*Warning: Minor spoilers ahead*
We would have never guessed that Abbi Jacobson would follow up the zany and raunchy Broad City with a WWII-era sports dramedy series. However, if there's one thing we've learned about Jacobson, it's that she loves the unexpected, and with her decision to remake the hit 1992 film A League of Their Own, she has developed something fresh, even for those who are fans of the film.
In this new Prime Video original, also titled A League of Their Own, the setup is similar to the ’92 flick in that it follows a group of women in 1943, who join the Rockford Peaches as a part of the newly-developed All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. But while functioning as a period piece, this show doesn't try to rewrite the past à la Bridgerton or give it a modern spin akin to the 2022 Persuasion. Instead, Jacobson's League highlights the experiences of players during this time who weren't made the focus of the nineties film, and it offers a rich expansion of these women's story. Keep reading for our full review.