• September 24, 2021

Solar Opposites Season 2

BySal

Apr 6, 2021
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Brought to you by one of the creators of Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland, and Mike McMahan this Hulu exclusive series is follows a family of aliens stranded on Earth after their planet explodes. Dispensing with the trope of hiding and trying to fit in, the Solar Opposites are openly alien and often engage in sci-fi hijinks. This piece is like an inverse version of Rick and Morty with more manic energy and less sullen introspection. Using the alien perspective to comment on normal life.

The Cast consists of two adults, Korvo and Terry played by Justin Roiland and Thomas Middleditch, who are a truly odd couple as the former hates being on Earth and the latter is enmeshed in all minutiae of pop culture. Filling out the quartet are the replicants of the adults, Yumyulack and Jesse portrayed by Sean Giambrone and Mary Mack who are similar in disposition to their adults respectively. Their mission is to raise a Pupa voiced by Sagan McMahan that will evolve into its true form and terraform the Earth into a copy of their homeworld.

In addition to the fish out of water themes, the show has a great subplot that is often more engaging than the main story. Yumyulack will often shrink down human adults that displease him and imprisoning them in a terrarium hidden in the wall of his bedroom. This subplot takes a lot of cues from the phone game Fallout Shelter, but as a fully-fledged post-apocalyptic or idyllic civilization based on the season. This season the show gives much airtime to this plot and the show gains for this inclusion.

Overall this series is a great addition to the genre and gives you something to watch while you wait for the next season of Rick and Morty. Much like the last season I was left wanting more episodes at the end of the season. This show has been greenlit for a third season and will increase the episodes from 8 to 12 per season.


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Sal

lover of all things space, survival games, and obscure booze.

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