TV Club: Rick is the villain because Rick is always the villain on Rick And Morty

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So, way back all those months ago when we were so much younger than we are now (and man, I joke, but it really does feel like a happier time, doesn’t it; which can’t say many good things about where we’re headed next), I wondered about Rick’s monologue at the end of the season premiere. I felt like a bit of a jackass wondering about it, because part of the joy of reviewing this show is that you always feel like a bit of a jackass. The other part is staying up until one in the morning on Sunday night, but I digress.

The central tension of the series rests on our assumptions of what a character Rick will do, and what he actually does. At the beginning, that tension was easy enough to exploit. We all have certain basic ideas about what super geniuses do …