We’ll Never Forget The Wall
Part of what makes “Terry and Korvo Steal a Bear” stand taller than the other seven episodes, is how much of an emotional punch it packs. One very special character meets their end in episode seven, and their death scene is a legitimate tearjerker.
While the rest of the series does make use of some thought provoking morals and themes, it’s the sharp comedy and clever writing that make Solar Opposites great. Roiland’s new series isn’t without a soul, but it’s nowhere near as poignant as it’s famous predecessor, Rick and Morty.
As I stated in our breakdown of the trailer, I was deeply concerned that the shadow cast by Rick and Morty would be too long for Solar Opposites to escape, and unfortunately, my fears were well founded. The similarities in animation, story structure, comedic timing, and writing are inescapable, and while this series is fantastic, it never rises above the premiere Justin Roiland animated comedy.
That being said, Rick and Morty was still finding its footing at the end of season one. The Adult Swim series has grown immensely in depth and heart over the years, and if “Terry and Korvo Steal A Bear” is anything to go off of, this Hulu original will surely follow in its footsteps.
Solar Opposites tells delightful postmodern science fiction stories that are rich with hilarious, shocking, and occasionally offensive comedy. The voice acting is top notch, and the animation is perfect for fans of Roiland’s previous work.
The season finale set up a very exciting second season, which has already been greenlit. While no release date has been announced yet, it’s likely that Hulu will fast track it, considering the show’s popularity.
We highly recommend Solar Opposites, available now only on Hulu. Let us know what you thought of the show in the comments below or on our social media!
KEEP READING: STARGIRL PILOT REVIEW: A CHARMING ADDITION