Party Down

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Show Summary

Six caterers trying to make it as Hollywood stars are at the center of this half-hour project from Veronica Mars and Cupid creator Rob Thomas. Each episode of this Starz original will be set at a different catered event and will see hungry Hollywood wanna-bes move among the rich and famous. Season 2 is set to premiere on April 23, 2010.
Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally

Lydia Dunfree

Martin Starr

Martin Starr

Roman DeBeers

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

Constance Carmell (Season 1)

Lizzy Caplan

Lizzy Caplan

Casey Klein

Ken Marino

Ken Marino

Ron Donald

Adam Scott

Adam Scott

Henry Pollard

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Funny, edgy, and cancelled

    8.5
    I only recently discovered this show, so I know 10 episodes is the limit, and that's a shame. It's an engaging, sardonic ensemble comedy with a terrific cast (including several actors who went on to more successful series) and really interesting guest stars. It's sharply written, it's quite funny, and it's got a prickliness to it that I love but that probably was one reason it didn't make it.
  • Party Down where are you?

    10
    I used to watch Party Down on Netflix, I can't find new episodes to watch. This is a kick ass funny show with a great cast of characters, I miss it teribly hope to see more episodes. Why is it that crappy shows can last for 10-years and a show this great disappears after two seasons?



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  • Come for the Veronica Mars alumni, stay for the funny.

    8.0
    I had no expectations for this series when I started watching it. In fact, the only reason I checked it out in the first place was Dick Casa...err, I mean Ryan Hansen, who was awesome in Veronica Mars. And I was delighted to discover that there are much more VM related people involved with this show, starting with creater Rob Thomas and ending with the occasional guest star like Jason Dohring or Alona Tal. But is just fanservice for VM fans? No, this show definitely stands on its own.Party Down is one of these modern comedies with the occasional drama, a style pretty much started by The Office. I don't really care for these kind of shows usually, but the humour here works quite brilliantly. The jokes pretty much keep coming at you with rapid fire, and most of them work; if you don't get one, don't worry, the next one is coming right up. If you judge comedy series by purely how much they make you laugh, Party Down deserves a high score. The jokes vary from pop culture references to dirty jokes, from physical comedy to witty word plays.The first season is pretty solid and funny, but I found the second one lacking at times. Having said that, I watched all the 20 episodes in two days, so it never really went too much downhill.

    Party Down is nothing special, but it is definitely worth checking out.moreless
  • The Day Job of Hollywood Dreamers

    9.0
    I recently finished watching both seasons of this gem and have to say that I am appalled that it was canceled. The show follows the crew of Party Down catering with recently retired actor Henry Pollard and the other misfits of the bunch. They aren't particularly good at their job when compared to fellow caterers Valhalla Catering, led by the magnificently gorgeous Kristen Bell in a guest spot, but they have heart and intrigue. This show dealt with a lot of themes of the biz lifestyle of life taking the risk of trying to make it big or having a life of security and the consequences of both outcomes. It was pretty deep for a thirty minute comedy so when Starz canceled it I imagine there was quite an uproar from fans even though the ratings were supposedly low but if there was ever a comedy to be saved on pure entertainment value and quality Party Down takes the cake after clumsily serving it.moreless
  • This show is about a group of actors who do catering jobs in order to pay the bills. Each episode takes place at a new catering job and follows the exploits of all six characters.moreless

    9.5
    This show is completely original and has a very unique mood. Though all of the employees of the "Party Down" catering company have all but failed at acting, it does not follow the comedic routine of uncomfortable moments or hilarity at the expense of its characters. It is this type of originality that I believe most television is lacking in, and "Party Down" transcends barriers that most television shows are now constrained to. An added bonus for any Rob Thomas fan, is the cameos done by a familiar Veronica Mars actors, including characters in the "Party Down" catering crew.moreless
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    Comedy

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    Sitcoms, Dark Comedy