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Search Party 

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Search Party is a single-camera dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears.
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Series cast summary:
Alia Shawkat ...  Dory Sief / ... 21 episodes, 2016-2017
John Reynolds ...  Drew Gardner / ... 21 episodes, 2016-2017
John Early ...  Elliott Goss / ... 21 episodes, 2016-2017
Meredith Hagner ...  Portia Davenport / ... 21 episodes, 2016-2017
Brandon Micheal Hall ...  Julian 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Clare McNulty ...  Chantal Witherbottom 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Ron Livingston ...  Keith 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Jeffery Self ...  Marc 9 episodes, 2016-2017
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Dory (Alia Shawkat), Portia (Meredith Hagner), Elliott (John Early) and Drew (John Reynolds) must deal with the disastrous consequences of successfully tracking down missing classmate Chantal (Clare McNulty) in season two of TBS' dark comedy Search Party, returning Sunday, November 19. As the friends' paranoia grows, their relationships fray, and it becomes increasingly difficult to trust that no one will discover the group's secret. These privileged, self-absorbed 20-somethings are in danger. Written by TBS

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17 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Fascinating story is more important than the mild humor
30 December 2016 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

From the beginning, I was fascinated by this quirky series, in which an unhappy young woman with shallow friends and little ambition latches onto the mysterious disappearance of a casual acquaintance, and, after thinking she sees her in a restaurant, going full-out Nancy Drew, roping her friends into the search.

It's not the humor that drew me to the series. The comedic elements rarely made me laugh; it was more of an, "ah, clever" sort of reaction. I'd say it's more a satire of the modern age than a comedy, although I guess that's a form of modern comedy, as seen from Louis CK or Master of None, although I personally prefer Search Party to those.

While I didn't laugh much, I was fully invested in the relatably flawed and uncertain Dory. She's not much less awful or shallow than her friends, but she has a dogged determination, holding onto her mystery like a life raft, that keeps you rooting for her.

To a large extent, Search Party is an existential mystery. If you're looking for Agatha Christie or Dashiell Hammett then you'll be disappointed, but if you want a series concerned more with the utter absurdity of Christie/Hammett if placed in the real world, this show is wonderfully satisfying.


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