Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Ted Lasso - Season One

Over the long fourth of July weekend, Sharon and I finished watching season one of Ted Lasso. With Sharon asleep on the couch, I actually watched the first episode last fall. At the time, I was very surprised by the tone of episode and touched by the portrayal of the main character. It just took me awhile to get Sharon interested watching it.

Ted Lasso was developed by Bill Lawrence, Jason Sudeikis, Joe Kelly, and Brendan Hunt. Season one premiered on Apple TV+ on August 14, 2020. The season received 20 Emmy nominations.

The show is based on a character of the same name that Sudeikis first portrayed in a series of promos for NBC Sports' coverage of the Premier League. American Ted Lasso [Sedeikis] is a coach of college-level American football. He is unexpectedly recruited to coach an English Premier League team, AFC Richmond, despite having no experience with soccer.

This series is surprisingly good. I highly recommend it. The second season premieres on July 23, 2021.

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