Two strangers are drawn to a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that will, they're assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.
James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.
Clearly a riff on the streaming giant's acclaimed true crime series Making A Murderer and The Keepers, 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 Peter Maldanaldo investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of Dylan Maxwell, the troubled senior accused of the phallic vandalization.Written by
A spoof that's funny even if you haven't seen what its spoofing
An uncommonly well written and clever high school comedy that is, most importantly, consistently hilarious. Strangely enough, the seriously silly mystery is actually compelling and you will want to see how it turns out. The majority of the humour might just be too stupid for some, but there's more than enough laugh out loud moments to keep you interested. The characters are likable and performed well by young, mostly unknown actors. Even the opening to the show is funny, a true detective making a murderer style that just feels inspired. A show that's made for binge watching.
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