Rick and Morty S5
IMDb rating: 9.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95%Watch full episodes now
Rick and Morty, the Emmy-award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on WarnerMedia’s Adult Swim, can be streamed on Showmax in South Africa, with brand-new episodes of Season 5 landing every week from 21 June 2021.
The show follows a sociopathic genius scientist, Rick, who drags his inherently timid grandson, Morty, on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.
One of the creators, Justin Roiland, says, “On any given day you’ll feel like Rick and Morty can go for 20, 30 seasons. We have characters that don’t really age; it’s very Simpsons-esque.”
Rick and Morty won its second Outstanding Animated Program Emmy in three years in 2020 and is currently the 13th highest rated series of all-time on IMDb, with a 9.2/10 rating from nearly 400 000 fans. That makes Rick and Morty the second highest-rated animated series of all time, behind only Avatar: The Last Airbender. It’s one of the most-binged series on Showmax, with all previous seasons available to stream.
Critics have always praised the intricate plot lines and world-building of Rick and Morty, with Vulture saying, “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.”
Seasons 1-4 are available to binge-watch on Showmax, with new episodes of Season 5 landing every week on Showmax and on Netflix in South Africa. In between episodes, watch the teaser special Rick and Morty in the Eternal Nightmare Machine.