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“Casual” didn’t elevate to the level of truly great television by chance.
Under creator Zander Lehmann and his talented group of writers (including Liz Tigelaar, whose talents were recently recognized by Showtime), “Casual” has benefitted from the elevated communication and connection between the show’s characters. In IndieWire’s review of Season 2’s first half, we noted how the dialogue between those characters was enhanced by how comfortable we were with them.
In reality, that meant Lehmann and team had time to sit with their subjects, insightfully recognizing their strengths. The trio grew magnificently over the back half of Season 2 into the beautiful, unique individuals we TV devotees always want to see and so rarely get to glimpse.
Just as importantly, »
- Ben Travers
In IndieWire’s review of Season 2’s first half, we noted how the latest from “Casual” benefitted from communication and connection; the dialogue between characters was enhanced by our comfortability with them. And because we were getting to know Alex (Tommy Dewey), Valerie (Michaela Watkins) and Laura (Tara Lynne Barr) all the better, so, too, were they getting to know each other better.
In reality, that meant creator Zander Lehmann and his talented group of writers (shout-out to Liz Tigelaar, whose talents were recently recognized by Showtime) had time to sit with their subjects, insightfully recognizing their strengths. The trio grew magnificently over the back half of Season 2 into the beautiful, unique individuals we TV devotees always want to see and so rarely get to glimpse.
Just as importantly, their conversations became equally unique, culminating with a Season 2 finale that marked the best episode of “Casual” to date and elevated »
- Ben Travers
We all know what happened on the last day of camp back in the summer of ‘81. Come to think of it, we also know what went down on the very first day at Camp Firewood. Many of us have been wondering what ever came of Beth, Coop, McKinley, Ben, Susie, Andy, Gail, Lindsay, Neil, Katie, Victor, J.J., Gary, Gene, Henry Newman and the rest of the crew. Well, wonder no more, as Netflix has just ordered up a new installment of the Wet Hot American Summer series entitled Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is the sequel to the prequel of the 2001 cult comedy film Wet Hot American Summer, written by Michael Showalter and David Wain and directed by the latter. The 2015 eight-episode series prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp must have been a success with »
- William Fanelli
It's eternal summer for Netflix. Wet Hot American Summer that is. The streaming service announced it will once again revisit Camp Firewood with a new batch of episodes from the minds of Michael Showalter and David Wain. This time, the action picks up 10 years after the movie and prequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Wain will direct and write with Showalter. The cast of the original film, including them Elizabeth Banks, H. Jon Benjamin, Michael Ian Black, Bradley Cooper, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Nina Hellman, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Christopher Meloni, Ad Miles, Marguerite Moreau, Zak Orth, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Marisa Ryan and Molly Shannon, also »
4 items from 2016
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