Vince Staples premiered his eponymous TV show on Netflix and viewers are so impressed that they’ve binged the entire season in just a few days.
For Norf rapper Norf, 30, his first series lead may be long overdue after his stint as charming playboy Maurice on the Emmy-winning comedy Abbott Elementary.
And now, the Compton native has written, produced and starred in the satirical series that mimics the rapper’s life, including wild but often grimly realistic stories about racism, gun violence, riches and, of course, romance—though a disclaimer warns that it is “a work of fiction.”
The Vince Staples Show struck gold with Rotten Tomatoes, achieving a rare 100 percent score, plus an astonishing 89 percent audience score.
The show is also a hit with viewers, who have adopted xpreviously Twitter, to reveal that he has them “dying laughing” and that they need the second season “now.”
Vince Staples (right) has released his eponymous TV show on Netflix and has won over fans and critics alike (pictured: bank manager (actor Matt Oberg) leaves the building with Vince as armed police surround him)
Set in 2023, the comedy-drama, which debuted exclusively on Netflix on February 15, features five crazy stories, perhaps the most memorable and thought-provoking of which is a botched bank robbery.
In the wacky episode, a bank manager, played by Matt Oberg, denies Vince a business loan for his Kapow Pops cereal idea. simply because he is an “artist”.
But in a strange turn of events, the elite bank suffers an aggressive robbery, and the perpetrators are the rapper’s childhood friends.
Vince then joins the team and they comically conspire to empty the bank’s reserves, but their plan is immediately thwarted when they discover that the safe has already been emptied. The thieves then lament their unfulfilled dreams of a vacation to Tulum, Mexico.
Thinking about the future, Vince negotiates with the main protagonist, actor Myles Bullock, to release the manager as long as he promises him a loan of 10 million dollars for his cereal once everything calms down, to which he agrees. .
However, just as the couple leaves the bank, the clerk grabs his handkerchief and is shot in the head by the police.
Other riveting moments include a nightmarish high-speed shootout in episode five, when Vince and an old enemy engage in a shootout while the man’s young son languishes helplessly in the car while his father is shot to death off-camera.
The Vince Staples Show continues his stint as charming playboy Maurice in the Emmy-winning comedy Abbott Elementary
The show uses current affairs to provide meaning to its audience, something that occurs when Vince has another encounter with the police, but this time he is not so lucky.
In one episode, a white police officer leaves a donut shop in Long Beach, but is surprised when a cream-colored Mercedes G-Class speeds past him.
Of course, the driver, Vince himself, is arrested and taken to a local police station, where new dangers and more murderous enemies await.
A terrifying adversary takes the form of a criminal facing “800 years to live” and threatens to “line him up” when he reaches the general population, but fortunately the police offer him a brief escape to his staff room.
In another episode, Vince’s family fights over love and wealth and has a hilarious argument over macaroni and cheese (pictured left: Kareem J. Grimes as Uncle Mike).
The Vince Staples Show hit gold on Rotten Tomatoes, achieving a rare 100 percent score, plus an astonishing 89 percent audience score (pictured: Vince Staples at the premiere of The Vince Staples Show on Netflix Tudum Theater of Los Angeles, February 12).
At first, Vince claims he doesn’t trust the authorities, but after the two joke about it, the officer warns, “I’m not going to ask.”
Later, in the staff room, several officers entertain themselves at Vince’s expense and warn him that he will be the cause of his own death if he doesn’t act “more like Tupac.”
Immediately drawing on the satire, Vince responded, “He died very violently,” to which the police shout Tupac’s famous mantra “thug life!”
Vince is eventually released, prompting the officers to apologize for a case of “mistaken identity” that they admit happens “a lot, a lot.”
The dramatic episode ends with the officers singing the lyrics to their 2015 hit ‘Norf Norf’, and when they get to the line ‘I’ve never run from anything but the police!’ the scene goes black.
There are surprise appearances from rapper Rick Ross, who “educates” the aspiring businessman on the tools for success, as well as actress Vanessa Bell Calloway, who plays Vince’s temperamental mother, ready to go to war on food. family cookout with macaroni and cheese.
It’s a scorching hit with viewers, who took to X, formerly Twitter, to reveal that it has them “dying laughing” and that they need season two “now.”
While it’s true that the show packs a big punch in just five episodes, fans have ranted that it’s nowhere near enough to satisfy them.
Some have confessed to binge-watching the series in less than a week, while others have firmly pleaded for more.
One person wrote: “That Vince Staples bank robbery scene is gold. He made me die laughing.’
Another confessed: “I got drunk and watched the whole Vince Staples show.”
A third added: “The Vince Staples show is hilarious. I’ve seen the bank robbery episode twice. Maybe I’ll see him again today. Why did he only give us five episodes?
“I need more episodes of Vince’s staple show NEOOWWW,” another demanded.
More praise came in for the star’s efforts, saying, “I enjoyed every episode of The Vince Staples Show.” Quite funny. The best quality about him is that he always seems so real.’
“I love the Vince Staples show, 10 out of 10.”
Fans will remember the surprising impression Vince Staples made as Maurice on Abbott Elementary, playing the love interest of teacher Janine Teagues (Quinta Brunson) and best friend of Gregory Eddie (Tyler James Williams).
Appearing predominantly in the second season, he won hearts as a ladies’ man who showed great interest in hanging out with his friends’ co-workers.
But when Eddie warned him to stay away from women because he would “regret it,” he hilariously responded “oh, that’s perfect.”