“Legit” sees Jim Jefferies play an exaggerated version of himself. He’s a comedian who lives with the depressed Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) and hangs out with Steve’s brother, Billy (DJ Qualls). Together, they get involved with all kinds of misadventures, such as driving Billy to a Las Vegas brothel so that he can lose his virginity. However, wacky shenanigans are only part of the story. There’s a surprising amount of depth throughout the show’s two seasons about what it means to build relationships with others and grow as a person.
As long as you don’t mind some politically incorrect humor, “Legit” makes for a worthwhile binge-watch that will keep you laughing from beginning to end. The show was clearly a hit with critics and audiences alike when it was initially on the air, judging by its Rotten Tomatoes scores. Robert Lloyd of The Los Angeles Times wrote, “Jefferies’ comedy is by turn smart, obvious, thoughtful and irritating, and quite as much may be said of his series — though his stage demeanor (loud, brash and in control) is softened considerably here by dint of his being a character living among other characters.”
“Legit” falls very squarely into the tradition of other outrageous FX comedies like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Dave.” If you enjoy those, you owe it to yourself to give “Legit” a chance.