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Vice Principals: The Complete First Season (2016/HBO Blu-ray Set)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Episodes: B

Whether or not you are a fan of star Danny McBride's unique sense of humor, which he lent to his other hit HBO series Eastbound and Down (reviewed elsewhere on this site), that will heavily weigh on whether or not you will like his new series Vice Principals.

Doing his usual routine of being overly selfish, McBride is paired with Tarantino regular Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) who both star as two Vice Principals of a high school, who both feel they are deserving of the role of Principal once the spot vacates (which features a hilarious cameo by Bill Murray, who plays the former Principal stepping down). Once a new Principal is hired, the two Vice Principals conspire against her while still trying to hide their true feelings towards her in person and push the boundaries of what their role as V.P. allows.

Directed by Jody Hill (Observe and Report), David Gordon Green (Your Highness), and even McBride himself, Season One is pretty hilarious with ten episodes that will make you laugh if you're a fan of their unique brand of offbeat raunchy humor. The series also features Georgia King, Busy Phillips, Shea Whigham, Sheaun McKinney and Susan Park.

The show is presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a great-sounding DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless 5.1 track that improves upon the original broadcast and even strengthens the cinematic feel of the show. The color palette throughout the season is pretty bright and normal, with natural looking textures that feel very real. A digital copy is also included.

Special Features:

Blooper Reel

Multiple Audio Commentaries

Too adult for normal television, Danny McBride's triumphant return to HBO is full of laughs that makes the show worth recommending. If you're not a fan of his humor, however, you may find some of the humor a bit far fetched and cold.

- James Lockhart



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