Nov 20, 2008
South Park ends its twelfth season without a bite. Sorry, had to. But, seriously, this episode kinda sucked. Sorry, too easy. This episode is clearly coming from a place that is meant to allude to society’s obsession with Twilight, a bad vampire Romeo & Juliet book series. However, South Park doesn’t even get around to mocking that; it just meanders off into nonsense with a war between the Goth kids that are so funny in cameo, and some other random kids dressed ... Read More
Nov 14, 2008
The token South Park is still a show about children after all episode, blissful sigh. With only one episode left until April or so, we have our episode with the kids just being kids and trying to understand the complicated politics of surviving elementary school.
The boys are all having a typical lunch, including Cartman mocking Kenny’s ghetto lunch, when the girls burst into song and dance about being friends and always sticking together, etc, etc. When all the boys (except our 4 ... Read More
Nov 6, 2008
If you criticize, they will build it. In the 23.5 hours between McCain’s concession and the last episode of South Park, Matt and Trey found pure gold and erased the pain and anguish of a season floundering in irrelevance. Somehow the energy of the entire election was captured, pitch perfect, in this one coherent story. Perhaps I was wrong, perhaps Matt and Trey knew that instead of speculating and choosing sides like a “gotcha liberal media,” they needed to be objective reporters ... Read More
Oct 30, 2008
The prophecy has come to be: an even more incoherent sequel to this year’s version of “Go, God Go.” While there were certain elements of last week’s episode that attempted to have enough humor to carry the clunky plot, this week those same devices were overused and run straight into the ground. Matt and Trey seem to have become super aware of their own power and influence with South Park and the combination of self awareness and lack of biting satire has ... Read More
Oct 23, 2008
So, they’ve done it again. We are about to sit through another “Go, God, Go” saga that, for the most part, we aren’t going to enjoy. A couple years ago, Matt and Trey came up with a losing formula that unfortunately hasn’t gone away.
They start with the sensation that they are going to do one of their biting topical episodes - last time it was the Nintendo Wii coming out; this time it’s a vague global crisis in the world of South ... Read More
Oct 16, 2008
This week’s South Park is unlike any other, so much so that I am left questioning the meaning of life as I know it due to how atypical it was. After some thought, I have come to the conclusion that the episode serves as a reflection on what it means to be South Park.
In tonight’s episode, Wendy challenges Cartman to a fight after he makes an offensive joke about Breast Cancer, as any eight year old might. Cartman tries to get out ... Read More
Oct 9, 2008
After way too long, South Park has returned. While I have been so properly trained to sit back and take anything that Matt Stone and Trey Park decide is worth their select amount of annual airtime, I was a bit disappointed by the events of Summer 2008 that they decided to focus on: China and the Indiana Jones sequel. Of course the episode was brilliant, but really – No Sarah Palin? Batman? Economic Crisis? There are many more installments in which I'm sure the historic election can ... Read More