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2020-10-29 10:06:47 AM  
It is good, but this scene won me over for six seasons and a movie
 
2020-10-29 12:18:24 PM  
Ted Lasso is obvious. It is predictable. It's saccharine. It's a blatant ripoff of Major League.

It is also one of the best shows in years.
 
2020-10-29 12:49:09 PM  

SVC_conservative: It is good, but this scene won me over for six seasons and a movie


Same scene in Band of Brothers. But Ted Lasso always left me feeling good.

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2020-10-29 1:01:10 PM  
I raved about this show when it came on & am so glad it's been appreciated. It was the "feel good" thing I needed during all the pandemic doom & gloom. Especially after binging "The Morning Show" on Apple TV before this started.
 
2020-10-29 1:16:05 PM  
Well, it has the Watcher in it. So, it already wins in my book.  And even better.... he's still being called Rupert. Bleeping brilliant.
 
2020-10-29 1:20:53 PM  
Never heard of this show
 
2020-10-29 1:39:33 PM  

lolmao500: Never heard of this show


It's an Apple TV+ exclusive
 
2020-10-29 1:44:20 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: SVC_conservative: It is good, but this scene won me over for six seasons and a movie

Same scene in Band of Brothers. But Ted Lasso always left me feeling good.

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Same scene in Princess Bride. But Band of Brothers always left me feeling good.

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2020-10-29 1:53:08 PM  
I feel like I've been a one-man crusader for this show from the first episode. It's from Bill Lawrence and has a similar Scrubs-y vibe, but without the dream sequences or constant slapstick. Everyone starts out as broad caricatures, but by the end they all start showing genuine depth. I've watched season one three times already and will definitely do so again soon.

Two fun facts: Rebecca is the SHAME SHAME woman from GoT, and the actor who plays Roy Kent is effectively the head writer.

/I dug the hyper-local Kansas City references Sudeikis threw in, too, even if he exaggerated his accent for the show.
 
2020-10-29 1:58:09 PM  
I have absolutely loved it.
 
2020-10-29 2:01:43 PM  

lolmao500: Never heard of this show


You must first submit to the Apple Way, worm.
 
2020-10-29 2:09:04 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Everyone starts out as broad caricatures, but by the end they all start showing genuine depth.


Agreed.  It's rare for a show where there's really no throwaway characters.

GRCooper: Ted Lasso is obvious. It is predictable. It's saccharine. It's a blatant ripoff of Major League.

It is also one of the best shows in years.


This sums it up nicely.  Though on a whole it's predictable, I do think there was a nice amount of unpredictability mixed in.

Usually the suggestion of "give it at least 3 episodes before giving up" is not a very good endorsement for a show, but I really do recommend it for this one.  By no means does that mean the early episodes are bad, but I could see someone watching it and just get the impression that it's kind of a good but generic show.  But a few episodes in is where the character development really starts to grow and just doesn't stop until the end of the season.

I mentioned this in a previous thread, but I heard an interview with Bill Lawrence on a podcast somewhat recently and he blatantly calls it a Major League ripoff.  He also mentioned that they basically modeled it as a 3 season structure with each season loosely based on an existing sports movie.  And for those of you who have already seen the entire season, based on Ted's closing thoughts I can easily see the show playing out just like that.  Completely predictable, but awesome nonetheless.
 
2020-10-29 2:14:23 PM  
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As a Spurs supporter, I really enjoyed the NBC Sports commercials, so I may need to check out this show.

A cock on a ball!
 
2020-10-29 2:17:24 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Incorrigible Astronaut: Everyone starts out as broad caricatures, but by the end they all start showing genuine depth.

Agreed.  It's rare for a show where there's really no throwaway characters.

GRCooper: Ted Lasso is obvious. It is predictable. It's saccharine. It's a blatant ripoff of Major League.

It is also one of the best shows in years.

This sums it up nicely.  Though on a whole it's predictable, I do think there was a nice amount of unpredictability mixed in.

Usually the suggestion of "give it at least 3 episodes before giving up" is not a very good endorsement for a show, but I really do recommend it for this one.  By no means does that mean the early episodes are bad, but I could see someone watching it and just get the impression that it's kind of a good but generic show.  But a few episodes in is where the character development really starts to grow and just doesn't stop until the end of the season.

I mentioned this in a previous thread, but I heard an interview with Bill Lawrence on a podcast somewhat recently and he blatantly calls it a Major League ripoff.  He also mentioned that they basically modeled it as a 3 season structure with each season loosely based on an existing sports movie.  And for those of you who have already seen the entire season, based on Ted's closing thoughts I can easily see the show playing out just like that.  Completely predictable, but awesome nonetheless.


I think the scene that grabbed me and turned it from "Oh, this is OK" to "I will watch this to the very end" was when Jason Sudeikis had the one-sided telephone call from his wife. Really showcased his acting chops to carry that whole scene and have a gut-punch in the middle of a seemingly goofy oddball show.
 
2020-10-29 2:35:44 PM  
I love this show so much. It's extremely well written and well acted. The subtleties in the dialogue demand that it be watched multiple times.

Plus, it's made me realize just how much I expect something awful to happen in every show or movie. I always expect the worst, and this show delivers the opposite in a human way. Don't get me wrong, I love the evilness of Veep just as much as I love the pure joy of Ted Lasso. It's not a show about conflict. It's about what happens when people are good.

It's what we need right now. I'm so happy to hear there's will be multiple seasons.

"Cheers!"  "Night Court?"
 
2020-10-29 2:38:15 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Rebecca is the SHAME SHAME woman from GoT


Mind. Blown. I totally see it now, but would not have conjured that myself in a million years.

The guy who plays Nathan - Nick Mohammed - wrote a new series with David Schwimmer called "Intelligence", and it is really farkin' good. Mohammed acts in that one as well, I think he's great as a little weasel-boy.
 
2020-10-29 2:39:09 PM  
JTtheCajun:

Yeah, giving Ted a legitimate reason (besides money) to go- that his wife said she needed space in the marriage and he was the kind of guy that would do something bold to save it- was a great move. He sold it from the pained expressions, which REALLY pays off in the karaoke/Liverpool episode.
 
2020-10-29 3:22:15 PM  
It's from the same guy who did Scrubs and Cougar Town, both of which I enjoyed.

You don't have to be a sportsball fan to enjoy it.

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2020-10-29 3:22:39 PM  

SVC_conservative: It is good, but this scene won me over for six seasons and a movie


That's a great scene. I also loved the Full Allen Iverson sketch:

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Sudeikis is a true fan
 
2020-10-29 3:25:18 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: Rebecca is the SHAME SHAME woman from GoT


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She's much more laid back now.
 
2020-10-29 4:13:05 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: lolmao500: Never heard of this show

You must first submit to the Apple Way, worm.


Ok so never then
 
2020-10-29 5:19:06 PM  

lolmao500: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: lolmao500: Never heard of this show

You must first submit to the Apple Way, worm.

Ok so never then


They also swallowed up the streaming rights for all the Charlie Brown specials.
 
2020-10-29 5:20:13 PM  

BullBearMS: It's from the same guy who did Scrubs and Cougar Town, both of which I enjoyed.

You don't have to be a sportsball fan to enjoy it.

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White appropriation is always funny.
 
2020-10-29 7:12:59 PM  

JTtheCajun: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Incorrigible Astronaut: Everyone starts out as broad caricatures, but by the end they all start showing genuine depth.

Agreed.  It's rare for a show where there's really no throwaway characters.

GRCooper: Ted Lasso is obvious. It is predictable. It's saccharine. It's a blatant ripoff of Major League.

It is also one of the best shows in years.

This sums it up nicely.  Though on a whole it's predictable, I do think there was a nice amount of unpredictability mixed in.

Usually the suggestion of "give it at least 3 episodes before giving up" is not a very good endorsement for a show, but I really do recommend it for this one.  By no means does that mean the early episodes are bad, but I could see someone watching it and just get the impression that it's kind of a good but generic show.  But a few episodes in is where the character development really starts to grow and just doesn't stop until the end of the season.

I mentioned this in a previous thread, but I heard an interview with Bill Lawrence on a podcast somewhat recently and he blatantly calls it a Major League ripoff.  He also mentioned that they basically modeled it as a 3 season structure with each season loosely based on an existing sports movie.  And for those of you who have already seen the entire season, based on Ted's closing thoughts I can easily see the show playing out just like that.  Completely predictable, but awesome nonetheless.

I think the scene that grabbed me and turned it from "Oh, this is OK" to "I will watch this to the very end" was when Jason Sudeikis had the one-sided telephone call from his wife. Really showcased his acting chops to carry that whole scene and have a gut-punch in the middle of a seemingly goofy oddball show.


He was a bit of the same on Last Man on Earth. Really funny with a few tearjerking scenes. He was terrifying in Colossal.
 
2020-10-29 7:44:52 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: BullBearMS: It's from the same guy who did Scrubs and Cougar Town, both of which I enjoyed.

You don't have to be a sportsball fan to enjoy it.

[Fark user image image 850x842]

White appropriation is always funny.


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2020-10-29 8:16:39 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: BullBearMS: It's from the same guy who did Scrubs and Cougar Town, both of which I enjoyed.

You don't have to be a sportsball fan to enjoy it.

[Fark user image image 850x842]

White appropriation is always funny.

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Yes, it's self-depricating. Still farked-out by now.
 
2020-10-29 8:20:54 PM  

MagSeven: JTtheCajun: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: Incorrigible Astronaut: Everyone starts out as broad caricatures, but by the end they all start showing genuine depth.

Agreed.  It's rare for a show where there's really no throwaway characters.

GRCooper: Ted Lasso is obvious. It is predictable. It's saccharine. It's a blatant ripoff of Major League.

It is also one of the best shows in years.

This sums it up nicely.  Though on a whole it's predictable, I do think there was a nice amount of unpredictability mixed in.

Usually the suggestion of "give it at least 3 episodes before giving up" is not a very good endorsement for a show, but I really do recommend it for this one.  By no means does that mean the early episodes are bad, but I could see someone watching it and just get the impression that it's kind of a good but generic show.  But a few episodes in is where the character development really starts to grow and just doesn't stop until the end of the season.

I mentioned this in a previous thread, but I heard an interview with Bill Lawrence on a podcast somewhat recently and he blatantly calls it a Major League ripoff.  He also mentioned that they basically modeled it as a 3 season structure with each season loosely based on an existing sports movie.  And for those of you who have already seen the entire season, based on Ted's closing thoughts I can easily see the show playing out just like that.  Completely predictable, but awesome nonetheless.

I think the scene that grabbed me and turned it from "Oh, this is OK" to "I will watch this to the very end" was when Jason Sudeikis had the one-sided telephone call from his wife. Really showcased his acting chops to carry that whole scene and have a gut-punch in the middle of a seemingly goofy oddball show.

He was a bit of the same on Last Man on Earth. Really funny with a few tearjerking scenes. He was terrifying in Colossal.


Hmm. I'm not sure that would be enough to make me re-watch that. I gave it a full season and it didn't really grab me. I do like Jason Sudekis, though.
 
2020-10-29 10:18:28 PM  
This is great news. I love the quirky characters, and Ted's eternal optimism.
 
2020-10-30 9:39:22 AM  

GRCooper: Ted Lasso is obvious. It is predictable. It's saccharine. It's a blatant ripoff of Major League.

It is also one of the best shows in years.


Don't forget the theme song by Mumford & Sons. And yet here I am on my second binge watch.

For me the master stroke was waiting to introduce Ted's soon-to-be ex wife after we have fallen in love with him.
 
2020-10-30 10:04:21 AM  

taintbaggins: GRCooper: Ted Lasso is obvious. It is predictable. It's saccharine. It's a blatant ripoff of Major League.

It is also one of the best shows in years.

Don't forget the theme song by Mumford & Sons. And yet here I am on my second binge watch.

For me the master stroke was waiting to introduce Ted's soon-to-be ex wife after we have fallen in love with him.


And making her not evil.

/also, introducing me to Cam Cole. When they brought him out on stage, I thought it was going to be embarrassing. That guy farking rocks.
 
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