South Park: The Complete Twenty-Second Season tried to achieve a lot. While some of our more morally upstanding members believe that Parker and Stone personally offended them, I kinda like what they’re doing now. Aging as comedians, they’re attempting to use comedic weight to address unaddressed foibles of modern life.
Whether it be Amazon demoralizing the American labor force, kids taking to vaping and addressing the Leftist ability to ignore anything that doesn’t currently agree with them. That last part is handled vague enough with a demonic pig creature, but the sentiment remains the same. Whether it’s South Park or a larger city, nobody wants to do anything that will inconvenience them.
Even addressing Cartman’s ability to deflect to his anxiety, it’s all about the modern ability to check in and out to a customized world. While I agree that this season featured easily their weakest Halloween episode-to-date, it still beats anything happening on 90% of other animated TV.
The mini commentaries are still the best things on these releases. Trey Parker doesn’t make himself available enough to discuss his work. I get the mentality behind it, but it allows the whinier elements of the Internet to place their views upon it. The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track is really present, but I wish the Deleted Scenes could’ve been cleaned up a bit.