Critic Consensus: Vice Principals is sporadically amusing and benefits from its talented stars, but its mean-spirited humor sometimes misses the mark.
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as Neal Gamby
as Lee Russell
as Dr. Belinda Brown
as Amanda Snodgrass
as Mr. Hayden
as Principal Welles
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I admire the gambit, but I couldn't go for it. Witnessing a temper tantrum that's nearly a hate crime is about as funny on TV as it is in the news.
Danny McBride is his usual obnoxious, doofus, deluded, arrogant loser self in the new HBO comedy Vice Principals. But somehow this time it works.
Perhaps the end could come sooner... Maybe before that second episode ever gets a chance to soil a network that by now should know much better than this.
Hardcore fans of McBride and Hill will overlook the familiarity just to have their favorite comedian back. But Vice Principals is unlikely to win over anyone not already converted.
Audience Reviews for Vice Principals: Season 1
Danny McBride and Walton Goggins star in the HBO comedy Vice Principals. In Season 1 vice principals Neal Gamby and Lee Russell, bitter after being passed over for promotion, team-up in order to bring down North Jackson High's newly appointed principle Dr. Belinda Brown; a tough, no nonsense woman with her own ideas on how to run a school. McBride and Goggins have great chemistry as frenemies and deliver good performances. And the characters are fairly well-written, and oddly sympathetic in their own way. However, the comedy can be a little coarse and vulgar. Only 9-episodes, Season 1 of Vice Principals is wickedly funny and leaves the audience wanting more.
Occasionally funny, Vice Principal is a dark comedy about two scheming administrators trying to dethrone a newly arrived principal at the school they work at. I don't really like the humour but the story was interesting enough to keep me coming back each week.
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