I have a thing for bats$%t crazy, over the top animated comedies so, when I first laid eyes on Rick and Morty, it was love on first sight. The show is one the most successful animated comedies of the last 5 years and for good reason, as its particular brand of humour is wholesomely unique. In fact, so unique that one would wonder if a similar show would see the same success. Hulu's Solar Opposite will be the first such test as one of the Co-Creators of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland, is looking to catch lightning in a bottle twice.
According to HULU
"Solar Opposites centers around a team of four aliens who escape their exploding homeworld only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. They are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love humans and all their TV, junk food and fun stuff. Their mission: protect the Pupa, a living supercomputer that will one day evolve into its true form, consume them and terraform the Earth."
While I like Rick and Morty and this show definitely has some of its charms, I am conflicted. Futurama managed to capture the spirit of The Simpson while carving out its own identity. Simply based off first impressions, Solar Opposite looks like a direct clone. I guess time will tell when the full season of Solar Opposites premieres this May 8 on HULU.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.