Rick is an eccentric, elderly, alcoholic scientist who has moved in with the family of his veterinarian daughter, Beth. He spends most of his time taking his young grandson Morty (and later his granddaughter Summer) on dangerous, outlandish adventures throughout the cosmos and alternate universes. Compounded with Morty's already unstable family life, these events cause Morty much distress at home and school.
I don't know how many of you live in the US, much less watch American cartoons, but for newcomers this is no Family Guy or The Simpsons. There is plot consistency, character development, and feels you wouldn't believe possible. For those that watched Auto Erotic Assimilation and the season 2 finale say it with me:
WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB!