The League Season 1 Review

This is a show I have watched before when the show first came onto Netflix but I have forgotten a lot of the show so it is time for a rewatch and review it this time around. Anyway, it is time for a review.


This show is based around fantasy American Football, a group of friends who take part in an annual fantasy league. They will do anything in order to win, this might include getting outside help or getting their friends to do trades that they have manipulated them into doing. However, it all comes down to one thing whoever can go the distance and manage to win the Shiva Bowl at the end of the league.

The reason I like this show is the comedy style that it has. It is hilarious to see how the group is able to try anything in order to win that weeks match. It could be spoiling one friend in order to get a pity trade or ring up a sport anchor and ask them if they know is a player is going to start this week games. Each episode will revolve around a different technique and it makes you look forward to seeing which friend is going to try to beat the other friend.

The acting is pretty decent as well as they all manage to play the role of a group of friends very well, which yes I know doesn’t sound too hard to do but it feels like you are Just watching any group of friends argues over American football. Mark Duplass (Pete), Jon Lajoie (Taco), Nick Kroll (Ruxin), Stephen Rannazzisi (Kevin), Paul Scheer (Andre) and Katie Aselton (Jenny) are the people who make this show very fun to watch. After finishing the first season again it is really hard to find any people who would be able to do the job any better.

This is not like a typical sitcom, by that i mean there is not a lot of people falling in love with other main cast members, there is only one focus on this show and that is American football. The Best part is that you don’t even have to know a lot about the NFL to be able to understand this show as I know the bare minimum and I still really liked the show.

Of course the show is not perfect. Some scenes that you watch especially with Paul Scheer in that it becomes very cringe to watch, at some points I did feel like skipping along a bit in order to avoid these scenes but I managed to get through it. Just.

The show is very good but with only six episodes in the first season it means you will breeze right through the show in 2 hours and it will make you want more. I have been Aaron Morrsi and I’ll see you next time.

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