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"Legit" review by Suzanne
Thursdays at 10:30pm on FX

I find, personally, that FX's comedies are either really bad, or very uneven (sometimes funny, sometimes not). I don't like "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia", or "The League", at all , for example, but I do like "Wilfred" and Louie".  This is uneven, at least so far. When I first started watching the first episode they sent me, I thought it was stupid. However, as I kept watching, the show and its characters grew on me, and the third episode was outright hilarious, especially towards the end. I hope it gets even better!

The show is about a foul-mouthed comedian (Jim Jeffries, playing a larger-than-life version of himself), his friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), and Steve's brother, Billy. Billy is in a wheelchair and is played by the wonderful actor DJ Qualls, whom you may have seen on "Memphis Beat" or "Supernatural". The first three episodes have Jim seeing Billy and helping him get laid, and then helping him get a girlfriend. It's better than it sounds.

I'm sure they are trying to duplicate the success of "Louie".  Check it out for yourself and see if you like it.

MORE INFORMATION:

LEGIT debuts on Thursday, January 17 at 10:30 PM ET/PT only on FX.

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In the new FX original comedy series, Legit, Jim Jefferies stars as an edgy, foul-mouthed, stand-up comedian from Australia, in his mid-30s and living in LA, struggling to make his life and career more "legit," only to find it a difficult, uncomfortable uphill struggle every step of the way. Jim is encouraged in his quest by his neurotic best friend and roommate, Steve, a cyberlaw library salesman who struggles to stay on his feet in the wake of a divorce, and Steve’s brother, Billy, who suffers from advanced staged Muscular Dystrophy and is confined to a wheelchair. Legit stars Jim Jefferies as ‘Jim,’ Dan Bakkedahl as ‘Steve’ and DJ Qualls as ‘Billy.’ Peter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies, Rick Cleveland and Lisa Blum serve as Executive Producers. The series is produced by FX Productions. FX has ordered 13 episodes of Legit that will air Thursdays at 10:30pm.

January 17: - "Pilot" Jim Jefferies, taking his first baby steps toward legitimacy and trying to do a good deed, treats his close friend Billy — suffering from advanced stage Muscular Dystrophy and confined to a wheelchair — to a debauchery filled road trip to a whorehouse in Las Vegas.

Episode 2 - "Dreams" (Airs January 24, 10:30 pm e/p) - Jim and Steve decide to break Billy out of his adult care facility to party for one more night but their plan goes awry when they are forced to take Billy's mentally challenged roommate, Rodney, along for the ride. Written by Peter O'Fallon & Jim Jefferies & Rick Cleveland; directed by Peter O'Fallon.

Episode 3: - "Love" (Airs January 31, 10:30 pm e/p) - Billy decides he wants to have a real relationship, so Jim and Steve create a fake online dating profile to help him meet girls. Steve goes to a bar and tests out Jim's pick-up strategies on a co-worker and returns home to find Billy in a compromising position.


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