South Park: “Informative Murder Porn” Season 17 Episode 2 Review

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South Park continues to improve as it takes on the infuriating number of crime dramas on TV, cable company customer service, and censorship all in the same episode.

Did anyone else find it absolutely hysterical when the cable company employee started caressing his nipples at the complaining customers? It sure feels like that here in New York where we’re forced to deal with Time Warner Cable (even Patrick Stewart recently took to Twitter to express his disgust with the company).

Anyway, back to the episode. Somehow whenever something violent happens involving anyone younger than 25, videogames, movies, and TV all come under fire for being too violent for impressionable youngins. Informative Murder Porn flipped that on its head, with the kids of South Park worried that their parents are watching too many shows like CSI and Cold Case (referred to as “murder porn”).

As someone incapable of seeing what anyone can get out of these shows but has no problem with all the blood in God of War, I found this quite hysterical.

But things get worse when the kids place parental controls on their TVs that require their parents to play Minecraft to get past it. So then the parents start acting out Minecraft in real life. Great stuff.

Hilariously, Cartman became the voice of reason this week as he told his classmates that maybe “murder porn” doesn’t cause violence and that they need to trust their parents.

They strike a deal with the cable company, who only agree because it will make their paying customers more miserable, to put all the crime drama channels in a different package (that can only be installed at 3am and includes hundreds of Portuguese channels).

Overall, Informative Murder Porn was a very clever episode that packed a lot of satire into just 20 minutes. The joke could have been taken a little farther, but for such a well thought out episode, that can be forgiven. Grade: A-

By Matt Dougherty

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