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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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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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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…

It's a quirky millennial satire that draws on the best aspects of Girls - the Brooklyn setting, painfully true-to-life characters, and bitingly clever humour - and throws them together with a tense missing-person mystery to excellent effect.

September 7, 2017 | 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.

August 11, 2017 | Full Review…

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