Rick and Morty

Gray_ThomasGray_Thomas Posts: 3
What are your guys thoughts on this tv show, do you agree/ disagree with any of the philosophy on the show


  • McEstebanMcEsteban Posts: 773 ✭✭✭
    What philosophy do you see in the show?
  • KiarKiar Elsewhere Middle EarthPosts: 14,370 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    I love this show! And I enjoy its philosophy. Among crude humor and slapstick comedy, the show carries dark undertones and pays homage to some classic cosmic horror.

    I would say Rick and Morty is heavily influenced by existentialism. The insignificance and fleetingness of life is brought up on a consistent basis. The fact that the show takes place in an infinite multiverse, where the main characters sometimes die and are replaced by alternate versions of themselves, only serves to underscore this point.

    The show likes to question the purpose of existence. From the sentient robot that was designed to carry butter, to the fleeting existence of the Meesseeks, to the micro universe that was created to power a car battery (which, in turn, created another micro universe used to produce energy to power the parent universe,) we are reminded of the insignificance of our reality. The cosmic horror also consistently comes back to display how little Earth (and humanity) means to the rest of the cosmos. (One alien species even tests and destroys planets as a form of entertainment, in the galactic equivalent of America's got Talent.) At one point, Morty goes so far as to spells it out for the viewers. "Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody's going to die. Come watch TV?"

    I could go on, but there are honestly just too many examples to list. But that's what I love about this show. The line between good and bad, meaningful and meaningless, is blurred to the point of indistinction. It's what makes Rick character's so great, and it's what fuels all of the show's antics. It what makes it, well, unique.
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  • RialVestroRialVestro Posts: 6,393 ✭✭✭
    I checked this show out recently binged watched all three seasons in one night...

    There are some nice ideas in there. I like the whole multi verse thing and the different versions of the main characters has some interesting potential that could fix a problem I have with the series.

    The main Rick that we see is a freaking terrible character who I can't stand. There are are times it seems like the show wants you to simpisize with him but as he says himself he doesn't care about his family, he has an infinite multi verse of replacements so there's no reason to care and we even see him abandon his family in a universe he screwed up taking the place of another Rick after he died.

    He's constantly drunk, puts Morty in constant danger, and in the first episode they make fun of the fact that Morty is apperently mentally challenged. They don't put it that way they just go ahead and call him retarded. I just hate all these characters. Except Morty actually feel sorry for him.

    The rest of the family are supporting characters anyway but they're all just as terrible.

    Now the way they could potentially fix my issues with the cast by killing them and replacing them with more likable versions from another universe. They could still have an adventure eliment just have a Rick who actually cares and tries to keep Morty out of the more dangerous situations kinda like a Doctor/Companion relationship instead of an intentionally going into dangerous situations cause he doesn't care.
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  • greenlightgreenlight Posts: 16
    I definitely enjoy watching it!
    I am a big fan of the quotes they use. Some are literary "my current mood", others are just relatable and deep when you think about them. The message that I support most is the one that makes science fun because it has a positive influence on children! :)
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