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American Vandal: Season 1 Reviews

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December 11, 2017
12-7-2017
½ December 7, 2017
PROS: For a show that revolves around spray painted dicks, "American Vandal" is very clever. It's a true crime spoof that treats high school behavior like hard hitting news. If the key witness lied about getting to second base at camp, can he be trusted? The photo of the toilet in the overdramatic opening credits is another good example of this. The acting on the show was really impressive when you consider how young the cast is.

CONS: The show had me cracking up the first few episodes but took more of a serious tone towards the end. I know a lot of people probably liked that tone and social commentary -- I just kind of missed laughing out loud while watching.
½
½ December 5, 2017
Love the humor, Love the structure, and made me thinking about School Life and who we are, Thank you Netflix
½
½
November 28, 2017
American Vandal: Season 1 is created by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda, and it stars Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, and Jimmy Tatro in a mockumentary dramedy about 2 high school students making a documentary about a highschool student name Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro) that was accused of drawing 27 penises on every car there is in the high school that was toward a lot of teachers and principals, which he ended up being expelled because of it, and he kept denying of what happen, which Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) are making that documentary as a way to get into the mystery of it and know whether Dylan drew those or not. I remember seeing a trailer for this and knowing what the plot was, and while I thought it was an insane plot that I have no idea about whether it?s trying to be comedic, or actually serious. Then I start to forget about it a little bit, until I saw the reviews for it, and I was shocked that it was high as I didn?t expect much out of the premise, except for a lot of people who watched it and really enjoyed it. So I downloaded the episodes to watch it when I?m in the mall, and I managed to get it done in a day as I haven?t enjoyed a starter season like in In Netflix since Stranger Things. The show has a relatively unknown cast, and the only ?well-known? actor in this, is Jimmy Tatro if you watch Vine, YouTube which he?s well known for, or some movies that has him in it as a small part, and even then he wasn?t considered an A-list actor. So for the whole cast, they were really good that have a look and were really convincing as high school students, and Jimmy Tatro does a great job here of acting like a complete idiot, but making us not quite sure if he?s as stupid as he lets out to be. The way it plays out as a satire is only the way that?s it?s filmed like a documentary that feels similar to Netflix?s Making a Murderer, but feels like its own thing as the premise is ridiculous, but makes it hilarious when it?s taking the mystery serious that creates some great jokes and interesting mystery that doesn?t make it feel like just an extended penis joke. The characters are really good that keep you guessing of who it might be if Dylan didn?t do it, and the writing is tight as you really want to know about who the culprit is, and is clever enough to do things that I wouldn?t think of like putting the whole documentary on social media so that people who are fans of it gives some possible answers that even the characters wouldn?t think about, while letting up to the consequences that might affect them by the end of it, good or bad. There?s some twists that you wouldn?t see coming, there are some moments that are surprisingly deep for this type of premise, and I had an absolute blast watching it with a bit of a blank thought of knowing about the show before watching it. American Vandal: Season 1 is a fantastic season that I definitely wouldn?t mind seeing a second season that is hopefully as tightly-written and funny as this season.
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