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Parents' Guide to

The League

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Raunchy comedy focuses on football, friendship, and sex.

TV FX , FXX Comedy 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Funny yet for teens and older

I think this funny show is for children over the age of 13. There are lots of references to sex and very few scenes with it and those contain no nudity. There are also some Marijuana references yet nothing to bad. Swear words are pretty run of the mill with no racist things.
age 10+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The League is crass, juvenile, and rife with stereotypes, but it also has a tender core thanks to the focus on friendship and relationships. Still, the characters swear constantly and obsess about sex, both the men and the women. The guys are all devoted sports nuts who find it hard to believe that their wives can appreciate football, or even understand it. And the man-children are more concerned with winning the league than just about anything else; Kevin, a district attorney, even agrees to give one of Ruxin's clients a reduced sentence when his league rival sweetens a plea bargain negotiation with a prized player.

It's over the top and crude, but it also has a few funny moments. Of course, that doesn't mean the show is great; it's one-dimensional, and many scenes ramp up the profanity and sex quotient for no reason other than ... to ramp up the profanity and sex. What makes the comedy work, when it does, is the friendships at the heart of the show. These men have been pals since childhood, and the way they interact comes off realistically. There's plenty of trash-talking and good-natured teasing, but it's clear that they care for each other. They know the league is just a game, but its real value is that it also keeps them together.

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