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American Vandal: Season 1 (2017)

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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?

Cast

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
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Critic Reviews for American Vandal: Season 1

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (14)

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

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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…

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]

July 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!

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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