Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is a brilliant prequel to the 2001 classic, with returning all-star cast.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp is a satirical comedy show prequel to the 2001 American teen comedy parody classic, Wet Hot American Summers. The eight-episode Netflix web television series is written by the same writer as the 2001 movie David Wain and Michael Showalter, both directed by Wain.
Even though most of the high-profile cast have developed very demanding careers, they all returned to play their teenage characters in First Day of Camp. The cast members include all-stars like: Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, A. D. Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan, Jason Schwartzman, Molly Shannon, Michael Showalter and Kevin Sussman, most playing their teenage character.
The story follows a group teenagers returning to Camp Firewood as counselors, believing that the summer of 1981 will be the best summer of their lives. Everyone will get a girlfriend/boyfriend, make lifelong friend, and be an ultimate teenager, but things don’t go as expected. First day of camp, the teens experience love, betrayal, infiltrators, a broken peace pact and a US government conspiracy.
The show is very entertaining and fun to watch, as it takes unexpected turns from seriousness to pure satire within scenes as you least expect it. It is so brilliantly written it breaks all rules, exploring experimental comedy, and will suck you into the story and pull a spaghetti western right at climax.
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp received a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 7.5/10 on IMDB. It is definitely a recommendation from us to a more mature audience. There has been reports of a season two being released in 2017.