Hi guys. To honor the start of this most recent season, me and some friends returned to the habit of South Park Sessions (which is practically binge-watch South Park with some TEGRIDY (?)). After last episode, "Band In China", we discuss the idea of modern classics of South Park. We drew the line on Season 17 since its the season where South Park format started to change. So:
You guys believe in the existence of "Modern Classics"? if so, what episodes could be considered into that category? I want to read your thoughts on this.
I thought "Band In China" was an instant classic, and "Tweek x Craig" is definitely a modern classic. My buddies weren't 100% agreeing with me, though. They are more of the idea that time is the more fundamental factor to create a classic; how good can they keep up in time, and more chracter-driven episodes instead of focus on storyline that tend to fall too much on present topics. But I think that in recent seasons they've been venturing on more universal topics (from ads and trolls to political correctness and how hard is getting for South Park to fit in this times). Of course not every episode from season 17 accomplishes this features (lots of Trump joke will fade away), and there are lots of character-driven episode aswell (one thing doesn't rule out the other). But lemme know what you guys think.