Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Review

This is a review for all eight new episodes of Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later – which premieres Friday, August 4th on Netflix. It’s largely spoiler-free.

No original Wet Hot fan ever expected the story to live on that way it did in 2015’s prequel seres, First Day of Camp, but if you did ever find yourself clinging to the hope that we’d visit with the counselors of Camp Firewood again, the natural extension of the story would be this – Ten Years Later. The promise/premise that was planted 16 years ago at the end of the original movie when the characters all agreed to meet up a decade later to for a reunion.

So now, to get this series, along with the unexpected prequel run, with the core cast mostly intact is an embarrassment of riches. In fact, while the idea of a reunion naturally feels like a sequel to the 2001 film, this Ten Years Later season actually plays more like a sequel…to the prequel. If that makes sense.

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