Wow! Such a good movie.
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
It's funny, it's tense, it features two great performances from two actors and the director expertly creates a web of odd tension where you actually don't know what is happening for the majority of the run time.
The first season of Vice Principals is quite short but I'm already hooked on this excellent comedy. Season two can't come fast enough. The humor in this series might not be for everyone but to me it's excellent. I don't know what it is with Danny McBride as Neal Gamby. Is it his hair, his mustache or his facial expressions in general but as soon as I see him I have to laugh. The combination of Danny McBride and Walton Goggins is a perfect match. Those two are running the show and it's a delight to watch. Georgia King as Amanda Snodgrass is also a delight to watch. As well for her acting as her very good looks. The language might be over the limit for a lot of stuck-up people but I think this is the best part of the show. I honestly can't wait for season two to begin and I hope it will continue like this for a long time. I'm a fan!
Watching egos clash and then ultimately burning is the major dynamic in this show. Always a perfectly timed joke right around every corner, each with it's own individual level of originality and raunchiness that will leave your face hurting from all the laughter after each episode. Great series all together. I always enjoy Danny McBride's style of comedy, while others may not, they may not understand it is a joke being told and not to take it so seriously. This series seems like what East Bound & Down tried to achieve ultimately, while EB&D was hilarious, Vice Principals tops it and all the TV comedies out currently.
This new riotous comedy from Jody Hill and Danny McBride reignites the mad hilarity that made Eastbound and Down such an amusing and entertaining show. McBride plays Neal Gamby, a Vice Principal who only dream in life is to one day rise up to be a Principal. When Principal Welles (Bill Murray) retires to spend more time with his sick wife, it sparks a competition between Gamby and the other Vice Principal Lee Russell (Walton Goggins).Both Vice Principals believe they are destined for the top role and plan on firing each other when they inherit the role. However, a new principal is hired, Dr. Belinda Brown (Kimberly Hebert Gregory). Dr. Brown comes in with ideas of change so both Gamby and Russell decide to join forces to get the principal fired. Gamby is dealing with his own personal problems at home as his ex-wife Gale (Busy Philipps) has married a motocross rider Ray Liptrapp (Shea Whigham), and taken his daughter away from horseback riding. After season 2: This irreverent HBO comedy returned for its second and final season. Neal Gamby (Danny McBride) works to solve the crime of his shooting at the end of the first season. In his absence, Lee Russell (Walton Goggins) has taken over South Jackson High changing the mascot to a tiger and running the school the way he sees fit. Gamby played up his injury to make it seem much worse than it was but believes it is now time to return to his role as the vice principal. Lee Russell has a new assistant Nash (Dale Dickey) who tries to show deference to Gamby who is having none of it. Gamby continues to try to win over the affection of Amanda Snodgrass (Georgia King) but she is dating a successful author who claims that he will help her get published.With the help of Dayshawn (Sheaun McKinney), Gamby tries to find a new suspect, a former student Robin Schandrell (Conner McVicker) and Snodgrass's new boyfriend Brian Biehn (Fisher Stevens). Gamby suspects anyone of killing him. He even confronts former principal Dr. Belinda Brown (Kimberly Hebert Gregory). Lee Russell suffers a revolt among the teachers and he learns about this from recording their conversations in the teachers' lounge. The teachers draw insulting caricature and post it on the school board for everyone to see. Lee Russell retaliates against the teachers by bringing in physical trainers to team build but Russell has to go to a funeral leaving Gamby to take over as principal. Gamby stands up to the trainers earning the respect of the teachers while Russell's wife Christine (Susan Park) realizes her husband is a liar.Check out more of this review and others at swilliky.com
Is it the best? No.Is it funny? Yes.Is it something that soon will be forgotten? Yes.Is it worth watching? Yes.Should I binge-watch this? No.Is it hilarious, No.Does it make me laugh, at times. A chuckle maybe. Yes.Good to watch when you just watched something serious and have some time to spare. I personally like the strong foul language, but I can imagine that parents with kids may want to skip this.