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The League 

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An ensemble comedy that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another -- so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other's lives miserable.
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Series cast summary:
Mark Duplass ...  Pete Eckhart / ... 84 episodes, 2009-2015
Jonathan Lajoie ...  Taco 84 episodes, 2009-2015
Nick Kroll ...  Ruxin 84 episodes, 2009-2015
Stephen Rannazzisi ...  Kevin 84 episodes, 2009-2015
Paul Scheer ...  Andre 84 episodes, 2009-2015
Katie Aselton ...  Jenny 82 episodes, 2009-2015
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An ensemble comedy that follows a group of old friends in a fantasy football league who care deeply about one another -- so deeply that they use every opportunity to make each other's lives miserable.

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Certain comedic bits and catchphrases were used throughout the series episodes: "Shiva Blasts", "Vinegar Strokes", "Forever Unclean", "Yobagoya", "Guest Bong", "Equipmunk", et cetera. See more »

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Kevin: [whispering] I need you to teach me how to be a liar.
Ruxin: You don't need to whisper. We're at a law firm. Lying is encouraged here. Look, I'm not your guy for this. You need a low-level maintenance liar like Pete. "No, I've never been married before." "Yeah, I definitely own my own home." "No, this isn't a cold sore." I'm the guy who you come to when you're ready to perjure yourself to protect an Australian mining consortium.
Kevin: Ruxin, you are the best worst person I know.
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standing on the shoulders of giants.. and succeeding!
7 February 2011 | by returns_bandSee all my reviews

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!

Tim Thorne


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