Search Party has perfect mix of comedy and mystery
TBS’s new series, Search Party, stars Alia Shawkat as Dory, a directionless young woman who seizes the opportunity to form a “search party” (consisting of her humdrum boyfriend and her two best friends who honestly couldn’t care less) to investigate the disappearance of an old college friend. The show is a smart, dark comedy that hilariously takes on millennial culture, but is it worth the binge? Bingeworthy hosts Jessica Shaw and Toure seem to think so.
In the clip above, the hosts both rave about the show, with Shaw pointing out and praising the fact that “it’s a dark comedy without being a mean comedy.”
Toure then compares the show to other millennial comedies with New York-based plots — Girls and Broad City — to point out that Search Party embraces “millennial hipster Brooklyn” rather than mocking it.
“It takes them seriously, but not too seriously,” he says. “These are real people who are dealing with real issues in their lives, trying to figure out, ‘How do I deal when I get to my mid-twenties and I want to do something real?'”
Watch the full episode of Bingeworthy, streaming now on People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the app for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, iOS and Android devices.
Watch the Bingeworthy clip above.