In a year where everyone’s lives have been effectively screwed over by the universe, one show will rise up to challenge all the crap 2020 has thrown at mankind. By making us laugh at just how terrible this year has been! Wednesday, September 30th, 2020: South Park returns. And if they can’t save us from this year, then I don’t think anyone can!
We Need South Park Now More Than Ever
While everyone’s year is going to be doing to be different, as a whole, 2020 has felt like a nightmare for everyone on Earth. Riots and protests grip the streets; faith in law enforcement’s at an all-time low. The West Coast is burning down. And it seems like we’re nowhere near ending the COVID-19 Pandemic! Add in the high profile deaths, and it seems like there’s no hope. So what can South Park hope to do about that?
A lot, actually. Fans who have been around long enough may remember what South Park did in the aftermath of 9/11. As the Nostalgia Critic on YouTube states in his review, America was gripped by fear; the same kind of fear many are living with in 2020. So South Park did the smartest thing possible: they made us laugh. They made people take a look at how crazy life had become, and had a good, long laugh about it. It might not seem appropriate in such a dark time, but it’s when things are darkest that we need to remember how to laugh.
In other words, I’m hoping South Park can repeat that success while tackling all the awful things that have happened this year.
COVID-19, the Police, and Returning to School All At Once
This is the official synopsis of the hour long special:
Randy comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak as the on-going pandemic presents continued challenges to the citizens of South Park. The kids happily head back to school but nothing resembles the normal that they once knew; not their teachers, not their homeroom, not even Eric Cartman.South Park Studios
So, it looks like South Park plans to go after the three biggest issues Americans are dealing with: COVID-19, the Police being hated, and the question of how safe it is to open schools up. And in typical fashion, they’re fusing them all together. They’ll probably also reference the high profile deaths, as well.
I, for one, am looking forward to this hour long special, and you can bet that I plan to review it when the time comes. We need some laughter in our life right now! And if this is the only South Park we get this year abecause of the Pandemic, then I hope it blows us away!
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