Season 3 of animated favorite “Rick and Morty” is supposed to be released this year, but no firm date has been announced yet.
I first stumbled across “Rick and Morty” on accident, probably while falling into the black hole that is the internet.
I remember flying through the first season without skipping a beat.
“Rick and Morty” is something of a guilty pleasure. It is terribly inappropriate — something my grandmother would have disapproved of heartily.
In some ways, the show is akin to “South Park” or “Beavis and Butthead,” or any other cartoon that airs after 10 p.m.
I’ve found that people either like the show or find it incredibly offensive and stupid. The cartoon can be beyond violent at times.
The show also can be crude, the language ridiculous and the content in general questionable.
There is, however, also an intelligence factor to the show.
One of my favorite episodes makes a joke about Schrodinger’s cat while the characters are stuck in a state of non-existence.
Some basic knowledge of time travel and science is a bonus while watching — without such a working knowledge, the cartoon can seem a bit hard to follow.
The dysfunctional cast the show portrays is made up of a not-so-normal nuclear family — a marginally successful mother who is settling for less than her full potential, a father who is a complete moron, a teenage daughter obsessed with her own popularity and a son named Morty.
Rick, the father of the mother, is an alcoholic scientist who takes his grandson on “adventures.” Their characterizations and relationship are loosely inspired by, but at times very different from, those of Doc Brown and Marty McFly in the “Back to the Future” movies.
Some of the adventures lead to harmless shenanigans, but others actually portray serious issues with a twist only a cartoon could get away with.
While I find the show to be great, others may not.
View the first episode with caution — it will give you a good idea of whether you will enjoy the show as a whole.
And be aware, you may not have any idea when the next episode might be available.