‘Solar Opposites’ is an animated sitcom that revolves around an alien family that flees from their home planet Shlorp, due to being hit by an asteroid. Now, having found refuge on Earth, they are continually battling if this has been a good or a bad change. But of course, there are tasks that they need to complete. This includes bringing upon an apocalypse on Earth so that there is room for Shlorp to re-shape themselves from their past disaster.
Created by Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan, the show induces quite the number of laughs with its quick-paced plot. The sitcom doesn’t fail to deliver and hence, is a good series to binge-watch. However, if you have run out of new episodes to watch and are now on the lookout for something similar, we have carefully crafted just the list for you. You can watch several of these shows like Solar Opposites on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
6. Futurama (1999)
This science-fiction comedy sitcom has been around for quite some time. Fry wakes up a thousand years later after being frozen to find out that the world is not what he once knew. Though the later seasons eventually dwindle down in intensity, the first couple of seasons are particularly well made. There are mutants, aliens, and inter-planetary trades. In the mix, Fry tries to adapt to the futuristic way of life by moving in with his future descendant. The characters and their dynamics surely cook up a laugh.
5. Alien News Desk (2019)
‘Alien News Desk’ created by Chris Prynoski, is set in an E.T (Extraterrestrial) newsroom. The humor of the show stems from reporting and interpreting news from ‘planet Earth.’ The series also serves as a critique of the irrational and mundane things humans do, which, according to them, serves no real purpose.
Drexx and Tuva, the newsreaders, roll up their sleeves to inform their viewers about everything fascinating and earthly, ranging from the Royal Family, Catholic Popes, to even Drake. The series, in its satirical humor, offers a take on the absurdity of human logic from an alien’s perspective. The sarcasm and truth are not lost as it can send one on a rolling fit of laughter. You might just want to check this one out.
4. Courage the Cowardly Dog (1996)
‘Courage the Cowardly Dog’ is a classic, and while it may seem like it is out of odds with all the series mentioned here, there is a big reason why it’s part of this list. Courage is a loyal and easily spooked dog whose daily reluctant adventures involve saving his owner Muriel and her cranky husband from everything ranging from aliens to psychopaths. For Courage and his family, who lives in the middle of a place called Nowhere, every other person is a threat.
His best ally is a snarky computer whose sass and smartness is the only true thing Courage can depend on to save the day. The overly anxious Courage offers edgy wit and sarcasm, even from a psychological point of view. Though it may seem like a bunch of random events, there is much depth behind the series, embedded in humor.
3. Jeff & Some Aliens (2017)
Created by Alessandro Minoli, the comedy series is about the life of Jeff and his three roommates, who are aliens from a planet called Azuria. They are on an observational tour wanting to get to know more about human life; however, they end up being a major pain in the life of Jeff, frequently landing him in trouble. The adult comedy series centers around the mediocrity of Jeff’s life that is blown out of proportion with alien intervention. Though outwardly bizarre, the series is well made and entertaining.
2. Final Space (2018)
‘Final Space’ created by Alan Rogers is a must-watch if you wish to be entertained through the very plot itself. An astronaut named Gary, while serving his prison sentence in space, comes across an alien who will change his life. Mooncake, the seemingly round and unthreatening figure is nothing what it looks like. Mooncake has the power to destroy worlds, and there is a villain who is on a crazy alien hunt for Mooncake to rise as the galaxy’s true ruler. The comedy series has everything to keep you hooked throughout.
1. Rick and Morty (2013)
The list ends in a full cycle with ‘Rick and Morty’ as the front runner of this list. From one of the same creators of ‘Solar Opposites,’ this multiverse ridden comedy is as intense and funny as it gets. It’s not just the laughs but also the intelligent take of its plot that one is often amazed by.
Rick Sanchez, the very definition of a mad and intelligent scientist, returns to his daughter’s house to drag them in parts into his grand scheme of intergalactic adventures. His socially awkward grandson is his partner in crime and the sacrificial lamb in many of his missions. The plot and humor sometimes hit surreal notes. If you haven’t watched this one, you are definitely missing something ‘out of this world,’ literally too. So, go check it out!
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