23 November 2016 | hardflopy
One of the most refreshing shows this fall
I usually do not bother to write a review and leave that to others, but every single review I found on this here was negative and in no way representative of how people I know perceived this show. I seriously question the (lack of) taste of the previous reviewers. If this is not your genre than don't review it.
I am TV show addict and am always on the look out for something new, something that puts my mind in motion and moves me or something that just makes me laugh. Stumbled across "Search Party" yesterday and binge watched all available episodes. It's a refreshing take on dark comedy. The casting here is phenomenal and so is the script and story.
The main character is portrayed by Alia Shawkat, which you should remember from the classic "Arrested Development". She's grown up now, and her acting has grown with her. This is definitely one of her best performances. I could talk about the rest of the cast here but this review would get too long. Rest assured they live up to the standards set by Alia.
In a nutshell I would summarize this show as an inside look at American culture of this generation. The main character is in search of herself, and I don't think the "friends" she has are helping her move forward. An old college acquaintance goes missing and she takes it upon herself to figure out what happened to her (in order to fill a void in her own life). That's it! A simple proposition that generates a lot of interesting and funny situations. The characters in this show are hilarious ranging from the uber-gay, the fake, two faced, and the paranoid.
I strongly advise you give this a try and form your own opinion. I can assure you that this is a well worth addition to the fall TV scheduling. Probably one the most refreshing and stylish shows this season. Can't wait for the next episode. Enjoy!