High school on Netflix
Netflix is debuting a new movie and a new comedy series set in high schools, reports Mark Walsh in Ed Week.
The movie, “#RealityHigh,” about social media excesses of high school students, has some redeeming qualities. “American Vandal,” an eight-part series, is in part a satire of Netflix’s own documentary series. Based on promos for the series, it looks dystopian.
The movie features a girl, “a goofy, dog-loving nerd,” who tries to make friends at an affluent high school. She’s black, as is the good-looking jock she attracts, but otherwise it sounds like every high school movie ever, only with mean girls on social media.
American Vandal is a “half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left 27 faculty cars vandalized with phallic images,” according to Netflix.
Vice Principals is returning for a second season on HBO.