For me, finding a good show to BINGE is like getting an amazing Christmas gift that you never knew you wanted or needed! That's EXACTLY how it's felt watching, "Search Party". The show, originally on TBS, is also on HBO Max (where I stumbled upon it), and MAN, WHAT A WILD RIDE!
The IMDB description: Search Party is a dark comedy about four self-absorbed twenty-somethings who become entangled in an ominous mystery when a former college acquaintance suddenly disappears.
That's just the first season!
We meet these friends who seem like 4 normal hipster-ish friends making their way through post-college life in NYC. You can relate to each one of them in some way, but we soon find that we had no idea who ANY of these people are!
Here's what you will find in "Search Party":
MISSING PERSONS, PATHOLOGICAL LIAR, STALKER, MURDER, ROAD TRIP TO CANADA, A GUY WHO CALLS A TREE HIS WIFE AND MAKES OUT WITH HER, A WEIRD CULT LED BY PARKER POSEY, BLACKMAIL, BURGER FROM SEX AND THE CITY, DENIAL, BETRAYAL, PSYCHOPATHS, DELUSIONS, MOMMY DEAREST TYPE STUFF, A LITTLE BIT OF NORMAN BATES IN PSYCHO, COURTROOM DRAMA, QUALITY FRIENDSHIP LOVE, AND A MASSSSSSIVE CLIFFHANGER AT THE END OF SEASON 4.
For now, let me say this. "Search Party" has been the first show in a long time that I have loved so much that I wanted to start it over from the top as soon as I finished it.
Now, after you finish binge-watching, LISTEN TO THE PODCAST!!!
Bowen Yang, SUPERSTAR current SNL Cast member, hosts a podcast specifically about this show, and it's FREE on the iHeartRadio app. He discusses each episode with celebrity guests who are also obsessed. I can't stop listening. (Link Below)
There's no word on whether or not we will get a Season 5, but with the popularity it's gained from people like me who knew nothing about it until HBO Max, I'm hoping this one doesn't end up getting canned. The writers, the cast, it's all brilliant. PLEASE GIVE US MORE!
Have you watched? Wanna talk about it?? I'm down. Let me know!