Rick and Morty Rewatch – s1e5

By | July 14th, 2016|Pop Culture, Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty Rewatch, Television, Tom's Posts|

"Meeseeks and Destroy” In this episode, Morty takes over and leads Rick on a whimsical adventure. Jerry, Beth, and Summer all try to use the strange Mr. Meeseeks box to improve themselves. “I just killed my family!” This episode has an opening scene that ends up having almost nothing to do with the rest of [...]

Rick and Morty Rewatch – S1E4

By | July 6th, 2016|Pop Culture, Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty Rewatch, Television, Tom's Posts|

“M. Night Shaym-Aliens” In this episode, aliens use a simulated world to try and scam Rick out of his secrets. Jerry is taken by accident, and ends up having the most meaningful day of his life inside the simulation. “Careful guys, you're gonna burn out the CPU on this one.” A clever bit I hadn't [...]

Rick and Morty Rewatch – S1E3

By | June 15th, 2016|Pop Culture, Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty Rewatch, Television, Tom's Posts|

In this Christmas-themed episode, Morty is shrunk down in order to travel into Anatomy Park, a theme park built inside a homeless man named Reuben. Jerry, Beth, and Summer spend some quality time with Jerry's parents and a new family friend. “Can we stow the gadgets and look alive?” This episode opens with Jerry expressing [...]

Rick and Morty Rewatch – S1E2

By | June 3rd, 2016|Pop Culture, Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty Rewatch, Television, Tom's Posts|

“Inception made sense!” Morty insists to Rick that the plot of Inception made sense. Rick replies, “You don't have to try and impress me, Morty.” It's actually a weird theme in this episode that Inception didn't make any sense. I'm not sure if we're supposed to read this episode as some sort of Inception takedown, [...]

Rick and Morty Rewatch – S1E1 (Part 2)

By | May 26th, 2016|Pop Culture, Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty Rewatch, Television, Tom's Posts|

Earlier this week, I talked about the opening sequence of S1E1. “How is Morty supposed to do well in his classes if you keep taking him away for high-concept sci-fi rigamarole?” This moment nicely tells you what the show is about (high-concept sci-fi rigamarole), and introduces you to Jerry's role on the show: the dumb [...]

Rick and Morty Rewatch – S1E1 (Part 1)

By | May 24th, 2016|Pop Culture, Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty Rewatch, Television, Tom's Posts|

In a new feature, Tom Goldthwait is going to be rewatching Rick and Morty and writing about each episode. Each week, he will focus on a new episode and write one or more posts. Sometimes the posts will focus on the content of the episode, but other times the episode will be a chance to [...]