When the film first came out it wasn't an instant hit, as the star-studded cast weren't quite stars yet.
But they have everyone back in this new prequel, all playing even younger versions of their camp counsellor selves.
The show has the quirky, ridiculous air of the movie, poking fun at itself and the absurd situations the characters get into. There are new characters (some of my favourites being Josh Charles and his gang of prep school counsellors at a rival camp, as well as John Slattery and Michaela Watkins as New York Broadway performers who have come to help choreograph a musical).
Each little group has their own problems to solve all within that first day (similar again to the movie), and it sets up how the rest of the summer will look and how they got to where they were in the movie.
I only have one problem with the show, and that's that it can seemingly only be a limited series. I would love to see more, and perhaps they will do something that focuses on what happens between the first and last days, but that seems unlikely.
With only 8 episodes and each running 30 minutes, it's an easy weekend binge, and I can't recommend it more, particularly if you were a fan of the film.
Out on early release for good behaviour.
Netflix released the third season of Orange Is the New Black earlier than expected Thursday evening (as if we weren't all gonna stay up late and watch anyways, baby).
The season starts off fairly happy-go-lucky, with mother's day taking over Litchfield as kids come in and visit their mothers (that ends quickly when you then have to see them leave, I'm still recovering).
All of our favourite characters are back behind bars (except for Jason Biggs and Pornstache - although we do meet Pornstache's mother [Mary Steenburgen]).
Without giving too much away, the loose ends from season two are tied up fairly quickly, with some incoming drama by the end of the second episode.
Within the first few episodes we got our requisite cat fights, drug smuggling, steamy hide-away sex sessions and a bed bug outbreak. We also saw a book funeral that we can only hope every book that passes on gets.
You can stream the entire third season on Netflix now.