Rick and Morty portals into its sixth season


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Since 2013, Rick and Morty has been airing episodes filled with the crazy adventures of Morty, a not-so-very-smart kid, and Rick, Morty’s grandpa who is a scientist. On Sept. 4, Rick and Morty brought its sixth season. As one of the few shows not sent straight to a streaming platform and  aired on live television, the upcoming 10 episodes will be on Adult Swim around 10 p.m. every Sunday.

The first episode starts off where the last season left off: the Citadel of Rick’s spaceship flying deep into space. This all happened following the so-called “Evil Morty” breaking the finite curve into a universe where Rick isn’t the smartest man alive. This leaves Rick and Morty flying the shambles of the Citadel into space until their fuel runs dry, reminiscent of Iron Man in “Avengers Endgame.”

The start to the season continues to utilize the unique qualities that have made it a staple on television such as numerous references to pop culture and regularly breaking the fourth wall. It also brings references to previous episodes, from Morty’s original family to bringing back a plot line that originated at the start of season three. The episode brings back the original Rick and Morty formula while combining the newness of recent seasons, creating one of my favorite episodes of the entire show.

With this amazing start to season six, I have high hopes for the rest of the episodes to be just as good, if not better. With the show’s infinite amount of possibilities, there are so many directions this season can go in. From the trailers, the season looks just as fun as ever, littered with “Die Hard” references and all new gadgets. 

If you haven’t already started watching, what are you waiting for? The show’s mix of hilarious dark humor and science is the perfect blend, up there with some of the greats like “Futurama.” The show has something for everyone, with references to all different movies, TV shows and even the occasional joke about real life.