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"Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" review by Eva Diaz 8/1/15
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I have never seen the movie on which this show is based, so my review is based on the first episode of the show, which began airing on Netflix on Friday, July 31st.  It has a great cast of actors, including Amy Pohler, David Hyde Pierce ,and Jon Hamm. The series is a prequel to the original movie, which had no box office success but has gained a cult following of fans.  The show is a parody of the movie "Meatballs," which dealt with campers (some from a rich camp, and some from a poor camp) who later had a competition to see which was the better camp.  "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" does a good job with the parody. Personally, though, it isn't my type of show.  If you are a fan of the "Brady Bunch" parody movies, I think you will like this show because it is done in that same style.  If you have never seen this show, then I suggest you watch the movie "Meatballs" first, in order to understand the jokes.

It has a great cast of wonderful actors, but this show is an acquired taste.  I really don't think it will attract too many new viewers, other then its fan base, so it might not last too long on Netflix.  I do have to say, though, that it is a fun show to watch if you just want to decompress and watch something that doesn't require you to think too much.  I give this show 3 out of five stars, just for the great cast. It's wonderful to watch them work together. 

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