Rick and Morty, the Adult Swim series by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland (Roiland voices the show’s two titular characters) started as a cult show, loved by a much smaller fanbase. Now the series is an icon of pop culture. The show is so influential that it managed to compel McDonalds to bring back a Szechuan sauce they released as a tie-in to the movie Mulan in 1998. With season four of the show having recently aired, fans of the show can definitely expect another 60 episodes thanks to a deal the show creators signed with the show’s network, Adult Swim. Although we have no idea when we’ll get season five, we can watch these shows that offer similar humour, elements of sci-fi and existential dread that draw fans to Rick and Morty while we wait.

‘BoJack Horseman’

Anthropomorphic horse and washed up ’90s sitcom star, BoJack Horseman is drowning in a sea of self-loathing, drugs and alcohol when he decides it’s time to pick himself back up and make a comeback. The animated show is a hilarious and affecting show about finding purpose and self-worth.
Creator: Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Cast: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie
Seasons:: 6 (2014-2020)
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Archer’

The show follows the exploits of Sterling Archer, a top super spy, a position he only really holds through sheer luck and the fact that his mother is the head of his agency. It’s a hilarious animated look at what a hard-drinking, womanising spy like James Bond would really be like.
Creator: Adam Reed
Cast: H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash
Seasons: 10 (2009-2020)
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Big Mouth’

Netflix’s Big Mouth is a raunchy animated look at the trials of puberty with plenty of dirty jokes and an all-star voice cast including co-creator Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jason Mantzoukas and Maya Rudolph.
Creator: Jennifer Flackett, Andrew Goldberg, Nick Kroll
Cast: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein
Seasons: 3 (2017-2019)
Streaming on: Netflix

‘Adventure Time’

Jake the Dog and Finn the Human adventure in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo. Don’t be fooled by this show’s colourful cartoonish presentation. Beneath that surface you’ll find storytelling with plenty of depth and darkness.
Creator: Pendleton Ward
Cast: John DiMaggio, Jeremy Shada, Tom Kenny
Seasons:: 10 (2010-2018)
Streaming on: Netflix

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