So after many months of hiatus, the second of half season 4 — five remaining episodes — debuted last weekend. It was one of the series’ most clever and complex episodes yet, featuring Rick and Morty on a kind of “space train” confronting various storytelling cliches and quirkily breaking the fourth wall more than ever before. It exemplifies the strength of virtually all Rick and Morty episodes: they layer in jokes and complexities and hidden references such that each viewing yields new discoveries. I’m ready to watch it again and see what all I missed the first time.

It’s been some time since I’ve been able to jump both feet into a pop culture cult, but Rick and Morty has been delivering happiness and entertainment consistently for some time now. If you haven’t tried it yet then now is a great time. I recommend starting with season 3, episode 3, the infamous, Emmy-award-winning “Pickle Rick.” If you have Hulu then you can watch it right now as the first 3 seasons are available for streaming.

Season 1, episode 5, “Meeseeks and Destroys” is also a favorite episode, featuring the fan favorite “Mr. Meeseeks” character is also an entertaining intro. My brother got me a t-shirt featuring the hilarious character for Christmas:

The next episodes will debut on Sunday nights on Cartoon Network’s adult swing block. You can also buy the series on Amazon Prime and then new episodes will appear there as they are — which is what we did. Perhaps some more blog posts in the future as the new episodes drop, we shall see…

In the meantime, if you have not given Rick and Morty a try yet for whatever reason then I understand. I was a late-adopter as well, initially not seeing the potential of the premise. But I’ll just put it this way: Rick and Morty is the next cartoon in the tradition of The Simpsons, Beavis and Butthead, and South Park in creating an energetic social satire providing high brow musings on the one hand while low-brow jokes and bizarre sci-fi provocations and Kill Bill-levels of blood-gushing blood and gore.

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Image via: take your pants off / You gotta get schwifty by Indrid__Cold on 2016-08-23 16:10:13