Primal concluded its second season with a bang last weekend, but since there aren’t any more cavemen or dinosaurs, that leaves Rick And Morty the lone attraction of Adult Swim this week. They won’t be solitary for long, however…AS’s latest original anime, Housing Complex C, debuts in a week or two.
Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu seems like an idea whose time has come. Or rather, an idea that’s been teased as long as the show has existed. The final shot of the opening sequence in EVERY episode is Rick, Morty and Summer speeding away in a spaceship, being chased by Lovecraft’s most famous monster, who then swallows the screen. Like that box of “Time Travel Stuff,” it seems Cthulhu is a thing the show will forever tease but never actually do…which means it’s up to the comics.
Did you see last week’s Primal? Did you see the last few Primals? If not, why not? The season finale is tonight, but it’ll make little sense unless you’ve seen the last few. And it’s not too late for that — they’re streamable anywhere. Don’t miss such a cool show.
Last week’s episode of Primal was too short. The back half of this season seems to be telling one complete story, with caveman Spear and dinosaur Fang in the clutches of a cruel queen who she orders to help her conquer other civilizations, or if they’re not worth conquering, to simply beat them down. It doesn’t matter if the opposing forces want peace or war — SHE wants war and that’s the end of it. And while Spear and Fang are dealing with HER, there’s the impending matter of the Viking chieftain out for revenge, who will catch up with them eventually.
This is the big one…this week marks the return of what’s currently THE show on Adult Swim. And yes, it’s this weekend. By now you may have grown accustomed to waiting a year and a half (or longer) for new seasons of Rick And Morty to show up, but according to the staff, they’ve streamlined the process so that a new season each year is now a guarantee. Thus the Season Six premiere of Rick And Morty will occur precisely one year from where it last aired a new episode: September 4, 2022 at midnight.
This is one of the better weekends to be tuning into Adult Swim: a new episode of Primal tonight plus on Sunday, double the birdness with a one-hour Tuca & Bertie season finale.
We had no idea if Primal would be back this week and it……..IS back! We’re forging ahead with Episode 6; there will not be a break in the middle like Season 1 had. It would have made for a strange break anyway — last week’s episode (which Genndy wouldn’t allow a preview for) was quite a departure, focusing on four British men in the 1890s fending off an escaped asylum patient. No, really — go watch the episode if you don’t believe us. We’re having a hard time believing it ourselves.
This week’s Adult Swim premieres are the same deal as the last few weeks — Primal on Thursday (AKA today), Tuca & Bertie on Sunday.
As we stare down the barrel of doom in regards to Adult Swim and everything else under the Warner Bros umbrella, let’s take the time to appreciate what we have, while we have it. And what we have is darn good: new episodes of Primal and Tuca & Bertie.
The Adult Swim premieres for this week are as good as they get! Primal and Tuca & Bertie are both top-quality programs. Don’t miss either of ’em and give them your full support so that we get more!
So ordinarily we post these Adult Swim premiere articles when the weekend starts. Why are we doing this one now? Because AS is starting BEFORE the weekend this week. One of the coolest shows they’ve ever produced, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, premieres its second season TONIGHT.
Look for two bird-themed cartoons to make your weekend brighter in this week’s overview of Adult Swim premieres.