Ted Lasso review


Bentlee Toland

Overall I love Ted Lasso and I would recommend it to anyone who has Apple TV and those who love comedies with some drama mixed in.

Bentlee Toland, Staff Writer

Comedy-drama series Ted Lasso was released on August 14, 2020, and quickly rose to fame. I believe that it is a show that is enjoyable for all family members. Ted Lasso is about an American football coach who is hired to manage a British soccer team with little about the game. The team’s owner, Rebecca Welton, hires Lasso hoping he will fail so she can get revenge on the team’s previous owner and her ex-husband, Rupert Mannion. Ted persists through hardship with optimism and determination. 

I love this show but I don’t like how it’s only on Apple TV+. A monthly subscription is  $6.99 per month after a free 7-day trial. This is cheaper than other streaming services like Netflix but the problem is Apple TV does not have as many popular movies and shows as the other streaming services provide. 

Some fans are complaining about the season being not funny enough and too dark, but I think it adds more character to the show. For example, Nate’s switch to the other team almost compares to switching to the dark side in Star Wars. He makes a great bad guy and the show emphasizes that all his behavior stems from his insecurities. I like how the show goes more into depth about the characters’ mental well-being, which helps the audience understand the characters’ actions. A few fans just want more comedy than drama, but I don’t think that way.

I am very interested in Jamie Tartt’s life which makes me want way more screen time from him. Even though Ted is the main character of the show, I would love to see a more in-depth explanation of Jamie’s home life and childhood. Jamie’s major character development in this reason makes me want to see more details about his character to help me understand why in the beginning of the show he was rude and why he is so jealous of Zava. 

I would also like more screen time with Rupert and Rebecca. I would like to see what their marriage was like and much of a bad guy he was. I think that trauma could explain why they are always trying to one-up each other.  

I like how the episodes come out weekly while others don’t. For me, I love the anticipation after a cliffhanger and having to wait till next Wednesday for the next episode. I think it brings people together that the episodes come out every Wednesday. It also makes good conversation to talk about the episode and share your feelings and opinions on each one every week.

Overall I love Ted Lasso and I would recommend it to anyone who has Apple TV and those who love comedies with some drama mixed in. I think the jokes are very funny, and I love how the show gets more and more interesting with every episode. I believe the show deserves all the awards and hype it has received.