|infinite zest - 2014-11-07 |
Matt and Trey are pretty awesome. I sat in a skype meeting with them one time about the book of mormon and while everyone else was being serious we were just kind of laughing. I've never met them in person but they seem really fun in a "how the fuck are we still making a show" sort of a way, if that makes any sense. I'm really high.
I would have said the same abut Mike Judge until I saw that video of him on Alex Jones and realized that a lot of stuff in King of the Hill that I always thought was jokes probably wasn't.
Wasn't as bad as accidentally stumbling on a recent Peter Bagge book and finding out he's a hardcore Libertarian political cartoonist now, but definitely up there.
Trey and Matt seem like they would be pretty fun, despite having been to Berklee.
|That guy - 2014-11-07 |
There's a beauty in just going head-on at bullshit sometimes, even if that means it's a slam-dunk.
|Rodents of Unusual Size - 2014-11-07 |
I haven't seen South Park in years but this was pretty good. How are they on average these days?
I stopped watching them years ago because most of their episodes were just the same "look at how stupid people are" jokes over and over again. I tried watching this season because some coworkers were saying how good it was, and while the season premiere ("Go Fund Yourself") was pretty good, I gave up halfway through "Gluten Free Ebola" because it was just another escalation of "look at how stupid people are" jokes.
The whole Lorde thing is pretty annoying, and unlike old episodes they keep bringing stuff from previous episodes up. Like Lorde. And Gluten Free. Etc. I remember when SP first started I was a really excited 16 year old, and watched the first couple of episodes and hated it. It wasn't until the Radiohead episode that I sort of liked it. The peak is Imagination Land and the Terminator parodies where Cartman tries to stop Family Guy.
I sort of binged a little and watched the new season on hulu. What I liked about earlier South Park was that it was the issue of the week: a story could break on monday or something and you'd see it in a South Park episode on Wednesday. Now it kind of feels like going to the dentists office and reading expired People magazines with the topics they bring up. How they handled Ferguson was pretty good though.
South Park is one of those rare shows that got way better once it lost it's original way. It's easy to forget the days of Mecha-Streisand and kick the baby.
Nowadays the show is mostly a platform for Matt and Trey to voice their general opinion on whatever's happening. Since they produce each episode in under a week, they're able to keep it extremely topical.
So really, how much you agree with Matt and Trey's views on the subject will probably influence how funny you find the show. That said, the Washington Redskins episode was great. Also, if you're going to watch it, fuck Hulu. Southparkstudios.com shows the episodes uncensored.
I quit watching around the time of Manbearpig. I think they actually dislike Gore and the idea of climate change so much it kept them from pulling off a satirical version of Al Gore that was satire. By that I mean their cartoon version didn't really poke fun at Gore's actual foibles and mannerisms, but just made him into a typical "dumb-dumb we don't like who happens to share the same name."
The "super serial" catchphrase never made sense, since Gore doesn't really say anything like that. I would've figured they'd go for the stiff monotone he was actually lampooned for. What was really weird was how they had him causing a cave-in by going berserk with a shotgun about a week after Dick Cheney actually shot someone in the face with a shotgun.
That and a few other episodes where they got preachy about shows/people being preachy while they, themselves, got preachy just made me lose interest.
Rodents of Unusual Size
I keep forgetting its still on...I keep thinking they must have quit already.
I really liked the older episodes like where Cartman hates Scott Peterman and all the episodes with celebrities not voiced by celebrities. It's probably been seven or eight years since I've watched at all. I recently found a few episodes on Youtube and found them unwatchable.
Southparkstudios doesn't work for me anymore, for whatever reason. I think hulu bought them out. The commercials always pissed me off even though they were shorter (note to marketers: the same ad every 10 minutes will make me want to buy your product less and less every time I see it) I was hoping they'd go somewhere with the Randy and Sharon divorce arc. I consider myself lucky to have parents who didn't get divorced even when times seemed tough but most of my friends did, and later in life myself, and the way they covered the issue was pretty beautiful and then they just forgot about it.
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