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Primetime Picks… 5/8/20

May 08 Posted by in Features | Comments

Today Hulu has released the entire 8-episode first season of its new adult animated comedy, Solar Opposites, from co-creators Justin Roiland & Mike McMahan, who previously worked on Rick and Morty. The series follows the daily adventures of four aliens who managed to escape their exploding home planet, only to crash land on Earth in the middle of suburbia. The aliens move into a house, forming their own human family like unit. However, there is a debate among the aliens as to whether life is actually better here on Earth versus their home world. Two of the aliens, Korvo (Justin Roiland, Rick and Morty) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone, The Goldbergs), see the Earth as a polluted wasteland, filled with horrible humans who only care about material goods. However, Terry (Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley) and Jesse (Mary Mack, Golan the Insatiable), quickly fall in love with the human way of life, and Earth’s endless supply of TV programs and junk food. As they explore their new surroundings and try to fit in with the humans, the aliens must also protect the Pupa, a living supercomputer that will one day evolve and terraform the Earth to be more like their home world.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to check out any screeners of the series ahead of time, but based on the trailer, the show looks really fun. It appears to have that same kind of irreverent adult humor as Rick and Morty, and with the same lead voice from that show, it’s hard not to feel the similarities. The series also has an amazing guest voice cast for this first season, which includes Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Amanda Leighton, Andrew Matarazzo, Andy Daly, Calum Worthy, Chris Cox, Christina Hendricks, Echo Kellum, Eric Bauza, Gary Anthony Williams, Gideon Adlon, Jacob Vargus, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeannie Elias, Jesse Mendel, Jon Barinholtz, Karan Brar, Kari Wahlgren, Ken Marino, Liam Cunningham, Maurice LaMarche, Miguel Sandoval, Nat Faxon, Natalie Morales, Neil Flynn, Phil LaMarr, Rainn Wilson, Rob Schrab, Ryan Ridley, Sagan McMahan, Thomas Barbusca, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Vargus Mason, and Wendi McLendon-Covey.

In today’s premiere, “The Matter Transfer Array”, Uh oh! Korvo and Terry make a Funbucket real while the replicants deal with a school bully.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording The Blacklist and The Graham Norton Show.