- By RICH ANDREW
- Photo Courtesy of HBO
A remake of the British sitcom by Julia Davis, Girls creator Lena Dunham and writer Jenni Konner serve up equal doses of American charm and eccentricity in HBO’s latest comedy Camping.
Walt is turning 45, and to celebrate his birthday, his wife Kathryn surprises him and their friends with an adult camping trip. Just as the sun sets, so does their fun as Kathryn exposes herself to be the anal-retentive, constantly nagging control freak who dodges her husband’s every affection and won’t even let her son out of her sight without a rape whistle. Such a character sounds like nails on a chalkboard, so the only actress capable of saving Kathryn from herself is the lovable, effervescent, and delightful Jennifer Garner (Peppermint, Alias). And when this camping trip of rules is crashed by their free-spirited friend, these campers rebel against their scheduling madness. Yet the real fun to be had is watching Garner lose her cool and maneuver through all the mayhem.
Rounding out these crazy campers are superstars David Tennant (Broadchurch), Juliette Lewis (Natural Born Killers), Ione Skye (Heartthrob), Chris Sullivan (This is Us), Arturo Del Puerto (The Last Ship), Janicza Bravo (Love), Brett Gelman (Another Period), Cheyenne Haynes (Just Add Magic), and Duncan Joiner (Spirit Riding Free).
“Camping” airs Sunday nights on HBO.