Search Party: Season 1 (2016)

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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
2
Air date: Nov 21, 2016
3
Air date: Nov 22, 2016
4
Air date: Nov 22, 2016
5
Air date: Nov 23, 2016
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Air date: Nov 23, 2016
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Air date: Nov 24, 2016
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Air date: Nov 24, 2016
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Air date: Nov 25, 2016
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Air date: Nov 25, 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…

Audience Reviews for Search Party: Season 1

It's hard to see the humour at first, through all that darkness, but after a couple of episodes, it is savage. There's no holds barred in it's criticism of modern narcissism, shallowness and fakery as this gang of self-absorbed twenty somethings play Nancy Drew. It's a must watch!

Vapid, very unlikeable people. Prolonged exposure will certainly cause an ulcer. One episode is WAY more than enough.

Show incrível, aclamado pela crítica e pelo público com 100% de aprovação, é engraçado (algumas vezes) e dá um ar de suspense, incrivel serie de místerio e sugiro a todos que assistam.

An entertaining debut for this bittersweet satirical comedy, and a wonderful showcase for Shawkat's talent.

As bingeable as it gets. If you love crime or mystery shows, get to watchin'.

It's weird, but good.

Casting a group of millenials in a Nancy-Drew-styled mystery might sound like a gimmicky idea, but Search Party's first season manages to be fun and engaging thanks to clever writing and an authentic look at the culture. Bearing several commonalities to the overlooked 2014 film Wild Canaries (which also featured star Alia Shawkat), Search Party works with its modest budget by possessing a strong degree of inspiration. While the mystery isn't overly complex, the ride getting there is enjoyable and rarely foreseeable, and the show's views on the mannerisms of Generation Y is winkingly accurate in a way that separates itself from Girls and Broad City. Ending on a really shocking note that puts one of the characters in a huge moral dilemma, here's hoping next season addresses this without sacrificing an iota of its affable spirit.

So unique and special — captures a type of NYC millennial in a genuine way

A worthier Twin Peaks sequel for 2017.Alia Shawkat defies al cliches for a moving performance that obliterates the more cliched side characters, who grow on you nevertheless. It's a funny, lovely, weird show.

One of the few shows that I will obnoxiously go out of my way to promote - as if anyone cares about anyones opinion. This is gold.

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