Nothing is out of bounds in the first season of this SPIKE original comedy. At the center of the action are the Blue Mountain State Goats, the team with the nastiest sacks in all of college football. With a freshman lineup that includes a backup quarterback who’d rather party than play, a star running back who can’t score with the ladies, and a team mascot who redefines ”personal foul,” will they be able to juggle football, girls, class and nonstop hazing? Blue Mountain State: Season One is the rudest, dirtiest comedy to ever hit the field.
Blue Mountain State is a football comedy on the Spike channel, which means it's a carnival of booze, testosterone, girls, girls, girls--and a surprising amount of winking homoeroticism. Second-string quarterback Alex (Darin Brooks) couldn't care less about the games--he's there for the good times. Craig (Sam Jones III) wants success, and so does his controlling girlfriend Denise (Gabrielle Dennis). Sammy (Chris Romano, a.k.a. Romanski, who cocreated the series), the team mascot, just wants to get laid. And around these four characters is built a web of high jinks involving sex, drugs, strip clubs, venereal disease, masturbation, bodily fluids, and other subjects guys are supposed to find hilarious. While the acting is enthusiastic and more or less competent, the situations and dialogue are inane at best (like a war between football and lacrosse players that can only be resolved by a promiscuous virgin, or when the team tries to break a losing streak by taking lots and lots of drugs) and insulting at worst (such as when the entire team gets syphilis from sharing the same sex toy, or when they try to blackmail a professor into giving them passing grades by having sex with his elderly mother). Its rare attempts at sincerity (such as when Alex meets a girl he might actually have feelings for) end up even worse. Blue Mountain State aspires to be Porky's on the gridiron; the show doesn't succeed--but if you're looking for half-hour doses of drunken guys inexplicably having sex with lots of hot interchangeable girls, this is your show. --Bret Fetzer