Starring: Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Bill Hader
Written By: Trey Parker
Directed By: Trey Parker
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19 seasons of South Park and they continue to deliver amazing & funny episodes. This was the first official serialized season where things carried over into the next. It works and is probably one of the best South Park seasons to date!
The serialized season is centered around political correctness (pc culture) and how it’s taking over again. It’s pretty much making everybody overly sensitive and having a PC mob mentality where no one can say anything. South Park is a bit out of date and a new principal, PC Principal, arrives to shake things up. The bro principal will not tolerate any type of shaming, rude comments towards any ethnicity, color, sexuality, etc. Cartman finds out the hard way on how to act in 2015 South Park. Meanwhile, Mr Garrison hates what’s becoming of his country and decides to build a wall to stop Canadians from showing up in South Park. He decides to run for President along with Caitlyn Jenner. Other episodes focus on: South Park gets gentrified, everybody becomes a Yelp reviewer, Cartman is the latest victim of body shaming, and the entire town has a gun and thinks it solves their problems.
This is officially the first season where it’s serialized and things carry over. But last season sort of did the same thing with Randy as Lorde. I thought it worked amazingly and worked in the overall theme of being too-PC. PC Principal is definitely of the best characters they’ve created in recent memories. Having Mr Garrison essentially be Trump was brilliant too. Like the guys said in the commentary, they rather have one of the characters do what he was doing then give him more airtime. Having Caitlyn Jenner with him and running over people every episode never got old either.
I thought the season was strongest in the beginning but it had it’s episodes that were better than others. I didn’t like the Tweek x Craig episode all that much. I actually thought the yelping episode was the funniest, particularly the ending song which I’d love to hear the full version of it someday. The gentrifying episode or storyline for the season was pretty funny, especially since I’m living in a city currently being gentrified itself (Jersey City). I absolutely loved the episodes on sponsored content and the gun episode. Those weren’t laugh out loud episodes per say but just very good episodes about the content of the episodes. Although, seeing Cartman point a gun at his Mom while she does the same to him, about going to bed, was some funny stuff!
The Blu-Ray features half hour-ish season commentary from Matt and Trey, game trailer and some deleted scenes. The season commentary is just one big video of the guys talking about the overall season and episodes. For the other releases, they would have 5 minutes of audio commentary for each episode and then that was that. This setup is better since you can just hear all their thoughts in one video. They said on the commentary that doing a serialized season was hard but I thought they managed it very well. I wouldn’t be opposed to them doing another season like this. I guess it just has to work with the overall story.
This season of South Park was one of the best seasons, and that’s a big statement since many seasons of their 19th (going to be 20th) season were outstanding and groundbreaking. I’m curious to see what they will do with this upcoming season and I’ll be watching, like I have since Day 1.
– #SocialCommentary on all Episodes
– South Park “The fractured But Whale” E3 2016 Game Trailer
– Season Commentary by the Creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone
– Deleted Scenes
1080p High Definition
5.1 Dolby TrueHd
Bottom Line: One of the best seasons of South Park!
Running Time: 220 mins