This is a non-spoiler review for all 8 new episodes of American Vandal, which premieres Friday, September 14 on Netflix.
"Forced confessions. Forced turds."
Last year, when I reviewed the first season of American Vandal, I was admittedly caught off guard. The trailer had made it seem like a one-trick pony. A one-gag goof that shouldn't last longer than a 3-minute parody video. But the series was so much more. So unexpectedly poignant and wise, with the ultimate joke being that...there was no joke. Not really. This was serious dick humor. And the mystery was so absorbing and compelling that it could easily hang with any of crime fiction's best efforts and offerings.