I’m not sure if this opinion is considered unpopular; however, when season four of Rick and Morty dropped, I was underwhelmed. The episode “Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktim’s Morty” was relatively funny. It reminded me of HarmonQuest, a D&D show involving Dan Harmon, but other than that, I found little pleasure in watching Rick and Morty. Upon this revelation, I began searching the various streaming sites and found Solar Opposites, which satiated my need for an animated sci-fi comedy.
Solar Opposites was created by Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan for Hulu. The story follows the lives of Korvo (Justin Roiland), Terry (Thomas Middleditch), Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone), Jesse (Mary Mack), and the Pupa (Sagan McMahan). These aliens crash-landed on Earth after the destruction of their planet Shlorp. They are currently making the best of their situation while waiting for the Pupa to evolve and rebuild Earth in the image of Shlorp.
During the Comic-Con@Home panel, two portions popped up as extremely important, information on upcoming seasons and a possible Rick and Morty crossover. I felt that season one of Solar Opposites ended abruptly, so the need for another season weighed heavily. The panel confirmed the addition of a second season and informed viewers that a third season has already been approved by Hulu. Furthermore, while the team has a variety of ideas for crossovers, including Transformers and Captain Crunch, they are waiting for these corporation’s approval. It appears that there is a game plan in place if Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites did do a crossover episode.
Overall, Solar Opposites surprised me in a way that was both welcomed and appreciated. With the letdown of recent Rick and Morty episodes, I was ecstatic about the premise of Solar Opposites, the sense familiarity, and the change of pace. In the end, I’m looking forward to seeing how Solar Opposites will tackle the challenge of keeping the series engaging and fresh.