Hulu’s ‘Solar Opposites’


Ethan Hughes, Staff Writer

If, like me, you’re a fan of Rick and Morty, you might want to check out Solar Opposites. In May of 2020, Hulu released an animated, sci-fi cartoon called Solar Opposites, from the minds of Rick and Morty co-creators Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan.

Similar to Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites features out-of-this-world alien characters trying to keep up with many pop culture references down here on Earth. 

The show focuses on a group of aliens who crash-land on Earth as their home planet, Shlorp, is in the midst of destruction. As a result, one of the main characters, Korvo, wishes to return to their home planet. While Korvo spends his time trying to escape Earth, other characters Terry, Jesse, and Yumyulack want to embrace Earth and stay.

After watching the first season and a little bit of the second season, the show’s resemblance to Rick and Morty is quite apparent. In both shows, the short episodes each contain an adventure, and each season contains a subplot to further enhance the appeal of the show.

Not only does it relate to Rick and Morty in terms of the structure of the show, but it contains a level of humor that could be traced even further back to South Park

Some people think that the show is a spinoff of Rick and Morty, but after watching it, I would have to disagree with them. The show has a completely different storyline, and although the characters are similar, they still have unique characteristics that separate them from the characters in Rick and Morty.

While the shows may share the same creators, be assured that this is a new show featuring different characters and its own brand of humor.

If you’re looking for a good laugh, I would definitely recommend this show. On top of the humor, the subplot that carries out throughout the show really makes me want to continue the series and further recommend it to all of my friends.