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South Park (Season 14)
BLU-RAY disk
May 6, 2011 By: Jaci Selby
South Park (Season 14) order
Director:
Trey Parker, Matt Stone

Actors:
Trey Parker
Matt Stone

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
The fourteenth season of Comedy Central's hit animated series features the show's 200th episode milestone. A step up in the animation department compared to previous seasons, two highly popular (and one controversial) story-arcs and the familiar irreverence we've come to expect make up this two-disc set.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Where other comedy series get stale and desperate, SOUTH PARK sticks with what works, but keeps the writing hilarious and fresh. SOUTH PARK has an advantage over other satires, it's done so quickly that the topics are still hot and there can be last-minute changes to the script if need be.(Except in the case of episodes "200" and "201") I also think that SOUTH PARK avoids stagnation by being the only animated show where it's characters actually age. (Though it seems to be in hobbit years.) This creates new situations and experiences introduced into a familiar formula.

The Mysterion/Cthulu storyarc is my favorite and absolutely hilarious. While the one-off episodes are always clever and witty, it seems that two or three-part story lines are more thought-out and enjoyable. That these sweeping and epic stories are told on a show that started off as construction paper shapes is amazing. Most of us have been watching the show for the last ten years or more and have seen it evolve into what it is today. This was my personal favorite season of SOUTH PARK and I personally think it's their best in years. So much of the irreverent social commentary rings true as does the skewering of today's pop culture. (The INCEPTION and Jersey Shore episodes are dead-on)

My only complaint is the serious lacking of special features. The commentary on each episode is short and the deleted scenes are sparse, with some of them still on storyboard sketches. There's the addition of the first Coon episode from the previous season for continuity purposes, but no real gems or surprises. I should also mention that episode 201 is censored, and that there is no mention of this on the packaging. (Even though 200 is uncensored)
THE EXTRAS
Commentary: Matt and Trey speak only for a few minutes for each episode.

Deleted Scenes: Only a handful of scenes, some of which are still in sketch format. (Though the deleted Snooki scene is worth a look)
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
The censoring issue and lack of bonus material aside, this is a great season. If you like the show, there's no reason you shouldn't check it out if you haven't already.
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9:00PM on 05/06/2011
yeah the "censor" figures too heavy into 201's plot to not have been something they planned. the censored message of the episode is actually rather brilliant if this is the case. something in the vein of "if you don't allow the artist to freely express his/her self, you don't deserve a message". don't hate the player, hate the game. great season.
yeah the "censor" figures too heavy into 201's plot to not have been something they planned. the censored message of the episode is actually rather brilliant if this is the case. something in the vein of "if you don't allow the artist to freely express his/her self, you don't deserve a message". don't hate the player, hate the game. great season.
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12:22AM on 05/07/2011
In the commentary they say how there were several lines that they left in for airing, but were cut by the network and weren't intentional.
In the commentary they say how there were several lines that they left in for airing, but were cut by the network and weren't intentional.
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11:16AM on 05/06/2011
I can understand 201 being censored, since that was kinda the whole point of the episode.
I can understand 201 being censored, since that was kinda the whole point of the episode.
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