South Park The Complete Fourteenth Season DVD Review–Bigger, Louder, Snarkier, More
The folks out at Comedy Central packed up a copy of South Park: The Complete Fourteenth Season for me to review for you, and here’s the surprise–this is terrific stuff.
South Park: The Complete Fourteenth Season takes us back to South Park where, once again, we will have ourselves a time. Friendly faces everywhere, humble folks without temptation…well, actually, there’s plenty of temptation as Randy faces his addiction to the Food Network, and marijuana. Cartman will face the many, many, many sins of his past as both himself and as his anti-heroic alter ego The Coon. Even Kenny and Kyle will discover tragedies in their past in this thoroughly epic and thoroughly comic season.
It’s hard not to find something to laugh at here. Whether you favor political comedy, movie parody, or just the utterly ridiculous (when you watch half the men of South Park trying to get their hands on medical marijuana, and the results of same, it’s just a sight to see. Really. You must see this.), you’re going to find something big here.
But where the fourteenth season of South Park really does well is in its epic multi-episode shows. There are two sets of them here, and that’s two more than the previous season offered. Not only will we get the three-part epic known as Coon 2: Hindsight (followed promptly by Mysterion Rises in which we find out the secret identity of Mysterion, and Coon Vs. Coon And Friends, in which Cartman co-opts Cthulhu. And you have no idea how long I’ve wanted to type that.), but we’ll also get the two-part epic 200 / 201, the special two hundredth episode of South Park in which most of the past comes back to haunt the town, from Mecha Streisand to Moses from Jewbilee to the grand question of just who Eric Cartman’s father is (protip: it’s not his mom).
If you’ve ever enjoyed South Park, the fourteenth season will give you everything you wanted to see and then some. If you’ve never enjoyed South Park, you’re probably not reading this anyway. But know this –you’re missing out.
This is one of the best seasons of South Park in recent memory, and it’s going to have loads of laughs. It’s better if you understand all the source material (get better acquainted with early South Park, Jersey Shore, NASCAR and comic books for some of the best jokes), but it’s still got lots to love all by itself.
The Screenhead Ten Scale knows when it’s been beaten and gives South Park: The Complete Fourteenth Season a ten out of ten. There’s so much in here that’s great that it’s hard not to give it full marks, if for no other reason than spectacular value. So if you haven’t already seen it–even if you already have–you’ll want to catch it again.