Joining "Siberia" on its schedule, NBC debuted another new scripted series with "Camp." This dramedy is all about a summer camp called the Little Otter Family Camp. Rachel Griffiths ("Six Feet Under," "Brothers & Sisters") stars as the camp owner. She inherited the property from her parents and things are very tight financially.
The situation only gets worse when her husband Steve, with whom she recently split, demands she buy him out immediately. Griffiths character, Mack, doesn't have the money, but he's adamant. "Then put Little Otter on the market," he said. Clearly he doesn't care about her family's legacy.
“I am not giving up Little Otter so that you can buy jewelry for a woman who pulls out pubic hair for a living," Mack told him. She clearly doesn't care much for the new woman in Steve's life.
But will viewers care about this show? The New York Times likened it to "Brothers & Sisters," saying that Griffiths is excellent in the dramedy. "It takes a very talented actress to play a gung-ho camp director who isn’t foolish or comically annoying. Thanks to Ms. Griffiths, Mack ... is an appealing heroine.”
Zap2It agrees that Griffiths is great in the show. It's just the rest of the show they have a problem with. "She likely only signed on because the show shoots in her native Australia," they wrote. "Remember Griffiths has four Emmy nominations ... and an Oscar nomination ... And then try to forget it while watching her slum it.”
If you want to spend summer with Rachel Griffiths at "Camp" all you have to do is tune in to NBC every Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET.
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