by Wednesday at 4:35 pm•
Netflix's new buzzy crime mockumentary, American Vandal, should be boring. The show, released on September 15, tests its audience's patience by stretching a basic dick joke across eight 30-minute episodes. But somehow it's...a time suck. I binged the whole season in one sitting and I don't even like dick jokes. Quick—watch the trailer:
After years of exaggerated praise, Netflix has released a slew of middling TV in 2017. Is American Vandal another mediocre streaming series? The show's recent press doesn't think so.
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Lofty claims from lofty papers. But is it warranted? Well, if American Vandal teaches its viewers anything it's that the truth is elusive.Continue reading »