I am a sell out, I’ll admit it, mainly because the idea for this blog post was generated out of my page analytics for the website. The things that seem to resonate most with my readers, the few of you that exist, are my pop culture ramblings.
Sure, the blog this past year has been mostly about political stuff, but like a lot of people living in this country, I am exhausted with the news cycle. So from time to time it is nice to offer an essay that has nothing to do with Trump, Russia, or the end of the world.
For today’s topic, I am tackling the show “Rick and Morty.” Which for my money, is probably the best fucking thing on television right now, and the only thing really worth my attention. I tend to binge watch T.V. shows, and almost never complete a series. However, with this show, I am constantly trying to stay in the loop, and can’t imagine falling behind.
The show, which is hilarious, is engaging for me because of the various pop culture references, and philosophical undertones that exist within the show. The last show to really do this for me was “The Venture Bros.” another Adult Swim show, that I eventually lost interest in due to the noticeable gaps between seasons. I literally forgot the show existed, and although “Rick and Morty” appear to be taking a similar route, it has the added benefit of appealing to a broader audience, whereas “The Venture Bros.” has more niche appeal.
This post though isn’t supposed to be about me vacillating between which show is better. Instead, I wanted to focus on the weird dualism the two main characters Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith seem to represent. This is me taking a bullshit stab at writing a pop philosophy piece. We’ve all seen them at the bookstore: “The Philosophy of the Simpsons,” “The Philosophy of Star Wars,” or my favorite “The Philosophy of the Sopranos.” Continue reading “The Philosophy/ Psychology of Rick and Morty”