Wet Hot American Summer

Staff Picks: Joanna Newsom, Carey Mulligan, and Yaron

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Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments.
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‘First Day of Camp’ is Everything You Want in a ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Prequel

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There are many ways to screw up a sequel, especially a sequel to something as beloved as Wet Hot American Summer. Add in the fact that it’s 14 years later and it’s making the switch from a 97-minute movie to a four-hour television series and Wet Hot has a lot stacked against it. But David Wain and Michael Showalter don’t disappoint; it’s possibly the summer’s best comedy — even if you’re not familiar with the film.
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10 Movies and TV Shows Featuring ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Cast Reunions

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On Friday, Netflix will debut the entire season of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, a prequel — 14 years later — to the cult hit Wet Hot American Summer. The series is a joyous reunion of our favorites from the movie — which is no surprise, because these actors clearly love working together. Here are 10 other movies and television shows featuring mini-reunions from one of the best casts in history.
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Birdman, Pokémon and Pegging Your Way to the Top: Links You Need to See

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If you were as inexplicably drawn to the somehow “cute” notion of fantastical, chubby-cheeked animals electrocuting and charring each other to a crisp (when they weren’t being held captive in tiny balls) as I was as a kid, you’ll find this report of a symphonic Pokémon concert at Madison Square Garden particularly captivating. And, if you’re a little more sensitive to animal (both imaginary and real) rights, you might be more enthralled by this seaweed that allegedly tastes like bacon and nutritionally outdoes kale.
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10 TV Events to Look Out For in July

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There’s a shocking amount of new and returning shows in July, far too many to keep up with (especially considering all the leftover episodes from June), but if you stick to Netflix and Comedy Central, you’ll get everything you need. Still, here are ten TV premieres to keep an eye on, from Hannibal Buress’ new comedy to the return of Sundance’s flawless drama Rectify.
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Flavorwire’s Complete Guide to Summer 2015 TV

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The 2014-15 season just ended, but we won’t even get a chance to catch our breath before the summer TV season kicks into high gear. We’ve already had plenty of highs and lows in May, and the next three months are going to keep it up with nonstop programming. From the much-anticipated return of addictive series like Orange Is the New BlackPretty Little Liars, Hannibal, and BoJack Horseman to a variety of new series — science-fiction dramas, reality shows, and fun comedies — there is no shortage of television to keep you indoors during those too-hot days. Here is Flavorwire’s rundown of the most notable series to mark down on your calendar.
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