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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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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All Critics (47) | 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

First and foremost, American Vandal is the first world problems "Who did it?" thriller we deserve. The truest American drama of our generation

Jun 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The series works as a serviceable whodunnit as well as a high-school drama, juxtaposing juvenile humour-the writers obviously think you can't have too many penis jokes-with satirical edge.

May 30, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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