Stars: Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Jon LaJoie, Stephen Rannazzisi, Kate Aselton
A weekly show about a bunch of average Joe’s infatuated with playing fantasy football? It sounds like a thin, why-don’t-they-make-a-reality-show-about-my-friends premise, but FX’s The League has defied such skeptical odds to become a consistently laugh-out-loud charmer, mostly in part to its winning cast.
Exhibiting top-notch, and seemingly effortless, chemistry, the leading men, from Mark Duplass to Nick Kroll, make even the most inconsequential of sight gags and punch lines exceedingly tolerable. It’s nothing earth-shattering, but The League doesn’t have to be—it’s perfectly fine with simply being reliable.