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"Legit" review by Suzanne
Returns Wednesday February 26 10pm on FXX

Last season I watched a few episodes of this show that they sent me, and I liked it. I just didn't watch too many more episodes, though, because I just had too much to watch. I probably should have kept watching because it's still funny, and there aren't too many comedies on TV that I really like.

Comedy is so subjective. What makes me laugh is not necessarily what will make you laugh. Frankly, most of the comedies on TV today don't make me laugh, so I don't watch them. Legit can be pretty raunchy and dark, but it also can be amazingly uplifting in it's own sweet way. It's a rather odd combination of sweetness and raunchiness that somehow works for this show, and it just makes me laugh.

They sent me four episodes and I laughed all the way through. If you watched the show before, you know that it's loosely based on the life of Australian comedian Jim Jeffries.  Much like "Louie", Jim is much less successful on the show than in real life (although it's so much funnier than Louie!).  Jim's friend Steve has moved in with him after his wife left him. Steve's brother, Billy, has muscular dystrophy and is in a wheelchair. He now lives with Jim and Steve as well.  Billy's caretaker is Ramona (Sonya Eddy, who's always great).  Steve's dad, played by "Cheers" alumnus John Ratzenberger, also appears in these episodes. 

In the first episode, (which talks a lot about porn and masturbation, just to warn you) Jim chats with Dr. Drew on his radio show, and they think he might have a sex addiction, so he goes to some meetings. In the second episode, Jim literally kills one of Billy's friends with his jokes.  It's much funnier than it sounds. In the third episode, Jim wrestles with a problem. A girl he met in the previous episode is a racist, yet he really likes her.  The fourth episode has them all going to their high school reunion, and some shocking but very funny things happen.

I'm definitely going to have to go back and watch the episodes I missed from the first season. I need more laughs! I hope you tune in. The show is now on FXX.

MORE INFORMATION:

Season two of Legit goes a bit deeper with comedian Jim Jefferies pondering why he’s never had a relationship longer than six months; whether he’s a sex addict; and how to deal with an extended visit from his parents and his roommates’ dad, Walter (John Ratzenberger). With responsibility also falling on Jim’s shoulders to cover for his roommate Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) – who has descended into alcoholism after losing his daughter to his ex-wife – Jim juggles his unnatural inclination to be a good guy with an overwhelming desire to take his career to the next level and rekindle a romance with his high school sweetheart. Meanwhile, Jim’s other roommate, Billy (DJ Qualls), faces an earth-shattering loss while adjusting to new muscular dystrophy medications and an unconventional romantic relationship.

Legit stars Jim Jefferies as "Jim,", Dan Bakkedahl as "Steve" and DJ Qualls as "Billy". Peter O'Fallon, Jim Jefferies and Lisa Blum serve as Executive Producers of Legit. The series is produced by FX Productions.

1. "Loveline" airs 2/26 Jim is outed as a sex addict on live radio and battles his porn addiction at home. Written by Chris Case & Peter O'Fallon & Jim Jefferies. Directed by Peter O'Fallon.

2. "Death" airs 3/5 One of Billy's friends with muscular dystrophy dies, forcing the realizing on the guys that Billy doesn't have much time left. Jim copes by chasing after the dead guy's sister. Written by Jim Jefferies & Peter O'Fallon & Chris Case. Directed by Peter O'Fallon.

3. "Racist" airs 3/12 Jim realizes the girl of his dreams is a racist and must decide if he can tolerate her bigotry. The rest of the gang heads to a bar and gets intro trouble. Written by Chris Case & Peter O'Fallon & Jim Jefferies. Directed by Peter O'Fallon.

4. "Reunion" airs 3/19 When Jim and Steve attend their high school reunion, they find things aren't quite as they remembered. Billy tags along and poses as an able-bodied alumnus. Written by Peter O'Fallon & Jim Jefferies & Chris Case. Directed by Peter O'Fallon.


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