Rick and Morty: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)


Season 1
Rick and Morty

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 28


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1861
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Air date: Dec 2, 2013
Air date: Dec 9, 2013
Air date: Dec 16, 2013
Air date: Jan 13, 2014
Air date: Jan 20, 2014
Air date: Jan 27, 2014
Air date: Mar 10, 2014
Air date: Mar 17, 2014
Air date: Mar 24, 2014
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 (28) | 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…
Top Critic

This show is amazing. I have never laughed so hard in my life as I have while watching this show.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Rick and Morty: Season 1

  • Aug 10, 2019
    I love this series. Its hilarious, Rick is this crazy scientist and his sidekick Morty is this fearful grandson. They go to adventures around the galaxy and they meet problems, then they kick problems to their balss. Well animated and voice acted. You should watch this masterpiece.
  • Jul 28, 2019
    Just blow my brain genious!
  • May 08, 2019
    This is Gold. creative with scientifical awesomes.
  • Feb 11, 2019
    This Series Is A Masterpiece! (5/5)
  • Dec 16, 2018
    A terrific spin on a well-known formula, Rick and Morty is a riotously funny, endlessly provocative and mature animated trip through the bizarre.
  • Nov 24, 2018
    Just finished the whole 3 seasons in one week best comedy tv show ever period, the concept is new and the whole show is a mixture of sarcasm and unpopular opinions that reflect our views of our society each episode has it own story which makes the show interesting it reminds me of the big bang theory yet they are so different I guess they have the same kind of humor but this show is definitely not a family show the characters are well built they are so annoying yet lovable to hate one thinks with his brain and the other with his heart which is kind of typical except that the emotional one tend to turn into a sociopath in understandable situations to put it simply, the whole family is dysfunctional and that what I love about it PS FAVORITE QUOTE . "I'm sorry, but your opinion means very little to me (this is so me even tho i'm not smart)
  • Oct 02, 2018
    An intriguing plot, You cant leave an episode without finishing it. The writters created a universe so rich, that is never boring, dealing with very complex and interesting topics, such as interdimensional traveling and time traveling, makes the series haunting, always wanting more.
  • Sep 24, 2018
    Very oddly satisfying and great with comedy
  • Sep 22, 2018
    Boldly original, creative and always funny.
  • Aug 29, 2018
    i gave a previously poor review of this series whilst midway through the first season. having now seen all three seasons i must confess it has grown on me quite significantly.

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