Vice Prin­ci­pals

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IF you need a rea­son to watch this HBO com­edy then here it is: Wal­ton Gog­gins. If you need another rea­son, then let it be Danny McBride. Gog­gins and McBride play Lee Rus­sell and Neal Gamby re­spec­tively, two vice prin­ci­pals at North Jack­son High School who are both vy­ing for the top job after their boss ( Bill Mur­ray) re­signs as prin­ci­pal to look after his ail­ing wife. When the school board sends in a stranger to fill the po­si­tion — Dr Belinda Brown ( Kim­berly He­bert Gre­gor), the two have lit­tle re­course but to team up to get her out be­fore re­sum­ing their ri­valry.

Here’s the thing, though: both Rus­sell and Gamby lack any pos­i­tive or ad­mirable qual­i­ties that make them vi­able can­di­dates for the job. They are petty and child­ish and re­ally big buf­foons who don’t seem to have the wel­fare of their stu­dents at heart. But they are ex­tremely en­ter­tain­ing. Es­pe­cially Gog­gins. And their buf­foon­ery is in­com­pa­ra­ble. You’ll hate them, but you’ll love hat­ing them. Vice Prin­ci­pals is by far my favourite com­edy on TV at the moment. S.

airs every Mon­day at 10.30am ( prime time en­core at 10.30pm) on HBO ( Astro Ch 411).

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