The TBS comedy “Search Party” puts a big satirical spotlight on millennial culture. The show’s creators join us.
Four millennials sit over brunch, chatting about needing ketchup and who they’ve slept with. And one says an old college classmate is missing – as in disappeared. It’s the beginning of the TBS series “Search Party,” and of a dark comedy and detective story that ends up exploring millennials themselves. Chantal is missing, but it’s millennial fears and foibles on the table. A generation’s challenges. This hour On Point, we talk with the creators of “Search Party.” — Tom Ashbrook
From Tom’s Reading List
New Yorker: A Millennial Private Eye On ‘Search Party’ — “‘Search Party,’ on TBS, is a shrewd dark comedy starring the wonderful and soft-faced Alia Shawkat as Dory, a recent college graduate turned Nancy Drew. Blending screwball fizz and sticky melancholy, it basically invents a new genre: the noir sitcom. It is also, at ten episodes, exactly the right length.”
Esquire: The 2016 Canon: Search Party Shows How Our Obsession With the Truth Helps Us Find Ourselves — “I’m not quite sure how to classify Bliss and Rogers’ work. It’s in the same milieu as Lena Dunham’s work so far (young people who are probably neighbors in North Brooklyn with artistic goals and emotional pratfalls), and it’s won the same awards (Grand Jury!). But Bliss and Rogers have this sophisticated and surprising handle on tone that makes their work stand out from the leading Millennial artiste’s.”