A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN SERIES REVIEW
Hey ladies! It’s time to lace your cleats and grab your cleanest (totally not sexist) skirt; it’s WWII and Uncle Sam needs you to give these people of The United States, some entertainment. Our nation’s greatest game, Baseball, must be played and all our players were drafted into the War. It’s up to you brave women to catch, hit, and slide into our hearts. Never mind that women have to work 10x harder than men and if you’re a minority, it’s basically impossible. But luckily, we have a team that’s ready for the challenge. Rockford, IL very own: Rockford Peaches! Even though I’m pretty sure peaches don’t grow in the Midwest, we’re sticking with the name because it looks like a vulva. Anyways, A League of Their Own is not a retelling of the original, but more of a historical course correction. While the original dealt with some good themes, this new show picks up all the other pieces left on the floor. Queer issues, being a minority, or both, it’s all there to bare. Join Harmoni, Jordan, and Chad as they try to hit for the cycle with this review.
CREATED BY: Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson
STARRING: Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Roberta Colindrez, Kelly McCormack, Priscilla Delgado, Molly Ephraim, Melanie Field, Kate Berlant, Alex Désert, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Nat Faxon, Dale Dickey, Aaron Jennings, Kendall Johnson, Lea Robinson, Patrice Covington, Kevin Dunn, Nancy Lenehan, Marinda Anderson, Nick Offerman, Patrick J. Adams, Rosie O’Donnell, Andia Winslow, Marquise Vilsón, Don Fanelli, Lil Frex, Rae Gray
Chad Halvorsen (Screener Squad)
Chad Halvorsen currently resides in Milwaukee, WI, where he produces and edits commercials, films, and everything in between. He was always a fan of film/television growing up, spending days in the Summer, making (terrible) home movies with his brothers. Little did he know that passion would carry on into adulthood. Since 2006, Chad has worked for several agencies in various departments. Shooting, producing, editing, production management, directing, and when forced to, writing copy. In 2015, Chad decided to take the big leap and become a freelancer. Since then, he’s produced content for Lyft, AT&T, Target, and Discovery Network. His passion lies in entertaining people, making them feel better, even for a moment. All the pain and suffering of this business is worth it, if even just one person views his work. Chad is a frequent podcaster, most notably posing as a co-host for the podcast “The Film Illogical Society.”
Harmoni Anderson (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Unstabletop Gaming)
Harmoni is a mermaid-haired, millennial, rum drinking, Section 31, Slytherin (who’s divorced J.K. Rowling) preschool/nursery teacher and multi genre geek who also loves all things film, tv, fashion, makeup, and an embarrassingly huge BTS stan. Like really embarrassing. As in, mention them and then sit back and watch the insanity. Harmoni likes being able to game and talk movies/TV with people that aren’t 3 feet tall or all that demanding of her. Plus she can curse at us and not get fired….so bonus!
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
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