‘Rick and Morty’ is one of the finest animated TV series. While it is animated, many misconstrue it as a show meant for kids. Honestly saying, I wouldn’t even think of letting my kids watch this, solely for all the adult content. But ‘Rick and Morty’ is more than just a show with vulgar jokes. It’s an innovation in terms of making a TV show. Its humour content is unique and the scientific world that it shows is both thrilling and dangerous. But Rick always comes around to save the day. The show also concentrates on a few human values. The best part about the series is how Rick is shown as an impeccable scientist while his grandson, Morty, happens to be just an ordinary school-going kid who is dragged into his grandpa’s adventures.
Over the years, I have seen multiple American sitcoms that are thematically and stylistically similar to this incredibly entertaining show. But none exhibits the artistic freedom that ‘Rick and Morty’ does. Nevertheless, those series happen to be equally good and are, after all, animated comedy shows. With that said, here’s the list of best series similar to ‘Rick and Morty’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these shows like ‘Rick and Morty’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
20. Beavis and Butthead (1993-2011)
If you’re looking for an animated series which can leave you in splits just like ‘Rick and Morty’, you can’t afford to miss this legendary series called ‘Beavis and Butthead’. Originally broadcasted on MTV, this series is a classic that every 90s kid would remember as being their respite from all the heavy book lifting. It follows two delinquent teenagers called Beavis and Butthead who, with no adult supervision whatsoever, manage to live their life on a regular and shall I say, a heavy dose of TV and music videos. For them, everything that follows their set of ‘coolness’ rules is cool; otherwise, it sucks. A simple, funny, and ultra-entertaining series, Beavis and Butthead is a perfect substitute for a series like ‘Rick and Morty’.
19. Bad Cat (2016)
A Turkish film to begin with, ‘Bad Cat’ is centred around a foul-mouthed cat named Shero (stylized as Šero), who moves around with two friends, notably a seagull and a rat. As with any gang of outcasts, Šero and his team pursue all sorts of debauchery, crimes, and binge drinking on the streets of Istanbul. Their extravagance comes to a temporary halt when they cross their paths with humans, notably Cizer, the owner of a cat named Pirta, Šero’s love interest. In yet another movie where animals walk, talk and behave like humans, the shenanigans of Šero and his ragtag group is worth a try.