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IT'S TIME TO GET SCHWIFTY! Screw Family Guy! Screw The Simpsons! And screw Robot Chicken!!! Let me talk about the funniest show on tv, #RickAndMorty! Don't like this so far? Well....
Last month I wanted to watch something new. It's been a long time since I watched a smart animated program such as Regular Show or Adventure Time. And since I'm twenty-four, I wanted something mature. Lo and behold, #RickAndMorty! It's the inter dimensional sci-fi parodical cartoon soaked with pessimistic philosophy. Confused? Think of this as Back To The Future meets Doctor Who meets The Simpsons (when they were funny.) I discovered #RickAndMorty while watching clips of it from my favorite #YouTube videos. I loved what I saw. What won me over?
I just LOVE Rick! He's basically if Doctor Emmet Brown from Back To The Future if he were an alcoholic nihilist. In other words, he's a TOTAL JERK!!!!! Who doesn't love a (fictional) jerk?! He and his insecure teenage grandson, Morty go on inter dimensional galactic adventures. Involving nods and references to sci-fi literature, horror, and pop culture. #RickAndMorty is NOT for kids. Let me explain why.
#RickAndMorty can be immensely depressing. For example, the Meeseeks (from episode five) appear to do favors only so they can die.
In one episode Rick (being a man of science) gives a harsh perspective about the phenomenon we call love.
And let's be real #RickAndMorty is pretty screwed up! Look below at the #Youtube Channel, Wisecrack's episode of the Philosophy of #RickAndMorty! (They explain this amazing show immensely better than me!!)
With that being said, begs the question. Do I, Ryan Christopher Gilbert, take the shenanigans of #RickAndMorty seriously to heart?? The short answer to that dear reader, is "No." The LONGER answer is, "Nooooooooooooo." (Ha ha Strong Bad reference!) If I were five years younger, I would be depressed the heck out from this show. Personally after surviving through something like Depression, I have an immensely STRONG taste for dark humor. (I also give credit to my Grandmother and Uncle Steve.) I know the sting of hopelessness all too well, but thanks to shows like #RickAndMorty I can passionately laugh at it!
That being said, I love #RickAndMorty! It appeals to viewers such as myself. I love the pop culture references and nods to classic sci-fi literature that goes over my head. I also love the pessimistically dark themes of each episode. (I also love that Stephen Colbert made a guest star appearance!!!) But most of all, I love how #RickAndMorty is one of my favorite coping mechanisms to fighting Depression! What do you think? Do you love #RickAndMorty? Tell me below!