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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:46 pm    Post subject: Wet Hot American Summer Reply with quote

Netflix has added an original series that's a prequel to the 2001 movie. Both are available on Netflix, and both are hilarious. Part of the fun is watching these actors play younger versions of themselves, even when they obviously are 14 years older (and fatter, in some cases). You also get to see how they start out on the first day of camp, which in some cases is drastically different!

The writing is great. It reminds me a little of the 4th season of Arrested Development that Netflix did, with older actors revisiting their parts. The cast is great: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Meloni ... just to name a few.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm really very interested in this. I have every intention of watching this. Perhaps my next round of shows.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd recommend watching the movie first, if you haven't seen it. You won't get a lot of the jokes in the series if you skip it or watch it last. The backstories they create for some of these characters completely redefines them, so that you realize that some things you took for granted weren't true. The shock value is lost without watching the movie first. Even subtle and apparently insignificant things--like one character caressing a refrigerator as he passes it--will go completely under the radar without the previous reference.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely watch the movie first.

I think the show's funnier, but both are great.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the movie on DVD, and have watched it a few times, but haven't memorized it, but do think it is particularly funny. Which is why I am excited about the show.
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