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.