Binge Watch Pick of the Week: American Vandal
Speaking of Streaming Services, it is time for our Streaming Services Pick of the Week. And this week it comes from the giant, Netflix.
I feel that mockumentaries are difficult to pull off. It is not often that one will come along that get people to talking. There at least have been two in my lifetime that have been talked about in a positive manner. Those two epics would be This is Spinal Tap and Best in Show. Pulling off a great mockumentary takes a lot of work, in fact, it may be one of the most difficult genres to get right when making movie or TV Series.
I am addicted to shows that are based around crimes. Making a Murder had me on the edge of my seat for all 10 episodes. The same can be said for The People VS OJ, Paradise Lost, and the latest from HBO Mommy Dead and Dearest. I love the realness of these shows. Something about these shows make me never want to tune away.
So, what happens when you cross a mockumentary with a true crime show. You get this week’s binge watch pick. American Vandal is a show that is shot in the style of a true crime documentary of who did it? The story is based around if this teen spray painted 27 dicks on the cars of the staff of his high school. I didn’t think American Vandal would be something that I would binge. I honestly felt, I would watch a couple of episodes and come back to it. 7 episodes later, I realized I wanted to know who spray painted the dicks.
The thing about American Vandal is that it will suck you in with humor in the beginning. The plot even goes as far as to cover drawn dicks tips and ball hairs which I have learned, you never forget the ball hair. But somehow in the middle of all laughter, the story just kind of suck you in. I am not going to give away any spoilers as you need to see it for yourself, but as the same as any true crime doc, one episode you will love someone and by the end of the next, you are questioning everything they have done up to that point.
American Vandal is something special and needs to be seen. There has never been a blending of two styles work so flawlessly. Hopefully, there will be a season two.