American Vandal: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
American Vandal

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 48


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1270
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Air date: Sep 15, 2017
Air date: Sep 15, 2017
Air date: Sep 15, 2017
Air date: Sep 15, 2017
Air date: Sep 15, 2017
Air date: Sep 15, 2017
Air date: Sep 15, 2017
Air date: Sep 15, 2017

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Critic Reviews for American Vandal Season 1

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (16)

In its own unique way, the show crystallized what it's like to be young in the social media age.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Sep 1, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Oct 24, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Not only is it a series that has understood the genre of true crime, but it has also perfected it. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

It definitely surprised me. [Full review in Spanish]

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The end result is something funny, sad and compelling.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

American Vandal is not only one of the funniest series to come to Netflix, but it has a surprising amount of emotional heft that captures the audience.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

From the outset, American Vandal may seem silly, empty and incomprehensible. But, as a symbol of the times, it deserves the opportunity to try to understand the generation portrayed. Because their problems are not so different. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 8, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the best high school-set shows in years, Netflix's American Vandal is a laugh-out-loud satire of popular true crime documentaries like Making a Murderer, but it also has layers, people!

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

What American Vandal proves quite neatly is that you can treat just about anything with the gravity of a Serial-style investigation and you'll end up with something that's funny enough.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Vandal: Season 1

  • Feb 17, 2019
    It was nice to watch the first episode and the last episode and not miss a beat. Kind of tells you about the plot. Very sophomoric.
  • Feb 10, 2019
    Absolutely great screen work the shots were amazing the quality was amazing the plot was great, the characters were moving and you could tell that the documentary itself had an effect on the people at the school. The ending was a little unfulfilling but still a great series.
  • Jan 25, 2019
    I enjoy stupid humor and this is stupid humor.
  • Nov 04, 2018
    Esta temporada faz o espectador se divertir genuinamente e, ao mesmo tempo, ficar absorto na trama.
  • Oct 26, 2018
    Season 1 of "American Vandal" hits every note to perfection.
  • Oct 15, 2018
    Despite the intentional comedy surrounding the "crime", the show has an emotional depth that was both surprising and relatable . One of the most unique shows out there. Satire at the finest. A must watch for fans of silly comedy and crime mystery.
  • Oct 09, 2018
    Episodes 1-4 were a tad bit boring for me, maybe because i was getting used to the format of the story telling or maybe because it was mainly focused on the characters just so that we will invest our time and empathy towards them and that it did! I flew through the rest of the episodes and now an official fan of this series, i physically jumped straight ahead to season 2 without even a pee break.
  • Oct 08, 2018
    Great and quick show to watch
  • Oct 06, 2018
    This first season of American Vandal blew my mind. I absolutely loved every second of it. Jimmy Tatro's performance as Dylan Maxwell is so Emmy and Golden Globe worthy, it's ridiculously good. The show really balanced humor and a compelling mystery and all the characters incredibly well. I found myself laughing and intrigued the entire time. Definitely worth the watch.
  • Oct 05, 2018
    1 episode was enough for me. Gave up half way through ep 2. I dont know what I was expecting but it just was really boring.

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