An American school is vandalized — someone has painted images of reproductive organs on twenty-seven cars in the teacher’s parking lot. The school management instantly brings everything down to a loafer named Dylan Maxwell. However, there are also the guy’s supporters. High school students Peter Maldonado and Sam Ecklund decide to investigate, following all the canons of a TV-documentary. They are interviewing classmates, studying schedules, paint, cars, and trying to find out if Dylan is involved in this act of hooliganism.

American Vandal is a very rude and impertinent but at the same time very smart and funny TV-series. It does not only mock all the canons of documentary investigations but offers a compelling plot.

Interesting Facts

  • The first season of American Vandal was released on Netflix on September 15, 2017. Originally planned as a mini-series, American Vandal was very popular with viewers and critics alike. It was only a matter of time before the show was renewed for a second season, which was released a year later. However, immediately after its premiere, Netflix announced that it closed the series.
  • In the second season, Peter Maldonado and Sam Ecklund conduct a new investigation of another act of vandalism. This time, someone mixed laxatives into the students’ food at the Catholic school, turning the cafeteria into a public toilet.
  • Interestingly, American Vandal almost directly parodies the documentary series Making a Murderer, the first season of which was released in 2015. It was one of these TV-series that eventually brought Netflix to the top.


This is an American-made parody comedy TV-series.

The first season of American Vandal premiered on September 15, 2017, on the Netflix streaming service.

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Tags: comedy, parody, mock documentary, Netflix, school

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