Written by Dylan Deppe. Media by Yecheng Wang.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD
Alright, it’s been a while since the last episode of “Rick and Morty” was released. So, hopefully, you’ve seen it all by now.
It’s been a long ride for the show, coming from late-night network Adult Swim to the American-pop-culture pantheon and your favorite dank meme compilations. Starting as a “Back to the Future” parody called “Doc and Mharti,” created by voice actor Justin Roiland, “Rick and Morty” first aired on December 2, 2013. In the approximate two years that followed, “Rick and Morty” went from poking fun at sci-fi tropes and popular films to showcasing some of the most nihilistic sides of existential wonderings and some of the most emotionally-powerful things in popular media all while keeping its oddball humor.
With the dramatic ending to Season 2, and the goofy tease of Season 3 in “a year and a half, or longer,” fans couldn’t take it. The hype engine had launched, and there was no turning back. Fast forward to 2017, and now “Rick and Morty” is almost as popular as “Game of Thrones” or “The Walking Dead.” But there’s trouble afoot with angry fans. While critically lauded, Season 3 seemed to disappoint many fans. I’m a fan that was interested in the thoughts of other fans. Here’s what I gathered.