Camping: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

The first season of Camping makes it difficult to determine who the least happy campers are: those on the screen or those watching it.



Critic Ratings: 51


Audience Score

User Ratings: 101
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Air date: Oct 14, 2018
Air date: Oct 21, 2018
Air date: Oct 28, 2018
Air date: Nov 4, 2018
Air date: Nov 11, 2018
Air date: Nov 16, 2018
Air date: Nov 25, 2018
Air date: Nov 30, 2018

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Tv Season Info

To celebrate her husband Walt's 44th birthday, the obsessively organized and aggressively controlling Kathryn gathers together her meek sister, her holier-than-thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong -- and what was supposed to be a delightful, back-to-nature camping trip quickly becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won't soon be forgotten.

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Critic Reviews for Camping Season 1

All Critics (51) | Top Critics (24)

The sharp writing of Dunham and Konner saved it from utterly sinking and fans of Girls may enjoy a Gen X version. But if you haven't watched Camping before, go for the Davis version, it's miles better.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The trouble isn't that these people are unlikable. It's that they're not unlikable enough.... And Camping isn't bad either, necessarily, it's just filled with a kind of empathy that's rather out of place.

Oct 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Another perfectly serviceable series about awful people, but not a special one.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Garner's good but Camping is bad.

Oct 12, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A camping trip you'd never want to take, with people you'd never like to meet, doing things you're almost embarrassed to watch.

Oct 12, 2018 | Full Review…

"Camping" delivers an annoying character who is anything but amusing. She made me cringe, yes, but only because I couldn't wait to get away from her to go do my laundry and wash the dishes.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

One is left with the impression that 'Camping' wants to be a great comedy, but can't. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Because neither Dunham nor Konner have the instinct to pierce their characters' jugulars, Camping becomes an accidental portrait of toxic femininity.

Feb 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Instead of a wild weekend, this is another observational sitcom with a high cringe quota.

Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…

But the general sense is that Camping is working its ass off for not quite enough reward.

Feb 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Jennifer Garner is totally miscast in the eight-episode Camping as the personification of every bad L.A. cliché you can think of.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's likely too late for Dunham's latest effort to become anything more than a footnote in an otherwise interesting career.

Nov 14, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Camping: Season 1

  • Jan 23, 2019
    Show is brilliant. Only a low rating because people, yet again, fail to understand Lena's choosing of annoying personalities to cater to the hilarity. I guess you've gotta be a misanthrope to love Lena's character work, which is fine because I am.
  • Jan 07, 2019
    If not for Game of Thrones coming back for its final season, this would have been enough for me to drop HBO, entirely.
  • Jan 07, 2019
    What a terrible, terrible show. I don't know who approved this, but HBO should conduct a full and thorough investigation and get to the bottom of this. First things first, this should have been a 68 minute direct to dvd movie. This was a complete and utter rip off of so many other movies, it's not even funny. I desperately wanted this to be funny, and after watching the entire series I felt so violated and like I had just been robbed of my time, bandwidth and mental sanity.
  • Jan 04, 2019
    I watched to the end hoping for some punch line, but it never happened. Unless the audience was being punked by the whole thing. Poor David Tennant was probably looking for his Tardis to get out of this mess. In the end, there was no one to care about, and no reason for it.
  • Dec 17, 2018
    I watched this because of David Tennant. I wish that I hadn’t. Mindless story. unlikeable characters, dull and silly dialogue. David was the least dislikeable character but even he could not save this mess. I will wait to watch him in Good Omens, instead.
  • Dec 12, 2018
    Funny and well shot. Jennifer Garner is INCREDIBLE
  • Dec 02, 2018
    Awful, just awful. Having to watch it again would be cruel and unusual punishment. How does HBO justify putting this on the air?
  • Nov 26, 2018
    Absolutely Brilliant!!! Great acting, truly funny script. Loved it!
  • Nov 26, 2018
    What is there to like?
  • Nov 25, 2018
    At first, i hated this show, but after 2 episodes I saw that it is one of the best-written shows and very fresh in its approach. I think people are put off by the fact that it is billed as a comedy. It's not "funny, ha-ha". It's funny as in OMG, she DIDN"T".

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