THE PLOT THUS FAR
Unsportsmanlike conduct takes on a whole new meaning in the hilarious, smack-talking fantasy football comedy, The League. With special guest stars Seth Rogen, Jeff Goldblum, Sarah Silverman and Eliza Dushku, Season Three kicks off as Kevin and Jenny have a run-in with a local drug dealer, and Pete regrets learning a new sexual position. Ruxin hires a hot new au pair, but does Taco have his eyes on her end zone? It’s time to trade up to special never-before-seen extended episodes and outrageously unrated bonus features. The race to the playoffs is on.but who wins the Shiva, and who gets the dreaded Sacko?
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“The League” might’ve peaked in its third season. I say that after two iffy episodes of the fourth season. At times the plot may be predictable, but the delivery from each actor and the humor within the plot makes the show nothing less than entertaining. The seasons usually take a few episodes to build, but the third season came firing out of the gates with everything from the Shiva Bowl Shuffle to the Au Pair to the amazing Thanksgiving episode. Nothing in life is better than Jeff Goldblum getting the vinegar strokes.
There is definitely enough humor that goes outside fantasy football to appeal to a more general demographic. I think my favorite part of the is that it is lauded as semi scripted which to me really comes out in the dialogue. You can tell that there are times when they are genuinely laughing at the jokes or barbs each other throws out there unexpectedly. The cast knows each other now and they work better when they’re writing their own scripts. Nick Kroll and Paul Scheer’s writing for the Will Forte episode was nothing but amazing. Season 4 demands the return of painkiller Ruxin.
The DVD comes with extended episodes, featurettes, deleted scenes and a gag reel. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for standard definition. The transfer sports little digital noise and the Dolby 5.1 track comes to life. That being said, the HD broadcast blows this presentation away. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!