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
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.
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
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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