A League of Their Own
In 1943, Carson Shaw travels to Chicago to try out for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. There, she meets other women who also dream of playing pro baseball and makes connections that open up her world. Rockford local Max Chapman also comes to the tryouts but is turned away. With the support of her best friend Clance, she must forge a new path to pursue her dream.
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"Adapting a film that has so much cultural familiarity is tricky, but this was well done! It retains a lot of the joy from the original while delving much deeper into the reality of the player’s lives and experiences, particularly around race and sexuality. And there’s nuance and complexity there, too - there’s not one Black experience or one queer experience but many. I didn’t mind the occasionally anachronistic language or music, and I thought there were just enough Easter eggs to please fans of the 1992 movie. The cast is incredible from top to bottom. I hope this becomes as beloved as the movie. "
"I love the story of girls baseball starting up. However I’m not entirely sure about this adaptation yet. I thought the point of the show was to be able focus on other characters as well.. dive deeper into them. So far it’s the two friends, Shaw, and max. And of course max’s friend. I defiantly think they could have done more with the other characters on the team. I’m not yet finished with the season, so maybe they will but from looks of it .. it doesn’t seem like it. "
"I loved the movie so decided to try it out. I’m four or five episodes in so far and am enjoying it a lot so far. I do miss some of the characters from the original movie but I love the more in depth storyline of how women’s baseball began and what is was like for women in the early 40s"
"Watched the entire season in one day. It was entertaining. Definitely a lot more realistic and inclusive than the movie—from what I’ve read the girls all-American league had its fair share of lesbian women. The show does illustrates the difference between a white woman’s opportunities vs a queer black person’s opportunities back in the 1940s. I really liked this show and I will watch any subsequent seasons. It isn’t fair to compare the show to the movie as it would be the same as comparing apples to oranges. "
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