Netflix Rec: What I Watched in August


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Wet Hot American Summer

I’d heard about this weird movie that starred a lot of current comedian gods and goddesses, but never really had the motivation to watch it.  When I heard about Netflix’s sequel (prequel), I figured I’d give it a shot.  You should too!  Wet Hot American Summer is absurd humor at its finest.  And it is so enjoyable to see Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper and many more familiar faces having the time of their lives.

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Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

This 8-episode “prequel” is even weirder than the movie that inspired it!  I adored every single self-aware reference to the fact that men and women in their 40s were playing teenagers.  The jokes get stretched further, the characters are more hilarious than ever, and the famous faces grow in number.  I’m guessing a lot of actors were fans of the movie and begged to be in the show; especially noteworthy are Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, and Kristen Wiig.  I’m not in the cult deep enough to know if this is a popular opinion or not, but I think I liked First Day of Camp even better than Wet Hot American Summer.   Continue reading