A mad scientist assembles gadgets that allow him to plunge headlong into crazy sci-fi adventures with a naive young man who gets into trouble. No, it’s not ‘Back to the Future’, although the film is one of the thousands of references that ‘Rick and Morty’ is capable of throwing at you in its interdimensional and temporal odyssey. But that, of course, you already know, unless you live under a stone.
Knowing her, yes, is not the same as having seen her. There are still people who haven’t ventured into the great animated series for adults of this generation, taking over from ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ with quite similar weapons. Fortunately for them, the series can be seen streaming on HBO Max and also on Netflix. However, in this last It will only remain until November 30so you have a few weeks to catch up.
It should be added that on Netflix only the first four seasons of the series are found. But, on the other hand, they are the best before a certain decline began caused by their own accommodation and cynicism towards themselves, trying to do little adventures while trying to build a bigger mythology for fans to theorize (a tricky balance that fails).
Those initial seasons, however, have many of the best sci-fi genre episodes in recent years, with irreverent humor loaded with movie and series references which gives many interesting layers. Dan Harmon once again shows an incredible ability to make meta work like clockwork even if the references pass many viewers by.
Its great virtue is also in a very characteristic visual style, which develops with the seasons and the increase in budget. In addition to in a worked and versatile group of characters to which it is easy to get hooked, and which the series uses quite intelligently.
The main group of characters also serve to make a interesting dissection of family dynamics, the complex affective ties and the toxicity of certain characters in these structures. Ricky Sánchez’s character also represents the kind of poisonous character that is often glorified as an anti-hero but the series conscientiously tries to dismantle.
Not for this reason it ceases to be a series where surreal creatures or characters who become pickles to avoid going to therapy can meet. His machine gun of jokes usually works quite well, his references are clever and they expand quite well and their temporal and/or spatial adventures fit perfectly. If you have not yet entered one of the most commented series, perhaps this is a good opportunity for it.