Principals: The Complete First Season (2016/HBO Blu-ray Set)
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: B Episodes: B
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.
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.
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.
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
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.