Happy hump day BaddaBing BaddaBlog readers! Just like every other Wednesday (except for the ones where I’m too lazy or unfortunate to post something) we’re going to be talking about one of the many facets in the pop culture world. Today, I’m going to be reviewing season 2 of the critically acclaimed television series Rick and Morty (although you probably figured that out from the title……)
The first thing that comes to mind when I ponder over this latest season of R&M is that it was much darker than the first season, which is a pretty impressive feat. Season 1 had a pedophile Jellybean king, a genie-esk being that existed to only fulfill a singular purpose and then die, and this scene:
So how could season 2 possibly get any darker than this? By trusting the audience to take what’s happening on face value. In season 2 the main characters are no long shocked (for the most part) by the crazy, unpredictable world around them. They are now struggling (and for the most part failing) to maintain their sense of self within this way to big universe. This allows the writers to tell stories that focus on more basic human concepts like trying to maintain innocence, fighting to have a construct of what’s right and wrong, and dealing with depression or insecurity. The story lines that focused on these ideas were some of the best in the series, but he trade of is that the audience no longer has a character that they can 100 percent support or experience the show vicariously though. I personally am fine with this because, after the events of the first season, I am completely ready to buy into whatever extremely high concept idea the show throws at me.
Like this one:
Rick and Morty becoming darker by no means makes it less funny, though. I laughed just as hard if not more so at this set of ten episode than what I did at the eleven episodes from a year and a half ago. So, in terms of comedy, I would say that season 1 and 2 are about even. However, I do feel that season 2 as a whole was better than the first because it dared to be darken than the first season, all of the main characters were fleshed out, and there was some genuine character growth the was very sparse in the first season.
I would dive further into these points, but that might spoil parts of the season and I do not want to give you any excuse not to watch this season. If you haven’t watched season 1 of Rick and Morty, you have no excuses at this point. All of season 1 is up for free on YouTube, and its like fifteen bucks to get all of season 2. Seriously, this show is freakin’ amazing and Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the creators, are geniuses.
(Because you guys are worth it here are a couple clips that I feel show off how great season 2 was. Enjoy and be sure to go and watch the full episodes.)
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