One of the most critically acclaimed shows of 2016, Search Party centers on a group of twentysomethings (led by Alia Shawkat as Dory) who attempt to find a missing classmate. Though Dory believes she’s doing the right thing in engaging in this quest, her actions have their share of repercussions. A mix of satire and drama, Search Party doesn’t follow the tried and true path of a procedural.
“I think it’s a credit to the writing and just how the production goes,” said Shawkat. “The first season tonally – we kind of didn’t know how it was going to come across. We would do these scenes and we’d be laughing but then there’s something dramatic happening and we were like ‘I hope it makes sense.’ I’d like to think it did. We kind of approached it the same way this time.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Shawkat elaborate on why Dory is such a relatable character:
Search Party returns for its second season November 19 on TBS.