If Netflix has its way, Lieutenant Dangle's short shorts will be back.
Tonight (or early tomorrow, ya sticklers) at midnight, HBO's partnership with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell's website Funny or Die expands with a half-hour, televised sketch show cleverly called Funny or Die Presents. I watched the first two episodes, and, just like what's on the website, it's hit and miss in a way that's largely miss. A lot of it is the kind of crap that your friend with the way too broad sense of humor would send you. In other words, most of it falls flat, wastes your time and annoys you, but some of it is pretty brilliant. The new "Drunk History," for example, is amazing. Jen Kirkman should never be sober.
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.
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.