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Does anyone else dislike South Park?

Old 11-16-18, 03:33 PM
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Does anyone else dislike South Park?

So, I'm a guy in my late twenties, and I've never liked South Park. I'm honestly not sure exactly why I don't like it. Maybe I just find it too dumb and over the top?

It's strange because I like pretty much every other adult animated comedy out there, including Family Guy, The Simpsons, Rick and Morty, Beavis and Butt-Head, Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Happy Tree Friends... but not South Park. Even stranger, I love toilet humour, which South Park is full of, but I still don't like the show. Similarly, I'm also not a huge fan of Metalocalypse, even though I'm a massive fan of heavy metal music.

I remember years ago, my friend showed me the South Park movie, but as my friend was kinda dumb, he kept skipping through a lot of scenes, which made the experience less enjoyable. A while later, I decided to watch the movie again, this time all the way from start to finish, to see if I'd enjoy it this time around. I didn't.

Most people I've met love South Park and I know it's an extremely popular show, so I'm definitely in the minority, but surely there are other people here who don't like it either?
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Old 11-16-18, 03:48 PM
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Re: Does anyone else dislike South Park?

I like it in small doses. It's a very clever show that touches on a lot of current subjects in a generally smart manner, but quite a few of the characters can be more obnoxious than funny in large doses.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike South Park?

When it’s good, it’s awesome.

When it’s bad, it’s excruciating.
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Old 11-16-18, 03:57 PM
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Re: Does anyone else dislike South Park?

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
When itís good, itís awesome.

When itís bad, itís excruciating.
Yeah, that's about it. The show went through a big slump for a good few years but has turned the corner in the last couple season. I'm enjoying it now as much as ever.

And now I'm thinking back to when the show first aired and I feel REALLY old.
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Old 11-16-18, 04:27 PM
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I donít dislike it but I fell off watching it a long time ago. I always think when a new season starts that I should try and get back into it but havenít yet. I think the last season I watched regularly was like fourteen or fifteen. I think it was right around the time when they started doing a loose arcs for the seasons and shortened them a bit.
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Re: Does anyone else dislike South Park?

It's been fairly mediocre the last 3-4 seasons. I get the feeling that Matt and Trey are simply collecting a check most episodes and let the writing staff handle most of the heavy lifting. South Park's prime lasted longer than Simpsons, though to be fair to Simpsons, that show's seasons are much longer.

South Park has always had a unique voice. I think it came out at the right time when the Internet was starting to blow up.
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Old 11-16-18, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
I like it in small doses. It's a very clever show that touches on a lot of current subjects in a generally smart manner, but quite a few of the characters can be more obnoxious than funny in large doses.
That's a bingo, right there.

I used to go along with the idea they seemed to posit that some things need to be tackled with the subtlety of a sledgehammer, but they seem to go after everything and some things do require a softer touch.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
When itís good, itís awesome.

When itís bad, itís excruciating.
This.
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I liked it in the late 90's but never knew it would last this long.

It was a big deal in 1998 when TCI added Comedy Central and you could watch that show.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
When it’s good, it’s awesome.

When it’s bad, it’s excruciating.
Haha pretty much. Take this season: after a couple of really good episodes the last two (outside of the RDR2 jokes) were terrible. Was the audience really craving a manbearpig 2-parter? Cerealously? It was brutal.
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Originally Posted by Bill Needle
Was the audience really craving a manbearpig 2-parter? Cerealously? It was brutal.
Manbearpig is an allusion to global warming. And global warming is being blamed for the fires right now. So itís staying topical.
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So, I'm a guy in my late twenties, and I've never liked South Park. I'm honestly not sure exactly why I don't like it. Maybe I just find it too dumb and over the top?

It's strange because I like pretty much every other adult animated comedy out there, including Family Guy, The Simpsons, Rick and Morty, Beavis and Butt-Head, Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Happy Tree Friends... but not South Park. Even stranger, I love toilet humour, which South Park is full of, but I still don't like the show. Similarly, I'm also not a huge fan of Metalocalypse, even though I'm a massive fan of heavy metal music.

I remember years ago, my friend showed me the South Park movie, but as my friend was kinda dumb, he kept skipping through a lot of scenes, which made the experience less enjoyable. A while later, I decided to watch the movie again, this time all the way from start to finish, to see if I'd enjoy it this time around. I didn't.

Most people I've met love South Park and I know it's an extremely popular show, so I'm definitely in the minority, but surely there are other people here who don't like it either?
You have good taste, sir.

When it first came out I tried it.
But it came across as too juvenile (even for me).
I haven't been back sense.
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