8 Reasons Why 'Search Party' Is Worth Binge-Watching

8 Reasons Why 'Search Party' Is Worth Binge-Watching

Centered around self-absorbed twenty-somethings bent on finding themselves—and their mysteriously vanished college acquaintance—in New York City, the dark new comedy promises to fill that soon-to-be Lena Dunham-shaped hole in your life. Here's why you should go home and watch season one now.

Centered around self-absorbed twenty-somethings bent on finding themselves—and their mysteriously vanished college acquaintance—in New York City, the dark new comedy promises to fill that soon-to-be Lena Dunham-shaped hole in your life. Here's why you should go home and watch season one now.

Text: Chelsea Douglas

1. It’s a murder mystery. Is Chantal, the main character's missing friend, dead or vanished? Not since the death of Jenny Schecter have we been so immersed in solving a whodunit.

2. While the show’s unsparing satirical look at a group of self-obsessed 20-somethings reminds us of a certain HBO show, it’s laugh-out-loud wackiness makes the show more lighthearted than it initially sounds. Basically, it's a cross between Girls and Broad City.

3. The series stars Alia Shawkat. We've been waiting for an outlet for Shawkat's underrated (and understated) comedy stylings to come to the forefront since Arrested Development, and finally, she has a star turn herself.

4. Its supporting characters are equally weird. Rosie Perez as an unhinged realtor? Ron Livingston as private investigator divorcee? Sign us up.

5. It features Parker Posey as an artisanal jewelry-pushing cult leader. Speaking of great supporting characters, we'd join this party girl's cult any day.

6. It was created by Michael Showalter, Lilly Burns, and Tony Hernandez. Showalter is best known for being the creative force behind Wet Hot American Summer and its spinoffs, while Hernandez helped create Broad City and Inside Amy Schumer.

7. Its twist ending will leave you thoroughly surprised. No good mystery is complete without a few twists, and this one will leave you speechless in its absurdity.

8. You can watch it all right now! All ten episodes of Search Party's first season are available to stream on TBS.com.

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