>>114821039>I’d wager to guess that Harmon did more damage to Rick and Morty than Roiland ever did.
This. Whole heartedly this. Dan is incredibly egotistical and is prone to shoving work he feels is beneath him. He will wreck a series when his happens or when he gets bored of it.
It was clear from the start with R&M, that while he liked the show, he didn’t exactly like working with Roiland. He saw Roiland as a retard who came up with dumb idea and voices. But this was fun for Dan only in the sense that he had to pull a plot line from these meaningless characters and voices. It was an exercise for him, and he loved it. Season two rolls around and Dan ramps up his grip on the stories. He had a depth to the characters and builds interesting relationships. Jerry/Beth learn more about one another and learn that they can work together. Rick is shown to not be an infallible god, and Morty is shown to be confident in himself. Season two legit had good character growth.
Then Dan threw an egotistical hissy fit.
Some of the highest rated episode and most talked about episode is that of the purge parody episode. This makes sense btw, considering that it’s a pip culture reference and the show had been very popular, meaning a broad audience could all agree on that topic. But Dan didn’t care/understand that and was upset that people only cared about the parody. He was upset that no one paid attention to his plot lines and character growth in season two. He said as much in interviews. This was combined this frustration he had with his divorce.
So Dan did what Dan does best. He tanked the show.
Season Three was awful, filled with more parody episodes than adventure episodes. The characters had shitty and over the top progression as a way for Dan to mock the audience. Rick got out of a situation because he’s a GOD LMAO. Why give a good payoff if the audiences don’t really respond to it?
He was right to some degree of course. Which is sad. But fuck Dan.