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Overall a very good season
on August 20, 2014
If you are a huge South Park fan like me, odds are you don't need a review telling you what to expect from season 17. If this is going to be the first South Park you have watched however; this review may help.
Overall, this was a great season. It got off to a great start with episodes like "Let Go, Let Gov" and "World War Zimmerman". There was a slight dip in the writing quality mid-season, and I'd argue that "Ginger Cow" was their weakest episode. Matt and Trey made up for it though with the excellent Black Friday trilogy of episodes parodying Game of Thrones and setting up the story for Matt and Trey's recently released video game "South Park: The Stick of Truth". The season finale was great as well, and it will leave you laughing and a little heart-broken.
I only wanted to take off half a star for the quality dip mid season which is understandable due to Matt and Trey's commitment to the video game and the ongoing success of "The Book of Mormon"; however Amazon only lets me rate in whole stars, so I had to round it down to four.
All in all I feel that this was a very solid season and an improvement over season 16. If you are a South Park fan, BUY IT. If you are new to the series, I suggest experiencing some of the early seasons first. If you want to be current however; get this season. You won't regret it.