November 21, 2016 at 8:42 pm #1201954596
The show premiered tonight! Did anybody watch it?November 21, 2016 at 10:21 pm #1201954635
I watched the first episode and it was great. The acting, writing and directing were all awesome.November 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm #1201955276
Slightly embarrassed to admit that I already binged the entire thing but I really really enjoyed it. So inventive and unusual. Even though its is ostensibly a comedy (and pretty damn funny) I felt genuine thrills and suspense and some pretty heavy emotion at points. It is such an unusual mix of genres I am not sure that it will really appeal to a wide audience but it was right up my alley.
In terms of awards chances, I would say that Alia Shawkat stands a very outside outside chance. Her performance absolutely deserves to be in the conversation and she is familiar to voters from Arrested Development. And, hey, two years ago we never would have thought we would have a best drama actor winner from USA so TBS isn’t a death knell for the show. I’d say it is unlikely to pick up noms from any group (aside from a past version of the Critics Choice :/) but stranger things have happened.December 13, 2016 at 4:25 am #1201968305
So I’ve actually watched this whole first season twice now – it’s an easy, fast binge and I wanted to watch a second time before commenting because this thing is jam-packed and I didn’t wanna miss a beat. This show is so strange and niche, but if it’S for you, you will love it. Consequently, this means not everyone will love “Search Party.” Hell, there will be people that hate this show because of the characters and the main storyline, but that is almost entirely the point of this show. You come for the mystery of Chantal’S disappearance and stay for the visceral, sly and brutal dissection of entitlement in your twenties and the self-centeredness of young people. You almost have to be one of them to understand it, but the way this show unapologetically displays these characters in the worst light possible is what makes this show so darkly hilarious. It takes watching the full season of the show to reflect on its genius, but it’s a fun, easy watch. I’m curious to see if TBS picks this up for another season, but kudos for picking a show that could easily face so much hate as part of your network’s comedy rebdranding. The young cast is great. Alia Shawkat keeps the show grounded and is the driving force behind getting you invested, despite the fact that she’s not always the easiest character to root for. John Reynolds grows leaps and bounds over the season in an oddly-specific role for a young male in his twenties that isn’t often tackled. Meredith Hagner is great when she gets the opportunity, but I do wish there was more exploration of Portia outside of the central mystery. My easy pick for the standout of the cast is John Early, who is clearly reveling in the chance to play a complete asshole. His one-liners are killer, his delivery lets you know he’s in on the joke and milking it for all it is worth, and he’ll definitely remind you of that person you absolutely hated when you were in college, and the show is all the better for it. This show won’t be for everyone, but man is it entertaining if you fall for it.December 13, 2016 at 7:16 am #1201968339
I binge watched in 2 days. You all are right. Its really a love it or hate it show. And it really has no genre to fit into. Its a little bit of everything. For sure something I haven’t seen before. Aside from Shawkat’s character, none of them were likable at all – IMO – but that no something that bothers. She meant well, even it was mostly for ‘selfish’ purposes.
SLIGHT SPOILER AHEAD
The one thing I really didn’t like but I suppose had to was the death a certain character. There probably wasn’t anywhere else to go with it outside of just vanishing as they thought would happen. When I say I didn’t like it I guess it was because of the uncomfortable and sad feeling I had for the remaining characters and the aftermath that they would have mentally and legally.
It seem like a one off rather than a new series.December 15, 2016 at 2:04 pm #1201970371
I’m almost finished. The cast of this show is amazing. I hope that awards discover this show because it’s great. John early is amazing. If he somehow got nominated and episodes still mattered, he would easily win if he submitted episode seven. He is really great. The whole cast is great.December 15, 2016 at 3:16 pm #1201970393
I finally finished and wow… I did not see that coming. I loved the twist. At first, I was thought it was cheap, but then I realized how smart it is. The whole thing was amazing commentary of the hollowness of modern day society. Wow, great season! Does anybody have any idea how season 2 will work? It seems like they don’t have much left to tell but who knows. Season 2 has already been co formed by TBS.December 15, 2016 at 3:21 pm #1201970400
The finale seems to set up a premise for the second season very clearly, even keeping the title logical and relevant for that plotline.December 15, 2016 at 4:23 pm #1201970437
Ya I just feel like there isnt much more material left for an entire season
I feel like it will turn it HTGAWM basically and they get rid of kieths body and the second season will revolve around who he was and them trying to keep it a secret. I’m not sure that’s enough for a whole season. Who knows? I’ll probobly be proven wrong anyways.March 25, 2017 at 10:51 pm #1202046300
Does anybody think this show could get a suprise nomination? Alia Shawkat would be such a great suprise. I could see this getting a suprise writing nomination though. I wish it aired on HBO though because then it would be a sure contender.March 25, 2017 at 11:39 pm #1202046316
Definitely not. It should be winning series though.March 25, 2017 at 11:52 pm #1202046327
No and already missed WGA.March 26, 2017 at 9:44 am #1202046681
This is one of the most deserving shows and I’m actually hopeful. UnReal didn’t have the buzz when it first aired. Not to mention, it was overshadowed by an another summer show from an unexpected channel. But, it started to have a buzz during spring especially for Zimmer. So it may happen.