Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)

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Critics Consensus

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp offers more of the the goofy hijinks that fans of the cult classic crave, but outsiders might not be quite as enamored.

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Critic Ratings: 54

80%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 854
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Episodes

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Air date: Jul 31, 2015
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Air date: Jul 31, 2015
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Air date: Jul 31, 2015
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Air date: Jul 31, 2015
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Air date: Jul 31, 2015

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Tv Season Info

This prequel series to the 2001 satirical comedy film of the same name spotlights the antics of counselors and campers at a summer camp in Maine in 1981. As the camp season gets underway, journalist Lindsay (Elizabeth Banks) goes undercover as a counselor; Claude (Jon Slatterly) helps Susie (Amy Poehler) cast the musical; and Beth (Janeane Garofalo) and Greg (Jason Schwartzman) file a lawsuit. The large ensemble cast also includes Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino, David Hyde Pierce and Molly Shannon.

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Critic Reviews for Wet Hot American Summer First Day of Camp

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (25)

A majority of the storytelling gags rise above the purely juvenile, although sometimes just barely.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Good things can sometimes come out of that sort of chaos, but that chaos could use some boundaries.

Jul 22, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is a rarity: a sitcom that is funnier than the movie that inspired it.

Aug 3, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Too often "jokes" were laboured in this vein, while a conveyor belt of fine actors, from Jason Schwartzman to Janeane Garofalo, were left with little space to act.

Aug 2, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp gets a lot of mileage out of funny names, ridiculous pop culture references and wildly inconsistent accents.

Aug 2, 2015 | Full Review…

The 8-episode series mostly succeeds by sheer force of will. The viewers are so bombarded by jokes that something is bound to tickle you eventually-though truth be told it may take awhile.

Aug 2, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's generating new material while referencing 15-year-old material. And it's broken neatly into half-hour episodes. No one expects the Rolling Stones to be as energetic onstage as they were 30 years ago, but we're grateful for what we get.

Oct 19, 2018 | Full Review…

As funny as First Day of Camp is, 'euphoric' is truly the most accurate adjective for it.

Nov 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

These actors and many, many more return (with a few newbies!) to take us on a camp-tastic voyage through the summer of 1981.

Sep 15, 2017 | Full Review…

So: How is Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, anyway? I loved it. Of course I did. I'm in the target demographic.

Aug 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

  • Sep 16, 2016
    One of my favourite movies is now 4 hours longer and I'm so happy.
  • Jul 20, 2016
    this tv show was really good...im glad they explained on how it all happen
  • Feb 07, 2016
    Although the first episode was the lowest point in the series it was one of the greatest TV shows I have seen in a long time. If you were a fan of the movie will love this.
  • Jan 12, 2016
    Just could not watch it after half of the first nonsensical episode.
  • Dec 14, 2015
    This series works because it revels in the stupidity of the whole premise behind it and they all look like theyre having fun doing it.
  • Dec 11, 2015
    I'm baffled at the high scores. I had the feeling there was no script, they were just adlibbing as they went along-far too long.
  • Nov 10, 2015
    Great TV Show, very funny, but i would give some advice to the stylist eventhough it is made on purpose. Check these looks it could be useful http://unefoismaispasdeux.over-blog.com/
  • Nov 02, 2015
    ????? ??????????? :D
  • Oct 23, 2015
    Oh lord, I must have been missing something. Managed 2 episodes before quitting.
  • Oct 16, 2015
    If you like Wet Hot American Summer, you'll love this. It's funnier and has an amazing cast.

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