Saturday, December 30, 2017

What I’m Watching: Search Party (Season Finale)

Search Party: Season 2, Episodes 9 and 10 “Frenzy” and “Psychosis” (B+)

Okay, so April is definitely crazy, and not, as Elliott and Portia briefly thought when they were following her twin sister, happy crazy. Demanding $60,000 was a bit random, and my favorite part of their whole discussion which Portia couldn’t hear was that Drew logically calculated that if he could get $60,000 in two days, he would get $60,000 every two days. Drew and Dory having sex shows that they’ve reconnected, but that’s not a great thing given how terrible they are at lying together. Drew getting cupcakes that read “I had sex with your wife” so that he could get his promotion went so poorly, and now he’s out of a job altogether. Elliot proposing to Mark in the supermarket was an unexpected development, but he’s someone who doesn’t listen to anything anyone else says and just does exactly what he feels like in every moment. Joy following Fat Frankie nearly worked out perfectly for our friends since she panicked and shot him, but then Chantal had to come and confess that she was actually in Montreal and not New Hampshire, prompting lots of anger from Joy and some quick dot-connecting. Offering up Julien’s sex scandal as a way to keep April quiet was a creative if unproductive solution, but it seems it was all for naught now that Dory has been arrested for the very specific murder of Keith. There’s no word on a third season of this show, but I’m extremely excited to see where it all goes and hopeful that its commission will be announced shortly.

Season grade: B+
Season MVP: Alia Shawkat as Dory