Search Party: Season 2 (2017)

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Search Party

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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User Ratings: 125

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Air date: Nov 19, 2017

After finding the not-so-missing Chantal and killing the not-so-villainous Keith, the gang is faced with the horrifying task of trying to bury a body before the sun comes up. The Season 2 premiere.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2017

The gang goes on a mission to cover up Keith's semi-accidental murder and return Chantal to her family, with just a few major roadblocks along the way.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2017

Life after murder proves to be harder than expected as the friends readjust to their superficial Brooklyn lives.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2017

The darkness creeps back in as the friends make choices fueled by paranoia. Dory is confronted by Keith's ex-wife, while Portia is cast in a play about the Manson Murders, and Drew begins a long con to escape to China.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2017

The gang is invited to Chappaqua, where they receive the key to the city for finding Chantal. Meanwhile, a police woman named Joy begins to uncover their tracks.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2017

As Elliott descends into insanity, the gang turns their backs on Dory, who begins working with Julian at a political campaign.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2017

While the gang's distance grows, Dory drops in on Keith's funeral, Drew investigates the threatening flowers left at his work, Portia severs ties with her mother, Elliott endures group therapy, and Julian realizes Mary may be an imperfect role model.

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Air date: Dec 10, 2017

Dory and Drew receive a visit from hot-on-the-trail Officer Joy Hartman, meet up with a renewed Elliott, and still make it to Portia's play on time.

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Air date: Dec 17, 2017

The gang must get $60,000 to their blackmailer, leading to a day of cat food tins, mistaken identities, and tasers. On the other side of town, Joy follows Fat Franky, which does not end as anticipated.

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Air date: Dec 17, 2017

The gang ties up loose ends in their lives before facing the sobering reality that they might all go to jail by midnight, leaving it up to Dory to figure something out. The Season 2 finale.

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Tv Season Info

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 (26) | 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…
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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…
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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…
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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…

Search Party contains exactly the right balance of self-awareness and empathy for its characters. Every time they dig a hole, literally and figuratively, it feels earned, not forced.

Jan 30, 2020 | Full Review…

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…

Search Party has already presented a more evolved, more vicious, and even more suspenseful version of itself, one where Dory's missteps have real consequences as well as whip-smart joke potential.

Nov 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Search Party: Season 2

  • Jul 23, 2020
    Just found this show a few days ago and have binged the entire thing. It's riveting, funny, smart, surprising, and surreal. The characters are flawless in their rendering and they carry this show. You could probably fit these characters into any plot and they would carry it. Fortunately, the plot doesn't disappoint. For about the first three episodes, I thought I was watching a dark murder mystery. After that, I realized what I was looking at, a blend of reality and stylized reality that makes the show really fun, even in its darker moments. Highly recommend.
  • Jun 27, 2020
    On top of its game, Season 2 builds on everything great about season 1.
  • Jun 17, 2020
    Laugh out loud funny. Such disfunction.
  • 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 .

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