As a Jason Sudeikis fan, thanks largely to Horrible Bosses (2011) and We’re the Millers in 2013; I’m happy to report that his latest comedy series Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ has earned a place in my list of favourites of his works.
What makes Ted Lasso, the story of a US American Football coach, who arrives in the UK to manage a struggling London soccer team worth watching? Well, firstly, there’s the crazy premise that seems utterly ludicrous. Yet you find yourself wanting Lasso (Sudeikis) to succeed, regardless of his poor knowledge of soccer. Second, the truly wonderful cast and their great chemistry. Third, the good humour, editing and writing. Last but in no way least, everybody loves an underdog story. And Ted Lasso has more than one of those going on.
I know that we’re only three episodes in out of ten so far, with a new one scheduled each week. Nevertheless, let’s just say that already I’ve had such a good time, that by the end of episode three, my main thoughts after being delighted with the show were:
‘How dare Apple TV+ rob me of my freedom to binge the entire season of Ted Lasso to my heart’s content? We’re living in a divisive age during Corona, of all things. I need a show that makes me feel this good, warm and fuzzy inside!’
I’ll not be tuning in each week just for one twenty-minute episode. Instead I’ll wait seven weeks just so I can binge the last seven episodes all at once.
Watch Ted Lasso because of all the great reasons above and for Sedeikis’s character’s thoroughly adorable accent, plus his positive, thoughtful and generous disposition. I certainly do not know enough about the backstories of each character just yet, but I’m saying it anyway: ‘I think I’m in love with Ted Lasso!’.
Happy Film Loving