TV REVIEW: SOUTH PARK – SEASON 21 – EPISODE 01

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White People Renovating Houses Poster
Randy comes to grips with what it means to be white in today’s society.

Director:

Trey Parker

Writers:

Brian Graden (developer), Trey Parker (creator) |1 more credit »

Stars:

Trey ParkerMatt StoneJennifer Howell

Review by Mary Cox

“White People Renovating Houses”

South Park is one of those cultural cornerstones that people have looked to for commentary on social and political issues over the past two decades. In a return to Season 8’s episode “Goobacks,” Darryl and South Park’s other xenophobic rednecks are rallying over being replaced by automation. This episode has several direct visual references to the recent Charlottesville protests, Tiki Torches and all.

It seems like class is very much going to be the thematic focus of this season. We start with the the anger of middle-class whites, like the Marsh family, upset about damage done to the “white brand” by conservative protesters…

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