When I say “animated”, most of you would imagine a show that is meant for kids. Well, there are several animated shows that are breaking the notion and are even outperforming the unanimated ones. You could count Simpsons, Disenchantment and several others. One such show is “Rick and Morty”. It airs on the Cartoon Network and you must be informed that it is not a kids show, rather an adult one. The show revolves around the lives of Rick, who is a scientist and his grandson, Morty. The duo spend most of their time planning and accomplishing the adventure of space.
The characters of Rick and Morty have been lended their voices by Chris Parnell and Spencer Grammer. Rest of the characters of the show have been lended voices by Sarah Chalke. Roiland had, a long time ago, created a short film for Channel 101, which was called Back to the Future. The movie was appreciated by all and a lot. In 2019, the channel declared to release season four of the show. After its release and success, they asked the makers of the show to write 70 new episodes of the show that would be released as part of several seasons.
|TV Series:||Rick and Morty|
|Created by:||Justin Roiland
|Place Of Origin:||United States|
|Number of seasons:||4|
|Number of episodes:||41|
More About The Animated Sitcom
The show Rick and Morty has been created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon and has been produced by J. Michael Mendel and Kenny Micka. The series has been categorised into the adult genre due to the severe alcoholic habits of Rick, who has been portrayed as a mad scientist. The story unfolds to encompass several aspects of life that probably aren’t very suitable for children to view and therefore, the makers decided to air it post 8 pm.
The story is about a family that lives on the outskirts of Seattle, Washington and their misadventures with life. The family has 5 members, Jerry and Beth, who have two children, Morty and Summer and Rick Sanchez who is Morty’s grandfather and Beth’s father. Rick has a flying car and with the help of it and portals, he travels to different worlds and planets along with his grandson “Morty”.
The show revolves around the adventures of the members of the Smith household, which consists of parents Jerry and Beth, their children Summer and Morty, and Beth’s father, Rick Sanchez, who lives with them as a guest. According to Justin Roiland, the family lives outside of Seattle, Washington. The adventures of Rick and Morty, however, take place across an infinite number of realities, with the characters travelling to other planets and dimensions through portals and Rick’s flying car.
Rick the Scientist
Rick is a scientist by profession and a wild one. He has his own set of beliefs and his own way of leading life. He enjoys alcohol, just a bit more than it is said to be healthy (wink!). He does not believe in certain things, like the concept of love, family and marriages. He therefore tries avoiding any confrontations with similar situations. Well Morty, on the other hand, is a quiet and kind teenager. He accompanies his grandfather on his adventure trips and does not leave any opportunity to pinch his ego.
Morty’s sister, Summer is a Diva! Yes, you read that right. She has just one primary concern, which is to become popular amongst her peers and keeps coming up with new ideas and theories to impress them. She even goes on some adventures with her brother and grandfather, only to flaunt about it later, to her friends.
Morty’s mother is a horse surgeon and doesn’t share a very positive relationship with his father. She is an opinionated woman and manages her work and household together. Morty’s father has just one vendetta, which is to keep Rick away from influencing his family. The series is an extremely funny one. Ricky, who is one of the protagonists of the story, addresses himself as Rick Sanchez of Earth Dimension C-137. In one of its episodes, called ‘Rick Potion #9’, the Grandfather – son duo get the earth affected by a potion that turns them into monsters. They leave the earth, making the other three members of their family in danger.
Is it worth watching?
It is a must watch if you prefer something light hearted, comic and anything that is witty. It has good content to make it one of the best animated series on the television. It is a critically acclaimed show that has been primarily appreciated for its humour and it’s subjects of different episodes. Despite being animated, it does not feel unreal, rather relatable at several points.
Episodes and seasons
The first season of the series aired on December 2, 2013 and had 11 episodes. The second season of the series was released on October 4, 2015, and had 10 episodes. On April 1, 2017, the third season of the series premiered and had 10 episodes. The fourth season released on November 10, 2019 and had 10 episodes. The fifth season is being said to have 10 episodes. However it’s date hasn’t been announced yet.
Awards and Nominations
The series has been loved by all and received several accolades for its outstanding and relatable content. It won many awards including BTVA Voice Acting Awards, IGN Awards, BTVA Voice Acting Awards, Annie Awards, IGN Awards, BTVA Voice Acting Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Critics’ Choice Television Awards, Golden Reel Awards, Saturn Awards and the highly reputed Primetime Emmy Awards.
Release date of Rick and Morty season 5
The fifth season of the show is being awaited by the fans and dearly. The makers of the show have informed that the fifth season shall have 10 episodes but the release date of the fifth season hasn’t been announced yet.