South Park: Member Berries (2016)
Season 20, Episode 1
8/10
Sets up the season wonderfully
15 September 2016
Warning: Spoilers
Since season 18, South Park has been very serialized, and slowly but surely, they have slowly perfected this new formula. "Member Berries" sets up the rest of season 20 very effectively, although the episode is a little bloated and tries to cover a few too many topics (similarly to "Stunning and Brave"). The best parts of the episode involve the kids - Cartman's Black Lives Matter, Cartman reading the girls his story, and Kyle's determination in finding out the troll. I also liked the Member Berries themselves, and how they acted as nostalgia - which is funny when you consider how Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich is a callback to season 8's "Douche and Turd". The weakest part of this episode was probably the national anthem subplot with J.J. Abrams - it was humorous but I don't think it will be developed in the upcoming episodes. I am glad that Garrison/Jenner is returning from the previous season, and the timing could not be more perfect with the current election.

The most important moment was definitely the cliffhanger ending where Gerald was revealed to be the troll, and not Cartman - this is a brilliant way to end this first episode because it sets up the rest of the season.

I am very excited for the rest of the season.

77/100
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