If you were, like I was, completely disappointed in how the first season of Serial podcast turned out, and therefore a little resentful that you wasted so many hours listening to it, there is hope. Netflix’s American Vandal applies the Serial formula to the (fictional) case of “who drew all the dicks on the teacher’s cars?”
The timeline. The missing half hour. The cell phone records. The back and forth of “I believe him! I don’t believe him!” The endless spiral of chasing-down of witnesses’ credibilities. But it’s not about murder, it’s about high school kids and big red dicks painted on cars.
So much fun. So far, anyway. Seems like this kind of thing could wear thin quickly. But, for now, it’s redeeming all the time I wasted on Serial!