While I was late to the match, I am now hooked on Ted Lasso. For those of you who don’t know, Ted Lasso is an Apple original TV comedy staring Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis about an American football coach who’s hired to coach a British Premier Football (soccer) team. Not only is the show funny, but the characters are well-developed and keep you interested. I decided to give the show a shot after I finished watching both Dickinson and Physical, and I’m glad that I did.
Side note – When I upgraded my iPhone in February it came with a year-long subscription for Apple TV. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at their original shows.
Anyway, without giving anything away, the title character of Ted Lasso not only has a positive outlook on life, he is encouraging, kind, and genuinely wants the best for others. If he was real, I’d want to hang out with him.
Here’s the thing, this is an actual feel-good show without glossing over bad things happening (though there’s no COVID on the show).
After years of Game of Thrones (which I watched after it was all over and still didn’t know what was going to happen) and The Kardashians (which I have never watched) and the current world-wide chaos, it’s nice to have Ted Lasso provides a bit less than 30 minutes peer week (unless you binge watch it to catch up) of a fictional character that you want to cheer on, not because he’s tearing others down, but because he believes in building others up.
The world could use people being a lot more like Ted Lasso and a lot less like Septa Unella (Ted Lasso’s Hanna Wadingham’s sadistic character in Game of Thrones).