"What looked like silly parody mysteries about teens spray-painting penises and pranking schools as 'The Turd Burglar' were….OK, they were very silly, and happily so," says Caroline Framke. "But both seasons were also sharp, insightful portrayals of what it means to be a teenager today dealing with the vast reaches of the internet and tangled webs of social media. What’s more, it did so by swapping TV’s more typical 'kids and their phones!' condescension for curiosity and empathy about why and what it means for kids (and all of us) to have technology be such an intrinsic part of everyday life. In both seasons, American Vandal was a Trojan horse of a show that dug into teenaged and online lives with more detail and depth than any other TV series, period." ALSO: Did American Vandal struggle because it was hard to convince people to watch a mockumentary about d*cks?