Rick and Morty: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)

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Critic Consensus: Rick and Morty zaps onto screens and makes an instant impression with its vivid splashes of color, improvisational voice acting, and densely-plotted science fiction escapades -- bringing a surprising amount of heart to a cosmically heartless premise.

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1
Air date: Dec 2, 2013
2
Air date: Dec 9, 2013
3
Air date: Dec 16, 2013
4
Air date: Jan 13, 2014
5
Air date: Jan 20, 2014
6
Air date: Jan 27, 2014
7
Air date: Mar 10, 2014
8
Air date: Mar 17, 2014
9
Air date: Mar 24, 2014
10
Air date: Apr 7, 2014
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Mad scientist Rick Sanchez moves in with his daughter's family after disappearing for 20 years and involves them in his wacky adventures in this animated comedy.

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Critic Reviews for Rick and Morty Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (10)

Harmon and Roiland want to deny us all of our comfortable psychosocial poles by forcing us to reside, as viewers, in the same sort of ambiguous head-space the Internet and popular culture forces us to reside in anyway.

Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

On a pure episode-to-episode level, few shows can match the intricate plot machinations that send its two heroes to strange new corners of distant planets and suburbia alike.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Rick and Morty... works because the writers' free associations are unexpected but somehow logical.

Nov 27, 2013 | Full Review…
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Weird it does indeed get, and weird I hope it shall stay. This show could be a top-rate crossover hit.

Feb 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Rick and Morty is, eight times in ten, a black-hearted grotesquery... And after 11 episodes, I am more invested in its world and characters than any adult comedy of the last few years.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Between the earnestness of the characters and how lovingly detailed the expansive universe is, this show watches as a multi-episode ode to pop culture itself. Yet it never crosses into meta territory.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A bonkers adventure through space and time that has as much delightfully crude humor as you would expect from an Adult Swim series, but at least twice as much heart.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

It has transformed into not only one of the sharpest, most surreal, nerdy comedies on television, but also a treatise on storytelling and world-building.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

I would not recommend watching it while eating, but beyond that I've been enjoying it tremendously so far for its imagination, for its emotional/philosophical consistency, for the excellent voice work,, and for the balls-out comedy of it.

Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Each and every episode is the funniest thing you've ever seen and also the smartest and also the darkest and also the weirdest. And that's what science fiction at its best truly is.

Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rick and Morty: Season 1

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FilipeP

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½

EdK

Super Reviewer

½

Rick and Morty has a distinct element of surprise, creativity and rationale that allows the creators' work (as deranged and ghastly it may be) to work freely in an environment established with little convention. The show's formula is indistinct, because of this the writer's ideas are refreshingly erratic. And though the comedy is vulgar through it's improvisational tone, the comedy succeeds due to it's spontaneous nature, which in turn creates an easier and more efficient technique for the audience to embrace a great deal of subtleties arranged throughout the script. The show is unlike anything on television and I'll go so far as to say that it is the best comedy produced on it at this moment. I hope that eventually this show will grow amongst a more colossal audience and it's influence will shine in the work of other animators and comedians. For now, I'll continue to watch the 13 episodes we've been given and admire it's creativity. Binge worthy, re-watchable, and highly unconventional. This is truly something special!

BryceI

Super Reviewer

½

The hilarious and bizarre adventure of an alcoholic scientist and his awkward grandson. The writing was fantastic and the animation was well crafted. I really enjoyed it.This is what creativity looks like.

SylvesterK

Super Reviewer

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