Rick and Morty S1 episode-by-episode review

Slightly re-edited version of my “Rick and Morty” season 1 episode-by-episode review.

Colin's Review

Link to Season 1 review

  1. “Pilot” 8.8
  2. “Lawnmower Dog” 8.9
  3. “Anatomy Park” 8.7
  4. “M-Night-Shaym-Aliens!” 8.9
  5. “Meeseeks and Destroys” 9.1
  6. “Rick Potion #9” 8.9
  7. “Raising Gazorpazorp” 8.6
  8. “Rixty Minutes” 9.6
  9. “Something Ricked This Way Comes” 8.5
  10. “Close Rick-counters of the Rick Kind” 9.2
  11. “Ricksy Business” 8.7

By Colin Hart

1. “Pilot”

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8.8

The improvised nature of the dialogue, the crude yet imaginative animation—the only aspect where Rick and Morty falters is in its handling of the secondary characters.  The at-home sitcom nature of Jerry (father), Beth (mother) and Summer (sister) is somewhat at odds with the infinite zany possibilities provided by Rick (genius scientist grandpa) and Morty (dimwitted but lovable grandson).  Nevertheless, this is a pilot that sets a high bar—the absurdity of late-nite Adult Swim combined with the smart, meta-hilarity of The Simpsons.  Even contains touches of Community, co-creator Dan Harmon’s other TV show.


2. “Lawnmower…

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