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For the Motherland! A magical review of ‘Motherland: Fort Salem’

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A column straight from the unorthodox mind of Jamie Miller. Often written during the middle of the night, Miller provides reviews of TV shows and movies, books, and details life through from his perspective (artwork by Abby Haywood/The Collegiate).

By Jamie Miller – 3:27 a.m.

Greetings my red-eyed readers, it is I, “jabbering” Jamie Miller. As usual, I am awake and hyped up on Dr Pepper and snack cakes, here to bring you another edition of Night Light. Tonight, my friends, I am reviewing a new TV show, released May 8 on Hulu, straight from the twisted minds behind “Rick and Morty.” Yes I am talking about the adult animated series “Solar Opposites.” So just lay back, turn up the brightness on your phone screen, and read away.  

“Solar Opposites” is the tale of a family of aliens. Among them being Korvo, voiced by Justin Roiland the creator of both “Rick and Morty” and “Solar Opposites.” Korvo is a rigid, uptight person who often fails to hide his contempt not just for certain people but the very human race itself. 

Thomas Middleditch of “Zombieland Double Tap” fame in the role of Terry, voices one of Korvo’s companions who seems to embrace human culture and attempts to assimilate to our customs – key word being attempts. 

Sean Giambrone, best known for playing Adam F. Goldberg in “The Goldbergs,” is the voice of Yumyulack, one of Korvo and Terry’s “replicates,” which in their culture is like a child. Yumyulack cares little for human laws and customs and has a bad habit of shrinking down people he doesn’t like and dissecting them.

Additionally there is Mary Mack, a stand-up comedian, in the role of Jesse. She is a happy-go-lucky replicate and sister to Yumyulack who has more tolerance for humans than her brother. She seeks to make a place for herself in human society. 

Lastly there is Sagan McMahan as the voice of The Pupa, a strange alien creature that the family seems to treat as a sort of pet and likes to eat everything. 

The family comes from a planet far away in the universe that was a self described utopia. A planet-wide cataclysmic catastrophe they were forced to flee their world… for ours. Due to our planet supposedly being a dirtball planet they are highly inapt at living and “fitting in” with our world. Although they often try with catastrophic and hilarious results. 

All and all this show is pretty amusing at times. On the surface it’s dirty, simple  comedy for sure, but hey, in times like these I feel we could all use some of that. However, much like “Rick and Morty,” it is deeper than it appears. Although if you’re expecting an all out laugh riot you may be disappointed. Fair warning much like sister show “Rick and Morty,” it gets pretty graphic at times, like lobotomy via pouring soda on a person exposed brain graphic. It’s still funny, I’ll give it seven torches out of 10. You should check this out. 

Well there you have it creatures of the night. That is what I think of “Solar Opposites.” Hope you enjoyed this edition of Night Light. Enjoy where your dreams take you.

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