Netflix users were more interested in American Vandal’s dicks than The Confession Tapes

Even though Netflix is loath to tell us exactly how many of its subscribers are watching what, the streaming platform does release its own year-end list of superlatives like any good media company. And the original series that users couldn’t get enough of, that they binged at a rate of 2+ hours of viewing per day,…

American Vandal’s 2nd season pickup prompts new questions—like who are these dicks?

Of the many clever flourishes within Netflix’s mockumentary sleeper American Vandal, the decision to not identify the eponymous graffiti artist—i.e. who drew the dicks—sticks out. With its central mystery still unsolved, American Vandal is now set to return for a second season sometime in 2018. Netflix announced the…

“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…

Netflix’s best new comedies cover adolescence in dicks

Nobody tells you that the best part of It is the cursing. That’s an odd takeaway from a Stephen King adaptation that features a spectacular haunted-house sequence and what’s surely one of cinema’s five scariest scenes set in a flooded basement, but take it from me, someone who was traumatized by seeing all of five…