Ted Lasso – It Roped Me In

Rating (3.5 out of 5)

Summary: What a pleasant surprise, “Ted Lasso” was after all of my failed watches. The show is basically “Major League” with soccer. But I was surprised that the show had more to offer in the storyline. The humor is good and, at times, reminded me of the “Good Place.” Admittedly, I laughed out loud at quite a few sections. The biggest accomplishment of “Ted Lasso” was my wife finished it over a relatively few nights. She wanted to see what happened.

For a show focused on soccer, it was amazing how little soccer was included. The show focuses smartly on the relationships between owners, coaches, players, and family. I particularly enjoyed the episode where Ted is interviewed by a particularly crusty reporter. The episode brought out the charm of Coach Lasso but really softened your view on other characters.

Besides a fairly predictable storyline, this is a well written and entertaining show, worthy of your time.

Plot: US Football Coach Lasso (Jason Sudekis) is as American as they get, and he heads to England to coach a Premier League soccer team.