Late last year, I got into the zany and wild series that is Rick and Morty. Like most shows that I now love, I didn’t care for it at first glance as I thought it was just another so-so Adult Swim show they added to their lineup. Now not long after finishing the first season, I was sent Rick and Morty: The Complete Second Season for review, much to my excitement. It goes without saying that I loved the ten episodes here and the insane extras that fans of the show and those looking for something crazy to watch will enjoy.
Picking up not long after the events of the first season, Rick the scientist grandfather, his grandson/sidekick Morty along with his granddaughter/Morty’s sister named Summer are getting the neighborhood back to normal after a crazy adventure. From here, it’s business as usual as Rick usually finds a way to spice up the mundane lives of his family. Anything from Rick and Morty going inside a car battery that contains a microverse inside of another one, to Rick cloning a teen body for himself and going to school with his grandkids, to having random parasitic aliens appear in their home disguised as happy beings from implanted memories, there’s never a dull moment in the show. Couple this with Rick nearly always being drunk, Morty being afraid of mostly everything, and plenty of risque language and situations, and you have a hilarious show for those not easily offended.
I had fun watching these crazy, sci-fi filled misadventures unfold, and even more so seeing them in high definition. The visuals looks perfectly clean and crisp while the animation flows flawlessly. The audio is just as spot on, and fans will be happy to know the series is uncensored here, so kiss those annoying bleeps from the broadcast version goodbye. If that wasn’t enough, then there’s the insane extras starting with audio commentary on every episode with show creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon along with some of the other crew as they give their takes on making the show. Then there’s behind the scenes animatics for every episode that gives viewers a chance to see how each one goes from being a concept to the final product.
There’s also some deleted scene animatics that give a look of what could’ve been for some cut parts from the episodes, while the season premiere party with band Chaos Chaos is a 40-some minute extra with the band playing songs at the party while some strange, vulgar but often times funny Rick and Morty art is being drawn behind them via a projector on the wall. Lastly is the weirdest extras of them all, an instruction manual for some weird object that appears in the this season called the Plumbus. Don’t ask me what it is and what it does, but apparently Adult Swim thought viewers should have a manual just in case somehow you’re able to purchase one for six and a half brapples. Like most manuals, it’s written in some strange, alien language on one side while in English on the other. While this baffled me at first, I did find it quite funny that it was included and it serves to show people the kind of insanity they’re getting into with this series.
If you’re a fan of the show, then you already have Rick and Morty: The Complete Second Season and are probably watching it over and over again. Those who are new to the series or are looking for something completely insane but funny to watch and are not easily offended will want to throw down their hard earned brapples…err I mean cash for this Blu-ray disc.