Anyone watching/watched this?
Watched episodes 1 - 5 last night & this morning because a friend was visiting and I’m a boring host.
Often very funny and in the main quite difficult to watch because a few of the characters are so unpleasant and everyone’s basically having such a terrible time.
Stars Alia Shawkwat of Maeybe from Arrested Development fame too who I it turns out have a massive crush on
I wasn’t 100% convinced until maybe the end of episode 3. I think what changed my mind was realising I don’t need to find the central story arc particularly engaging - it’s just fun to watch these people.
I am beginning to really like Drew but remembering the masturbation/‘sex’ scene between him and whatever’s Alia’s called makes that very difficult.
Really want to watch this, cause I heard Alia Shawkat talking about it on Harmontown. I saw the episodes are available online, but I’m sure if it’s unavailable outside the UK or if the website hosting it was just being a bastard
That’s what I mean - I’ve seen Stranger Things but if you asked me to tell you who was in it or what happened or really anything about it at all I wouldn’t be able to. Same will be true of Search Party in roughly a week.
[spoiler]Overall I enjoyed the main story arc with the search for Chantal and Dory’s journey towards self discovery. The finale had a bit of gut punch ‘careful what you wish for’ message which although not entirely surprising, was a bit of downer considering how far Dory had come. Even if her search had selfish motives and I was a bit gutted for her that her quest led her to be complicit to murder.
I’m glad that I could binge this show as some of the subplots were a bit forgettable and Portia & Elliot bits always kind of felt like filler. I really liked the guest appearances especially Tunde Adebimpe’s despicable cult leader and Parker Posey’s turn was quite fun too.
Do we know if there is going to be a second series? I’d probably watch it. The thought of Dory, Drew and Elliot covering up a murder has fun potential. [/spoiler]
[spoiler]I am wholheartedly in agreement with the AV Club reviewer of the series who was adamant there shouldn’t be a second one - I think this as a standalone story is weird and sad and funny in a way that other miniseries haven’t been. Leaving all that hanging as just a sort of overtly pointless and eventually quite horrible mess is ballsy and chimes with Dory’s whole ‘millennial quest for a meaning that isn’t there’.
Overall I think Search Party was ‘good’ - it was really fun to watch and lent itself well to being watched in two short bursts of and hour and a halfish each. I don’t think it was a classic by any stretch of the imagination but having said that I haven’t enjoyed the simple act of watching something with no idea where it would go in a long time.[/spoiler]