I am still struggling to get my days and nights straight. A big part of the struggle is that I really like staying up all night. Everyday I tell myself to go to bed at a reasonable hour, and then night comes and I want to watch things I don’t have to recap. I start sorting through my DVR. I tell myself I am just going to watch one more show. I watch Big Brother After Dark until 3 am. I’m happy playing solitaire and watching TV at five am. But it’s just not practical. I need to go to the bank and run errands during the day. So it’s a constant battle. Staying up all night feels like misbehaving. The older I get the more I enjoy misbehaving. I remember my brother saying to me “You are just going to do whatever you want to do.” And I thought, “Isn’t that what everyone should be doing?” I do feel the need to be more responsible, though.
Anyway, I thought I would share with you what kept me up last night being irresponsible and giggling. HBO has a new comedy called Vice Principals. I don’t watch many comedies these days, but this one has me hooked. As a former teacher, the only thing worse than vice principals are principals. They are horrible creatures. In my opinion, good teachers never want to be administrators. They want to teach. I love that this show has the administrators as the villains. They are both idiots in very different ways. I find them hysterical and tragic all at once. The show also takes place in Charleston where it was filmed. What more could I ask for?
According to the HBO Website, “From Danny McBride and Jody Hill, Vice Principals is a dark comedy telling the story of North Jackson High School, and the two people who almost run it — the Vice Principals. The series stars Danny McBride and Walton Goggins as the school administrators in an epic power struggle for the top spot of school Principal. Told over the course of a single school year, the first season takes place during the fall, with the second and final season to covering the spring term, each with nine episodes. Joining McBride and Hill as executive producer and director is longtime collaborator David Gordon Green.” If you click the link, you can watch episode one for free. If you have HBO it is available On Demand. New episodes air Sunday nights at 10:30.
There will be 18 episodes and there are no plans for anymore. It those episodes cover one school year. There have been three episodes so far. Episode two was by far the best. If you purchase episodes of shows and can only see one, pick episode two. The humor is crude, rude and socially unacceptable. The PC police are already saying the show is racist. When I read about that today, I thought it was about Gamby’s remarks on episode three on a field trip to one of those colonial reenactment villages. Gamby attempts to be PC and ends up being offensive. He’s also sexist while trying not to be sexist. Vice Principals is a dark comedy, people. If you look for reasons to be offended, you surely will be. If you look for reasons to laugh, you will.
The third episode was pretty dark. vice principal Gamby was confronted with the fact that the entire faculty thinks he is a douchebag. This is especially painful for him because the faculty loves vice principal Russell who is also a douchebag. I can’t wait to see where this show goes next.
This is part of my desire to get you guys off the Bravo teat. Vice Principals isn’t for everyone, you will either hate it, or love it, but I strongly suggest you give it a try. Especially if you have ever been a teacher. Let me know what you think!