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TED LASSO – SEASON 2 (2021): The Things I Liked…

As some of you may remember, comedy/drama Ted Lasso – season one; the story of a US American Football coach, who arrives in the UK to manage a struggling English Premier League soccer team is, without a doubt, one of the best things that happened to me in 2020. 

Fast forward to now, when season two has both started and finished; let’s put it this way, I’ll make time for season three in 2022; however, I’ll be sure to calm myself right down should I find myself getting too excited about the third instalment.

Yes, season two of Jason Sudeikis and Hannah Waddingham’s Emmy Award-winning series did at times move me to laughter and tears. The problem is that it also made me cringe because some of what I adored about season one, such as the positive attitude and heartwarming kindness, in parts of season two, it’s written in a way that often felt forced. The most irritating example of this, for me, is the Christmas episode.

Ted Lasso (2021), Hannah Waddingham, Jason Sudeikis, Apple TV+
Ted Lasso (2021), Hannah Waddingham, Jason Sudeikis, Apple TV+

Another way that season two disappointed me is how it handled delving more into the lives of the less central characters. Rather than finding myself engrossed in some of these secondary stories, I was annoyed that I wasn’t learning more about Lasso himself. Additionally, during these departures from the main focus, when Lasso did feature, the writing leant into his eccentricities in a fashion that, for me, cheapened his character.

As creative and somewhat well-edited as the episode that focuses on coach Beard is, thematically, it just felt out of place with the rest of the season. Then there’s the fact that I did not believe the direction of Beard’s love story with the mysterious Jane.

Speaking of not believing, where Nate’s all-important character journey is concerned, I sadly neither liked nor did I buy it.

All in all, I’m sad to say that season two of Ted Lasso annoyed me more than it pleased me. Even though I was glad to learn more about Lasso’s history and struggles, the season is more reminiscent of the short-lived Sex and the City movie franchise than I’d hoped. Meaning, I loved the first movie, but my goodness was it abundantly clear that the second film was hugely rushed, resulting in a less than pleasing result.

There are actually no specific episodes that stand out as my favourite in season two. But almost all episodes of season one do. Luckily, I do have a favourite season two moment, and that is how Jamie Tartt’s all-important walk on to the pitch is captured and presented.

What do you think of Season two of Ted Lasso? Have I been too harsh? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Film Loving

G

TED LASSO – SEASON 2 (2021): New Trailer Starring Jason Sudeikis, Juno Temple, Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt…

Ted Lasso - Season 2 (2021), Jason Sudeikis, Apple TV+
Ted Lasso – Season 2 (2021), Jason Sudeikis, Apple TV+

Ted Lasso, my favourite show of 2020; the one about an American football couch who moves to England to coach British football, all while having zero prior knowledge of the game has a brand new teaser trailer.

I can only imagine the pressure to make season two as wonderful as the first one. 2021 may not look quite as bleak as 2020 did, but at least we know that kindness and the need to always believe never go out of style. And so, I’m hoping for another great bunch of episodes that result in many more lifted spirits, smiles and maybe even some happy tears. Full disclosure, I absolutely cried during season one, more than twice!

Anyone else expecting/hoping for Lasso to get a viable love interest this season?

The cast for season 2 includes Jason Sudeikis, Juno Temple, Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Toheeb Jimoh, Nick Mohammed, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Billy Harris and more including some welcome new faces.

Ted Lasso – Season 2 Release Date: July 23rd, 2021, Apple TV+

Happy Film Loving

G

PALMER (2021): New Trailer From Justin Timberlake, Ryder Allen, Juno Temple June Squibb…

Palmer (2021), Justin Timberlake, Apple TV+
Palmer (2021), Justin Timberlake, Apple TV+

Starring Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Ryder Allen, and June Squibb; Palmer is the story of the friendship between Eddie Palmer, an ex-convict (Timberlake) and a young boy (Allen) from a troubled home.

Directed by Fisher Stevens, Additional key cast includes Dean Winters, Alisha Wainwright, Wynn Everett and Jesse C. Boyd.

Firstly, random fact, the three main adult stars of this movie all have first names that start with J. Second, I’m in fo what appears to be a notable Timberlake performance. 

Lastly, I just want to see the evolution of Eddie’s friendship with the young boy. Especially after the child’s response soon after 1:25 into the trailer. 

Charmin Lee, Jake Brennan, J.D. Evermore, Stephen Louis Grush, Lance E. Nichols, Stacie Davis, Carson Minniear, Hero Hunter and Theodus Crane also star.

Palmer Release Dates: January 29th, 2021, Apple TV+…

Happy Film Loving 

G

UNSANE (2018): New Trailer From Steven Soderbergh Starring Claire Foy, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins…

Unsane (2018), Claire Foy
Unsane (2018), Claire Foy

Imagine being committed to a mental institution against your will; a place where you’re confronted by your greatest fear. The question is, is it real or is it a product of your delusion?

Such is the plight of the young woman played by Claire Foy in director Steven Soderbergh’s latest horror / thriller, Unsane. Unsane also stars Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Jay Pharoah

All the hype I’ve been hearing about Foy’s performance in hit Netflix series The Crown is I’m sure very well deserved. Having not seen the show yet, I’m hoping that watching Soderbergh’s movie will make me want to see The Crown even more. Plus, portraying madness is no easy feat – and I imagine that Foy will do a great job.

Why haven’t I already seen The Crown, you may wonder? I’m from London, England, darling. ‘The Crown’ is my every day, don’t you know?

Unsane Release Dates: March 23rd, 2018 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

WONDER WHEEL (2017): New Trailer From Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi, Juno Temple…

Wonder Wheel (2017), Kate Winslet
Wonder Wheel (2017), Kate Winslet

Woody Allen’s latest film stars Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, Justin Timberlake and Juno Temple. Set on Coney Island in the 1950s, Timberlake plays a lifeguard who tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his wife…

Kate Winslet is the main reason I’ll be watching. I’m also curious about whether Wonder Wheel has what it takes to challenge the place of my favourite Woody Allen Movie, Blue Jasmine (2013). I’m thinking no. But we’ll see.

Wonder Wheel Release Dates: December 1st, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

MEADOWLAND (2015): New Trailer About the Effects Of Loss, Starring Olivia Wilde Luke Wilson & Elizabeth Moss

Meadowlands (2015), Olivia Wilde
Meadowlands (2015), Olivia Wilde

Luke Wilson and Olivia Wilde are the stars of the new movie from Kill Your Darlings (2013) director, Reed Morano…

Meadowland follows the struggle of two individuals and how they’re affected by an unimaginable loss.

I’ll be watching for the interesting subject matter and also because of Giovanni Ribisi, Elizabeth Moss, John Leguizamo and Olivia Wilde. Great trailer music and editing. Just not a fan of the textual interruptions.

Juno Temple and Kevin Corrigan also star.

Release Date (s): October 16th, 2015 (US).

Happy Film Loving  🙂

G

BLACK MASS (2015) Trailer 2, Looking forward To The Humour

Black Mass (2015), Johnny Depp
Black Mass (2015), Johnny Depp

Trailer 2 for Black Mass, one of the year’s most promising films is here.

Featuring the brilliant acting talents of Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson, to name just a few, the story of James ‘ Whitey’ Bulger, south Boston’s most infamous violent criminal is looking like something no true film fan is going to want to miss.

After seeing this trailer, what’s suddenly very intriguing is the female characters. Particularly how much denial they were likely in. I guess we’ll all find out in 5/6 months. Something tells me that the soundtrack to this movie  is going to be good.

Happy Black Mass 🙂

G

BLACK MASS (2015) Trailer Of The Week

Black Mass (2015), Johnny Depp
Black Mass (2015), Johnny Depp

Johny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson and Joel Edgerton are the stars of Black Mass, the film that has brought me my favourite trailer of the year… so far. 

Watch it and understand…

May the finished product be as amazing as this brilliant trailer suggests.

Happy Black Mass 🙂

G