Sunday, December 11, 2016

Round Two: Search Party

Search Party: Season 1, Episode 3 and 4 “The Night of One Hundred Candles” and “The Captive Dinner Guest” (B+)

This show is nothing if not extremely interesting, balancing genres and telling what turns out to be an intriguing story as experienced through the eyes of a hopelessly awkward person determined to find the truth. The best part of the vigil was Elliott getting into the car and daring Dory to tell him that she knew what to wear to a vigil. Predictably, both Elliott and Portia didn’t behave terribly appropriately at the vigil, with Elliott trying to get a college acquaintance to pay him back money that she owed him and Portia flirting with a guy who turned out to be extremely creepy and into how turned on she got by sex scenes while his wife was in the next room. No one wanted to hear what Dory had to say, and that did the opposite of make her drop it. And we got to meet Gavin, a guy who should have been a lot more broken up about his ex-girlfriend going missing but instead was upset about how much everyone was idolizing her when she really wasn’t all that perfect. Dory’s dinner party was a mess, as she continued to poke and prod when Gavin just kept insisting that he didn’t want to talk about it. Her analysis of the night really was warped, as she was ready to celebrate his acknowledgment of Chantal’s pregnancy rather than focus on the fact that he had completely destroyed their apartment, something that the feeble Drew couldn’t get over. As I continue to watch two episodes of this show a week, I’m eager to see what’s next.

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