Between high camp and low camp, there’s summer camp. And on Friday, Netflix is rewarding fans of comedy crew The State’s 2001 cult film, Wet Hot American Summer, with an eight-episode reunion series that adds to the movie’s already-giant ensemble with a panoply of boldface names. Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camprewinds viewers to Camp Firewood in the summer of 1981—which, yes, means that the original cast of alt-comedy luminaries and stars on the rise are yet another decade too old to play teens. And in the intervening years they’ve become astonishingly accomplished—so much so that it’s hard to tell whether the alumni or the newcomers are bigger stars. Grab your bug juice and take a seat for the most overloaded talent show in the history of summer camp.
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