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Get drafted into the hilarious first season of The League, a full-contact look at the hyper-competitive, hysterically unrestrained world of fantasy football! The League's members are a tight crew of long-time buddies, but that doesn't stop an all-out blitz of trash-talking, deceit and ruthless extortion. Watch as their obsession with winning the highly coveted, yet utterly absurd championship trophy impacts their careers, sex lives, families and above all--their dignity.
Episodes on disc one:
- The Draft
- The Bounce Test
- Sunday at Ruxin's
- Mr. McGibblets
- The Usual Bet
- The Shiva Bowl
Is it surprising that a comedy about a fantasy football league is secretly about marriage and male discontent? Pete (Mark Duplass, Humpday) splits with his long-term girlfriend in the first episode, Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi) feels controlled by his wife Jenny (Katie Aselton, The Freebie), and Ruxin (Nick Kroll, A Good Old-Fashioned Orgy) is frustrated by his wife withholding sex; meanwhile Andre (Paul Scheer of comedy group Human Giant) and Taco (YouTube celebrity Jonathan Lajoie) are more or less opposite poles of singledom--a financially successful schmuck and a slacker ladies' man, respectively. This quintet of friends compete through fantasy football, but also by mocking and taking advantage of each other whenever possible. Much of the comedy comes from sex and bodily functions: Taco sings luridly inappropriate songs at children's birthday parties, the only pornography Ruxin can get away with are bra-testing videos, Kevin and Jenny's daughter excitedly handles her own poop. The semi-improvised nature of the script feeds into this, as the actors contend with crassness. What rescues The League is a frankness about the compromises of adulthood and marriage. There's just enough grit of real life in everyone's behavior to make the show feel honest--and that honesty makes the humor, more often than not, succeed. The Complete Season One features an abundance of entertaining extras beyond the obligatory blooper reel. --Bret Fetzer
- Deleted Scenes
- Andre: Dress With Style, Win With Style
- Legalize Kevin's Pubic Smoke
- Archer Pilot Episode
- Blooper Reel
- Deleted Scenes
- Alt Nation
- Mr. McGibblets Fun House and Dojo
- Birthday Song
- Three Penis Wine
- Vaginal Hubris extended
Top Customer Reviews
You don't need to understand football, or be a fan of the NFL to enjoy The League, although it helps if you are familiar with the teams and the names of the players, if for nothing else to understand why the characters get so excited about the draft order and picks. If you have ever worked in, gone to school with, or been in a situation with a group of friends involved in any ongoing competitive event like a Fantasy Football League you will understand and enjoy this show, provided you have a broad sense of humor.
Tonight was the second season series premiere, and in true FX style it's aired practically every hour. I've watched it twice and my abdominal muscles are sore from laughing. Watch the first season "marathon" style before viewing the new episodes if you have the opportunity.
With that in mind, and if you are still reading then you must be into some rotten humor like I am. If so, give this series a shot.
Recently I've tried a few new comedy shows to get into. (Party Down, Parks & Recreation, Louie and The League of Shiva) Yeah, all of them were funny, but its The League that has truly won my heart though. I gotta say when this show first was released on FX I was in no way trying to get into it or even give it the time of day. The sixth season of Sunny was going on at the time and this show came on afterwards. Never watched longer than 5 minutes. Boy, do I not sure feel like I've missed something. This show is on point with it's humor. I laugh out loud each and every episode; can watch the same episode multiple times and it does not get old also. Each and every character offers something different to the show making each one of them a riot!
My personal favorite character is Kevin's wife. She is just perfect as the woman who is into the fantasy league just as much as her husband, if not more (picks his players, tells him who to use) yet plays it off like she isn't, it's great. The other characters include:
Taco, the over-sexed stoner who makes his own deodorant to save 4 dollars and knows hot girls drive Jettas.
Pete, the 3 time Shiva-bowl champ who is going through a divorce and who doesn't like surprise reach-arounds =)
Ruxin, or Rodney haha who is my second favorite and who is just such a douche I laugh at everything he says espeically the bounce test.
Kevin, whose fixated on winning, lets his wife choose his team and perform the usual bet.
and last but not least Andre, who is not the favorite by the league yet they all tolerate him to make fun of him. He is the typical goof-ball thats is easily influenced by his "friends". He loves him some Shiva =)
All these characters bring somehting different to the table and I promise you'll fall in love with all of em as I have...
This short season sadly only has six episodes in it. The episodes average around 21 to 22 minutes other than the pilot episode which is more like a half hour. The thing i found nice was that when you don't choose play all and select an episode you can select the extended version of the episodes. This was were a few "f" bombs were dropped, some very funny stories a lil too vulgar on tv were added in and some very dirty "quick on your feet" responses were given. The longer versions of the episodes do not seem drawn out or forced either. There is only an extra 2 minutes or so in each episode but the extended versions are a must see still. I am yet to look at all the special features yet but will get to it soon. I highly suggest this show...it's new, funny, vulgar, and it gets funnier as the season goes on and after the first initial viewing of the season. I purchased it a couple days back and it was like 10 bucks. Great deal, as I do this review now the price is 8.99. IT is honestly a steal. Check it out, catch up on both this season and season 2 which has already finished airing and should be coming on dvd soon enough here. I hope I've been helpful...Go watch THE LEAGUE
It was at that moment I realized that I needed to be more ambitious in life, and that I should wish for a dollar for every star. To this day I am still dissapionted that I didn't revise the amount to $100 dollars instead of one dollar. I'm such a tool... Wait, what was I writing a review for?
Fantasy football is no more than a prop in this hilarious series about long-time friends who, despite being (supposedly) functioning adults, turn crass, rude, and juvenile when it comes to each other and their competition. Anyone who enjoys dark, inappropriate humor and who tends to revert to a younger version of themselves when their around "those" friends will relate to this show.
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