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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?


Griffin Gluck
as Sam Ecklund
Jimmy Tatro
as Dylan Maxwell
Camille Hyde
as Gabi Granger
Jessica Juarez
as Brianna Gagne
Lou Wilson
as Lucas Wiley
G. Hannelius
as Christa Carlyle
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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 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…

[American Vandal] captures a genuine high school experience in an inventive way that's familiar but fresh, hilarious and so compelling.

October 6, 2017 | Full Review…

The funniest parts of the show occur in the subtle jokes that are easy to miss, but expertly delivered by a handful of very young actors you've never heard of, but are about to see everywhere.

September 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Its most surprising strength is not its satire-which is, in the end, rather low-hanging fruit-but its steady construction of a narrative backdrop more compelling than its creators realize.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

It's like American Vandal's creators wanted to prove that Serial's success wasn't due to its content, but rather our current obsession with the nature of truth and justice.

September 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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