Search Party is the most unexpected show on TV right now.
Through its very own brand of dark comedy, Search Party takes the millennial stereotype and flips it on its head.
The show centres around Dory (not the fish), a twenty-something Brooklynite and her seemingly self-obsessed group of millennial mates.
In the first episode of this dark comedy, Dory (Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat) discovers that Chantal, a girl she barely knew in college, has gone missing.
In true millennial style, Dory decides to make the disappearance of her one-time friend all about her.
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Dory is convinced that something nefarious has happened to Chantal and she’s determined to find her – dead or alive. So she rounds up her ragtag gang of mates and they set out on a mission to track down their old college pal.
They gatecrash a memorial, get mixed up with a really suss private eye, infiltrate a cult, and take a very emotionally draining road trip to Canada.
And in the end they find out that things are definitely not what they seemed. And that ~ just quietly ~ not everything is about them.
Then something very unexpected happens, leading to an even more mind-blowing season two.
Dory’s friends are genuinely funny (even when they don’t mean to be), from her preppy boyfriend Drew, the self-involved Elliot, and the overly dramatic, narcissistic, struggling actress Portia.
Meredith Hagner, the actress who plays Portia, told Mamamia things are going to get a little darker, and even more hilarious in season two, as these millennial mates are forced to learn a whole lot more about themselves and each other.
“I am so blown away by the seasons. I was one of those people at the end of season one who thought ‘How are they going to do it?’,” she told Mamamia.
“When it came out [season two] we were all just so pleasantly surprised,” she said. “They found such an incredible tone, and the humour, I just feel like it’s a show that truly gets better.”