Party Down: Season 2 (2010)

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Season 2
Party Down

Critics Consensus

Party Down's second season further entrenches the show's status as an astute and acidic comedy gem.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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Audience Score

User Ratings: 91
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Episodes

1
Air date: Apr 23, 2010
2
Air date: Apr 30, 2010
3
Air date: May 7, 2010
4
Air date: May 14, 2010
5
Air date: May 21, 2010
6
Air date: May 28, 2010
7
Air date: Jun 4, 2010
8
Air date: Jun 11, 2010
9
Air date: Jun 18, 2010
10
Air date: Jun 25, 2010

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Tv Season Info

The sophomore season of the comedy "Party Down" finds Henry (Adam Scott) in charge of the crew after Ron (Ken Marino) leaves to become his own boss, but he finds self-employment more difficult than expected and longs to return to his old job. Meanwhile, Lydia (Megan Mullally) joins the staff in order to earn a living while she tries to turn her teen daughter into a superstar.

Critic Reviews for Party Down Season 2

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

Party Down's appeal lies in its acute understanding of actors as insecure extroverts, writers as bashful narcissists, and unfulfilled artists of all types as quick-draw cynics.

Apr 23, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The world of Party Down - and the bizarre smaller worlds the waiters travel to each week - is so entertainingly silly that the show deserves a chance to try going on without its leading man.

Apr 23, 2010 | Full Review…

Party Down took awhile to jell, but it has hit its stride as one of TV's most finely observed comedies.

Apr 23, 2010 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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This comedy not only features great jokes and dynamic dialogue but also rolls out provocative stories week after week, thanks to the depth of the show's central premise.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It's not like anything else on TV.

May 15, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Party Down is a hilarious tribute to the broken-down yet ever-striving characters that sit on the Hollywood sidelines.

Apr 23, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The rest of the original crew is back, in varying degrees of denial, cluelessness, incompetence and narcissism. They have been missed.

Apr 23, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

What are you waiting for? Get the party started.

Apr 23, 2010 | Full Review…

The comedy never quite lifts into giddiness, but there are lots of solid, unexpected laughs. And isn't that cause for celebration?

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Party Down's strength lies within its wide range of characters. They each represent a different subset of the Hollywood dream, but they also each manage to go behind their face-value archetypes and form an utterly impressive whole.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

There is not a single episode in Season Two that is not funny and well written, and not one that isn't also pretty depressing.

May 15, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The writing, which simulates the illusion of off-the-cuff improv while being, by all accounts, tightly scripted, has been matched flawlessly to the individual comic talents of what is an exceptional cast.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Party Down: Season 2

  • Jan 27, 2016
    From seeing him in The State, Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Eastbound and Down, Children's Hospital and Party Down, I can easily say that Ken Marino is one of my favorite comedic actors. This short series is a showcase for his talents....A gem of show!
  • Aug 26, 2015
    So perfect it hurts.

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