‘Rick and Morty’ Aired a Savage ‘Game of Thrones’ Burn Last Night
The all-consuming Game of Thrones vortex left little room for other TV on Sunday, but those who caught Rick and Morty Season 3’s latest saw even more fire. Adult Swim took a shot at Game of Thrones’ writing these past years, and they may have a point.
You’d have to have stayed up pretty late to catch Rick and Morty’s “Rest and Ricklaxation” on Sunday, but if you did, you may have noticed a particularly harsh post-credits bumper airing on Adult Swim. One user snapped a photo of the message (h/t Vulture), which took aim at Game of Thrones’ writing in Season 7:
UPDATE: The official Rick and Morty Twitter account stepped in to distance itself from the network’s scathing critique:
Obviously, there’s little room for nuance in such a brief criticism, but it’s no secret that Game of Thrones Season 7 has been an uneven one. For all the exciting developments and incredible set pieces, overstuffed hours like “Eastwatch” or “Beyond The Wall” felt like they were straining against that seven-episode run, and even last night’s finale lacked the meticulous punch of last year’s explosive “Winds of Winter.”