Rick and Morty S1-4
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.
The show follows a sociopathic genius scientist, Rick, who drags his inherently timid grandson, Morty, on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.
There was a long wait for the fourth season. Luckily for fans, the wait isn’t nearly as long for Season 5 – it’s coming first to Showmax in June. In the meantime, watch the teaser special Rick and Morty in the Eternal Nightmare Machine.
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.”
When asked what fans can expect in Season 4, Roiland said, “Without giving anything away, we serialise stories that are sprinkled over the top of strong episodes. To fans of the show, they’re going to want to watch them in order and I would say watch all of Season 3 before Season 4.”
The series features some famous voices, including Paul Giamatti, who does a voice in a crazy train episode, Sam Neill, Kathleen Turner, Matthew Broderick, Liam Cunningham from Game of Thrones, and Taika Waititi.
What about the pressure of creating a new season of a show that is as wildly popular as Rick and Morty? Creator Dan Harmon says, “Every single season there’s a little bit of anxiety: Now what’s our definition of having fun and being good? Are we going to continue to be difficult on ourselves because that seems to be an ingredient in the quality? It’s our job to relax and be happy because that’s another huge ingredient … I think that happens on every show, but it’s weird when your job is to continue churning out something that you are proud of for its scarcity. Every season you feel like your job is never the same.”
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 Season 5 coming in June.