South Park is entering its nineteenth season this September, after a successful experiment with continuity and ongoing storylines last year. In Season 18, the boys noticed that their world didn’t always go back to normal the next week. In fact, everybody seemed to remember Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny’s misdeeds and shut them out. This shift in focus was warmly received. Max Nicholson of IGN stated: “South Park came into Season 18, guns blazing“.
The Goth Kids
Since their initial appearance in Season 7’s Raisins, we’ve watched the Goth kids develop from wooden stereotypes into complex characters capable of carrying their own episodes. Their self-identification as “goths”, and how that makes them different from their peers, is a common theme in their episodes.