Rick teaches Morty a thing or two about car repair in Rick and Morty episode “The Ricks Must Be Crazy”. Meanwhile, Rick tasks his space car with the seemingly simple directive, “KEEP SUMMER SAFE”. We also ponder the long term arch-villain possibilities of one Zeep Xanflorp, and wonder which of the Smith family is the most expendable, in terms of keeping our interest in an episode.
Things get metaphysical in Rick and Morty episode “Get Schwifty”! Giant heads from space appear in low Earth orbit, causing massive ecological damage. Is it the End Times? Have new gods arrived? What if the new gods are Ryan Seacrest and Paula Abdul? Rick and Morty struggle to show them what Earth’s got, while the Smith’s at…
Rick and the Smith family are forced into the roles of exterminators in Rick and Morty episode “Total Rickall”, as psychic parasites that spread by infecting happy memories threaten Earth. We talk catchphrases, complicated Nintendo scams, and raw Thomas the Tank Engine raps.
“Auto Erotic Assimilation” is another landmark episode of Rick and Morty. It manages to be extremely funny, while tackling tough subjects such as free will, autonomy, racism, and ends with a major gut punch that never fails to land. Other things we ponder; the Smith family electric bill, the most vicious Beth v. Jerry fight thus far, and is Rick pan-sexual?
Morty has some troubled moral waters to navigate in Rick and Morty episode S02E02, “Mortynight Run”. Let his grandfather sell weapons to an assassin who just loves killin’, or chill with grandpa over at Blips and Chitz all day playing Roy? What ethos will eventually win out on R&M, Rick’s nihilism or Morty’s naive optimism, and what would…
Morty and Summer’s indecisiveness leads to a very uncertain existence in Rick and Morty episode “A Rickle in Time”. The story is clever, the visuals a feast for the eye, and hearts are warmed by the end. Eh, if not warmed, then at least microwaved. Also, Beth surgically saves a stricken deer’s life to the beat of copyright-safe Enya.
Jim, A.Ron and Cecily team up to take on the end of the world as envisioned by Amazon Prime’s Good Omens. Adapted from the novel of the same name by co-author Neil Gaiman himself, it offers a warm, funny, and human take on the Apocalypse, focusing on the unlikely friendship between a demon (David Tennant) and an angel (Michael Sheen) who have decided they like Earth like it is, thankyouverymuch, and team up to keep it that way. Then, Cecily and A.Ron talk about their thoughts on the conclusion of the sophomore season of HBO’s Barry (00:26:45).
We’ve got the whole crew together today, forming up like a TV-reviewing (and definitely the least rad) Voltron to tackle yet another Netflix original about piece about Ted Bundy, a powerful documentary on the fight to give power back to the people, a modern animated tale of the ups and downs of relationships and the final verdict on season two of American Gods.
Jim and A.Ron discuss their thoughts and feelings about the season opener for HBO’s hilarious and thought-provoking Barry, then Cecily swings by the studio to talk American Gods (00:31:07) episode “The Greatest Story Ever Told”.
A.Ron and Cecily are back and catching up on season two of Starz American Gods! We’re definitely seeing some of the weaknesses the critics and some disgruntled fans have been complaining about in isolated scenes; the road trip with Wednesday and Nancy being a particularly glaring example. But overall, we’re still in love with the…