From the zany minds of Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan (the creators behind Rick & Morty) comes Solar Opposites, a Hulu series about an alien family forced to live among humans after the destruction of their home planet. Part 3rd Rock From The Sun and part Invader Zim, the wacky jokes come from how they learn to adapt to the mundane nature of human life despite being a significantly more advanced species.
The entire premise presents a hefty amount of suspension of disbelief, since despite having advanced technology they're never able to solve even the most minute problem, and no one seems to care that they're extraterrestrials. If they don't look too hard for logic in this series, viewers are bound to enjoy it.
10 NOT BEING ABLE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THE ASTEROID
A super-advanced extraterrestrial species like the Schlorpians seems like it should have been able to detect the asteroid about to collide with its planet, and then discover a means to destroy it before it caused Schlorp to explode.
If Earth could figure out what to do about giant asteroids in Armageddon, Schlorp could have found a way. But for some reason, the Schlorpians have to abandon everything like it's Krypton 2.0 and seek out new worlds to populate.
9 NOT KNOWING EARTH WAS INHABITED BY HUMANS
In the opening credits sequence, when the Schlorpian spacecraft is hurtling towards Earth, Korvo seems to insinuate that they didn't know Earth was inhabited. Their mission was to specifically "search for uninhabited worlds."
With their sophisticated alien technology, how did they not know that Earth was inhabited by humans? Other preferable planets were relatively close by, at least reachable by an alien ship even if it would take humans years to reach them.
8 NO ONE CARING THAT THEY'RE ALIENS
Solar Opposites does not take place in the Star Trek universe. First Contact between humans and extraterrestrial beings has never happened on Earth before. So why then do humans treat the presence of aliens so nonchalantly?
Despite having blue skin, having genetics more in common with a plant, cradling a giant slug that will one day terraform the planet, the aliens seem to blend into Middle American Suburbia with no problem. They even have a spaceship perpetually sticking out of their roof.
7 NO ONE KEEPS AN EYE ON THE PUPA
Part of the fun of the series is watching Terry and Korvo be absorbed in some mundane human problem, while the Pupa sneaks off to have its own adventures, like granting elderly people wishes or being sold at an auction for rare and exotic items.
For a creature that's specifically designated with eradicating all life on Earth and terraforming the planet into a Schlorp-like homeworld suitable for Schlorpians, why aren't Terry and Korvo more concerned with keeping an eye on it?
6 NOT UPDATING THEIR KIN
During the opening credits it's revealed that survivors of Schlorps destruction fled to different planets caring the means to replicate their way of life aboard their starships. After crash landing on Earth, and seems to be the last time they have contact with their kin.
Even on Invader Zim, a series which Solar Opposites clearly resembles, Zim was in constant communication with his home planet and representatives of his species. Surely other Schlorpians are curious as to their progress.
5 NEVER SUFFERING CONSEQUENCES
Despite the fact that their wayward experiments end up causing astronomical amounts of urban destruction, they never seem to face any consequences or legal action. The hairless aliens get away with everything.
In one episode, a giant zombie-bear-thing destroys buildings and causes several casualties, but the mayhem is never traced to the aliens. The same is true when one of their robots goes rogue and rips several men in half.
4 THE GLOOBERS
When either Terry or Korvo get upset, nervous, or stressed out they begin to sweat out tiny independent bipedal beings called gloobers that scurry around on the floor and instantly try to make a break for it. Red gloobers are particularly dangerous, as viewers see in Episode 4.
What happens to the rest of the creatures? Do they carry any part of their creator with them? After they dance and bounce around, do they scuttle off to die somewhere offscreen? Perhaps they'll return one day after having assembled their own tiny army?
3 THE CONSTANT NEGATIVITY
Ricky & Morty already explores the heights of nihilism through a series of madcap adventures. Its success hinges on the fact that Rick is the most horrible sort of person, but occasionally acknowledges the benefits that go along with caring about others.
In Solar Opposites, the main message of the series is that humanity sucks and is too apathetic to care about what an alien family is planning to do to Earth. Humans are never redeeming in the series, and even the familial relations between the Schlorpians feel hollow.
2 NO ONE SEEMS TO MISS THE PEOPLE IN THE WALL
Upset Yummyulack or Jesse as a human and you'll end up in The Wall, their labyrinthine structure cobbled together from old pet cages and hamster wheels, presumably for the use of studying humans.
Don't they have family members that are wondering where they are? There are dozens upon dozens of humans in The Wall, just trying to survive, but their whereabouts are never discussed. Even including a brief clip of the news reporting an alarming amount of missing persons would be helpful.
1 DIRECTLY COPYING RICK & MORTY
The series already features the same voice actor performing the two leads just like in Rick & Morty, but it seems that the similarities don't stop there and entire plots are copied.
Two episodes spring to mind, Episode 4, with flowers that are used as head devices to make humans enamored of the wearer, and the season finale, Episode 8, where much of the plot is set inside a simulation. Why play it so safe when the point is to try to differentiate it from its predecessor?
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