The Netflix mockumentary is altogether different in Season 2, says Tom Philip. "Those going into the new season of American Vandal hoping for a continuation of the story we were told last year, or even many links to it at all (don't hold your breath for a Dylan Maxwell cameo) might find themselves disappointed with the focus of the new season, as well as its more thoughtful, well-crafted tone," says Philip. "This is not a comedy show by way of a compelling mystery anymore; this is a straight-up crime investigation show that still manages to deliver a lot of laughs. Health, racism, classism, bullying, the profound loneliness of high school, and social media are all studied in ways that both surprise us but mean something. In the end, when all is revealed, it's hard not to wonder if this can even be classed as a pure 'comedy' anymore."