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TV Review: 'Camp' -- 3.5 stars

Charles Grounds and Rachel Griffiths have some fun

Charles Grounds and Rachel Griffiths have some fun in the sun on NBC’s “Camp.” Credit: Charles Grounds and Rachel Griffiths have some fun in the sun on NBC’s “Camp.”

Camp
3.5 stars

“Camp” is the kind of ensemble drama that NBC seems to have excelled at in recent years, with shows like “Friday Night Lights” and the criminally underrated “Parenthood.”

This summer entry should be a nice piece of comic drama to keep you amused and take your mind off the hot, humid weather.

And you’re going to need your mind at attention when watching “Camp,” because it has a deep, rich cast and numerous plot lines to follow.

Rachel Griffiths — most recently of “Brothers and Sisters,” but she’ll always be Brenda from “Six Feet Under” to us — stars as Mackenzie Greenfield, the recently divorced owner of Little Otter Family Camp. She’s got money woes, her ex shows up far too often and she can’t seem to stay away from the smug, rich owner of a nearby competing camp.

But there’s more: Her geeky son Buzz (Charles Grounds) is on an “American Pie”-like quest to lose the big V, and new counselor Kip (Thom Green) has a secret.

And that’s just a sliver of the stories unfolding here. It’s a lot to follow, but the show moves briskly and it’s amusing enough to make the trip worth your time.


“Camp” premieres Wednesday night at 10 on NBC/4.
 

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