The League : Season 1

  • Network: FX , FXX
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 29, 2009
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. FX has always had a good idea what viewers it's after, and the way TV works these days, a loyal cult can be enough. The League certainly has the goods to get one of those.
  2. 50
    The raunchy comedy on The League had me laughing out loud a few times, but mostly I felt as though I’d seen it all done better before.
  3. It can be funny at times, like when a draft pick becomes part of a negotiated plea bargain in a criminal case. And there's no denying the strong chemistry among the little-known cast. At other times, though the one-dimensional humor wears thin and the guys nearly become parodies of themselves.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    42
    Even with endless talk about genitalia and the things people can do to them, The League is surprisingly dull and slack - without snap or payoff.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 128 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
  1. Oct 7, 2010
    10
    I feel bad for those who gave up on this show after an admittedly mediocre series pilot. The last 3-4 episodes of the first season were theI feel bad for those who gave up on this show after an admittedly mediocre series pilot. The last 3-4 episodes of the first season were the funniest thing on TV in 2009. Check out the episode reviews at rosterbating.com - explains a lot of the inside jokes and nuances for those unfamiliar with fantasy football (or male bonding in general.) Hoping for just as good a second season. Full Review »
  2. BobS
    Nov 6, 2009
    10
    This show is hilarious! Of course I am into the man stuff and football geekiness, but my wife is not at all and she found the show hilarious This show is hilarious! Of course I am into the man stuff and football geekiness, but my wife is not at all and she found the show hilarious as well. Of course a bunch of people will blast it cause of the dirtiness, but it is refreshing to me that a show is pushing the limits. I am an adult and I like adult humor and I am sick of the fact that others try to control the content of what I watch. You want to watch highway to heaven then do it, I don't care. I won't watch it. The same should apply the other way. Full Review »
  3. KevinA
    Nov 4, 2009
    2
    Yikes. I play fantasy sports and this looked like it could be good. But it was just sloppy and stupid. I turned off after half the show.