A Must-See: Wet Hot American Summer

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As school is nearing the end, the thought of summer is on everyone’s mind.

If you’re out of luck in the plans department for part of the summer, have no fear! Valley has the perfect Netflix series for you to binge watch.

Netflix is releasing the series “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later,” a sequel to both the original movie, “Wet Hot American Summer” (2001) and the prequel, “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.” Although there is currently no definite release date, Valley hopes that Netflix will release it for fans to enjoy during their summers.

For those of you who don’t currently have the time to watch them but would like to watch them this summer, “Wet Hot American Summer,” both the movie and the prequel series, take place at a summer camp in 1981 on the last day of camp and the first day of camp, respectively. The entire cast consists of nearly all A-list actors, including Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Elizabeth Banks, who happen to be years older than their teenage movie counterparts, which adds an element of silliness.

“Wet Hot American Summer” is a 2001 American satirical comedy about the teenage sex life and summer romance. It’s the  type of parody film with a cult following that incorporates stupid humor and can provide an instant pick-me-up to anyone.

The first television series, “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” takes the plot of the first movie and runs with it, attempting to explain why the movie is the way it is. All eight episodes take place on one single day, the first day of camp, and they are all jam-packed with teenage romance, summer camp shenanigans and interesting scientific happenings. The series, although produced later than the movie, provides backstory and insight into the plot of the movie.

The third installment of the series, “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later,” takes place exactly ten years after the end of the movie. So far, Netflix has only released a teaser trailer, consisting of a scene from the original movie, in which all of the teenage camp counselors agree to meet exactly ten years from the time of the scene. You can watch the trailer here to get a taste of both the movie and what to expect from the new upcoming 2017 series.

Valley doesn’t want to spoil any more of the movie or the series for you, but if you’re looking for something to watch mindlessly over the summer, definitely give both the movie and series a watch. Keep an eye out for the new series, “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later!”