My brain knows Ted Lasso is a TV character played by Jason Sudeikis. My heart wants him to be real and in my life. Logically, I know TV shows have a limited number of episodes per season. I still need Ted Lasso on my tv every week, year-round. So, as we enter the week of its final episode of season 1, I realize I’m not ready for it to be over. It is the content our soul needs and we need more of it.
Ted Lasso is decency, kindness, and compassion when there is little around. There are so many f*ckers causing so much f*ckedness in the world right now. It’s nice to have thirty minutes a week to forget about everything and hang out with Ted and the AFC Richmond team of the English Premier League.
TED LASSO HAS EVERYTHING
Don’t get confused by the sport association either because it’s not just a sports show. You actually don’t need to know or like anything about English soccer to appreciate the show. To quote, SNL City Correspondent Stefon, “it’s got everything”:
- Incredible script that’s real, fresh, and will make you smile, laugh and even cry a little.
- An amazing cast who become their roles and deliver lines from the perfect script brilliantly.
- Characters you genuinely like, root for, and want to see win.
- So much charm. I mean for days, weeks, months, years.
- Heartwarming, sweet, and inspiring. Ted makes me want to be a better person.
- Jason Sudeikis at his absolute best and finest. His performance is incredible. He has a panic attack in one episode that had me crying and breathing deep with him.
It’s a breath of fresh air when it feels like the windows haven’t been open since November 2016. Rotten Tomato critics have rated this instant classic 86%. Seriously? 86%? Clearly, 14% of their critics don’t like joy. The audience score is a much better 98%, but I’m still looking at that 2% sideways. It’s like, I’m sorry, is it too much happiness for you?
Ted Lasso is soon to be mentioned in conversations with Seinfeld, The Golden Girls, The Office, Modern Family, Schitt’s Creek, and Parks and Rec. Speaking of, I can see Ted Lasso Schitt’s Creeking the f*ck out of next year’s Emmy’s. Yes, it’s that good and I’m not ready for it to be over so soon. On the bright side, it’s been renewed for another season. Thank you Apple TV. Now hurry it up and get it made.