Favorite adult cartoon: 'Rick and Morty' or 'BoJack Horseman'? | The Tylt
Favorite adult cartoon: 'Rick and Morty' or 'BoJack Horseman'?
Entertainment Weekly's Dana Schwartz writes that "BoJack Horseman" and "Rick and Morty" are part of a new Golden Age of animated comedies. While the fanbases are obviously loyal, she writes these types of shows don't often get the respect they deserve because of preconceived notions that raunchy adult cartoons are only for twenty-something potheads.
But both shows clearly provide something their live-action counterparts do not. Intellectual cartoons are somewhat an escape from reality, adding the extra element of animation. However, these cartoons also depict real-life issues and topics within these fantasy-like animated worlds.
Dana writes about "BoJack Horseman":
After each new season of BoJack Horseman, every television critic and fan, for at least a week, becomes Robert Webb’s Jesus, trying to convince people that it’s actually possible for an animated show to be good. It’s about a horse, but if you can believe it, it’s actually intelligent. Just think of that for a minute: a smart animated show! Astonishing.
She also writes of "Rick and Morty":
Rick and Morty, on Adult Swim, is not notable for its emotional depth (or child-friendliness), but it’s gained a massive and devoted fanbase for its exploration of scientific and philosophical questions with a zany flippancy.
So, tell us with "BoJack Horseman" and "Rick and Morty" leading the new wave of animation, which show is the ultimate adult cartoon?
Below is the synopsis of "Rick and Morty," per IMDb.
An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.
"Rick and Morty" is definitely among the raunchiest adult cartoons out there. But the show also has a huge geek following. The fanbase is loyal because of the show's unique take on science, the endless pop culture references and the overall creativity behind the series.
Justin Roiland brilliantly voices the show's two main characters. Rick is a mad, wacky and alcoholic scientist. He often drags his dimwitted, but kind grandson Morty into his craziest adventures. And we are talking about elaborate adventures!
In fact, WatchMojo recently ranked the top 10 wackiest misadventures (or episodes) of the silly, but smart comedy. Check it out below.
Below is the synopsis of "BoJack Horseman," per IMDb.
BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around" in the 90's, now he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing colorful sweaters.
"BoJack Horseman" is a black comedy and satirical masterpiece. Some skeptics might not expect that kind of praise for a show with an anthropomorphic horse as the lead character, but the Netflix series is beloved. Will Arnett plays the titular character, a self-loathing horse and has-been actor who was the star of the '90s sitcom "Horsin' Around."
The show successfully details the effects of show business in "Hollywoo" (it lost the "D" in a fantastic episode) and other real-life darker issues. These darker issues include depression, addiction, and self-destruction. Even while tackling heavy subject matters, the show is a hilarious drama-comedy in a lane of its own.
WatchMojo ranked the top unforgettable moments from the black comedy. Watch them below.