June 1, 2020 at 10:10 pm #1203512503
We hope that you are all safe and are wishing you the best in these uncertain times. In light of current events, we are reaching out today to ask that you please hold your season three reviews a little while longer. Our original review embargo date was Thursday, June 4, but we are now extending it to next Thursday, June 11 so the news cycle can focus on what matters most at this moment in history. We will also be shifting the episode roll-out for Search Party season three–all ten episodes in the season will now go live on HBO Max on Thursday, June 25. So that your coverage may take that into account, the season’s final episode has now been added to the press site.June 2, 2020 at 3:44 am #1203512670
I’m in the middle of rewatching the first two seasons. I hope people take some time to find the show on this new platform and give it the second life it so richly deserves. In hindsight, John Early and Meredith Hagner should’ve been running away with the comedy supporting acting awards.June 2, 2020 at 4:06 am #1203512672
This could have stood a decent chance with being HBO MAX’s push this year. I wish it had made the eligibility cut.June 2, 2020 at 9:38 am #1203512883
I adore this show – excited to binge. The perfect show for comedic escapism.June 2, 2020 at 1:34 pm #1203513337
Meredith Hagner & John Early should definitely have 2 nominations and a win by now for this show. Meredith for season 1 and John for season 2! Brilliant work. Thank you HBOMAX for bringing this show to my life.June 10, 2020 at 2:02 am #1203524996
So the show is now a binge, but what was their previous plan? Weekly release?June 10, 2020 at 6:20 am #1203525226
Originally it was going to be the first three episodes premiering on June 25th with one episode a week after that.June 28, 2020 at 11:27 am #1203555838
Anybody watching the new season? I knew this show was sort of a cult favorite when I ran across it on HBO MAX and wanted to give it a try, and two weeks later I’ve almost finished all three seasons. I agree with everything said above, and I hope I am not the only person who recently discovered this show!
Season 3 is definitely a little more over the top in its satire, but I think that’s fitting for the direction the show has always been going in. I think the statement the series is making about the millennial / east coast liberal is particularly timely right now, and you can tell the cast is loving it, especially obviously John Early and Meredith HagnerJuly 3, 2020 at 11:01 pm #1203565933
I just finished and I’m amazed. This is the best season. Hilarious, amazing writing and storytelling, and one of the best ensembles of the year. Loved the guest stars! Will be high up on my year-end list!July 4, 2020 at 6:39 am #1203566175
I’ll be honest, this season was good but nowhere near the level of the first two seasons. However, they laid a lot of seeds for future seasons, which the first two seasons never really tried to do in such a concrete manner. They really didn’t hold back on making most of these characters loathsome, and I especially turned on Dory this season. The balance of actual serious drama with the satire and over-the-top goofiness that defined the first two seasons was out of whack here. For that reason, the funniest parts of the season were the standout to me and that was easily Shalita Grant and Louie Anderson as the lawyers. Anderson breaking down the concept of “pancaking” was, perhaps, the funniest TV moment of the year. Alia Shawkat gave a great performance but I was so turned off by the character by season’s end. John Reynolds gave a good performance and I’m intrigued to see how Drew remains a part of this show going forward considering the bridges he has burned. The same, I guess, could also be said of Elliot and Portia, but I continue to love everything involving John Early and Meredith Hagner. Early is so fun to watch and Hagner, given the least to do, still had the most multi-layered performance of the ensemble. Her performance during Portia’s testimony wowed me. The end of season twists didn’t really work for me and I’m going to need them a bit more fully explained before I make a full decision. Overall, this show remains a fun and easy watch, but I didn’t get the satisfaction out of it that earlier seasons so deliciously provided.
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