A fecal finale of American Vandal somehow turns a season about poop into a commentary on a generation

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What started off feeling like a less ambitious, more juvenile season of American Vandal slowly revealed itself to be something much greater and more unexpected. The saga of the Turd Burglar is not just about Mrs. Montgomery getting covered in shit or T-shirts launched with cat feces on them. It’s also about an entire…

A kiss with tongue, a canceled skip day, and a broken friendship on American Vandal

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What people who dismiss American Vandal as just puerile humor miss is that it’s much smarter than it looks from the outside. Yes, it has funny poop jokes. And lots of poop jokes. And more poop jokes. But as this episode proved, the writers are also willing to wade into the complex territory of social politics and high…

Forced confessions and forced turds battle for air in American Vandal’s 2nd episode

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The second episode of the new season of American Vandal deepened the mystery of the story of the Turd Burglar, first feeling like a riff on Making a Murderer in its examination of false confessions, but ending with Sam’s theory that maybe Kevin ‘Shit Stain’ McClain’s confession wasn’t false after all. We also learn…

The A.V. Club helps you navigate the Streamapocalypse

The day that modern-day oracle (and FX president) John Landgraf warned us about is here: The Streamapocalypse, a date we’ve dubbed such because it’s absolutely packed with complete seasons of new and returning shows across multiple genres. Want to settle in for some big laughs? Netflix has a couple of options for you.…

Oh… I haven’t seen it”: 15 deep-cut Halloween costumes from 2017 pop culture

Halloween draws nigh, and with it the annual parade of ghosts and goblins, trolls and Trumps, pumpkins and David S. Pumpkins, and other, equally obvious guises drawn from the well of contemporary pop culture. But you read The A.V. Club (or, at least, you scroll past it on the way to the comments). Your refined tastes…

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