Rick and Morty redefine the concept of irreverent humor. Dark, Zany, quick-witted dialogue with consistently original plot lines drives this masterfully creative sci-fi /comedy to previously unscaled heights.
Justin Roland and Dan Harmon have quite ingeniously created a setting in which anything can take place without betraying the show’s astonishingly consistent dynamic.
The line between genius and mediocrity especially pertains to comedy, is incredibly thin.
At a time, when we are bombarded with a constant tumult of artistically vapid content, RICK AND MORTY is a breath of crisp, fresh air
The manner in which it is formulated means the writers can take it anywhere they like, without betraying its’ very strong sense of identity.
Rick and Morty is so deliberately random , so broad and yet so myopic in its vision.
ABOUT SEASON 4
The first episode was a kind of surrealistic show, without the mastermind control that Rick always had on the events.
Magic was introduced and accepted as a reality of the world. Rick acknowledged that he really liked that and scientific rules and excessive care in the realm of magic.
So, the world of this episode is cryptic, having also a cat that talks without his mouth ever moving, making us feel uncomfortable whether it is talking or it’s just a hallucination.
Maybe, we can say this whole season has gotten a more magical metaphysical perspective of the world. In contrast to the previous seasons that represented material sciences as the only logical explanation of the world.
In the first episode, we have Morty as a metaphor for the servants of God. Those who only walk where God has set forth for them and through this surrounding will become God-like figures who cannot be killed and who can know people’s secrets.
Look at where the death stone is located. It is on the Ajna Chakra or the third eye as a reference to Buddhist beliefs in an intuitive possibility of human minds.
Next, we have in episode two in this season, a depiction of paradise. Sure this is a paradise made by Rick. But anyway, the very representation of a paradise can implicate a movement toward the topics of metaphysics in this episode of Rick and Morty.
WHAT’S MORE THERE TO MAINTAIN?
As long as the writers are able to maintain the sense of endless possibility they have so deftly created. While continuing the show’s uniquely original, very self-aware sense of humor, without becoming tired and hackneyed in a manner similar to that which befell The Simpsons, they could keep this going in perpetuity.
The challenge will be to keep up the pace and retain their trademark nonsensically, acerbic wit without becoming predictably unpredictable to the point these characters become tiresome, dull, and boring.