THE PLOT THUS FAR
Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“South Park” returned in 2013 with a shorter season due to time constraints brought on by outside work and the never-ending battle to get the South Park video game out on shelves. The first half of the episodes were strong, capping with “Ginger Cow”. Then, the rest of the season felt like this big push to have a self-commentary on the video game issues that were weighing heavily on them. But, if you make gaming jokes in a show like this, you’re bound to appease most of your fanbase. Luckily, the Game of Throne fans got to enjoy the George R.R. Martin choir singing the true lyrics to the Game of Thrones opening credits.
The 17th season was only 10 episodes long and the shortened length does bother me. While I appreciated having “The Stick of Truth” finally come out, I stick around for the show first and foremost. The Zimmerman episode, the Minecraft/Murder Porn and the DMV episodes are one-timers with many jokes that felt forced. While the mid episodes and moments of the Hobbit episode held up, you shouldn’t have to rely on trotting out Kanye and Ike to save your ass when the gaming concerns are too pressing. It’s a lesser season, but not terrible. I’d still take it over any season of “Family Guy”.
The Blu-Ray comes with commentaries, deleted scenes and social commentary as the special features. The A/V Quality is on par with the past Blu-Ray releases. The 1080p transfer is reference quality for TV on Blu-Ray. The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track is amazing and it makes me wish that more animated series would use it. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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