With the immense number of series that are released every week, plus all the catalog ones available on platforms, it is easy for more than one gem to escape us. ‘Search Party’ began to be broadcast in our country a few years ago without making too much noise and, almost a month ago, we finally got to see its end. The series, which in Spain broadcasts TNT, It is a very particular black comedy full of surprises.
Where is Chantal?
Dory Sief is a young woman from New York who barely leaves her circle (consisting of her passive boyfriend Drew and their superficial friends, Elliott and Portia) and feels dissatisfied with her life. Upon discovering the disappearance of a former partner of hisChantal, Dory he becomes obsessed with his quest and begins to find strange clues that will lead her to a most unexpected destination.
Created by Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers and Michael Showalter (‘Wet hot American Summer’), since the first season she is presented to us as a true cocktail of genres. The general tone is black comedy, with constant parodies of “hipster culture”, posturing, social media…
The protagonists of this story go through what is popularly known as millennial crisis and they are not necessarily good people. The series plays with that and allows us to empathize with them, as they are the main characters, although it does not shy away from exposing the most selfish and superficial side of their personalities. All this always from humor, self-criticism and irony.
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Although only the first season can be seen (it is noted that it was planned to be a single season and the end of that first part is sensational), after the unexpected renewal the creators launch into the adventure, turning each season into a different genrewithout losing that black humor (and at times absurd) that characterizes her so much.
What begins as a “household” mystery, in the style of ‘Manhattan Murder Mystery’ with Lynchian touches, is nothing like how it ends. Unspecified so as not to spoil, the series knows how to reinvent itself, sometimes in really crazy ways, and become something unique and surprising.
Its cast of actors started out fairly unknown but have been making a name for themselves by appearing in notable projects: a Alia Shawcat we have seen her in ‘Ser los Ricardo’, Meredith Hagner in ‘Palm Springs’, to John Reynolds in ‘Stranger Things’… Without forgetting the stellar appearances of top-level actors like Jeff Goldblum or Susan Sarandon.
The series is finished with 5 seasons, each with 10 episodes of 25 minutes, so it is perfect for marathoning and in one afternoon you can easily ventilate a season. In the US it was broadcast on TBS but was acquired by HBO Max from season 3, becoming a Max Original.
‘Search Party’ is a unique comedy, which manages a multitude of genres without losing itself along the way and makes a cynical, funny and intelligent portrait of the society in which we live and millennial angst. It is capable of reinventing itself with each season, and it is seen in a sigh. While we keep our fingers crossed for it to arrive on HBO Max, you can already keep an eye on it on TNT Now (available on Movistar+, Vodafone and other platforms that have the on-demand channel service).