On Search Party, the irony of today's youngsters relationships and impact of social media on them is subtile and complex. That was a big accomplished on this serie. Alia Shawkat has grown so much since Arrested Development! And of course John Early effort and Elliot character are so naturally hilarious and funny! I would definitely look forward to a new season of this.
“I don’t know, honestly, if you’re becoming a terrible person, or if you were always a terrible person and I just couldn’t see it.” - Drew. "SP takes an almost Luis Buñuelian disgusted delight in showing how insincerity, bad faith, manipulation, and blatant falsehood are ingrained in American social life and in the economy itself. ... We’re dealing with a lot of baby Walter Whites now." -Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture
Almost every scene makes me cringe at the accurate depiction of the vapid superficiality, narcissism, attention- and pleasure-seeking, vindictiveness, and lack of empathy and feeling of the lost millennial generation (in NYC). One girl's desperate search for meaning, at the expense of everyone around her.
This taps into the millenial generation really well. Under the premise, I deeply connected with Shawkat's deeper search: a search for purpose, the search of a generation. Albeit slightly farfetched, it is smartly written, with well developed characters and a very well structured first season. Inventive use of digital media as well. John Reynolds is lovely. Let's see what lies ahead.