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American Vandal: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: American Vandal pays satirical dividends while also working as a genuinely absorbing mystery that offers thought-provoking commentary on modern entertainment.


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American Vandal is a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, 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 American Vandal will leave one question on everyone's minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks?


Tyler Alvarez
as Peter Maldanaldo
Jimmy Tatro
as Dylan Maxwell
Lou Wilson
as Lucas Wiley
Camille Ramsey
as Mackenzie Wagner
Calum Worthy
as Alex Trimboli
G Hannelius
as Christa Carlyle
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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (13)

American Vandal frolics through the Docuseries Uncanny Valley and comes out the other side with a loving appreciation of everything that makes these stories so captivating and culturally iconic.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

I went into American Vandal's premiere expecting to laugh; I didn't, much. But by the time I got to the sneaks-up-on-you-poignant closing scene of its finale, I was moved.

October 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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American Vandal has a wildly variable tone that feels truer to the drastic, giddy emotional swings of teenhood, and especially by the end of the series, it rubs dizzy absurdity right up against intense, long-simmering pain.

October 11, 2017 | Full Review…

American Vandal is everything you want a true crime series to be: highly addictive, incredibly thorough, and absolutely hilarious.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

What starts out as a spoof of true-crime TV shows and podcasts quickly becomes a funny but also sharp and finely detailed look at high school life.

December 12, 2017 | Full Review…

It definitely surprised me. [Full review in Spanish]

November 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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