American Vandal: Season 2 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

American Vandal: Season 2 Reviews

Top Critic
December 17, 2018
It's better than anyone could have expected, but a little less than they might have hoped.
November 5, 2018
If the new season has a breakout character, it's DeMarcus Tillman (an excellent Melvin Gregg).
October 1, 2018
For all its scatological humor-and there is a lot of that-the new season of American Vandal draws more profound conclusions than the first.
Top Critic
September 24, 2018
Season two offers a winning variation on that pitiable theme, with Sarah Burns' Vonnegut stan, Miss Montgomery.
September 17, 2018
Awareness of the conceit means season 2's are telegraphed more clearly than they were the first season... But it's still highly entertaining thanks to its clever take on crime docs and devoted elevation of juvenile yuks.
September 17, 2018
It gives you a visceral reaction when you see something so dark, and you want to look away, but you're compelled to know who is behind the madness.
September 14, 2018
Now that American Vandal has proved that it can succeed a second time, there's no reason for it to stop. Peter and Sam will be in college soon, that mythical land of pranks, crimes, and all manner of other things that keep adults up at night.
September 14, 2018
It's great to see American Vandal continue to deftly parody the increasing popularity of true crime docu-series with its self-serious interviews and detailed infographics...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 14, 2018
It's more interested in the truth of true crime than the crime itself, and in treating its characters like the flawed, frightened people they are, it finds it. All that, and poop jokes, too.
September 11, 2018
Emotionally and sociologically, it's a much more complex story, with a lot of insightful and empathetic things to say about a generation of kids who have grown up with social media as part of their lives.
September 10, 2018
Those who have an affinity for explicit scatological humor may find all this hilarious. Personally, it made me miss the refined sophistication of season one's dick jokes.
September 4, 2018
I laughed out loud at least once with each Vandal episode - and you definitely can't say that about most comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 4, 2018
By episode 3, characters like Melvin Gregg's relentlessly quoteable DeMarcus started to grab me, and the mystery itself assumed some loftier dimensions.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 30, 2018
It might trade in a few of its old laughs for something slightly different, but it's still a wonderful little miracle that this show can exist at all.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 29, 2018
This second stab at the format is more ambitious and suggests something more repeatable for the future, which is admirable. The diminished mirth is either a bad sign, or just a temporary side effect of the growing process.
August 23, 2018
Though its themes aren't as serious as racism in America, they're still potent and palpable. American Vandal's execution of its mission last season was pretty flawless.