Dads Fight the Dark Side

Adult Swim

What better way to let two dads duke it out over who is the reigning champion of adult animation than by binge-watching Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty and Mike Tyson Mysteries back-to-back?

The universe’s smartest and most cynical grandpa, Rick Sanchez, warns his grandson Morty that shit is about to get really “dark” and the new Rick and Morty: Season 3 Blu-ray delivers.

The dysfunctional family spins out of control, shaking off loser dad Jerry in a divorce, and sending the kids spiraling into cannibalism, glue huffing, and body dysmorphia. A trip to a family therapist proves  Sanchez would rather die than put in the work to fix what’s broke.

This season also brings you a Sanchez vs. President Obama throwdown, a creepy election, and the annihilation of the human race. Good times. Fans of the cult hit (it was the number one comedy series of 2017 among 18 to 34-year-olds) also have the opportunity to get their hands on an exclusive Pickle Rick figure via GetPickleRick.com.

Meanwhile, world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has gotten a reputation rehab as a Scooby Doo-esque sleuth in the animated adult comedy Mike Tyson Mysteries, which also features Norm Macdonald as a (sexually) dirty Pigeon, Rachel Ramras as Tyson’s adopted daughter Yung Hee, and James Rash as a gay ghost, Marquess of Queensberry.

In season three (now streaming on Amazon Prime and AdultSwim.com), the mysteries are always a little out there — and frequently don’t get solved — but the fun is in the trip, not the destination. Guest stars like Rihanna and Snoop Dogg make even the episode the animated Tyson calls a “stupid” mystery worth your time.

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