Party Down is the show to watch if you wanna be cool
So you know that show, Entourage? Where a bunch of slightly good looking guys always seem to get what they want no matter what happens? Well, this show is the Anti Entourage. A show where all those hopes and dreams don’t always pan out. Oh, and the show is funny as hell.
The show follows the adventures of a Los Angeles catering company by the name of Party Down. We meet Henry (played to perfection by Adam Scott), a former actor that has abandoned his dreams and has decided to start work as a caterer. Unfortunately for him the crew is filled with a bunch of aspiring actors, actresses, writers and comedians all still looking to be the next big thing. While Henry had a dream, these people have delusions.
All this sounds a little depressing, and it kind of is, but the show knows how to be hilarious with what it has. The show takes these characters and puts them in a new situation every week. Every episode they cater a new party and meet and interact with a new set of characters. One week they will cater a very suppressed suburban backyard bbq and the next week they will work a young Republicans gala.
For all of those that have seen the first season, the second season has shaken things up. Henry is now team leader. Paula Lynch’s character is no longer on the show (she went of to do some show called Glee or something). Megan Mullaly is now in the group playing a desperate naïve single mother. Yes she is a worthy replacement for Paula’s character but it will never be the same without her.
The show airs every Friday night at 10pm on the Starz channel. Starz has original shows on? Yea I know it is surprising but you can also watch it Instantly on Netflix as soon as the episode airs. It is a small show that is only getting renewed season per season and needs all the viewers it can get. Season 1 is available on DVD and streaming on Netflix as well.