TV Review: The League

YEAR: 2009-15

GENRE: Comedy, Improvised, Sports

EPISODES: 84 (7 seasons)

CREATED BY: Jeff Schaffer, Jackie Schaffer

STARS: Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Stephen Rannazzisi, Paul Scheer, Jon Lajoie, Katie Aselton



PLOT: Set in Chicago, The League revolves around six friends who are all part of a fantasy (American) football league. The show follows the friends, who will do anything to win, while also dealing with a variety of situations that occur in their everyday lives.

Episode 14 of the MovieMuse podcast sees the team discussing this 2009 semi-improvised sports comedy. You can see which of the team recommend the show here and also get the our full thoughts by watching the video below.


  • 100%
    Gordon - 'some of it gets pretty dirty, which I found hilarious' - 100%
  • 25%
    Mat - 'a couple of the blokes are very ugly and incredibly slappable' - 25%
  • 75%
    Simon - 'a typical American comedy, but I am interested to see how it develops' - 75%


A mixed bag of comments from the team, but The League’s semi-improvised comedy delivers some great characters and a lot of laughs.


Hear the team’s thoughts…


TV Recommendations Leaderboard

PositionTV ShowRecommendation Rating
1Boardwalk Empire75%
2The League67%

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