Vice Principals: Season 2 (2017)


Season 2
Vice Principals

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Danny McBride and Walton Goggins return to settle unfinished business in a Vice Principals season two that is both obscenely funny and more satisfying than its predecessor.



Critic Ratings: 11


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User Ratings: 131

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Air date: Sep 17, 2017

In the Season 2 premiere, Gamby recovers from his wounds, but finds that North Jackson High School has changed dramatically during his absence.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2017

Gamby fingers a suspect, with some help from Dayshawn; Russell tries out a kindness strategy at school.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2017

Gamby's hunt for his shooter leads him into a novelist's graduate-school class; Russell's ire is fueled by an unflattering caricature.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2017

A death in Russell's family forces Gamby into the role of North Jackson's acting principal.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2017

Russell's birthday bash is marred by a revelation about his wife's college boyfriend.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2017

Russell's job is in jeopardy due to a plot to sabotage a standardized test, and Gamby is caught in the middle.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2017

Gamby gets unexpected company on spring break; Amanda is illuminated during a winter retreat.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2017

The approach of prom night escalates tensions between Gamby and Russell.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2017

The series concludes with a startling end to the school year.

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Season 2 of the comedy series about two high-school vice principals fighting for the role of principal is a direct continuation of the previous season. After all the horrible things Neal Gamby and Lee Russell did, this time they're trying to be better.Gamby dedicates himself to his work and to his new relationship with Amanda. Meanwhile, Russell keeps on making crazy and hilarious decisions, but also launches his own investigation into Gamby's shooting. However, surprises are around the corner, and they might shake the balance the school has finally reached.

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Critic Reviews for Vice Principals Season 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

Vice Principals is a fine comedy for anyone who loves its two stars.

Sep 15, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

After seeing much of Vice Principals season two, which was entirely directed by David Gordon Green instead of Hill, who directed season one, I can say it's definitely worth it.

Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…

I struggled with Vice Principals, but I did love it.

Nov 13, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Mr. Gamby, we're not laughing with you, we're laughing at you.

Oct 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Looks like school is back in session.

Sep 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Vice Principals' unique visual tone isn't going anywhere. In fact, the second season premiere seems to double down on nearly everything that succeeded in the first season.

Sep 22, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It's the sort of comedy that only appreciates based on its smaller character moments.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

There's not much I didn't love in this episode, honestly.

Oct 20, 2017 | Full Review…

As Russell says, Gamby has been a caged beast and now he's back in his jungle. Students and faculty should both be scared.

Oct 20, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

McBride often delivers a howl-inducing performance while Goggins plays hilariously against type. But watching it you get the feeling so much of what's unfolding on screen is mostly there to entertain the people who made it.

Sep 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Vice Principals never tips its hand as to how you should feel about its central characters. Instead, it insists you understand them, before they plunge over the cliff. The show isn't for everyone, but it is, decidedly, for me.

Sep 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vice Principals: Season 2

  • Aug 20, 2019
    Way better than S01.
  • Jan 04, 2019
    A fantastic addition to an already good show, season 2 of Vice Principals completely surpassed my expectations. This is due to stellar writing, and an intriguing, wacky, and surprisingly deep plot.
  • Oct 05, 2018
    Better than the first season with a great ending makes Vive Prinicipals one of HBOs best comedy series.
  • Aug 05, 2018
    Sad to hear it is the last season, as feel like more could be done with the characters. Very dry, some good laughs in it.
  • Jun 15, 2018
    A Masterpiece in dark comedy, Goggins and McBride are enjoying themselves and the directing is terrific.
  • Dec 15, 2017
    Probably one of the only live action shows that I was interested in finishing. Even though the show is very mean spirited, I enjoy it almost 90% of the time, making Russell and Gamby a great duo.
  • Nov 24, 2017
    I could watch McBride and Goggins all day but the answer who shot Gamby ended up being a disappointment. Season 2 was an improvement over season 1 but the ending could be seen a mile (or 5 episodes) away.
  • Nov 23, 2017
    The second and final season of Vice Principals is an improvement over the first, and ties it all together nicely come the finale. While some critics felt that the first season had a mean-spirited nature, this year the writers do a good job of making the characters more sympathetic, as there are some really effective emotional scenes throughout this season, and the mystery left in the wake of season 1's shocking finale is handled at a nice pace. It also gets deliciously mad-cap at times too, and it'll be interesting to see if Danny McBride and Jody Hill would want to tackle a more spectacle-heavy action-comedy for their next project. It never quite reaches the impossibly high standards of their previous series Eastbound and Down (which was frankly better in all areas), but it's an all around solid follow-up, and a further indictment that shows Hill and McBride know how to supply laughs while giving us morally complex character studies as well.
  • Nov 22, 2017
    Wish the show was coming back. It was very entertaining.
  • Nov 17, 2017
    hilariously entertaining

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