“It’s funny to think about how the things in your life that can make you cry just knowing they existed. They can then become the same things that make you cry, knowing that they’re now gone. Those things come into our lives to help us get from one place to a better one.”
-Ted Lasso

Thank you, TED LASSO, for doggone doing it again. You’ve come into our lives, helping us get from one place to a better one. We can all “Wise Up” by listening to the lovable head coach of AFC Richmond. I’m glad to report the second season kick-off doesn’t have a “case of the yips,” and I still firmly “believe.”

So why has the simple sport’s premise In TED LASSO become the most lovable TV character in the last two years? It’s not just because of his hilarious quotes like, “I haven’t seen someone that disappointed to see me since I wore a red baseball cap to a planned parenthood fundraiser.”

No, it’s because Ted is a much more complicated person than his simple persona lets audiences believe. Ted went through a difficult divorce last season and yet continues to do what most of us do in life, strive to be a good human being. That lesson carries over in Ted’s coaching, and it’s an absolute joy to watch other characters try to be better. Like Roy (Brett Goldstein), yelling at Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) that she might be settling for a guy by saying, “you deserve someone who makes you feel like you’ve been struck by f*cking lightning.”

Just like an expensive tape measure, season 2 of TED LASSO has snapped back really quickly. It continues to be a must-watch on Apple TV+.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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