A League of Their Own (2022)
Matt Roush says...
Baseball becomes more than a game for the ladies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s. It’s a lifeline for self-discovery in an eight-episode seriocomic twist on the beloved 1992 movie. Abbi Jacobson (who co-created the series with Will Graham) stars as the initially insecure Carson Shaw, who reluctantly leads the team while coming to terms with her sexual identity. While the Rockford Peaches face skepticism and gender discrimination, they have it easy compared to Max (Chanté Adams), who’s female and Black and despite her wicked pitching arm, isn’t welcome on the Peaches or even on the local factory team. The times are a-changing as a strong cast of colorful personalities (including the fabulous D’Arcy Carden as Carson’s seductively sophisticated teammate) take big swings. By the end, you’ll be root-root-rooting for them all. (See the full review.)