Stars: Tyler Alvarez, Griffin Gluck, Jimmy Tatro
A pitch perfect parody of Making A Murderer, American Vandal combines a true crime documentary style with a plethora of immature jokes. “Created” by high school students Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam Ecklund (Griffin Gluck), the mockumentary follows their attempts to investigate teenagers whom they believe have been wrongly accused of crimes, season one concerning the spray painting of penises on several cars belonging to teachers, season two following a series of poop-related crimes. American Vandal is a funny enough parody with juvenile humor galore, but it also becomes a deep dive into what it means to be a teenager in 2017 with the omnipresence of social media. The first season examines social hierarchies in high schools, while the second similarly explores deeper social issues like privilege and social media bullying. This mixture of low-brow humor and high-brow drama gives American Vandal its idiosyncratic brilliance.