Camp : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 10, 2013
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 36
  2. Negative: 5 out of 36

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  1. Jul 11, 2013
    5
    I noticed that one of the reviewers compared this show to Friday Night Lights, and I'll say this show is nothing near it. In Friday Night Lights, the idea of football meant something. It was this sport that held the town, and the people together. Camp isn't that funny, the plot is a bit recycled, and overall, it's the "sterotypical" version of summer camp. We've seen tons of divorcedI noticed that one of the reviewers compared this show to Friday Night Lights, and I'll say this show is nothing near it. In Friday Night Lights, the idea of football meant something. It was this sport that held the town, and the people together. Camp isn't that funny, the plot is a bit recycled, and overall, it's the "sterotypical" version of summer camp. We've seen tons of divorced mothers on television, trying to find their ways through life after their husbands left them for girls in their twenties. Love triangles like Sarah's are nothing new. Young teenage, nerdy boys are just as common too. Getting back to the ridiculous comparison to Friday Night Lights, Coach and Tami were probably the best onscreen couple to ever exist! Their chemistry was amazing, something like that WILL NEVER happen in this show. Basically, this show looks like an upscale soap opera. SO YOU MAY ASK, why did I give it a 5? The acting isn't that bad, and I can see it possibly recovering. Right now, it looks like an ABC Family teen drama, with less drama. Expand
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Melissa Maerz
    Jul 12, 2013
    75
    It's an old story. But co-creator Liz Heldens is fluent in teen-speak. [19 Jul 2013, p.80]
  2. Reviewed by: Geoff Berkshire
    Jul 11, 2013
    30
    Broad, cheap and tedious, it wouldn't have the slightest chance of cracking a major network's schedule during the regular season.
  3. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jul 10, 2013
    70
    The show, starring Six Feet Under’s Rachel Griffiths (as the camp manager going through a divorce from her husband/business partner), has sweetness and good-hearted humor.