South Park: Skank Hunt (2016)
Season 20, Episode 2
8/10
Less Is More
30 September 2016
Warning: Spoilers
Unlike "Member Berries" which I liked very much but I felt like it tried to tackle a few too many topics, "Skank Hunt" keeps the satire and the topic more local, and most of the episode focuses on the boys and Gerald. The political stuff is almost all absent.

First of all, I'm so glad that Gerald is being developed more as a character this season (even though he is a sadistic bastard), and the two trolling montages were were funny and very well done. I also liked how offline, he's a happy person who's innocent, but his dark persona is formed once he's online - something that is very true and relevant today.

The plot with the boys trying to 'kill' Cartman isn't laugh-out-loud funny, but it was very cleverly done, especially with the 'social suicide' - that opening sequence of Heidi 'killing herself' was one of the cleverest things South Park has done in recent memory. And for once, I actually felt sorry for Cartman which goes to show how strong the writing is, because Cartman is a character the audience is supposed to despise. The ending song that was played was excellent - it was certainly a sad scene, but it was also Trey and Matt making fun of the whole situation because of how stupid it is. This is the kind of world we are living in now.

80/100
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