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The Ted Lasso Way ⚽️ - Series Review

Rating: 10/10 ❤️‍🔥

In the realm of television, it's rare to stumble upon a gem like "Ted Lasso" that seamlessly marries humour with profound emotional depth. This show seems like just another sports comedy but it's way more than that. I don't much like soccer or sports in general but I really enjoyed this show for the exploration of the human spirit and the relationships.


🔥 The Power of Positivity

Ted Lasso is, without a doubt, popular for his endearing moustache and relentless optimism. Despite facing personal and professional challenges, and even when people are rooting against him, he looks at the positive side of things. Players like Sam Obisanya and Jamie Tartt, who once doubted their worth, find themselves uplifted and transformed by Ted's unwavering belief in them.


💖 Complex Human Relationships: The Heart of "Ted Lasso"


Ted and Rebecca: The evolution of Ted and Rebecca's relationship is one of the most compelling arcs in the series. Beginning as adversaries, with Rebecca harbouring intentions to sabotage Ted, their dynamic undergoes a profound transformation. As Ted's unwavering kindness chips away at Rebecca's defences, they find common ground in shared vulnerabilities and heartaches.


Ted and Coach Beard: The bond between Ted and Coach Beard is unique. Coach Beard, often a man of few words, understands Ted's quirks, his optimism, and even his moments of doubt. Their silent exchanges, a nod here, a glance there, are usually hilarious.


Jamie and Roy: Initially painted as rivals, the journey of Jamie Tartt and Roy Kent is a rollercoaster of emotions. Jamie, the young and arrogant star, often clashes with Roy, the seasoned veteran. Their dynamic shifts from animosity to one of mentorship.


Keeley and Rebecca: The friendship between Keeley and Rebecca is delightful. While they come from different worlds, their bond is genuine. Keeley’s bubbly optimism complements Rebecca’s more reserved nature. The moments where they are there for each other, be it a work thing or relationship is awesome.


Nate and Ted: The relationship between Nate Shelley and Ted Lasso undergoes significant changes, especially in season 3. Initially, Nate was the timid kit man who was often overlooked. Ted, recognizes Nate’s smarts and makes him a coach. However, as Nate’s confidence grows, so does the strain between him and Ted. Nate does some really mean things but the character gets redemption… the show is Ted Lasso after all.


 

🥰 Memorable Heartwarming Moments: The Soul of “Ted Lasso”


Biscuits with the Boss: One of the recurring moments in the series is Ted’s daily ritual of leaving biscuits for Rebecca. Initially seen as a simple gesture, it becomes a symbol of Ted’s persistence, kindness, and the gradual warming of Rebecca’s heart towards him. Also, Ted bakes these himself every day! Where does he get all the time?


Roy’s Retirement: Roy Kent’s is growing old and decides to retire from professional football showing acceptance and growth in his part. He then tries at punditry, swearing at everything and eventually goes into coaching for the hometeam: Richmond.


Rebecca’s Karaoke Night: In a bid to bond with the team and staff, Rebecca hosts a karaoke night and sings “Let it Go”, a symbolic moment of her letting go of grudges and embracing a new beginning.


Christmas at Ted’s: In a heartwarming Christmas episode, Ted, feeling lonely and away from his family, is surprised by a visit from his players.

 

❝ ❞ Quotes that Resonate: The Wisdom of “Ted Lasso”

  1. Be curious, not judgmental”: One of Ted’s guiding philosophies, this quote encourages an open-minded approach to life.

  2. It’s the hope that kills you.” “No, it’s the lack of hope that comes and gets you.”: A profound exchange between Ted and Coach Beard.

  3. You know what the happiest animal on Earth is? It’s a goldfish. You know why? Got a 10-second memory. Be a goldfish, Sam.”: Ted’s advice to Sam after a mistake on the field is both humorous and insightful.

  4. I promise you, there is something worse out there than being sad, and that is being alone and being sad.”: A touching line from Ted, it underscoring the importance of seeking support.

  5. Your body is like day-old rice. If it ain’t warmed up properly, something real bad could happen.”: A classic Ted-ism, this quote, while humorous, emphasizes the importance of preparation, whether in sports or life.

“Ted Lasso” is more than just a sports comedy show, it’s full of heart, humour, and hope blending comedy with moments of profound emotional depth. I hope some of his positivity rubs off on me.

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