Unsportsmanlike conduct takes on a whole new meaning in the hilarious, smack-talking fantasy football comedy, The League. With special guest stars Seth Rogen, Jeff Goldblum, Sarah Silverman and Eliza Dushku, Season Three kicks off as Kevin and Jenny have a run-in with a local drug dealer, and Pete regrets learning a new sexual position. Ruxin hires a hot new au pair, but does Taco have his eyes on her end zone? It's time to trade up to special never-before-seen extended episodes and outrageously unrated bonus features. The race to the playoffs is on.but who wins the Shiva, and who gets the dreaded Sacko?
The League is crass, juvenile, and all-around appalling--and its fans wouldn't want it any other way. The third season of this sitcom about the generally horrible members of a fantasy football league starts with Jenny (Katie Aselton) using dog-training techniques on her husband Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi), only to discover that Kevin's best friend Pete (Mark Duplass, Your Sister's Sister) has been training him for years. Ruxin (Nick Kroll) hires an au pair so he'll have material for sexual fantasies, while Taco (Jonathan Lajoie) helps the rest of the gang prank the ever-pathetic Andre (Paul Scheer) by letting a movie crew shoot porn in his condo. Everyone lies, cheats, and extorts if it will give them a competitive advantage. Along the way, there's some stale satire about online dating and social media, as well as lots and lots and lots of gags about masturbation and homophobia--if you took a drink every time someone referred to male genitalia, you would be either dead or in rehab by the end of the season. The in-jokes and anti-political correctness, which felt free-wheeling and gleeful in previous seasons, are starting to feel a bit forced; but there are still moments of lurid giddiness, such as when Andre's visiting sister (guest star Sarah Silverman) uses eating sorbet as an opportunity to teach the arts of oral pleasure on women. Other guest stars include Jeff Goldblum as Ruxin's dad, Eliza Dushku as a self-defense instructor, and Seth Rogen as a porn director. In what may be an attempt to leaven the overall trashiness, there are some sweeter storylines woven through the season, such as Kevin trying to convince Jenny to have another child. All in all, fans of the previous seasons will no doubt find much to enjoy, though newcomers might be better served by going back to the stronger second season. Most of the episodes have extended versions, and bonus features include deleted scenes, alternate scenes, and the obligatory gag reel. --Bret Fetzer