Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ Is A Work Of Pure Genius

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Netflix’s ‘American Vandal’ was one of the greatest pieces of entertainment to ever hit the streaming service.

The plot of the show, according to IMDB, is, “A true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images.”

You can’t watch “American Vandal” without watching “Making a Murderer” first. The whole show lampoons the concept of crime investigation shows that play themselves off as documentaries, while at the same time being wildly biased.

Instead of a murder, “American Vandal” centers on 27 penises that were drawn on cars in the teacher’s parking lot.

The entire newsroom was hyped behind belief when the initial trailer dropped. We crowded around a computer wondering what we were watching as the tagline “Who drew the dicks” flashed across the screen.

We all agreed that this show must be watched. I got to it a bit late, but I wanted to make sure I took the necessary time to consume it correctly. Television is never great when it’s rushed.

I think this show is incredible. One of the funniest comedies I’ve ever seen, and it actually has a point to it beyond being funny. It exposes crime dramas masquerading as factual documentaries proving the system is rigged. This might not seem like a huge deal for a lot of viewers, but I’m from Wisconsin, where “Making a Murderer” was located.

“Making a Murderer” was a solid show, proved a few points and made you think. It also wasn’t a documentary like it pretended to be. It was extremely biased, and its sole purpose was to prove the innocence of convicted killer Steven Avery. It pissed off a lot of people I know back home.

The final episode of “American Vandal” largely focused on how these biases are in these crime dramas, and people don’t even notice.

I don’t want to give away spoilers or answer “who drew the dicks?”

All I’ll say is that you should absolutely be watching “American Vandal.”

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