After finally watching the first season of Ted Lasso, I get the allure, not the hype.
It took me a while, but I finally managed to start watching Ted Lasso, the half hour comedy series from AppleTV+ starring Jason Sudeikis. And I have to say, I’m pleased, but not impressed.
Let me explain. At this point, we got used to the overly produced AppleTV+ shows. And yes, the show is funny and super easy to watch, but it relies heavily on antics and stereotypes that I assumed we already took care of.
British people like their tea, American Midwesterns are simple but kind people, Brazilians are only good at football (the actual one, not the one Americans call football), GenZ is dumb and only cares about getting laid, and so on.
Thankfully, the show has some redeeming qualities. Halfway thru the first season, we get to see Ted the human who’s going through a divorce, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) gets to be a fully realized multidimensional character, and whether you like it or not, you’ll fall in love with Roy Kent (Brett Goldstein).
Sometimes you’ll laugh hard, other times you’ll cringe hard. It’s a delicate balance.
Finally, yes, Ted Lasso is a decent show all things considered. However, I hope that the second season relies a bit less on stereotypes and a lot more on character developments.
Should you watch it?
Light and fun, sometimes repetitive with exhausting stereotypes, the first season is good enough for casual binge watching, but not worth all the awards it got. Bring on season two!