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Old 01-16-2013, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone watched this series? I have watched the first 3 seasons, and it has quicky turned into one of favourite TV shows to date.

One review I read, (which way better than I would be able to describe the show) is this.

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The League is a show about 5 high-school buddies facing everyday life concerns while mercilessly ridiculing each other and placing way too much importance on their fantasy football league!

From the outset this show is way funny, making use of the relaxed boundaries cable TV offers. Not at all politically correct and not concerned with hurt feelings. A good comparison is 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' but having more likable characters and relying more on good humour than shock value (for the most part).

The chemistry of the cast is great. The characters play off each other really well, especially after the series finds its feet, and make for some of the more memorable TV comedy figures in recent history.

I was compelled to check this show out after looking for more TV comedy and reading about comparisons to the almighty Seinfeld. I would agree with this assessment in that it has intricate, often intersecting story lines, while having everyday situations with absurd outcomes and definitely prescribing to the 'no-hugging, no learning' ethos of Seinfeld.

Setting it apart is the 'dude' humour, and a level of crassness you can't get away with on network TV.

I was not surprised to find out the creator, directors of 'The League' had written for Seinfeld and directed episodes of another brilliant comedy 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.'

Standing on the shoulders of giants indeed but definitely succeeding in delivering a hugely funny, unpredictable show with brilliant moments of dialogue and a developing world within the show!
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I saw the first season and din't really like it. I found it mildly depressing.
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Re: The League

My friends turned me on to it this fall and I wound up plowing through all the old seasons on their Netflix and watching the newest season on DVR. Consider me a fan.
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Re: The League

I've seen the first season and then few other random episodes. Definitely a great show that I intend on catching up on one of these days.
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I just don't see it. I find it poorly acted and lazily written.
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Re: The League

It's amusing, I don't think it's comedic genius or going to win an award for being thought provoking, but it's a good watch for 30 minutes. I think I've seen the first two seasons, not sure if I caught the third yet. Will watch it whenever it's available, though.
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