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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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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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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (16)

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.

November 21, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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…

One of the great charms of TBS' new surprise hit Search Party is in how believable it makes its cast of loveable awful schmucks.

December 14, 2016 | Full Review…

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

November 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.

November 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.

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

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