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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I urge everyone to watch this.

 

Which began as a juvenile hashtag of #whodrewthedicks has turned into one of the best, funniest, and most honest mockumentaries I've ever seen.

 

This series is the goods.  

 

post #2 of 17

Glad you posted that trailer, I was curious about this. Looks like fun.

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 

It's not belly laughs funny, but it's consistently amusing, and full of great characters.

 

Plus it treats the subject with a level of seriousness and heart.  

post #4 of 17

Gave up halfway through the second episode. It's unfunny as all hell and another sign that Netflix has absolutely zero quality control.

post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
That's too bad you didn't like this. It's one of the best shows on Netflix in my opinion.

The teenage characters are believable and three dimensional. The teachers are perfect archetypes for the types that I had when I went to school. Especially Mr. Kraz.
Edited by catartik - 9/18/17 at 11:19am
post #6 of 17

At first, I really didn't like this, but I warmed up to it. I feel like a broken record when I say it goes on for far too long, but it was mostly pretty clever. I laughed at damn near everything Dylan said or did. The casting director that cast him is a genius.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also, that last damn driveway dick had no ball hair.
post #7 of 17
This was fantastic.

I loved that it plays everything completely straight. It makes Dylan being such an idiot that much funnier.

Don't expect a straight comedy but rather a compelling mystery with some funny realistic high school kids.

The one "cool" teacher was completely hilarious. Everyone had a teacher like that in High School.
post #8 of 17
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Mr. Kraz!
post #9 of 17

I just finished this and really, really liked it. It's a little too long and you shouldn't go in expecting a full blown comedy, but damn if I wasn't drawn in by the relationships. Really well done.

post #10 of 17

Binge-watched this today and came away really impressed.

 

I thought it was going to be more of a comedy than it actually turned out to be (that's not to see it wasn't funny because, in places, it certainly was). However, there was a lot more drama and, well, heart in this show than I anticipated. There's a moment, for example, where one of the characters sees footage of what other people have said about them and is completely devastated by how they're viewed, and it's played completely straight.

 

Really good cast of characters (Mr Kraz for the win!) and a surprisingly talented crop of teen actors playing the kids.

 

The show does a great job at mimicking the style of "true life" documentaries to the point that the mystery itself becomes incredibly compelling. By the latter half of the season as the documentary team started unearthing clues, I was completely caught up in the investigation and really wanted to know who had committed the crime and whether Dylan was as innocent as we initially believed him to be. It just goes to show that, whether it's a murder or someone spray-painting dicks on cars, a good mystery is still thrilling to unravel no matter the crime itself.

 

I hear this has done well enough for the people behind it to consider a sequel of some kind. I'd definitely like to see more from this team.  

post #11 of 17

This show is fucking great. It might be the best thing I've seen on TV this year.

 

Who knew that a show built around an extended dick joke* would also be one of the most pointed pieces of JINX/SERIAL style docudrama and a condemnation of the school-to-prison pipeline and a commentary on how certain students, from the feminists/activists to the burnouts, are labeled "difficult"? And that it would be one of the best teen-centered TV shows since Freaks and Geeks?

 

So fucking good. And funny as hell. I laughed a lot. 

 

* The show understands that there's something inherently funny in the phrase "27 dicks" and makes sure to repeat it just enough so that it stays funny. #whodrewthedicks


Edited by Boone Daniels - 10/1/17 at 1:06am
post #12 of 17
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Who knew that a show built around an extended dick joke* 

 

Goddamnit Boone, you never added a footnote for the * and I need to know what you were going to say about the extended dick joke!

post #13 of 17

Edited! 

 

#whodrewthedicks

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post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by wd40 View Post

At first, I really didn't like this, but I warmed up to it. I feel like a broken record when I say it goes on for far too long, but it was mostly pretty clever. I laughed at damn near everything Dylan said or did. The casting director that cast him is a genius.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Also, that last damn driveway dick had no ball hair.
There is a obvious reason for your spoiler. I mean it could go another way but it was done for a reason.
post #16 of 17

Between this and The Tick, I'm wishing we received more 30-minute episodes in seasons that are less than ten episodes. I find them infinitely more bingeable than, say, The Defenders with its longer run of 40 or 50 minute episodes, and there's a whole lot less flab on them. 

post #17 of 17

I started thinking of the line: "It appeared to be a Drake song, with the n-word replaced with "red team"" on the way to work today and started cracking up.

 

This show. So good.

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