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Ted Lasso

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Wasn't too keen on the trailer. A friend tricked...er talked me into watching this. Actually much better than anticipated.
Kinda like old 80s/90s shows & a few Brit shows I seen with modern sensibilities. The premise is borrowed from Major League (female owner tries to tank team).
There's a little bit of the old show Coach in there too. The namesake character is just so endearing that it's almost impossible not to like him.
Actually pretty interesting cast of characters. A.S. Head's character is rather unlikable. Show has some witty/clever dialogue.
The xmas episode was one of the better xmas episodes I've seen in a while. If yer bored and need something to watch, maybe give it a whirl. 👨

Some fave Ted Quotes:

Ted on tea...


"I always figured that tea was just gonna taste like hot brown water. And you know what? I was right. Yeah, it's horrible. No, thank you."

"Tea is horrible. Absolute garbage water. I don't know why y'all do that."

“If you would have told me that I’d be drinking tea at 3 o’clock every day, about a year ago… I would have punched you in the mouth.”

"Be honest with me. It's a prank, right? The tea? Like when us tourist folks aren't around, y'all know it tastes like garbage? You don't love it. It's pigeon sweat."

"Tea and I are still on a lifelong hiatus"

Ted on soccer...

"Ties, and no playoffs. Why do you even do this?"

"If God wanted games to end in a tie, she wouldn't have invented numbers."

"Back where I'm from, you try to end a game in a tie; well, that might as well be the first sign of the apocalypse."

“Will you explain to me how that was offside? No! I’m asking you. Seriously! Explain offside to me. It makes no sense.”

(Explaining the offside rule in soccer) "I'm gonna put it the same way the US Supreme Court did back in 1964 when they defined pornography.
It ain't easy to explain, but you know it when you see it."

“I think I literally have a better understanding of who killed Kennedy than what is offside... It was the mob.”

"Well, yeah, you got Ronaldo, and the fellow that bends it like himself."

And That's just the one's on tea & soccer. Such a quotable show! :)

BTW - wholeheartedly concur with Ted's tea & soccer sentiments. ☕ ⚽
 
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I've only seen the first episode but did enjoy it a fair bit. Nice casting, and possibly the charming comedy series we need right now. Will catch up with the rest soon.
 

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I'm so grateful it won't be on the television here it saves me having to reach for the remote to search for something vaguely interesting to watch.
 

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It's distinctly 'meh'. For an Emmy-winning show I compare it to other Emmy-winning shows and so then it doesn't really pass muster. It's 'okay' more than 'hilarious'.
Plus an American making fun of British things such as tea and football (not soccer) wasn't fresh comedy twenty years ago.
 

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It's distinctly 'meh'. For an Emmy-winning show I compare it to other Emmy-winning shows and so then it doesn't really pass muster. It's 'okay' more than 'hilarious'.
Plus an American making fun of British things such as tea and football (not soccer) wasn't fresh comedy twenty years ago.

Things have moved forward with comedy though. A sitcom no longer needs to be funny all the time or gag driven. Its more about the storytelling and characters than it is the gags. The comedy of embarssement changed things. Also I don't think it is making fun out of British things, more its a fish out of water type thing.
 

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Things have moved forward with comedy though. A sitcom no longer needs to be funny all the time or gag driven.

If 'moving forward' means 'less comic writing' then I guess I agree. But no, sitcoms are fundamentally about comedy, , they are not comedy drama, no matter if that comedy comes from the set-up or character or whatever. You have obviously other elements but comedy is the thing in the name, that should be present.

And, I say again, award-winning comedy? Higher standard.


Also I don't think it is making fun out of British things, more its a fish out of water type thing.

If Ted wasn't portrayed in such a positive light then I could see it; but even so the fish out of water stuff has been done much, much better.

It's just not a show worthy of the insane amounts of praise its being getting.
 

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I disagree. I think it's very funny. I think that some just don't get the clever/witty/wordplay comedy. Probably why some don't get Sorkin either.
 

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Wasn't too keen on the trailer. A friend tricked...er talked me into watching this. Actually much better than anticipated.

Haha, I was in exactly the same boat. I wasn't planning to watch but recently got nagged into seeing Season 1.
But I ended up enjoying it more and more as the season went on. Its probably a comedy drama rather than the traditional comedy I was expecting but it can still be very funny, entertaining, heart warming and works almost like comfort food :)
 
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