Search Party: Season 2 (2017)


Season 2
Search Party

Critics Consensus

With a never-better Alia Shawkat in the lead, Search Party's second season delves deeper into the deliciously dark dramedy that makes the show so addictively entertaining.



Critic Ratings: 25


Audience Score

User Ratings: 114
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Air date: Nov 19, 2017
Air date: Nov 19, 2017
Air date: Nov 26, 2017
Air date: Nov 26, 2017
Air date: Dec 3, 2017
Air date: Dec 3, 2017
Air date: Dec 10, 2017
Air date: Dec 10, 2017
Air date: Dec 17, 2017
Air date: Dec 17, 2017

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How do you return to your dreary life after committing murder? That's the question Dory Sief (Alia Shawkat), Drew Gardner (John Reynolds), Elliott Goss (John Early), Portia Davenport (Meredith Hagner), and Julian (Brandon Micheal Hall) must answer after their so-called rescue of Chantal Witherbottom (Clare McNulty). Even as they return to their regular lives, the consequences of their misadventure catch up with them as a blackmailer threatens to reveal what really happened during the rescue. Season 2 of "Search Party" features guest appearances by Christine Taylor as Gail, Ron Livingston as Keith, and Christine Ebersole as Mariel Davenport.

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Critic Reviews for Search Party Season 2

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

Search Party is a bizarre mix of concepts - hipster millennial comedy meets stylish, spiralling mystery - that ends up being something all of its own.

Jan 5, 2018 | Full Review…

As you watch these horrible, but weirdly relatable people get ripped from the cocoons of their own smug self-satisfaction to suffer through the hells created by that self-satisfaction, everything about it just feels indelibly right, and just, and true.

Nov 19, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The key piece of Tolstoy-penned evidence from a year ago is still guiding the series: "The pleasure lies not in discovering the truth, but in searching for it." And this search is quite a pleasure.

Nov 16, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

We defy you not to fall for this show's offbeat charms.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The twists and turns, quality subplots, and rather dramatic cliffhanger ending made this season leaps and bounds better than the last.

Jan 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Season two was just about perfect, balancing the group's tensions and guilt with the show's wilder, funnier moments.

Dec 26, 2017 | Full Review…

The show is at its best when it elevates mundane problems and mistakes into hugely dramatic moments, making the most of its cultural satire that mirrors our own worst self-interested impulses.

Nov 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A brilliant and oddly empathetic skewering of the blind spots of late-capitalist narcissism.

Jul 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The mystery is carefully spun out to keep you hooked, but you will also stay for the monstrous yet somehow beautifully nuanced characters. If you are new to Search Party, I envy you and, like, totally want your life.

Jan 4, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Like a Paul Auster detective novel Auto-Tuned with upspeak, Search Party catches a tone of New York City loneliness among unmarried young people of the present moment. Sinister shadows creep across interiors painted dusty pink.

Nov 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Search Party: Season 2

  • May 22, 2018
    temporada incrível, foca mais no místerio e gostei disso, recebeu menos aclamação porem eu acho que foi boa como a temporada 1, o final deixou um ar de místerio para o que vai acontecer e a unica coisa que podemos fazer é esperar uma nova temporada.
  • Mar 11, 2018
    In this second season, Search Party finds its perfect tone, pace and narrative. It has never been so funny and at the same time so twisted.
  • Jan 29, 2018
    Blown away at how good and addictive this show is.
  • Jan 02, 2018
    This is a show unlike anything I've ever seen. Loved it!
  • Dec 31, 2017
    Cannot stop laughing this show is amazing!
  • Dec 19, 2017
    An incredible, riveting show with impeccable acting and comedic dialogue, with twists and turns you'll never see coming. Featuring one of the best performances by an actress in a tv show this year from Alia Shawkat, not to be outdone by her supporting cast of characters including the likes of John Early and Meredith Hagner. One of the most underrated, under-watched shows out there, that needs more praise, and definitely another season.
  • Dec 17, 2017
    Huh? Whats going on here? So let me start at the beginning ! after season one I didn't know how to feel about the show the characters were not likable people the plot was good until Chantal tells you why she really ran away. I didn't see them coming back with a season two and I wasn't to mad about it because the show is so questionable. But low and behold here comes season two!!!!! So I decided to watch it to see how they were going to pull it off. The plot about them trying to get away with murder is okay but what the series lack is laughs its supposed to be a dark comedy but it has very few laughs. The characters are still hard to like especially Chantal. I guess this show is aimed at hipsters who follow the trends. Now they have left the door open for a third season and like the other seasons the storyline will decent not good or great but decent but what they have to work on is the laughs I mean I might smile or give it a small chuckle but if they are gonna continue to call this a comedy please add in some more laughs. This how you know you don't like the characters is because the whole time I was hoping they would all go to jail .
  • Dec 17, 2017
    I really hope it gets renewed, mainly 'cause I GOTS TA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!!!!!!
  • Dec 10, 2017
    this is one of those shows it might not entertain everyone but its one of the best I have seen in awhile the humor may be dark but always on key and usually pretty funny Iove the character of dory as well she just seems to be a charming adorable lady who definitely knows what she wants and will stop at nothing to get it the mystery here is good too so it works as more than a comedy but it still manages to put a smile on my face I totally recommend it
  • Dec 09, 2017
    Search Party really turns the format of the first season on its head for its sophomore year, and also presents the true colors of its ethos and characters. With the mystery of the first season solved, Search Party now concentrates on the moral hot water that the characters have encased themselves in, and viewers might be surprised to see the affable millenial sleauths of last season make some Walter-White-trangressions this year. The show is actually very lacerating towards hipster culture (perhaps even more so than Lena Dunham's Girls), but it's never cynical thanks to smart writing, and a consistent tone, and the story arc is increasingly unpredictable. Once again concluding with a real shocker, it's logical to think that next season will be a game changer as well, but as to what end then your guess is as good as mine!

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