Search Party: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Search Party is an engaging, weird, dark, funny mystery elevated by exceptional performances throughout.


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Air date: Nov 21, 2016
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In Season 1 of "Search Party," Dory (Alia Shawkat) discovers that Chantal Winterbottom (Clare McNulty) has gone missing and she makes it her mission to find out the truth about what happened to the girl she once knew. Enlisting her friends, Elliott (John Early) and Portia (Meredith Hagner), as well as her boyfriend Drew (John Reynolds), they quickly become wrapped up in the mystery surrounding Chantal. In addition, Drew finds himself falling for his fiery neighbor, April (Phoebe Tyers), behind Dory's back; Portia loses her starring role; and Elliot is revealed to be a charlatan.

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Critic Reviews for Search Party Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (17)

That being said, Season 1 of Search Party has a strong voice that proves worthy of trusting up until its final seconds. It's engaging, thoughtful television, and whether or not it can sustain its unique tone isn't pertinent right now.

Nov 21, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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A Gen Y mystery series that owes more influence to Nancy Drew books than Girls or Broad City, Search Party is immensely likeable and highly watchable.

May 23, 2017 | Full Review…
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One of the great charms of TBS' new surprise hit Search Party is in how believable it makes its cast of loveable awful schmucks.

Dec 14, 2016 | Full Review…

Uneven, intelligent, weird, sometimes funny (more often not) - and almost consistently engaging.

Nov 21, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Yes, it's dark... but most of the time, you'll be laughing because it's so dead-on.

Nov 18, 2016 | Full Review…

While it sometimes gives mixed messages, this unique and darkly satirical show boasts several great performances and an immensely watchable first season.

Nov 18, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

An often hilariously deadpan comedy series.

Nov 16, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The pleasure of Search Party ... is the fracturing of the old idea that we all want to watch basically the same thing, which was mutually reinforced by the fact we were only ever offered that thing.

Aug 11, 2017 | Full Review…

It's Shawkat, with her non-standard corkscrew hair and glorious profusion of freckles, who drives the show, bringing an intensity into Dory's most unfocused, unsure moments.

Nov 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Search Party doesn't feel unreasonably mean-spirited, because the writers derive most of its humor from acts of pure cluelessness or turns toward the bizarre. When we laugh at a character, it's because he or she richly deserves it.

Nov 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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