I did not expect to enjoy Apple TV+’s new show, Ted Lasso. I mean, come on: a Ned Flanders kind of character leading a Premier League football team?
Well, somehow, like the character in the show, it wins me over with its sweet kindness and sincerity. It is genuinely funny too.
In a year of bad news and coronavirus, Ted Lasso is the optimism and hope we need.
The ensemble cast is part of its strength and his assistant coach, Coach Beard, and kit man Nathan, are a hoot. Like football, this show is a team game.
Jason Sudeikis also shows he can act. It is not easy to take a parody character and make you feel empathy for him but Jason pulls it off in some rather touching moments.
I watched it thinking it was some silly comedy but it turned out to be more than that. It really grows on you.
Ted Lasso may be the reason you renew your free trial of Apple TV+ that you got with a new iPhone. Also, I am looking forward to Foundation. So I’ll hang around a little longer.