‘Ted Lasso’ is a warm hug from a sitcom that’s absolutely perfect right now


what Parks and recreation, Wellington Paranormal and Ted lasso all have in common? These are all stellar examples of kindhearted TV comedies that are an absolute blast to watch, especially in these chaotic times. Like a balm for exhausted nerves, these types of sitcoms focus on kind, caring people doing nice, caring things, even as their characters go through all kinds of ups and downs. The favorite created by Michael Schur Brooklyn nine-nine Also fits the category, as it also celebrates people who support each other, are always there for each other and thus form heartwarming bonds. That’s what these instantly cool programs do over and over again – and do it not only in an entertaining way, but to a soul-renewing degree as well.

Right now, three of the aforementioned shows have already built up a legion of fans, and rightly so. Ted lasso, the fourth series named above – and a newcomer in 2020 – is definitely owned by the same company, even based on its first season in ten episodes, plus the first two installments of its second season so far. Starring gloriously optimistic and already Golden Globe winner Jason Sudeikis, the comedy first introduces its lead character during a period of transition. A college-level American football coach Ted was hired by the struggling English football team AFC Richmond, although he had no knowledge of the sport.

Ted is recruited for the role by the club’s new owner, Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham, The iron Throne), who received the organization in her divorce settlement and is determined to make it fail despite her sticky ex (Buffy the vampire slayerAnthony Stewart Head). And, she knows her new recruit will face more than a few issues in her unlikely job. Ravenous British media writes Ted instantly, the club are struggling on the pitch and veteran champion Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein, Uncle) and current hotshot Jamie Tartt (Phil Dunster, Judy) just can’t get along. And yet, this American’s upbeat attitude in London works wonders – aided by his laconic offsider and longtime friend Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt, Bless this mess), and the kit of the team turned assistant coach Nathan Shelley (Nick Mohammed, Intelligence).

For much of his career, Sudeikis excelled at playing thorny and jerky characters (see: the formidable Colossal) which initially appear otherwise. He’s exceptional for showing how arrogance can hide behind nice-type behavior, and he’s proven it time and time again. However, Ted Lasso is never mean-spirited – and that applies to both the show and its title character. Sudeikis is fantastic here as a genuinely caring coach, just trying to do his best and trying to bring out the best in others. Yes, the series in which he is a part is just as relevant, as are his impressive cast.

In Ted lassoThe second season of, which has just started streaming on Apple TV +, Ted faces a new challenge. The team just added psychologist Dr Sharon Fieldstone (Sarah Niles, I can destroy you) in its ranks and while Ted may be quite positive all the time he dislikes Dr. Fieldstone’s profession – and finds in it an unsettling presence. This is a series about working through these kinds of roadblocks, however. It’s the one where Rebecca stopped trying to use the club to annoy her ex, and is now fully invested in her fortune – and where her friendship with the model, media darling, ex-girlfriend of Jamie and Roy’s current partner Keeley Jones (Juno Temple, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil) is never presented as competitive, as would probably be the case elsewhere. Therefore, exploring this story in a meaningful and positive way only adds to Ted lassostrengths of.

Viewers certainly don’t have to love football or even sports to fall for this show’s continued spell, adore its determination to value coming together and looking on the bright side, and loving. its representation of both male tenderness and supportive female friendships. These traits continue to develop episode by episode, as does affection for his underdog team on and off the pitch, and his ability to make Roy’s love of constantly swearing both smart and hilarious. It’s no wonder that Ted lasso won 20 Emmy nominations this year, in its first season alone, including nods for just about every major actor involved in the show. In fact, it’s the best sitcom currently in production.

Discover the trailer for Ted lassothe second season of below:

The first two episodes of the second season of Ted Lasso are available to stream via Apple TV +, with new episodes falling weekly – and the show’s entire first season is also available through the streaming service.

Posted on 02 August 2021 by

Sarah ward


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