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August 5, 2017 at 1:24 am #1202175540
All of these shows are getting season 2 threads, so I decided one of my favorite comedies deserves one as well.
It was announced at the TCA’s that season 2 of Search Party will premiere on November 19th and instead of airing all in one week, like season 1, two episodes will air a week over 5 weeks.
Michael Showalter, an executive producer, has stated that season 2 will be much darker due to the events that took place in the finale.
Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds and Meredith Hagner are all returning.
Not many people talked about season 1, but hopefully that will change.October 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm #1202246149
If this show was on HBO, FX, or Netflix, it would have won numerous awards. Still, glad that it was nominated at Gothams.November 17, 2017 at 1:05 pm #1202413712
3 reviews on metacritic so far: two 91’s and an 88.
The Hollywood Reporter also gave it a good review. This season seems to be a lot darker but still funny.
I suspect this to settle in the high 80’s or low 90’s. Hopefully this can pick up some steam at critics awards.November 17, 2017 at 1:17 pm #1202413721
Gotham was once again the voice of reason with their television nominees, as the only group to recognize The Girlfriend Experience and Horace and Pete last year and the only to recognize Search Party this year. Those were three of my top ten shows of 2016.November 17, 2017 at 5:18 pm #1202413841
Looking very forward to it, amazing show.November 19, 2017 at 8:02 pm #1202415509
Second episode was better than the first. Both were good. This settles with an 81 on metacritic, same as last year. This is a fantastic ensemble and every one of the main cast are worthier than most potential nominees.November 27, 2017 at 2:37 pm #1202422311
I’m not loving this season. It’s moving fairly slow, the characters work better together (which they aren’t), and I don’t really care about what’s happening. There are great individual moments, but the show isn’t as captivating as season 1. Great performances though.December 7, 2017 at 5:40 pm #1202432703
While this season has a lot of interesting moments and ideas, it’s lack of an engaging narrative is really holding it back.
However, the last two episodes, while not at the heights of season 1, were much better than the first half. Episode 5 was okay but episode 6 was the first episode that I felt was on par with season 1.
Merideth Hagner has been great this season. I didn’t care for her in season 1 but she has been the MVP for me so far. John Early was fantastic in episode 6 and would be an Emmy nominee if there was any justice in the world.December 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm #1202432750
Just realized all of the episodes are online. I will watch and come back to comment.December 7, 2017 at 8:27 pm #1202432823
I had no idea this show had even started working on a 2nd season much less already come out with it. Does this say more about me or the show?December 7, 2017 at 8:55 pm #1202432844
I finally finished and I was so wrong. The second half really picked up and ended with an explosion. The writing is superb. Hagner and Early should easily be nominated and Reynolds and Shawkat should at least be contenders. Unfortunately that won’t happen. Unlike last season, there are so many worthy guest actors on this show such as: J Cameron Smith (amazing!), Jay Duplass, Jessica Chaffin, Brandon Michael Hall (don’t think he’s eligible), Phoebe Tyers, and the actress that played the cop who’s name I can’t find even though she’s probably in too many episodes. The show was funny, engaging, smart, surprising, and so much more. It had so much to say and it said it all. Definitely in my top 10 of the year.December 7, 2017 at 9:13 pm #1202432854
I had no idea this show had even started working on a 2nd season much less already come out with it. Does this say more about me or the show?
It’s a niche show that barely anyone knew of in the first place.
I mean, I really enjoyed the first season. It’s just a little weird I didn’t see any promotion or anything for it, but I suppose I haven’t been paying attention.December 8, 2017 at 7:29 am #1202433192
I also thought this was just airing two episodes a week until I saw the rest of the season was online, so I promptly finished. This second season didn’t reach the heights of season one, but it was still good. I think this season got bogged down by the reality of having the main characters be murderers (or at least complicit in the murder of Keith). It led the show to a much more serious place and it was very difficult to find humor in some places, especially when the gang was confronted by the horrific realities of what they did (everything Dora did in interacting with Keith’s family, especially his daughter, was really tough to watch). That said, there were still some funny moments. John Early is still the MVP and they gave him the material this year that supported his breakout status from season one. Meredith Hagner was also delightful, I just wish a little more would’ve been done with her story and related back to the central conflict of the show. John Reynolds and Alia Shawkat were good, but their stories were honestly just too upsetting sometimes for me to enjoy any humor that was subtly there. *SPOILERS* I’m interested in what the final scene of the finale means, because it really seems like something happened off-screen to lead to Dory’s arrest. I liked the cop’s lies being a parallel to the main characters’ actions. I really had a feeling throughout the season that they would somehow find a way to pin this all on Chantal, and honestly think that may happen anyway. BTW – Clare McNulty as Chantal was so perfectly awful. That character is the worst, but the actress played it just right. I’ll probably rewatch the whole season again like I’ve done with season one because there’s a lot happening in every episode and they’re easily bingeable.
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