THE AFTERPARTY: SEASON ONE
Starring: Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson, Zoe Chao, Ike Barinholtz, Ben Schwartz, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Demetriou, and Dave Franco
Created by Christopher Miller
The Afterparty is just the best. I had so much fun watching this show that I couldn’t stop rewatching it. It’s so clever in its murder mystery storyline that I legitmately didn’t have a clue who the killer was going into the finale. The genre-hopping perspective is smartly done as well, showing not just how each person saw the night going, but also adding good character development along the way. Each character is played to comedic perfection by this great and hilarious ensemble too. I can’t believe just how hard I fell for this show.
The Afterparty from Christopher Miller (of Lord & Miller) might end up being the surprise show of the year. It’s genuinely funny, but still manages to have an engaging and fairly unpredictable murder mystery at its center. Plus, each 30-min episode takes on a different genre, from rom-com to action to horror, which allows the great cast to play the same characters in several different ways. The highlight is the musical themed episode focused on Ben Schwartz’s character, but there really aren’t any weak links to be found.