Starring: Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer, Sarah Chalke
Created by: Justin Roiland, Dan Harmon
Studio: Turner / Adult Swim
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One of the most popular shows to have hit any station in recent memory is, without a doubt, Rick and Morty. Case in point: go to a convention and see how many people are dressed up as a character. The third season is just like the past 2 seasons, if not better.
For those that aren’t aware of Rick and Morty show, I’ll go over the premise briefly and then talk about season 3 a little. Rick is Morty’s (both voiced by Justin Roiland) angry, drunken, genius scientist grandfather who brings him along on all these crazy and chaotic adventures. At first it was just Morty involved, but then soon his sister Summer (Spencer Grammer) and their parents Jerry (Chris Parnell) and Beth (Sarah Chalke) got involved as well. Rick takes Morty to many realities, planets, and dimensions; usually ending with something traumatic happening to them and/or the universe. Some of the storylines that happened in Season 3 include the Galactic Federation taking over Earth and Rick is incarcerated, Rick, Morty and Summer go to a world that mimics Mad Max, Rick turns himself into a pickle, Morty makes Rick have them join a group of superheroes despite Rick not liking them, Rick brings Jerry to a resort to lift his spirits, and the president calls Rick and Morty to defeat a monster at the White House.
For whatever reason, I didn’t jump on board the Rick and Morty train until the second season had ended. I heard the name, saw the show being talked about but didn’t actually take the time to watch it. For whatever reason, thought it was just one of those weird Adult Swim shows that catered to stoners. I mean, I guess it can still be that but the show is much more than that and one of the best adult animated shows since Family Guy. While Rick is a terrible person, just like other main characters in cartoons like Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin, he’s still hilarious and the best character. Morty usually says what everybody else is thinking when we’re all watching so I like him just as much.
Each season seems to have that one episode that stands out from the others. The first season was Mr Meeseeks episode, second season was Mr PoopyButthole episode and the third season has Pickle Rick. Mr Meeseeks episode is the episode that made me become a fan of the show. Obviously you can’t just start with those episodes or you might be a little confused on some things. Pickle Rick is just an insane premise but man, it pays off and it’s just funny from start to finish.
The DVD contains animatics for every episode, commentary, inside the recording booth, origins of Rick and Morty and inside the episodes. On both discs, they have some inside the episodes, some inside the recording booths. The first disc featured Chris Parnell and Spencer Grammer saying their lines over and over. That was pretty much that. Origins of Rick and Morty was on the first disc and Justin talks about what inspired the show and how things got rolling for that. We see old crude animations from the early days, which was fun but weird to see. The show has come a long way from what he originally intended. It’s a bit disappointing that the DVD doesn’t contain a digital HD code and that just Blu-Ray gets them. The quality for the DVD isn’t that bad and it’s watchable, but still prefer to watch this on Blu-Ray or HD since that’s what aired.
Rick and Morty is one of the funniest shows on TV but I still don’t think it’s for everybody. Obviously it’s extremely vulgar so it’s not exactly kid-friendly. I would say watch 5 episodes and if you don’t like the show after that, then you’re probably not going to want to watch more. Just like the previous seasons, some episodes are hilarious and others are really good, just not as funny as they can be. I’m happy the show will be airing for awhile now, so bring on Season 4!
Animatics for every Episode
13 Commentaries with the Creators, Cast and Crew.
Inside the Recording Booth
Origins of Rick and Morty
Inside the Episodes.
Widescreen 1.78:1 Color
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Bottom Line: Another brilliant and hilarious season of Rick and Morty!
Running Time: 220 mins