up on a weekly basis but this might be one of those shows that I lose in the fold.
I liked it. It was funny, the animation was pretty good, and it had this weird Back-to-the-Future-gone-wrong thing about it.
Eh, not crazy about this show. The animation is pretty good (except for the squiggly pupils, which irks me to no end), but too many of the jokes missed the mark for me and I felt the show just kind of meandered with no real point to it. I doubt I'll be following up on this series unless it gets a lot of attention/great reviews later on.
Oh, and was that a Ferengi I spotted?
I'm passing on this one. None of the characters were very likable. There wasn't any real point to anything that went on in the story and throughout there was this mean-spiritedness that didn't gel with me. It wasn't very funny either. The only part that I chuckled at was when the bully got frozen to death.
Why was this a half hour? I think that Rick & Morty would have worked much better as a 15 minute series. The pilot seemed to go on forever, like a bad SNL skit.
Last edited by Goldstar Neo; 12-09-2013 at 08:55 AM.
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I wasn't feeling this one. I had no problem with the basic "Twisted Marty and Doc Brown" premise, but the execution was so mean and gratuitous that I couldn't even enjoy it on that level. The bits involving Morty's family and school I could've seen on any FOX animated comedy. (In fact, this almost seemed like an Animation Domination show that failed its' audition for FOX.) Plus there was a "boys' club" mentality to the whole thing which rubbed me the wrong way. The family had 2 kids, so why was Morty somehow the only kid deemed worthy to partake in all the wacky adventures? Heaven forbid the sister also be allowed to partake in the super-science fun. That irked me, as did Morty's role as the perpetual punching bag/butt monkey of the show.
In short, potentially promising idea, lousy execution.
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A new episode airs tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern.
Episode 1.02: "Lawnmower Dog"
Writer: Ryan Ridley
Director: John Rice
Lol @ incepting dreams of characters inside the dreams.
Yay Rob Paulsen and Maurice LaMarche were voicing dogs in this one.
Also overall much funnier than the first episode.
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This show really does feel like it would be at home on Fox.
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