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
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    The League comes close to the goal of creating a TV show with "The Hangover"-type appeal.
  2. If you're easily offended, you will be appalled by The League. If you chuckle at smutty, raunchy humor and profanity, this show offers dirty-minded comedic rewards.
  3. As in "Sunny," they are almost-lovable losers, and that's a formula FX is now perfecting.
  4. 70
    The testosterone-infused interplay as they taunt each other over career potholes, curdled marriages and sexual depravities and deprivations is scathing and hilarious, though an astonishing percentage of it cannot even be alluded to here.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    80
    Steadfastly crass in content, The League is generally subtle in execution.
  6. 70
    Did I mention that The League is occasionally pretty funny? Forget that it's basically a Bud Light commercial stretched out to fit a half-hour of broadcast time.
  7. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    63
    The dialogue is entirely composed of trash talk, and as far as that goes, it's pretty creative.
  8. Reviewed by: Clark Collins
    91
    You know men who devote an absurd amount of time to mocking one another? I do, and I call them ''me and my friends.'' Maybe that's why I so enjoyed this sitcom about a group of thirtysomething pals and their fantasy football league....Or maybe it's just darn funny.
  9. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    80
    In its astonishingly raunchy way, The League is pretty funny whether or not you’re a fantasy geek, assuming you’re a TV-MA kind of person.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 123 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.