I just can't figure out how anyone would find this funny. I know what they were trying for, but they seriously missed the mark. I can only stand to watch it for Lake Bell and Elizabeth Banks. I'm not sure how many episodes I can take just to see them. I have not gotten even a snicker as far as I remember.
Johnny Soory Aseel
One day, the well established actors who participated in this catastrophe will look back and say: "What the hell were we thinking!?". Seriously, it is very meaningless and ridiculous.It was the most disappointing star-packed series I have ever seen. There should be a new category named 'Cheesy Comedy', and this series would be the first on that list.The series and actors try so hard to deliver the funny element with no success, mainly because it does not exist. The weakest element in this series is the writing. There cannot be any argument when it comes to the actors, except for that this will be one of their biggest acting regrets.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is a terrific comedy series with well written episodes and a star studded comedic cast. It's a very fun show that will surely please any die hard fans of the original 2001 movie, it has all the same goofy, slapstick and straight up ridiculous humour that people have come to expect from Showalter and Wain. It definitely had many noticeably flaws that bothered me, although they may not have been of huge concern to many others, first off I wasn't very found of all eight episodes taking place in one day, it's fine for a movie, but not for eight episodes that are all thirty minutes each, I think it would have given the writers more creative freedom to have each one take place in a different day instead, revolving on their first week of camp. Also, the jokes about the age gaps of the actors and their characters was overused, it was already stated with their clothing and personalities, it didn't need to be stated so often, with characters mentioning they were "too young to drink alcohol" or a girl mentioning she just started her period, I think if they do have another reunion it would be better for it to be set years after the events of the first movie, possibly with the cast taking control of Camp Firewood. The cast is definitely a delight, there isn't a single member from the movie who dosen't return, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Marguerite Moreau, Michael Ian Black, Elizabeth Banks and Janeane Garofalo, just to name a few, are all back in action, and some great new characters, played by the likes of Jason Schwartzman, John Slattery, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm, among many others, and somehow none of them end up feeling underused. However, my favourite part of the whole series had to be Christopher Meloni, who actually wasn't my favourite character in the first movie (that being David Hyde Pierce, who sadly only features in two episodes, both times very briefly), but he steals every scene he is in this time around, and Gene is as cool as he's ever been. It definitely had many imperfections, but Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is still a great laugh that gets better for each episode, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good comedy series. During the summer of 1981, we follow the campers of Camp Firewood on their insane first day. Best Performance: Christopher Meloni Worst Performance: Michael Showalter (as President Reagan) Best Episode: Day is Done Worst Episode: Campers Arrive
what a piece of garbage....with the talented cast I though this was going to be good....couldn't't make it through the third episode.....I can work with silly humor but this is unwatchable! I wonder why such talented people subjected themselves to this ..... normally Netflix originals are awesome...they laid an egg with this one when Mitch comes back from the dead as a can of peaches that was the end for me why are older people playing teenagers...makes no sense... maybe they should have made it like BMS sort of stupid but very watchable and extremely funny. am i missing something please tell me if there is some prerequisite one must watch in order to get this show...I will gladly give it another chance if that is the case.