The League's second season begins tonight, and although it's on a popular cable network (FX) and is by far one of the funniest shows on television, I keep having a hard time finding people who've seen it. Maybe it wasn't advertised enough, maybe it looks too sports-nerdy or something, but whatever the reason, many people aren't watching this show even though they should. Here are the main reasons why it's worth your time. Other than the fact that it's, you know, hilarious.
FX brought out the majority of their talent at last night's upfront event, and I was able to snag a few minutes each with two of the stars of their biggest comedies -- Nick Kroll and Charlie Day -- to discuss their upcoming respective seasons of (hopeful) O.J. Simpson cameos and child pageants. Read on for all the highly inappropriate insider details.
This Friday marks the second season premiere of The Life & Times of Tim. As such, the people at HBO were kind enough to give us a screener of the first episode, and after watching "Tim's Beard/Unjustly Neglected Drama", I feel comfortable saying that this season has a lot of potential. Now, in case you're new to the show, don't stress about catching up on the older episodes; while Season One had some great moments and I recommend you eventually watch it, Tim is self-contained, allowing you to jump right in tonight. We're not exactly talking about Lost, here.
The League is FX's newest sitcom about a bunch of lunatic best friends who say and do stupid things, and being a huge It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fan, I'd have been excited to watch it even if it didn't boast Nick Kroll and Paul Scheer as castmembers. Based on the strength of the network alone, it seemed like it was inherently worth watching, no questions asked. But after watching the pilot, I'd definitely say the show has potential, but I've got some major caveats.