Rick and Morty zip through the universe on quests for everything from crystals that can power a planet to forgotten condiments. But every adventure somehow comes back to the instability of their family.
Sure, Rick might cackle as he destroys an entire civilization, but the real problem is his daughter Beth is getting divorced from her milktoast husband Jerry, and their kids Summer and Morty have problems out the wazoo. Never mind that Rick’s aggressive inventions are just a cover for his own sadness.
But hey, it’s a funny show! And because there’s an infinite array of universes, each with it’s own messed-up Rick and Morty, it doesn’t really matter if a few of them are obliterated in their quest for happiness, right?