Customer Reviews: The League: Season 2 [Blu-ray]
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on October 4, 2011
The League returns for a second season of fantasy football hilarity. For those who do not know, The League focuses on 5 guys from Chicago who play fantasy football together. While fantasy football pervades nearly every aspect of their lives and the show, you do not need to know anything about fantasy football to enjoy the show. There are plenty of people, men and women, who love the show and don't play. Everyone can relate to the characters in one way or another, whether it is Ruxin getting caught in a lie to his wife and turning to his friends to cover for him, or Andre trying to fit in with a group that mercilessly teases him, everyone can find something to like in these characters.
One of the great things about the show is that it is only loosely scripted, which means that most of it is improved and you never know what you will get. While you can follow the show if you haven't seen season 1, I'd highly recommend watching it first as a few things that happen this season will make more sense if you do. However, it isn't necessary to do so.

While the extras aren't amazing, the show more than makes up for it. If you enjoyed the show the first time around, buy it on DVD so you can watch it over and over again. The extended episodes (about half of the season) and the few great extras make it a must have!

Disc 1
1. Vegas Draft - As new league champion, Andre plans a trip to Las Vegas for the draft at the MGM Grand. One of the "out of town idiots on auto draft" quits the league and the guys must decide whether to fill the spot with Jenny or Ruxin's brother-in-law, Raffi, whom they all hate. Guest stars Chad Ochocinco
2. Bro-Lo En Cunado - Kevin tries to make up with Jenny by having an adult weekend with his boss when Taco appears at the function with one of Kevin's overzealous coworkers. Ruxin attempts to give Sofia her monthly "terrific lady day" and Pete and Andre go to a party with Raffi.
3. The White Knuckler - Andre expands his medical practice by forming a partnership with an African-American plastic surgeon and throws a party to celebrate the merger; Ruxin volunteers to fulfill a sick child's wish, but hijacks the wish for himself; Pete dates someone who has slept with Kevin and feels awkward about their intimate past. No extended version. Guest stars Josh Cribbs and Terrell Suggs.
4. The Kluneberg - Andre buys an expensive painting and is mocked by the guys for it; the guys try to get Raffi out of the league; Jenny meets up with an old friend that Kevin suspects is a sex addict.
5. The Marathon - Andre signs up to run a marathon, which prompts Pete to say he is going to run it too; Taco becomes a notary; Jenny and Kevin seek to balance family life when they go head-to-head in this week's matchup. No extended version
6. The Anniversary Party - Because of Taco's meddling, Ruxin throws Sofia an anniversary party on the same day as Jenny's birthday that all of the guys attend, including someone from Pete's past who shows up with a "plus one." No extended version
7. Ghost Monkey - Kevin tries to create an adult Halloween for the guys and Jenny, but his idea doesn't go as planned; Taco steals a monkey and fears that he killed it and is being haunted by its vengeful spirit; Pete dates a witch; Ruxin and Pete go head-to-head and Pete lets Ruxin set his line-up - a decision that Ruxin agonizes over. No extended version

Deleted Scenes - Deleted scenes from the Vegas Draft through the Ghost Monkey episode. The deleted scenes are hit and miss. Some of the are absolutely hilarious while others barely garner a smirk.
El Notario! - This is Taco's advertisement for his notary services South of the Border. This skit was absolutely hilarious! Make sure you watch the Marathon episode before watching this one.
Kluneberg Paint by Numbers - Andre as Bob Ross in the "Joy of Painting Stuff" This skit makes fun of those old PBS painting shows. Worth watching once, but not particularly funny.
Taco Tones Productions Presents - This is a collection of all the music videos and Taco productions from the season - I'm Inside Me, Naginta!, Sofia & Rodney's Wedding Video, and Vinegar Strokes. I would've loved to see extended versions of what actually made the show and a full version of the Pete's Tiny Little Erect Dick song.

Disc 2
8. The Tie - Andre and Ruxin complain about a tie prompting Kevin to quit as league commissioner and leaving the guys to come up with alternative ways to break the tie.
9. The Expert Witness - Ruxin has a big case and turns to Andre as an expert witness; Ruxin suspects Jenny and Kevin are colluding in the league; the judge has a thing for Ruxin; Taco and the courtroom artist get intimately acquainted.
10. The High School Reunion - The guys have their 10 year reunion where Andre wants to show off his success, but his efforts are negated by Pete and Kevin; Ruxin wants to show off his hot wife; Pete wants to name the trophy after the worst person at the reunion; the origins of the Shiva Blast are revealed. No extended episode.
11. Ramona Neopolitano - The final week of the regular season begins to fray Andre's emotions; Ruxin lies to Sofia about having a dead wife; Kevin turns to fantasy football gurus to help him set his lineup.
12. Kegel the Elf - The playoffs begin to determine who is going to the Shiva Bowl; Kevin and Jenny must deal with Ellie misbehaving at school; Pete dates a single mother who just isn't ready to sleep with him and turns to Jenny for help. No extended episode.
13. The Sacko Bowl - In the season finale, Jenny and Ruxin face off in the Shiva Bowl to determine the league champion while Andre and Tako face off in the Sacko Bowl to determine the league loser.

Delete Scenes - Deleted scenes from the Tie through the Sacko Bowl finale. Like the ones on disc 1, the deleted scenes on disc 2 are hit and miss too.
Alt Nation - Since the show is improved there are a lot of takes of the same scene to try out different improvised jokes. Here is where you will find them. Like the deleted scenes, some are hilarious while others fall flat.
Gag Reel - All the mistakes that the guys made. Pretty funny.
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on November 25, 2011
Almost as good as Season 1 of The League, Season 2 manages to remain very entertaining and humorous. If you are a fan of over the top dirty and crass humor this is one for you. The acting is very solid overall, and the humor seems very spontaneous and genuine in this apparently "semi-scripted" comedy. If you are not a football fan, they do not spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the intricate details of their fantasy football league. Overall a very funny, loose-flowing comedy.
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on August 12, 2015
Laugh out loud funny !! The writing and the cast is excellant. Great production values are evident. One does not need a knowledge of Fantasy Football or even a fondness for football to enjoy this show.
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on December 24, 2012
I just discovered this show recently and love it! it is so funny and over the top! You don't have to be a football fan to enjoy it. The things the friends do and say to each other are so hilarious! There are some fall off the couch laughing episodes
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on November 18, 2012
I have been a fan of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia for a long time, so I saw the ads for this show quiet a bit. I am not into football at all, so I usually ignored the show and went to bed. But I liked Jon Lajoie's comedy, so decided to watch it one night. I bought season 1 and loved it. So I HAD to buy season 2. I watched the entire 2 disk set it one sitting. It is very rare for me to laugh alone. But I was howling the whole way through.

The characters are all horrible, self centered people. Then there's Taco, the 30-something "self-employed," pot-smoking friend who never knows whats going on. On the rare occasions when the show gets dry, they shove Taco it the scene for completely not-related hilarity. In one episode, he showed up at a children's playground with a 6 foot long spear and showed it off to his friends by swinging it around. In another [SPOILER ALERT], Taco took a toilet seat from a dumpster and got addicted to sitting on it, realizing the seat was made of cocaine.

All the characters bring something unique to the show. They each insult each other in their own way, but still hang out all the time. The dialog makes the show. It is all very natural sounding, like they improvise the script. I would give It's Always Sunny 5 out of 5 stars, but The League is even better. It's one of the best, most consistently funny shows I've seen.
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on April 8, 2015
Best show if you like fantasy football. Not that it's only about fantasy football, but that's what kind of brings them together. Otherwise it's just a funny comedy where they basically make fun of each other and in many cases others.
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on January 8, 2015
I've never been much of a fan of TV comedies, but as a passionate fantasy football enthusiast, I decided to give The League a chance, and I am exquisitely glad that I did, as it is a consistently and utterly hilarious, creative, and well-written show. The actors all have believable, engaging chemistry with one another and impeccable comedic timing. This is clever, raunchy male humor at its finest. I've been an ardent fan of the show since the very first episode and Season 2 is the best yet. I absolutely love The League and highly recommend it.
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on May 14, 2014
Seriously, if you need something a little fun but not over the top, this is your laugh out loud moment. I've found that the ppl i watch this have started making inside jokes about this in our onw daily lives. You'll love Raphi-bombing!
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on January 10, 2013
This show is money, and the DVDs are very affordable. The show is not just for fantasy football fans, but for anyone that like a well written kinda raunchy comedy. The writers are a husband and wife, the husband was affiliated with Curb your Enthusiasm. So the writing is spot on, and of high quality. It pokes fun at married couple situations and a goofy wild group of friends that do not want to fully grow up. Great Purchase.
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on December 22, 2012
We are all a bunch of Fritatas, so why not do yourself a favor and watch a great show where every episode delivers? I can't get enough of this show. Whether you are a football fan or not (I am, wife isn't) this show makes you laugh out loud so much, you have to hit pause quite a lot to get it all in. This cast is 5-star and the writing is as creative as it gets. I've watched every episode of every season at least 3 times on average.
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