Sunday, October 9, 2011

The League and other new shows I am obsessed with

Okay so The League is actually not very new and just started its Third Season but I only started watching it last Saturday so it is new to me. I like football but the whole idea of fantasy football kinda makes me sad. When I heard a show about fantasy football was coming to FX I just thought that is not the show for me. But then thanks to Netflix Instant (or is it Qwikster now?) and a little bit of Saturday boredom/curiosity I watched the first season. It is hilarious! It is dirty, smart and brutally honest. It has all those guys who play the weird annoying guys on all your favorite comedies (Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll) and gives them a chance to shine. The amazing Katie Aselton, Stephen Rannazzisi, Mark Duplass (my new TV boyfriend) and Jonathan LaJoie (my little fritada Taco) round off the cast. If you aren't watching it then you need to be. It airs on FX on Thursdays at 10:30.

Now on to the fall shows. We have already seen a few casualties: The Playboy Club, Free Agents and How to be A Gentleman but we have all seen a few hits.

Here are my favorite newbies so far:

Hart of Dixie: As the girls from Go Fug Yourself said, "That show somehow manages to be totally likeable and watchable while still not being particularly great. Rachel Bilson is delightful, but she is not believable as a doctor, like, at all. Jaime King spends each episode dressed like she’s still in Pearl Harbor. " It's true. I love me some Rachel Bilson. I mean she made The OC great but is she believable as a doctor? Not so much. You can literally see her working as an actor to pronounce all the medical terms. But I do love that she wears fancy shorts in literally every scene because she is "trendy" and from "New Yorkish." But for some reason it an enjoyable show. Something about neurotic New Yorkers finding themselves in the South is just magical. Plus, Scott Porter is adorable.

2 Broke Girls: Okay, this might not be funny to guys but I love it. The writing is clever, quippy and delightfully bitchy. Yes, Kat Dennings can be a bit depressing but she is funny and newcomer Beth Behrs is delightful.

New Girl: Though Zooey Deschanel was almost too quirky and loopy in the pilot the show has gotten better in the past few weeks. The guys make the whole thing even more adorkable! Plus I hear Lizzy Kaplan, best known for Party Down and Mean Girls, will be stopping by soon.

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