Ted Lasso

Anyone watching this?

basically it was created off a 5 minute comedy sketch from NBC to promote the EPL (English Soccer league) games on TV but was liked enough to turn it into a series for AppleTV. Here’s the sketch, some of the jokes are reused but it’s not spoilers.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6KeG_i8CWE8

I give this a A+ for being so much better than it has any right to be. It’s funny, it’s got a ton of heart, it tackles serious issues and just hits you in the feels each episode. Tons of likeable characters and it’s just good expatriate fun. 

Dee
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  • That was such a great promo I was wondering why they hadn't done more with it.

    They had a great Lassoism in the first episode:

    "Meeting a challenge is like riding a horse.  If it's comfortable, ya probably ain't doin' it right."

    I watched all the free episodes but it hasn't made me subscribe to Apple TV to finish it.  
    Hatorian
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    edited September 5
    That was such a great promo I was wondering why they hadn't done more with it.

    They had a great Lassoism in the first episode:

    "Meeting a challenge is like riding a horse.  If it's comfortable, ya probably ain't doin' it right."

    I watched all the free episodes but it hasn't made me subscribe to Apple TV to finish it.  
    my personal favorite but not from the series was the below..

    “If you tried to end a football game in America with a tie, heck that might be listed in revelations as cause for the apocalypse”
  • Hopefully someone will create a Ted lassoisms page cuz he’s got at least 2-3 an episode. 
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    edited September 5
    That was such a great promo I was wondering why they hadn't done more with it.

    They had a great Lassoism in the first episode:

    "Meeting a challenge is like riding a horse.  If it's comfortable, ya probably ain't doin' it right."

    I watched all the free episodes but it hasn't made me subscribe to Apple TV to finish it.  
    Also not saying to sign up but I’d find a way to get watch the rest. It settles in a bit after the fish out of water and episodes 4-6 have some really great dramedy. And they add a new character who just Delivers a ton of positivity that we need right now. 
  • Picked this up on your recommendation.  A+. It's exactly what I didn't know I needed. So much heart and positivity. Also, Ted reminds me of a good friend of mine in his general attitude. Just finished episode 3.
    Hatorian
  • Picked this up on your recommendation.  A+. It's exactly what I didn't know I needed. So much heart and positivity. Also, Ted reminds me of a good friend of mine in his general attitude. Just finished episode 3.
    Glad you did man. The next 3 episodes are pretty damn good as well. 
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    this show is so fun and charming. big shout out to ATV+
    Hatorian
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    I knew Brett Goldstein was in this but I didn’t realise he wrote it, which makes me more interested to see it because I love his work. (Also everyone should check out his podcast Films To Be Buried With because it’s great.)
    Chinaski
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Ok, I’ve watched the first three and it’s 11 pm here and I’m really tired but I want to keep watching because MY EMOTIONS. 
    ChinaskiHatorian
  • It’s sooo good! I’m Glad people getting on the Lasso train
    ChinaskiDee
  • JoshTheBlackJoshTheBlack Atlanta, GA
    With it being October, I don't see how this doesn't make the top 5 of shows I watched this year. 
    ChinaskiDeeHatorian
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    At first I thought it was just going to be the “cheerful American wins over all the sarky Brits with kindness” thing, which it definitely is, but it’s not just him. Juno Temple’s character is very similar to Ted; she’s easy to dismiss because she seems the stereotype of the dim WAG, but she’s actually really positive and kind and smart and empathetic. I love how she and Ted click immediately in the first episode because they’re kindred spirits. 
    ChinaskiHatorianJoshTheBlack
  • Dee said:
    At first I thought it was just going to be the “cheerful American wins over all the sarky Brits with kindness” thing, which it definitely is, but it’s not just him. Juno Temple’s character is very similar to Ted; she’s easy to dismiss because she seems the stereotype of the dim WAG, but she’s actually really positive and kind and smart and empathetic. I love how she and Ted click immediately in the first episode because they’re kindred spirits. 
    There isn’t really a single character in the show that’s 1 dimensional. Pretty much every character has an arc and you find yourself invested in them. 
    DeeChinaskiBrieanne
  • I binged this series over the last few days and I loved it.  I could nit-pick it (playing "You'll Never Walk Alone" for an English team that isn't Liverpool is sacrilege!) but when you like a show the little things don't taint your view.  I was especially impressed with how the show portrayed the female characters.  It's rare to see a character like the one played by Juno Temple who is so sexually liberated and not judged for it at all.
    ChinaskiDee
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    it's just the charming feel good show 2020 needs. i totally agree with @dee and @CretanBull on all the Juno Temple points. she's terrific.

    not gonna lie, everytime Ted brings Rebecca those biscuits i want to jump in the TV, ask for one and see what they're all about. 'sure thing Chinaski! today's your lucky day! i made an extra batch just in case! enjoy compadre!'
    DeeCretanBull
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    @Chinaski I loved the moment where he said something about how it was his best batch and she suddenly realised that he was the one who had been making them all along. 


    ChinaskiCretanBullHatorian
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Also, this is the first time in a long time I’ve become a full on evangelist for a TV show - I’ve been telling everyone I speak to they have to watch it. 
    ChinaskiCretanBullHatorian
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    'ahhhhh dang it! they're the best batch yet! i finally cracked the recipe!!' :D
    DeeCretanBullHatorian
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    Finished the season. You’ll Never Walk Alone was a bit jarring, @CretanBull, as my dad was from Liverpool and was a fanatical Liverpool FC supporter. I also have a Pavlovian response to that song because of the Hillsborough remembrances (especially the one that was first after the disaster where they had the minute’s silence as well), so I was a bit more of a sobbing mess at the end of the show than I probably would otherwise have been. But overall it was a really beautiful show. 

    I’ve spoken to a couple of people who said they hadn’t bothered with it because the marketing made it look like Michael Scott-level shenanigans, but I get more of a Leslie Knope vibe from Ted. I also strongly thought of Dolly Parton - a person long underestimated because she’s chipper and folksy and a bit ridiculous, but really smart and kind underneath the banter. Ted Lasso is basically Dolly Parton with a moustache.
    ChinaskiCretanBull
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    edited October 11
    As a huge fan of both Offices and Parks and Rec I can say Ted Lasso is nothing like those characters. 

    I feel like we can say in sitcom history we have our Michael Scott’s, or Leslie knopes, our a hundred other characters....But ted lasso is a gem
    Chinaski
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    yeah Ted Lasso is Ted Lasso and i love everything about his character. i like how they didn't write his character to always be goofy, stoked and overly positive. he def has his pissed off, scared, and sad moments. he's just a great overall dude!
    Hatorian
  • Did Allen Iverson get any writing credits for the speech Ted gives Jaime. That was Gold!
    ChinaskiHatorian
  • adobo1148 said:
    Did Allen Iverson get any writing credits for the speech Ted gives Jaime. That was Gold!
    He does a few speeches that were stolen from sports speeches 
  • Im officially appropriating “fuckin twat” into the American lexicon. 
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    adobo1148 said:
    Im officially appropriating “fuckin twat” into the American lexicon. 
    I say that at least once a day - usually about someone at work. 
    Freddyadobo1148Chinaski
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    edited October 22
    I have been nagging my daughter to watch this for a couple of weeks and every time I see her I’m like “Have you watched it yet?” Finally yesterday I told her we were going to watch it together, so now I’m doing a rewatch (yay!). She really liked the first episode, and she’s coming over tonight so we can watch some more. 

    Ted Lasso (the character) is my new Baby Yoda. He’s so lovely it hurts my heart. 
    Chinaskiadobo1148
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    My daughter watching the next few episodes las night


    Chinaski
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    "How do you take your tea?"

    "Well, normally right back to the counter because there's been a terrible mistake."

    :D
    CretanBullDeeJoshTheBlackadobo1148
  • “Paul, dont humanize him!!!!”
    Chinaski
  • “Lets get out of this stuffy auditorium and have a proper fuck a about.”
    ChinaskiDee
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