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“Solar Opposites” Season 2 Review

Story posted March 30, 2021 in Arts & Entertainment by Sam Roberts.

On Friday, March 26, Hulu released season two of its original animated series “Solar Opposites,” and it came back with even more sci-fi absurdity than its first season.

“Solar Opposites” was created by Mike McMahan and Justin Roiland, who both write for Rick and Morty (Roiland is one of the creators, show runners, and lead voice actors for Rick and Morty). Though “Solar Opposites” may look like “Rick and Morty,” it is not the same show.

Season two of “Solar Opposites” came back to audiences with a ton of reference comedy, action, gore, sci-fi stuff, tales from the wall, and more of the Red Goobler. “Solar Opposites” stars Roiland as the lead with Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack as his co-stars.

They all do an incredible job voicing the alien family that identify themselves as the “Solar Opposites,” which still doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

One thing that “Solar Opposites” does very well is they bring in a lot of currents trends and fads, along with social dilemmas, and use them in a sci-fi way. They make fun of the whole gym fad, apple products not having a long enough battery life, cheating in the Olympics, dinner parties, and summer camp.

The best episode in season two is titled “The Earth Eraser,” where Korvo and Yumyulack decide to outlaw dinner parties. After Korvo embarrasses himself at a dinner party that Terry was invited to, he gets enraged and gets a bill passed in congress making them illegal.

Yumyulack decides to join Korvo on his D.P.P. (Dinner Party Police) because he likes busting criminals, and they go around town raiding dinner parties. pummeling everyone along the way.

In season two, Roiland and McMahan also give us another story from the wall in Jesse and Yumyulacks room. As the season progresses, a veteran from Wall War 1 and former writer of “Bones” before Yumyulack shrunk him down and put him in the wall, is investigating a serial killer.

After he catches the killer and interrogates him, he learns that the killer was a supply runner for Tim, current leader of the wall, and exposes the truth about the hole to the veteran.

In episode seven of season two, titled “The Unlikely Demise of Terry's Favorite Shot Glass,” followed Cherie as she survived outside the wall with The Duke. In season one episode seven, Cherie and Tim fought side-by-side in Wall War 1 and defeated The Duke together, before Tim stabbed her with a tooth pick and kicked her out of the hole in the wall.

In “The Unlikely Demise of Terry's Favorite Shot Glass,” we learn that she is pregnant with Tim’s baby and is sent on a path of vengeance back into the wall.

Season 2 also reveals that the pupa is now able to talk and has the vocabulary of about a 4-year-old. In the finale, “The Solar Opposites Almost Get an Xbox,” the “Solar Opposites” think the pupa is ready to kill them and terraform earth into their home planet Shlorp.

In a quest to get fulfilled before they die at midnight, they learn they can get fulfillment by killing each other. They break out into a violent family sci-fi war where they all end up dead.

Fortunately, the Shlorpian people are plants and they grew back as trees on their front lawn. Terry informed us “We’re aliens. We can grow into trees and come back season after season!” “Solar Opposites” was renewed for a third season after its premiere in 2020 and we can expect the show to return in early 2022.

Rating: 5/5

 

Sam Roberts is a junior majoring in telecommunications. To contact him, email sam.robertspsu00@gmail.com.