South Park | Season 22 |OT| The Boys Are Back in Town

Oct 27, 2017
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It wasn't just criticism and you know it. Saying the PC shit is dumb or tryhard or whatever would probably have been enough, but you were very specific about what you got from it and then elaborated on it further.
It’s called debate and not just saying hollow sentences just for the sake of it. Just so you know, this show is not immune to criticism ;) let’s not act like they’ve been exempt of really dumb stances expressed in some episodes before (like the dolphin one, the man bear pig one, the f word one, etc).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It’s called debate and not just saying hollow sentences just for the sake of it. Just so you know, this show is not immune to criticism ;) let’s not act like they’ve been exempt of really dumb stances expressed in some episodes before (like the dolphin one, the man bear pig one, the f word one, etc).
The show is not at all immune to criticism and I'm usually pretty honest in calling them out when they've been ignorant about something or misjudged some issue or argued in bad faith. Your criticism about pandering to the alt-right just happened to be completely off-base and objectively wrong.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I thought the opposite mostly. It completely dismisses people with actual mental health issues.
I agree with this. While it's true that most people have at least some anxiety, telling those who have serious mental issues with it to basically man up is pretty messed up.

Also, I have some pretty deep-seated anxiety but I don't obsess over my phone, so I dunno what all that was about. If they were trying to say that people with anxiety retreat to their comfort zone then I guess that makes sense, but the mobile phone is not that for everybody with anxiety.
 

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I agree with this. While it's true that most people have at least some anxiety, telling those who have serious mental issues with it to basically man up is pretty messed up.

Also, I have some pretty deep-seated anxiety but I don't obsess over my phone, so I dunno what all that was about. If they were trying to say that people with anxiety retreat to their comfort zone then I guess that makes sense, but the mobile phone is not that for everybody with anxiety.
The issue is that yes everyone has anxiety. But not everyone has an anxiety disorder like low serotonin levels or other issues.

I take meds that adjust my serotonin levels and it gives me the tools to deal with tgat anxiety in a way normal people naturally can. Without it I often just get completely paralyzed. It doesn't reduce the amount of anxiety either, it just makes it so I can deal.

So fuck that comment from Kyle.
 

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How so? Cartman was surprised to be given an actual diagnosis, only to use it to be a further dick to people.
It was commentary on kneejerk diagnosis of anxiety. Which I agree is a thing. Also people being obnoxious about their anxiety.

But it only painted that part of the picture. I just hope next week there's a bit more nuance.

Also stress and anxiety often goes hand in hand but they're not the same thing.

And what Dark Knight said.
 

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I took away his everyone has anxieties a bit more from his speech, but it makes sense.
It's not factually wrong. But people tend to see anxiety and anxiety issues as the same thing.

Doesn't help when people with the issues just say "I have anxiety”.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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It's not factually wrong. But people tend to see anxiety and anxiety issues as the same thing.

Doesn't help when people with the issues just say "I have anxiety”.
Yeah. I thought PC/Strong Woman vs Token's family kind of painted that a bit more between the characters.

Again, kind of a half baked episode.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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I definitely agree that the episode wasn't nuanced enough. There wasn't enough distinction between anxiety and people with genuine anxiety disorders.
I have encountered both kinds of people and I thought the episode was on point about the former, definitely not the latter
 
Oct 26, 2017
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as a person who has dealt with severe anxiety all my life, i'm not offended even slightly, because i know the people they're making fun of are real. anxiety and ocd are kind of "trendy" right now. like, it's considered cute and quirky by some. it's weird.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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That was depressing....especially after the Canada Post rotating strike that lasted several weeks and people kept complaining about stuff taking longer to ship from places

LOL @ the Amazon USDA Choice joke though
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I actually like message of the show. I like the two parter. Gives the message more air time.
Rather than consume and forget

Even though there’s less comedy
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Best idea in the episode was the zombie mall people, lol. Had me dying. Especially the first worker guy.

This season is the best South Park has been in ages. Feels like we're back to the show's best years.