Popularity in this day and age is a tricky thing. One show could be popular with a particular group of people but could be unknown to another. And because people now have an unlimited choice of movies and series to watch, niche viewer groups are coming out of the woodworks. These groups are known for being avid fans of a certain television series that they are invested in the inside jokes of the show, which are entirely unknown to other people. These people can be hardcore fans that follow the progress of the show religiously, not missing an update whenever it maybe.
However, there is the case of popular televisions that can be completely unknown to people but is deeply involved in mainstream media that everyone knows it whether or not they have watched the show. This is the case of the cartoon television show Rick and Morty.
Cartoons for the adults
There are numerous cartoon series that are known for giving satirical commentary about social and political issues. These shows are catered to adults. Shows like The Simpsons and Beavis and Butthead have made it possible for this type of genre of the cartoon to reach the mainstream.
Created by Justin Rolland and Dan Harmon for Cartoon Network’s Adultswim, Rick and Morty is an American adult-themed animated series. The show is about the misadventures of a mad-scientist Rick Sanchez and his kind-heart grandson Morty Smith. The series centers on their life together as they interchangeably go through their domestic lives and interdimensional trips. The series was originally a short parody film of Back to the Future which eventually, had blown up into this long-running series with a cult-like fanbase.
The show starts at Smith’s residence, where Rick lives as a guest. Rick is an alcoholic mad scientist who takes his easily-distressed 14-year-old grandson Morty to adventures. They are opposites of each other, and that is why their ideas clash sometimes, but in the end, they both find a resolution.
This series takes place in an infinite number of realities where characters travel to other dimensions and galaxies through Rick’s time-traveling car, much like Doc’s car in Back in the Future.
Both niche and mainstream
There are many dedicated groups online that have threads of discussions over this series. However, because of the dedication of their fans, more people are now getting curious about the show. The show has become so popular that it has teamed up with Pringles for a commercial at a half-time show.