Rick and Morty Season 2 has arrived on blu-ray! I was first introduced to this series via the season 1 blu-ray and it quickly became one of my favorite shows. Since then I set up a pass on my DVR and watched each episode the day it aired. When I got the season 2 blu-ray I did a full marathon of both season 1 and 2 (spread over a week, like I have that much free time to watch them all in one day).
Season 2 continues the zany adventures with genius alcoholic grandpa Rick and his grandson Morty, though this season seems to include the other family members a bit more. The first episode of the season, "A Rickle in Time", picks up right where the season 1 finale left off with everyone frozen in time except for Rick, Morty, and Morty's sister Summer. The ultimate result of this time freeze causes the timeline to split in two which is displayed in splitscreen so it's like we're watching two slightly different versions of the same episode. An attempt to re-merge the timelines only cause them to fracture again, so now we're watching 4 versions of the episode.
It's that kind of craziness that is found all throughout the show. Not the split-screen thing but just the weirdness. Like in one episode, "The Ricks Must Be Crazy" where Rick and Morty travel inside Rick's car battery which happens to contain another universe and they encounter an alien voiced by Stephen Colbert and a police officer voiced by Alan Tudyk. Season 2 is actually filled with famous guest stars, like Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele from Key & Peele were voices in the season 2 premiere, Patton Oswalt was a rival hive mind alien in "Auto Erotic Assimilation", Gary Cole was an alien doctor in "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate", and there are many more.
The season finale was even more powerful than season 1's finale, in my opinion. It elicited true emotion and showed that Rick isn't exactly the kind of guy we usually see him to be. I can't wait for season 3 to start.
This release includes all 10 episodes of season 2:
- A Rickle in Time
- Mortynight Run
- Auto Erotic Assimilation
- Total Rickall
- Get Schwifty
- The Ricks Must Be Crazy
- Big Trouble in Little Sanchez
- Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate
- Look Who's Purging Now
- The Wedding Squanchers
Each of the episodes includes commentaries from series creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon and others (some episodes even have 2 different commentaries), all of which I enjoyed. I like hearing about their creative process. There are other extra features like deleted scene animatics, episode animatics, and an actual physical Plumbus Owners Manual (a plumbus is a device of seen in the episode "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate" for which we do not know its purpose).
Rick & Morty is a fantastic show and season 2 is definitely worth picking up on blu-ray.