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Old 07-02-2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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Wet Hot American Summer - Netflix, All Episodes release 7/31/2015

http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/02/n...merican-summer

Take a campy comedy movie from 2001, the original cast, and make an 8-episode series. Stir.

All 8 episodes will be on Netflix on July 31, 2015.

http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/02/n...merican-summer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlMTn_Jzok

Wet Hot American Summer - Trailer

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Old 07-02-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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Love the movie, not sure how it will work as a series, will check it out.

One of the main gags of the movie was that they fit a whole summer's worth of action (or more) into a single day.

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Old 07-31-2015, 12:06 PM   #3
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Already fired through the whole thing and it's outstanding. Definitely watch the movie beforehand so you can catch all the easter eggs. There's even a Louie egg from the State... you have to listen for it though!

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OH YAY!! Today!

I didn't know when - and saw a Coming Soon teaser last night. Re-watched the movie a couple of weekends ago. I'm ready.

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Old 07-31-2015, 03:02 PM   #5
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I really, really don't mean to be a buzz-kill, but I didn't get the movie. I mean I got it, don't quite understand the love for it. Is it one of those that it's so bad it's good? Or just good? Or I watched it in a bad mood?

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Old 07-31-2015, 03:12 PM   #6
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I really, really don't mean to be a buzz-kill, but I didn't get the movie. I mean I got it, don't quite understand the love for it. Is it one of those that it's so bad it's good? Or just good? Or I watched it in a bad mood?

After watching it for the first time a couple days ago, in anticipation of the TV show, I went with "it's so bad it's good."

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Agreed. Plus, seeing all those stars before they were really big stars was a whole lot of fun.

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Old 07-31-2015, 04:04 PM   #8
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Never saw the movie but the cast looks fantastic.

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Old 07-31-2015, 04:30 PM   #9
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I didn't like the movie either. Weird thing is Netflix shows the movie as 2 stars for me, which is about right, but shows the TV show as 4 stars. So maybe the show is better then the movie?

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Old 07-31-2015, 05:58 PM   #10
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I didn't like the movie either. Weird thing is Netflix shows the movie as 2 stars for me, which is about right, but shows the TV show as 4 stars. So maybe the show is better then the movie?
I thought the ratings were from user ratings? but I just looked at the movie rating on Netflix and it is only showing one star and a sliver of the second star for me. I think I may have seen the movie a long time ago. Not sure. I guess I will stream the movie first before looking at the show.

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The ratings are personal. So the red star rating you see is what Netflix thinks you would rate it based on how people with similar tastes have rated it. You might see 1 start while I see 5 because of the way we've rated other stuff in the past. I find their rating to be pretty accurate most of the time. But you have to make sure you rate things you watch, especially if their suggested rating is way different then what you thought.

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Old 07-31-2015, 06:59 PM   #12
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The ratings are personal. So the red star rating you see is what Netflix thinks you would rate it based on how people with similar tastes have rated it. You might see 1 start while I see 5 because of the way we've rated other stuff in the past. I find their rating to be pretty accurate most of the time. But you have to make sure you rate things you watch, especially if their suggested rating is way different then what you thought.
OK. They typically have been accurate for me. It looks like I've rated over 2200 Netflix titles over the last fifteen years. So now I'm not sure that I should watch the movie with such a low rating for me.

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Old 08-02-2015, 02:25 PM   #13
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I tried to watch it, because I like so much of the cast.

However, I found that I hated it. I tried to endure more than one ep, but I couldn't. It was too painful. The writing was iffy enough, I suppose, but when I saw dialog written for supposedly overly-hormonal teenagers delivered by 40 to 50 year olds pretending (badly) to be teens, I was appalled.

Interesting experiment.... but Netflix failed to connect with THIS viewer.

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Old 08-02-2015, 02:46 PM   #14
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That's the point... having the 40-year-olds pretending to be teenagers. Even in the film it was clear that the actors were not 16/17, as described. Both the original film and the series are supposed to be spoofs of teen sex/summer camp films. Not saying you were wrong to hate it. Just saying that the goal of the movie is to knowingly make fun of this.

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Old 08-02-2015, 07:33 PM   #15
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I have some co-workers who have gone crazy with the series coming out and then I was shocked I had never heard of it. Watched the movie and thought it was campy bad in a good way - took my hat off to the casting director for casting all those people before they were stars.

I've watched the first 2 episodes and decided I could only take it in small doses. Honestly I thought the movie was funnier and more off the wall.
Paul Rudd is trying way too hard.
The one stand out so far for me was the scene where the girl goes into the bathroom stall and "comes back out a woman".

I heard it is supposed to be a pre-quel to the movie?
(if that is the case i am not sure what is going on with chris meloni and molly shannon's characters since they don't seem to have any relationship in the movie).

It is not bothering me that the actors are obviously old.
(The bad wigs are bothering me though...)

It is rather astounding that the original cast has returned along with all the new we know who they are actors (John Slattery, Jon Hamm, Josh Charles and Chris Pine). Seriously - I can only imagine what Bradley Cooper makes on a movie these days - that he would sign on to do this is pretty awesome.

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I really enjoyed watching them get the characters from the beginning to where I knew they were in the movie.

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Old 08-03-2015, 05:08 AM   #17
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Is this worth watching. I never even saw the movie.

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It is definitely not worth watching without seeing the movie.

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Already fired through the whole thing and it's outstanding. Definitely watch the movie beforehand so you can catch all the easter eggs. There's even a Louie egg from the State... you have to listen for it though!
Haven't watched either of these yet but plan to

Are you talking about The State that was on MTV? Because that was so awesome

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Haven't watched either of these yet but plan to

Are you talking about The State that was on MTV? Because that was so awesome
Yep! That's where most of these guys got their start (Showalter, Black, Wain, Lo Truglio and Marino who played Louie). A few of them really took off with Reno 911 as well.

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Yep! That's where most of these guys got their start (Showalter, Black, Wain, Lo Truglio and Marino who played Louie). A few of them really took off with Reno 911 as well.
Oh nice, didn't look at the cast or anything yet!

Def can't wait to watch it then

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Old 08-03-2015, 10:32 AM   #22
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I just learned of the movie last year I think. I watched it, and am wondering if I should watch the movie again before watching the series. I don't remember especially liking the movie. Don't really remember a thing about it. Maybe I actually hated the movie??

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Did anyone ever actually go to a summer camp like these?

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I didn't go to an 8-week long summer camp - but, I went to multiple sleep-away camps for a week or two at a time - and there was a bit of cross-over and seeing the same kids at some of them.

Some of my very dearest friends are from a summer camp I attended from sixth grade through high school. We then did rounds together as counselors during college, and have had two reunion campout parties and are planning a third...

I LOVED going to camp!! I hadn't thought of it, but perhaps that is a reason for some of my adoration for this move, and the series. It's a bit of a memory blast - although, they're certainly far more ridiculous than the reality of it all. Sometimes.

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I thought the series was great! Hilarious! Ridiculous! and perfectly set up the various situations and events that come in the movie. It was a ton of fun and I laughed and laughed...

I thought it was a hoot watching the 30/40somethings playing like 16-18 year olds. Super campy and over the top, just like the movie.

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I spent a week at a 4-H camp as a kid and hated it. I'm now wondering if my parents forced me to go or if I actually asked to go. I don't remember any friends of mine being there. I also can't picture a single person at the camp. More than likely, I just hung out by myself or something I guess.

One thing I do remember is there was a lake there and we only got to go swimming one day for 2 hours. So, I remember better what they didn't let us do, versus what we did do.

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Does one need to see the movie to watch this series?
Or will having seen 80's movies like Meatballs, etc. growing up be enough.

Just wondering.

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I'd watch the movie first, personally... it's pretty polarizing - some hate it, others like it. I thought it was hysterical.

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Does one need to see the movie to watch this series?
Or will having seen 80's movies like Meatballs, etc. growing up be enough.

Just wondering.
I'm not really sure that anyone who didn't watch the movie would possibly want to watch the series. But from the perspective of the storyline, I don't see any need to see the movie, since the series is technically a prequel of sorts.

But understanding what's going on with the actors/characters who are the camp counselors probably is helped an awful lot by having seen the movie.

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Does one need to see the movie to watch this series?
Or will having seen 80's movies like Meatballs, etc. growing up be enough.

Just wondering.
A significant amount of the humor comes from the actors playing YOUNGER versions of the characters they played in the movie, which they were already way too old to play.

Without that hook to be amused by, it's just a crappy series that I can't imagine nearly anyone enjoying.

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