Do You Need Netflix For 'Wet Hot American Summer'?

Maybe it's the company I keep, but "did you watch Wet Hot American Summer yet" has been one of the most asked questions amongst my friends for the last couple of weeks. The Netflix prequel series is easy to consume with only eight episodes, as long as you are privileged enough to subscribe to the service. Can you watch Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp without a Netflix account?

The short answer is no, unfortunately, not legally. You may have to be a Tigerclaw to keep up with Camp Firewood. As of this moment, you can't watch a Netflix series without an account, or without cozying up to a friend or family member who might have you over for a marathon — just make sure you bring cookies and/or wine! That said, this may not stay that way for long. Both House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black are available on DVD and blu ray. I would be on the lookout for its release, as well as this year's other breakout hit Daredevil. As Netflix shows become more popular with critics and fans, they're going to become more and more accessible in legal ways. In the meantime, here are some ways to enjoy the best of Wet Hot without the new series.

Rent/Buy The Movie

Why not start at the beginning? While the movie Wet Hot American Summer is streaming on Netflix, that isn't exclusive. You can also stream it without paying extra on Amazon Prime, or purchase a streaming copy on iTunes or Google Play. Whether you're watching it for the first time or revisiting the cult classic, there's never a bad time to watch this movie.

Stream They Came Together

This movie, which takes the same comedic approach to romantic comedies that Wet Hot takes to camp and coming of age films, is streaming on Amazon Prime if you don't want to rent or buy it separately. It's made by the same writers and directors, and has a lot of the same cast as well!

Rent/Buy The Documentary

The new documentary Hurricane of Fun: The Making Of 'Wet Hot' is available to rent or buy on multiple platforms that include Netflix without excluding non-subscribers. If you're a fan of the movie (or just watched it per my suggestion, you're welcome) but can't catch the show right now, this documentary is the way to go. You know what all of these actors look like today. Go back in time and watch them goof around off-set instead. The Netflix series is great, I'm not going to lie about that, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Wet Hot American Summer phenomenon!

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