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    Rick and Morty

    So I have been re-watching this series over the last few weeks, and have finally caught up to date. What a great show.

    Having recently re-watched Community, I have seen that he reused a few story premises between the two shows, but he managed to do it well enough in both that it didn't feel like a rehash. For example, the recursive double-cross plot was the climax of a Community episode, as well as an episode this season in R&M...

    The split time line was also done in Community as well, but I think R&M's version was better if for no other reason then the way it was done in R&M would be insanely difficult to create, and they did it anyway.

    Anyway, this is a great show, with the mix of stupid humor and social observation that Dan Harmon does so well.

    I came to this show in the middle. Due to an errant miss-click when I finally decided to give it a try, the first episode I watched was Season 2, Episode 1... I had assumed that the producers were using "In medias res" story mechanics, and loved the episode. I later learned that I had accidentally skipped season 1, so I binged that, then rewatched S2E1 and decided it was the best episode of the bunch.

    Then I watched some more and soon watched S2E4..

    I'm mean, really, I don't know if I have ever seen a funnier episode of anything on TV. I've never seen anything so insanely bonkers that also made perfect sense. To say the show went downhill from there is not really a knock on the rest of the show, it was just that there is probably nowhere else for it to go.

    Now for a point of discussion: If you have someone who has never seen a show you love.. one that isn't technically a serial story that has to be watched from the beginning, would you suggest they watch your favorite episode first, or build up to it?
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    Re: Rick and Morty

    Rick and Morty is a fine work of art, an epic work in its genre for sure. And like many great works of art, the talent of the story/direction was layered with genius level voice acting, and topped off by talented artists/animators.

    Community was pretty good as well, but with the departure of Glover, I don't think it was able to survive. Glover (and Abed supporting), carried community in a way that surprised me. Some classic episodes in community as well.

    No, I think generally watching in order is the way to go. Perhaps some of your fondness for S2E1 was due to "first love" effect. You can't recapture that magic, but mostly because it was good (enough), and your first. Our minds are funny like that. But that's just a guess obviously.

    Not sure what my favorite episodes are, I am about to re-watch them as well, after having talked at length last night about Justin Roiland's talent and my man-love for his work.
    Maybe a toss up between Meeseeks and Destroy and Rick Potion #9. Some of the commercials are epic as well...Stealy, personal space...real gems.

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    Re: Rick and Morty

    I liked the first couple seasons of Rick and Morty, but Rick's character is a total a-hole, and I gradually grew to despise him. In fact now I downright hate him, which is why I stopped watching the show.

    My fav animated TV show is currently the Venture Bros. followed by Castlevania.

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    Re: Rick and Morty

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Rick and Morty is a fine work of art, an epic work in its genre for sure. And like many great works of art, the talent of the story/direction was layered with genius level voice acting, and topped off by talented artists/animators.

    Community was pretty good as well, but with the departure of Glover, I don't think it was able to survive. Glover (and Abed supporting), carried community in a way that surprised me. Some classic episodes in community as well.

    No, I think generally watching in order is the way to go. Perhaps some of your fondness for S2E1 was due to "first love" effect. You can't recapture that magic, but mostly because it was good (enough), and your first. Our minds are funny like that. But that's just a guess obviously.

    Not sure what my favorite episodes are, I am about to re-watch them as well, after having talked at length last night about Justin Roiland's talent and my man-love for his work.
    Maybe a toss up between Meeseeks and Destroy and Rick Potion #9. Some of the commercials are epic as well...Stealy, personal space...real gems.

    The Pickle Rick episode is best.

    The first couple of seasons were packed with good episodes. The last few seasons aren't very good with just 1 or 2 good episodes a season.

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