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Ian Reviews Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ Season 1

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The newest Netflix show was released over the weekend which is a true-crime satire about the aftermath of a costly high school prank that went too far.

I’m not going to lie, the idea of a “mockumentry” about a high school kid who spray painted twenty-seven faculty cars with phallic images sounds dumb, but this show will have you hooked from the start. I decided to give it a try with a “why not” attitude and was pleasantly surprised.

The show took all the elements of a true-crime story and revolved it around dong jokes in a somehow classy matter. Each episode brought you to the edge of the seat and made you ask the question “who drew the dicks?”. It had the right amount of humor with a really engaging story to go with it.

Even being a Funny or Die production, the best part of this show, is they play it straight rather than a gag. The characters were great too. They weren’t over the top, they were just like the kids you went to high school with.

The show centers around senior prankster Dylan Maxwell with a poor reputation and is known for drawing phallic images on teacher’s whiteboards. With the parking lot surveillance tapes missing, Dylan is accused and found guilty based on one students eye witness with no valid proof.

Dylan’s morning show classmates Peter and Sam team up to make a documentary and try to find proof on who really drew the penises. ‘American Vandal’ is a surprisingly addictive who done it show. I would recommend it to anyone and give it two big thumbs up. You come for the dick jokes, and stay for the compelling mystery. Check out the trailer up top and let know what you think of the show in the comments.

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