• Network: HULU
  • Series Premiere Date: May 8, 2020
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    May 8, 2020
    83
    This is a show that rarely takes its time. Watching things escalate from tiny misunderstandings to disasters threatening to destroy a city or reconstitute the fabric of timespace is this show’s sweet spot.
  2. 83
    This series is loaded with hilarious one-liners, which are often filled with off-color colloquialisms, and controversial subject matter.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    May 7, 2020
    80
    There's stuff to like even in those early episodes, whether it's the glee of the untethered swearing and violence or an eclectic list of references that go as broad as the frequent chiding of Hulu and as weirdly specific as nods to Green Room or eXistenZ. It's the second half that points to Solar Opposites becoming a show I want to watch completely on its own merits and not just as a parallel attraction to Rick and Morty.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Allen
    May 6, 2020
    80
    It’s telling that “Solar Opposites,” even in its first season of eight episodes, instantly feels like a full world, and one that's genuinely very funny without trying too hard.
  5. Reviewed by: Dave Trumbore
    May 4, 2020
    80
    It’s not necessarily the next culture-shattering title that Rick and Morty has managed to become, but when the cast, writing, and animation is this good, it doesn’t need to be.
  6. Reviewed by: Alex McLevy
    May 4, 2020
    75
    Solar Opposites is winningly small-scale in its stand-alone episodic ambitions. Burning through plot at a voracious pace, each installment can be enjoyed on its own madcap merits.
  7. Reviewed by: Garrett Martin
    May 18, 2020
    65
    Solar Opposites is best at its loosest. Roiland’s semi-improvisational style returns on occasion, with the opening credits having a slightly different voiceover every episode. His ramshackle, half-assed delivery is almost always funny, and the show’s concept and storylines are usually so undercooked that it makes Roiland’s off-the-cuff material even more impressive.
  8. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    May 8, 2020
    50
    “Solar Opposites” proves to be more about leaning into slapstick abandon than finding anything particularly revelatory to say beyond the fact that humans are pretty weird and annoying (which, well, is fair enough).
  9. Reviewed by: Phillip Roffman
    May 4, 2020
    50
    This show is undoubtedly sprinting by the end of Season 1, but it’s turning too many corners, hitting too many rocky trails, and tripping over too many things. Hopefully, Season 2 will find some newer terrain, and the laces will be tied a little tighter.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 44
  2. Negative: 7 out of 44
  1. May 8, 2020
    10
    Really funny and crazy, it only gets better as the season goes on. The wall!
  2. May 9, 2020
    5
    Rick and Morty comparisons aside, Solar Opposites is pretty boring. It's trying to find a balance between typical animated sitcom and edgeRick and Morty comparisons aside, Solar Opposites is pretty boring. It's trying to find a balance between typical animated sitcom and edge lord edginess edgerton. It mostly fails. It's very well animated! The jokes don't really land and the characters aren't well developed, but hey, most first seasons of animated shows are pretty garbage, so maybe it'll get better? Full Review »
  3. May 8, 2020
    1
    Clear that Roiland is a one trick pony. Go back to working on Rick and Morty. This feels like watching intergalactic cable, what a joke.