Posts by Jackie Sizemore

South Park

‘South Park’ Angers Everyone Sometimes but Teaches Us to Think

‘South Park’ jabs at liberal and conservative ideals and continues to challenge strongly held beliefs. When I was growing up in a suburban conservative home, anytime South Park’s theme song started playing on our TV, one of my parents would grab the remote and change the channel. Naturally when I got to college in 2006, I assigned myself the entire series, determined to see what I’d missed. I knew I didn’t agree with my parents,        …read more

Adventure Time Islands

‘Adventure Time: Islands’ Explores Gnarly Concepts

‘Adventure Time: Islands’ reunites Finn with presumed-extinct humans while exploring ideas about reality, safety and freedom. With the show’s scheduled 2018 departure, I knew Adventure Time: Islands would have to provide some of the biggest answers the show had concealed for years. Adventure Time, a postapocalyptic, surrealist Cartoon Network series, follows the adventures of Finn, a teenage boy who for most of the show believes he’s the last human on Earth, and his brother Jake, a talking        …read more