There are not many shows that are as sharp, witty and depraved as FX’s The League. Running for seven seasons between 2009 and 2015, The League was a semi-improvised comedy series that follows a group of friends who are in a fantasy football league together. Both in the league and in their daily lives, these Chicago natives take every opportunity to ridicule, taunt, and make each other’s lives miserable. With a brilliant cast playing some fantastic characters and razor sharp writing, The League is one of the great modern comedies. Here are 10 fantastic episodes from the show.
10. “The Anniversary Party” (Season 2, Episode 6)
In typical Taco fashion, he manages to infuriate Ruxin by forcing him to throwing a lavish five-year anniversary party for his wife. Whether this is Taco just being innocently dumb or whether he is getting into his opponent’s head is unclear, but watching Ruxin angry always makes for entertaining TV. At the lavish party, which is held on Jenny’s birthday, we see Pete’s ex wife turn up. Often referenced but rarely seen, Meagan turns up with a much older plus-one who attempts to keep up with Pete in a little competition. Whilst Pete’s actions are far from commendable, his genius “Bathroom Cubby” makes up for it (a shelving unit for storing food whilst you visit the restroom). Elsewhere, Andre is accused of being a “dating chameleon” after becoming whoever his girlfriend wants him to be, whilst Kevin has some fantastic advice for giving emotional speeches.