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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 15, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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  • Summary: Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck) investigate The Great Brownout of 2018, where someone going by the name The Turd Burglar contaminated the lemonade at a Catholic high school, causing everyone who drank it to experience massive diarrhea.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Aug 29, 2018
    91
    It may take a little longer to get there than last time, but this new season becomes a worthy follow-up by not only swapping out one anatomical gag for another, but by filing off some of its goofier edges for another grounded look at the other daily challenges of high school life.
  2. Reviewed by: Karen Han
    Sep 14, 2018
    90
    Maybe it seems like a stretch to call a show about dick jokes and poop one of the most well-crafted and self-aware works to come out of the last few years, but in season two, American Vandal has only continued to surpass expectations.
  3. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Aug 29, 2018
    83
    It feels like a successful attempt to franchise-ify American Vandal’s peculiar mix of lowbrow comedy, highbrow style, and an ongoing portrait of the American high school as a clash between dueling realities, where the best truths are always fiction.
  4. Reviewed by: Vinnie Mancuso
    Aug 29, 2018
    80
    American Vandal season 2 is not only more ambitious than its predecessor but shockingly darker and more inventive.
  5. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Sep 11, 2018
    80
    Emotionally and sociologically, it’s a much more complex story, with a lot of insightful and empathetic things to say about a generation of kids who have grown up with social media as part of their lives. And characters like Kevin, Chloe and school basketball star DeMarcus (Melvin Gregg) come to life in poignant and unexpected ways, even considering the emotional pivot Season One took by the end.
  6. Reviewed by: Kristi Turnquist
    Sep 6, 2018
    80
    Once you start watching the eight episodes, it's hard not to get hooked on solving the mystery, even if the show lays it on a bit thick when it comes to opining about the impact social media has on young people growing up in a world that allows them--or is that forces them?--to construct online personas to broadcast their every move via smart phones, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and endless selfies.
  7. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Sep 10, 2018
    50
    By the end, what happened to Dylan Maxwell [in the first season] actually did feel kind of tragic. The second American Vandal, while amusing here and there, isn’t able to do all that. It recycles the same template, but can’t quite convince viewers to invest in everything that transpires at St. Bernardine.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Oct 9, 2018
    10
    When the season started I was really skeptical because I had no idea how could you possibly make this an 8 episode show based on the premise.When the season started I was really skeptical because I had no idea how could you possibly make this an 8 episode show based on the premise. I'm just gonna say I'm glad I watched it, characters are relatable and feel like real people. Even if you think mockumentaries are not your thing give this a chance, it might change your mind. It did for me. Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2018
    10
    What's not to love about this series, it is perfect for binge watching. Hoping it gets renewed.
  3. Sep 26, 2018
    10
    This show delivers on all levels: it's brilliantly shot and directed, along with a fantastic use of graphics. The storyline is very engaging,This show delivers on all levels: it's brilliantly shot and directed, along with a fantastic use of graphics. The storyline is very engaging, keeping you hooked right till the end. There's plenty of quirky humour, as could be expected from the first series, but it also touches on a lot of issues facing kids in the modern digital age. There's lots of twists and turns throughout the season to keep you guessing, but they're all linked together in clever yet sensible ways. And finally, in my opinion, the conclusion of the season is far more satisfying than the first - all the facts are laid bare and there is no room for interpretation or doubt. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable watch and I'd highly recommend it to everyone. Expand
  4. Sep 23, 2018
    8
    Still solid. American Vandal's 2nd season is going on strong and does not disappoint. In terms of film making (or in this case televisionStill solid. American Vandal's 2nd season is going on strong and does not disappoint. In terms of film making (or in this case television making) it's just as strong as the original. Would recommend for fans. Expand
  5. Nov 2, 2018
    8
    Great season but not as trend setting as the first. it lacked some of the first seasons depth, charm and edginess... Still very funny andGreat season but not as trend setting as the first. it lacked some of the first seasons depth, charm and edginess... Still very funny and worth your time if you enjoyed the first season. Expand
  6. Sep 21, 2018
    7
    A história desta segunda temporada não foi tão boa como a da primeira temporada, mas ainda assim foi muito divertido ver mais um caso deA história desta segunda temporada não foi tão boa como a da primeira temporada, mas ainda assim foi muito divertido ver mais um caso de vandalismo (neste caso, foram quatro crimes). O elenco teve uma prestação medíocre, o que fez com que esta sequela perdesse qualidade. Expand
  7. Sep 16, 2018
    1
    Boring and up its own butt with cliched content. The whole thing is entirely unrealistic and overly simplified. I realize its a parody, butBoring and up its own butt with cliched content. The whole thing is entirely unrealistic and overly simplified. I realize its a parody, but it isn't as good as the first season. Nor is it as interesting. Expand

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