Review: South Park, Season 19, Episode 2: ‘Where My Country Gone’ (They Took Our Jobs: Part II!)

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“Did someone over here say illegal immigrants?”

Well, this is definitely the South Park we know and love! Last week’s ‘Stunning and Brave’ felt as if it was labouring the same point, over and over again. Yes, South Park may have tackled immigration before, in the ‘They Took Our Jobs!’ episode, but due to the rants of Donald Trump, it was a welcome return to the controversial issue. Also, for us Europeans, the issue is in the headlines almost every day. The refugee crisis certainly boosted the appeal of ‘Where My Country Gone?’ for me! Of course, the episode lost it’s way a little towards the end of the episode, but for the majority of it, ‘Where My Country Gone?’ was a great slice of South Park. Continue reading

Review: South Park, Season 19, Episode 1: ‘Stunning and Brave’ (Too Politically Correct?)

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“PC is back and it’s bigger than ever”

South Park is back! And it’s about the same size as it was in the last series. By it’s very nature, South Park is a hit and miss show. When it’s good, it’s very good, but quite often it loses its way. When it clamps its claw on a topic and clings on for dear life, that’s when it is at its best.  Often, however, the humour/potty jokes can interfere with the story. This wasn’t the case with ‘Stunning and Brave.’ However, it was an uneven start to the series, however. It raised only a few belly laughs. I smiled, even tittered on occasion, and I felt myself forced to laugh out loud once or twice. The lack of laughs, combined with a confusing message about political correctness, made this episode a hard one to enjoy.
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