I love the first three seasons of Rick and Morty and could not recommend them enough to other people. The last two seasons though have just not been funny.
Season 5 completely lacks comedic timing. They simply tried to cram as much action and jokes as they possibly could into each episode. A lot of the jokes would be quite funny if they were focused on and given the time to develop and then land, but instead the extremely frenetic pace just leaves you staring at the screen.
The season finale had a bunch of reveals about Rick and Morty’s backstory, as well as a visit from my favorite character evil Morty. Once again though everything was done at such a high rate of speed it was hard to catch exactly what was going on. Rick and Morty relies a lot on implying or subtly insinuating things, and that can work great if it’s done at a pace where the audience can track and follow what’s going on. However, when it’s done at breakneck speed you are left trying to puzzle out what happened in the last scene and miss what’s going on right now.
Rick and Morty season 5 was just really poorly done and I don’t think I’m going to be watching anymore.