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Party Down: Season 1 Reviews

September 18, 2019
Even with its more foolish characters, the show makes a case-comical but still resonant-that underneath the ill-fitting button-down caterer's shirts and pink elastic-band bow ties are real people.
May 16, 2018
Because each episode will allow these characters to interact indifferent locations (along with a revolving door of supporting characters), it has room to amp up the ridiculousness.
May 15, 2018
These actors are too good to be without a series, so good on Party Down for saving them from a future as, heaven forbid, depressed L.A. cater waiters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 15, 2018
Does for cater-waiting what Taxi did for driving.
May 15, 2018
A very funny series that any cable channel would be lucky to have.
May 15, 2018
Underlying the caustic observations about Tinseltown superficiality is a genuine understanding of the combination of hope and bitterness that comes with unrewarded talent.
May 15, 2018
There is plenty of sparkle to be had in the core cast bouncing off an ever-changing group of boozed-up clients, but it's when the regular characters spend time with each other... that Party Down really comes into its own.
May 15, 2018
Started its first season as a mostly episodic endeavor... But somewhere around the midpoint of this 10-episode season, Party Down hit a sweet spot.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 24, 2018
Party Down's appeal lies in its acute understanding of actors as insecure extroverts, writers as bashful narcissists, and unfulfilled artists of all types as quick-draw cynics.
January 30, 2018
Lurking behind the surface of this raucous comedy is an astute meditation on the promise and peril of leading an unconventional life, something about which aspiring actors know a thing or two.
March 20, 2009
All of the characters are misfits, and the pleasure of Party Down is watching the actors riff off one another as they go to extremes.
March 20, 2009
There's sharp dialogue and insight into the nature of snuffed ambition.
March 20, 2009
Party Down is the show in question, and it is a smart, affable, mostly unpredictable ensemble comedy that reminds us that in the 500-channel universe, fine things can happen in unlikely places.
March 20, 2009
This companion to Starz's half-hour Head Case represents a warmed-over buffet of bite-sized moments, mostly devoid of flavor.
March 20, 2009
The warning bell is that since the team begins as caricatures, the show could become a string of situation jokes.
March 20, 2009
Part of the charm of this frequently deft series about the employees of an L.A. catering firm is that some of the characters are too dense or too innately optimistic to understandthat they're probably never going to make it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 20, 2009
Party Down is a great idea inadequately enlivened by desperation.