Rick and Morty is one of the most popular adult animated sitcoms available on Netflix across all streaming devices. Centering on the adventures of mad scientist and grandson duo, Rick and Morty Sanchez, this tv series takes viewers to the oddest places imaginable. Season 4 wrapped up near the end of May this year, while a sneak-peek of the next season was released in July. No release date has been mentioned yet, but many are hoping it’ll be out by November 2021, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Fear not, faithful fans, there may be a short series that’ll be able to tide you over till then. Unbeknownst to some watchers, Justin Roiland, one of Rick and Morty’s co-producers, actually produced another show for Hulu. Only one season is out right now, with eight episodes, but season 2 is set to be released next year as well.
New American Adult Sitcom on Hulu – Solar Opposites
Solar Opposites Title Sequence Explains it All
Each episode has almost identical title sequences explaining the gist of the show. Solar Opposites tells the tale of an alien family residing in America after the destruction of their home planet, Shlorp. Consisting of four main characters all with different personalities, the show is never boring.
Meet the Cast
Some characters are voiced by famous actors and personalities like Tiffany Hadish and Jason Manzoukas, but the main cast may be familiar.
Korvo the alien scientist. Korvo is sort of the head of the weird Shlorpian family. This alien is voiced by the one and only Justin Roiland, who also voices Rick. It’s safe to say that Roiland has a thing for scientists with issues.
Terry the optimist. The other parental figure of the alien family is Terry and is voiced by Thomas Middleditch. For those hardcore Rick and Morty fans, do you remember that one episode where Beth finds out Rick used to leave her in this world he created just for her? The one where she left her childhood friend Tommy? Yeah, well, Thomas Middleditch also voices King Tommy from that episode.
Jesse the sweetheart. Jesse, Terry’s replicant, is the only main character with a female voice. Well-known comedian Mary Mack plays this alien that just wants to fit in with the humans. Jesse’s kind heart is a huge contrast to Korvo’s replicant and her brother of sorts, Yumulack.
Yumulack the self-proclaimed. This particular alien is voiced by Sean Giambrone, who’s also Ron Stoppable in the Kim Possible Live-Action film. This Shlorpian is a self-proclaimed bounty hunter and scientist. Always tinkering with ray guns and other gadgets, Yumulack finds joy in pulling pranks and doing random sci-fi stuff.
Rick and Morty vs. Solar Opposites
There are a few differences and similarities between the two, but if you love Rick and Morty there’s a good chance you’ll get a kick out of Solar Opposites. Both shows focus on odd sci-fi adventures paired with some unnecessary but hilarious graphics. Despite the fact that Solar Opposites focuses on aliens, its humor is actually easy to follow. A lot of the Shlorpian slang and concepts are explained well. Sometimes, they even make more sense than they should. To all the Rick and Morty fans waiting for Season 5, Solar Opposites will be worth your time.