Favorite Ted quote this week: “Living in the moment is a gift. That’s why they call it the present.” 

It was bound to happen eventually. Unfortunately, TED LASSO couldn’t consistently score a goal weekly. As a result, the latest episode is by far the weakest of the season. While Ted goes into “fight or flight” mode, audiences are stuck with a plot around Roy and Keeley needing space, Rebecca still not texting back her online suitor, and Ted predictably starting/stopping therapy on #NowPressRepeat. 

Not much moves forward in the way of plot, outside of some small not-so-wonderful moments with the Wonder Kid, Nate. As the Wonder Kid learns that “humility is not thinking of yourself, but thinking of yourself less,” the show comes to a stand-still. The exciting matches from last week are gone and replaced with quiet moments that should pay off by the end of the season but weren’t paced appropriately over thirty-five minutes. In other words, I laughed and cried the least out of any episode yet of TED LASSO this week. 

They say, “the truth will set your free, but at first it will piss you off.” Well, I’m about 15% pissed off at the latest episode of TED LASSO for being filler. But instead of letting that anger get the best of me, I’ll take some space.

It’s available on Apple TV+. 

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

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

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