Sunday, November 10, 2019


Today's the big day--new Rick And MortySeason Four starts tonight.  Being a quirky cartoon, it takes about two years to make a new season.  In fact, the last new episode of R&M was first aired on October 1, 2017.  Since then, fans have watched the 31 avilable episodes over and over.  They hold up well, but we need something new.

I've avoided finding out anything about the content of the new season.  I'd rather be surprised.  Though I admit it must be tough on creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon--each season they've got to top themselves.

The first season came out of nowhere (as far as I was concerned) and caught everyone's attention.  Fans were ready for the second and third, and the team managed to up their game.  But now with interest at a fever pitch, there's likely to be a feeling of disappointment if every episode isn't a classic.

This is a pretty common phenomenon.  Every new show that's a hit invariably has fans saying, usually by the second or third season, it's not as good as it used to be.  With Rick And Morty, when you only get ten new episodes every few years, that feeling is only magnified.

John Cleese noted this about his classic show Fawlty Towers.  There were only two seasons of six episodes each, one first broadcast in 1975, the second in 1979.  The first was considered great right off the bat, so after waiting four years, many critics and fans considering the second season a letdown.  But looked at years later, most would say the second season is superior.

So I'll cut Rick And Morty, and Justin and Dan, some slack.  But don't think I'll accept just anything, either.


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