Great Job, Internet!: Read This: South Park returns to relevance in an uneasy America

These are tense, angry times, fraught with uncertainty and violence, and no one has benefited more from that than South Park‘s Trey Parker and Matt Stone. In its recently concluded 19th season, the show has undergone a dramatic metamorphosis and has become as vital and relevant as anything on television. This shift is documented in a New York Times piece called “How South Park Perfectly Captures Our Era Of Outrage” by James Poniewozik. This year, the long-running Comedy Central show has basically ditched self-contained, half-hour stories in favor of a much more complex, serialized saga that focused more on the town in general than on any one particular character. The very soul of South Park (and, by extension, America) is at stake. In this manner, the show has managed to take on political correctness, gentrification, gun control, xenophobia, homophobia, and other hot button issues, while also lobbing satirical grenades …

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