For Your Reconsideration: ‘Ted Lasso’ (Column)

  • Variety
For Your Reconsideration: ‘Ted Lasso’ (Column)
When I first turned on “Ted Lasso,” I was looking for a show to have on in the background while cooking and figured it might be harmless enough to fit the bill. At the time, I didn’t know anyone else watching the Apple TV Plus comedy about a hapless Premier League coach (played by Jason Sudeikis), and the reviews were decidedly mixed. But as someone who became so obsessed with British football during quarantine that I now spend all my idle minutes tinkering with my fantasy league lineup (I’ll take any and all tips you’ve got), it seemed worth a shot. Cut to: ten episodes later, when I was crying real tears over what turned out to be a smart and remarkably sweet show about teamwork, friendship and redefined masculinity. Above all odds, “Ted Lasso” chipped away at my skepticism until there was none left — just like
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