Rick and Morty is a television series about, well, Rick and Morty. Rick Sanchez is a mad scientist who can travel through time, visit other dimensions, and battle against strange creatures — all while acting like he doesn't care by throwing back another drink. Morty, on the other hand, is his grandson who can be a bit timid at times but loves going on adventures with Rick.
Since this is an animated show, there are definitely some goofy situations and characters, but there is much more to it; there are deeper lessons, thought-provoking scenes, and even some dark moments that will make viewers learn something. All of this combined makes for a TV show that fans of all ages can enjoy!
Those enjoy the adventures of Rick and Morty may also want to check out the following 10 series...
Disenchantment is an adult animated sitcom that was created for Netflix by Matt Groening (who has a couple of shows on this list). It is set in a medieval fantasy kingdom with a rebellious princess named Bean.
Like all good cartoons, there are sidekicks; an elf named Elfo and a demon named Luci. The first 10 episodes dropped through the streaming service in August 2018, and an additional 10 will be released this year. Like Rick and Morty, this Netflix show combines witty jokes, lovable characters, and silly settings in order to create made-for-adult entertainment.
9 The Simpsons
The Simpsons is Matt Groening’s best-known work and one of the most well-known shows out there. In fact, it is in its 30th season and was already renewed for a 31st and 32nd season, which is when the 700th episode will air!
For those who do not know, this series is set in Springfield and focuses on the Simpson family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The inner-workings of this family are always entertaining, but there are also references to current events, celebrities, and people, which help it appeal to such a wide range of an audience.
8 Mystery Science Theater 3000
Mystery Science Theater 3000 ran for seven seasons until it was canceled in 1996. Then, it had three more seasons before being canceled again in 1999. And finally, a crowdfunded revival was released on Netflix in 2017, with the next season following on November 22, 2018.
The general premise is that a janitor was trapped by two mad scientists and forced to watch not-so-great movies. The janitor, Joel, and his robot friends made funny comments about each movie, so it seems like fans are watching along with them. This is a good blend of sci-fi and comedy, for those who like those genres!
7 Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers is another animated sitcom, and this one is all about the Belcher family; Bob and Linda run a hamburger joint, and this family, along with their children—Tina, Gene, and Louise—are always getting into some sort of craziness. This show has a pretty big following, TV Guide even named Bob's Burgers as one of the top 60 Greatest TV Cartoons of All Time. It may not have all the scientific elements that Rick and Morty does, but the family dynamic makes for some relatable and for some really hilarious situations.
6 South Park
South Park is another super popular cartoon that is aimed at an older audience, though it does star four boys as the main characters: Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick.
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The topics covered in this series are mature, though, and all the satire may not be picked up on by fans who are the same age as these characters. Another thing that makes South Park so notable is the cutout technique that was first used and is now copied. The fact that each episode is written and produced in just a week keeps everything super relevant, as well!
5 Stranger Things
Stranger Things is a science fiction-horror series on Netflix. A boy goes missing in a small town in Indiana, in the 1980s, and then supernatural events start happening, too; like the appearance of a girl with psychokinetic abilities. The third season will be released on July 4, 2019, so anyone who has not watched this show needs to go binge the first two seasons real fast! It doesn't have as much comedy as Rick and Morty, but the sci-fi elements, the retro vibes, the soundtrack, the mystery, and the characters all make this one well worth the watch.
4 Lost In Space
Lost in Space is also a sci-fi Netflix series based on the 1965 series of the same name. This story is about a family of space colonists whose spaceship veers off course. That sounds exciting enough to many, but the series packs in so much into each episode, and stars some super lovable characters (and one who fans love to hate).
Again, this is not a true comedy show like most of the cartoons on this list, but it does deal with scientific aspects. This family may not have it all together yet they still need each other big time.
Archer is about a dysfunctional group of secret agents. Each episode brings about a new setting, a new problem, and a new adventure to try and save the day. There are tons of humorous references in this fast-paced show, as well as a mid-century art style — both fun parts of this series. The 10th season is set to premiere in April 2019, and many fans are looking forward to more from Archer and his gang. Those who have not seen this show... get on it now, and get ready for many laughs which will be caused by these zany characters.
2 Adventure Time
Adventure Time, a fantasy animated television series, focuses on a boy named Finn and his best friend/adoptive brother Jake, who is a dog that can change his shape and size. Princess Bubblegum, the Ice King, and Marceline the Vampire Queen are just a few of the other memorable characters from this award-winning show (which is actually made for children but is also beloved by teen and adults).
Jake’s power and the fantasy setting of this show mean that anything can happen, just as Rick’s knowledge and the futuristic settings mean anything is possible there, too.
Futurama, which sets at the number-one spot on this list, is also from the great Matt Groening. In it, Philip J. Fry ended up in the 31st century, and sadly, his story ended in September 2013. There was an audio-only episode in 2017, but that is not the same!
Fans love seeing the flying cars and non-human characters and crazy situations — just like in Rick and Morty. This is another one of TV Guide’s Greatest TV Cartoons of All Time, and there are many similarities between it and between the series starring Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith.