HBO recently released season one of Vice Principals on Blu-ray and DVD. The cable TV show is about two school vice principals scheming to get rid of the new principal. Both VP’s think they should be the principal. The story isn’t very realistic (especially the profanity at school), but the series is funny. If you’re looking for a new series to binge watch, you should definitely check out Vice Principals: The Complete First Season.
The two main characters of the dark comedy are Danny McBride (Neal Gamby) and Walton Goggins (Lee Russell). They are both vice principals. Gamby seems to be in charge of discipline, but I have no idea what Russell does at the school. Neither one of them are nice people, but Gamby becomes more likable as the series progress — especially the struggling dad side of Gamby.
Here’s something somewhat interesting: Bill Murray makes a special appearance in the first episode. His role is a serious one and you don’t see him again after the first show. Other cast members of Vice Principals include Kimberly Hebert (Dr. Belinda Brown), Georgia King (Amanda Snodgrass), Sheaun McKinney (Dayshawn), Edi Patterson (Ms. Abbott), Ashley Spillers (Janice Swift), Susan Park (Christine), Busy Philipps (Gale Liptrapp), Jennifer Gatti (Mrs. Deets), Shea Whigham (Ray Liptrapp), Maya G. Love (Janelle Gamby), Dale Dickey (Nash), and Christopher Thornton (Mr. Milner).
The Blu-ray includes all nine episodes of the first season in both Blu-ray and digital formats. In addition, it also includes deleted scenes, a blooper reel, and nine audio commentaries with the cast and crew.
About Vice Principals
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.
Vice Principals Season One Episodes
- The Principal
- A Trusty Steed
- The Field Trip
- Run for the Money
- The Foundation of Learning
- The Good Book
- End of the Line
[Disclosure: I received a Blu-ray for review on my blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]