American Vandal

American Vandal (2017-)
Season 1 - 8 episodes (2017 September 15)
Season 2 - (2018 September 14)

Netflix Original Series
Availability: Global
1 season, season 2 returns September 14

Plot:
This half-hour true-crime satire explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. An aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known dick-drawer) Dylan Maxwell. Not unlike its now iconic true-crime predecessors, the addictive series will leave one question on everyone's minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks?

In season 2, St. Bernardine, a private high school, has recently been terrorized by a vandal known only as The Turd Burglar. Kevin McClain, a junior, has been expelled and awaits trial for the crimes. But is justice being served?
Melvin Gregg and Travis Tope are the new leads for season 2 with Tyler Alvarez who starred as Peter Moldanado returning.  Tope plays Ethan, “fedora-wearing, pocket watch-carrying” junior. Gregg plays DaMarcus who is a star basketball player and also a junior.

Review:
Rating: [Watch it] / It depends / Skip it
  • It's a satire that doesn't go for the cheap jokes. The premise is absurd and the comedy comes from how serious the event is taken as it exploits the usual true crime tropes. It's one thing to make fun of these shows, but another thing to do that and make something equally enthralling.
    This could just as easily be a true crime fictional series first and a comedy second.
Read my Season 1 full review.

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Trivia:
  • From co-creators Tony Yacenda (Pillow Talking) and Dan Perrault (Honest Trailers), and showrunner Dan Lagana (Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous). 

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