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Is Anyone Watching Ted Lasso?

I wasn't interested in this at all but my husband wanted to watch and now I am obsessed. Funny, sweet, and lots of shirtless dudes. Jason Sudekis' Ted Lasso is such a kind smart character. All the supporting characters are fantastic and the character Roy played by Brett Goldstein pretty much doesn't own a shirt and is hot as fuck.

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by Anonymousreply 281September 21, 2021 9:20 AM

Just started watching this, am in a couple of episodes. Very entertaining!

by Anonymousreply 1January 30, 2021 6:31 PM

I love the team owner-apparently she's a West End actress. Explains her kick-ass karaoke performance.

by Anonymousreply 2January 30, 2021 6:36 PM

Just started watching. I really love it. A lot better than I expected and the cast is fantastic.

by Anonymousreply 3January 30, 2021 6:41 PM

Yum

by Anonymousreply 4January 30, 2021 6:42 PM

It’s good. I will watch again before S2.

by Anonymousreply 5January 30, 2021 7:01 PM

Hannah Waddingham (Rebecca) singing "Memory".

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by Anonymousreply 6January 30, 2021 7:10 PM

I find Sudeikis so sexy and he has a tantalizing bulge in his pants.

by Anonymousreply 7February 1, 2021 1:51 AM

Love this show. It looked shit from the outset but I’m glad I gave it a go. Best thing I’ve seen in YEARS.

by Anonymousreply 8February 1, 2021 2:02 AM

I expected to hate Ted Lasso, but I ended up binge watching it in a few days. Man, especially now, it’s nice to witness someone unwilling to let adversity get them down...someone who refuses to hold a grudge....someone who goes out of their way to encourage others.

The show has really grown on me and I look forward to the next few seasons. A few asides: The guys who play Roy and Jamie are so hot...but then, so is every other guy on the team. Also, I think it’s cool how cast members have show running roles (Brett Goldstein is an executive story editor, the woman who plays Coach Beard’s girlfriend is a writer, story editor for the show). Finally, Hannah Waddingham has a beautiful voice. I hate Let It Go, but she really gave it life. She’s gorgeous too...hard to believe it’s Septa Unella from Game of Thrones (by the end of Ted Lasso I kind of wished she had played Cersei).

by Anonymousreply 9February 1, 2021 2:02 AM

Hot jew daddy !

by Anonymousreply 10February 1, 2021 2:08 AM

I watched it last month and absolutely loved it. The cast is great and Sudeikis is wonderful in the role. I was stunned it was Septa Unella, too. She was fantastic in this. Easily one of the best comedies I've seen in the last year.

by Anonymousreply 11February 1, 2021 2:34 AM

You saw that too, R7?

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by Anonymousreply 12February 1, 2021 3:55 AM

I really love Nick Mohammed (Nate the Great) on this. Too bad this show gets so much love, but the show he created/stars in and writes called "Intelligence" gets no attention. Maybe because it's unfunny and costars the stilted David Schwimmer. It airs on Sky and now Peacock runs it.

by Anonymousreply 13February 1, 2021 4:08 AM

I love Juno Temple as the Posh Spice character. Well, Posh if she was sweet and fun and not a complete cunt.

by Anonymousreply 14February 1, 2021 5:06 AM

Hannah Waddingham is quite funny in her one Benidorm season as trashy trophy wife.

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by Anonymousreply 15February 1, 2021 7:20 AM

Shame. My face will no longer be the last thing Septa Unella sees before she dies. She does make a pretty good plaything for my zombie pet, though.

by Anonymousreply 16February 1, 2021 8:58 AM

Love this show. Hot men, clever dialogue, and earnest emotional storylines.

by Anonymousreply 17February 1, 2021 9:06 AM

I adored this show. I do not give a fuck about sports ball but the characters make up for the setting.

by Anonymousreply 18February 4, 2021 10:49 AM

On FappleTV. Boo! No wonder I've never heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 19February 4, 2021 11:03 AM

Brett is 40, no girlfriend, no wife.

We life in hope.

by Anonymousreply 20February 4, 2021 12:47 PM

I really liked the pilot. Funny writing. After about episode 5 I couldn't take the sappiness.

by Anonymousreply 21February 4, 2021 2:27 PM

The first episodes were lovely. Then you realize that every episode is the same -- Ted is charming. Someone else doesn't like him. Ted charms that person. The end.

by Anonymousreply 22February 4, 2021 2:36 PM

I want Jason and Brett to tag team me.

by Anonymousreply 23February 4, 2021 2:37 PM

And so what....I like charming.

by Anonymousreply 24February 4, 2021 3:55 PM

it's funny. I watched it a while ago.

by Anonymousreply 25February 4, 2021 4:17 PM

I liked the scene where Ted and Rupert play darts and have a little wager.

by Anonymousreply 26February 4, 2021 4:28 PM

Does anyone else think Juno Temple resembles an Olsen sister (especially Elizabeth)?

by Anonymousreply 27February 4, 2021 5:39 PM

I love this show and it deserves all the critical acclaim it's getting. As a football fan and an Anglophile, I adore it even more. Jason Sudeikis and the entire cast are wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 28February 4, 2021 5:44 PM

Ted: The last time I saw eyes that cold, they were comin' toward Roy Scheider!

Coach Beard: [italic]Jaws[/italic]?

Ted: [italic]All That Jazz.[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 29February 8, 2021 2:12 AM

I'd watch it, but no way am I paying for another streaming service.

by Anonymousreply 30February 8, 2021 2:22 AM

r27, to me she looks more like Catherine Tate.

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by Anonymousreply 31February 8, 2021 6:23 AM

What a great series - a really authentic take on English supporter culture with great performances. Very deserving of the outstanding ensemble nomination at the SAG.

Juno Temple was great as Keeley, a character clearly based on glamma model and frequent footballer girlfriend Keeley Hazel, who confused matters by turning up as Anthony Head's girlfriend. Loved the friendship between her and Rebecca.

Hannah Waddingham also amazing. This isn't her first football adjacent role - her first stage performance was Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Beautiful Game, and she got to record the lead promo single, but unlike Michael Ball, Dina Carroll and Boyzone she didn't get a big hit with it.

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by Anonymousreply 32February 8, 2021 3:46 PM

Love Rebecca!

Bitch goddess!

by Anonymousreply 33February 19, 2021 3:34 AM

Haven't seen Ted Lasso, but I did see Hannah in The Beautiful Game in London years ago. Actually one of ALW's better shows. The video above is just plain weird -nothing at all to do with the meaning of the song in the show. Whatever -I'm happy to see this talented actress is doing well!

by Anonymousreply 34February 19, 2021 3:47 AM

Reason #1 to watch Ted Lasso - Roy Kent (played by Brett Goldstein)

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by Anonymousreply 35February 19, 2021 2:03 PM

Reason #2 to watch Ted Lasson - Jamie Tartt, played by Phil Dunster

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by Anonymousreply 36February 19, 2021 2:03 PM

It’s a really good show. I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. It is uplifting but also realistic.

by Anonymousreply 37February 19, 2021 2:53 PM

Jamie is a prick but DAAAAAAAMMMMMNNNNN

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by Anonymousreply 38February 19, 2021 11:54 PM

Jamie 2

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by Anonymousreply 39February 19, 2021 11:54 PM

What I wouldn't give to lick him all over

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by Anonymousreply 40February 19, 2021 11:56 PM

What a snack

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by Anonymousreply 41February 19, 2021 11:56 PM

I'm still kind of shocked that this is the same Phil Dunster from the twee Dawn French mini series The Trouble With Maggie Cole where he plays such a bland nondescript character. The miniseries itself is pretty nice though.

by Anonymousreply 42February 20, 2021 12:08 AM

I'm over straight men. Enough.

by Anonymousreply 43February 20, 2021 12:14 AM

Well go on then, Miss Marsha P Johnson, with your woke self!

by Anonymousreply 44February 20, 2021 1:03 AM

Hot waiter Rebecca used for sex

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by Anonymousreply 45February 20, 2021 1:36 AM

The hype is right. After 50+ years of the culture largely fixated on the anti-hero, it's refreshing to see a show where the main character is a nice person with good intentions who tries to do well by others

by Anonymousreply 46February 23, 2021 12:38 PM

I'm up to the episode where Jamie went to the charity auction dressed douchebag-style, in a suit jacket with no shirt underneath, and a horny old matron won the bid on Roy.

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by Anonymousreply 47February 23, 2021 12:48 PM

Just finished Ted Lasso, what a fantastic show! After watching this I keep thinking how did Olivia Wilde leave Jason Sudekis, who is hot as fuck, for little boy Harry Styles?

Great show, wish Season 2 was ready to go.

by Anonymousreply 48March 10, 2021 4:27 PM

So, Jason S. is hung, right? That's not just khaki-bunching?

by Anonymousreply 49March 10, 2021 4:45 PM

r49 seems like he's been blessed.

by Anonymousreply 50March 10, 2021 4:57 PM

Last night I had a funny dream about this show in which Roy comes out to Ted as bisexual and then comes on to him. Ted, in typically kindly, understanding fashion, isn't creeped out and decides to venture into the man pond, because "you never know if you'll like something unless you try it!"

by Anonymousreply 51March 11, 2021 6:55 PM

Sudeikis has some serious meat

by Anonymousreply 52March 11, 2021 6:56 PM

LOL. I doubt Ted would take Roy's offer, but he would say with a beaming smile "Good for you, my man!".

by Anonymousreply 53March 11, 2021 6:57 PM

Roy and Jamie would pull him into a circle jerk.

by Anonymousreply 54March 11, 2021 7:01 PM

Season two is out now. Unlike the first season which initially dropped three episodes, this is strictly one a week.

by Anonymousreply 55July 23, 2021 5:21 AM

they really put jamie tartt on fake ‘love island’. god this show has such a big brain

and if i see anyone else say he reminds them of jack grealish because of that fucking haircut? its on sight

yes jack is a nasty bitch whore but this is still too far

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by Anonymousreply 56July 23, 2021 6:41 PM

R21 has it.

Perhaps it’s just a cultural difference of expectation, but for me as a Brit I needed more balls and teeth and kickings of either. More schadenfreude and desperation, people making right mugs of themselves without it being endearing or cute. We’re weaned on bleak black comedy over here, so to see our game presented in this treacly feelgood way doesn’t quite agree. It feels off, somehow, and not representative of the footie I know well.

Well done to the writers and Jason for making the game more accessible and understandable to Americans, though. Perhaps your MLS will come on leaps and bounds, now.

by Anonymousreply 57July 24, 2021 10:27 AM

Loving the new therapist character.

Hoping Roy and Rebecca don’t become a couple.

by Anonymousreply 58August 7, 2021 1:00 AM

I still remember fondly when Jason Sudeikis sucked Zac Efron's toes on SNL.

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by Anonymousreply 59August 7, 2021 1:07 AM

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by Anonymousreply 60August 7, 2021 1:08 AM

It's an okay show. The fact that it doesn't involve sassy divas, drug cartels, real-life crime or Gen Z people having sex makes it somewhat unique in today's programming.

by Anonymousreply 61August 7, 2021 1:14 AM

[quote] Then you realize that every episode is the same -- Ted is charming. Someone else doesn't like him. Ted charms that person. The end.

But it isn't.

The show started to do it last season, as Ted had to deal with his divorce. He wasn't the ideal husband and they grew apart. They're starting to make him more complex.

Now, this season they're shaking the table with the team's therapist coming in. She doesn't fall for Ted's usual "tricks" but she's also good at her job. Ted doesn't know how to deal with it. I think by the end of the season they'll have a healthy respect for one another but not before Ted has to admit that he's not perfect and sometimes needs help too.

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by Anonymousreply 62August 7, 2021 1:20 AM

LOL at Roy calling the little girls he coaches "a bunch of little pricks"

by Anonymousreply 63August 7, 2021 1:25 AM

Also: Jan the Dutch jerk

by Anonymousreply 64August 7, 2021 1:27 AM

Finally just catching up with Ted and Roy and Jamie now. 3 epsiodes in and I'm loving it.

by Anonymousreply 65August 17, 2021 7:29 PM

The Christmas episode is cute. Poor li'l Stank Breath.

by Anonymousreply 66August 18, 2021 5:50 AM

Colin (Billy Harris) brought up that Bantr, the dating app Keeley shills for, sounds like Grindr. I wonder if he'll get a coming-out storyline.

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by Anonymousreply 67August 18, 2021 6:09 AM

[quote]Loving the new therapist character.

That's Sarah Niles, better known for playing the iconic character of Reba in Beautiful People.

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by Anonymousreply 68August 18, 2021 6:20 AM

[quote]That's Sarah Niles, better known for playing the iconic character of Reba in Beautiful People

I had no idea that's her. Everything I've seen her in post BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE she's playing a DCI or some other put together professional.

James Lance who plays Ted Crimm, The Independent was a fetching young thing in "I'm Alan Partridge" with Steve Coogan.

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by Anonymousreply 69August 20, 2021 9:08 PM

[quote]I had no idea that's her. Everything I've seen her in post BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE she's playing a DCI or some other put together professional.

Yes, she was a senior detective in that awful Noah Clarke peeping tom thing, she was one of the police officers who interviewed Michaela Coel about her rape in I May Destroy You and she was a teacher in Rocks.

I can't look at her without hearing Olivia Colman shouting "REBA!"

[quote]James Lance who plays Ted Crimm, The Independent was a fetching young thing in "I'm Alan Partridge" with Steve Coogan.

If any Ted Lasso fans are keen on another quirky British/American collaboration starring James Lance, be sure to check out The Book Group. Janice McCann rivals Keeley in the best fictional footballer's wife league

by Anonymousreply 70August 21, 2021 7:21 AM

Ted Lasso reminds me of Gomer Pyle. Gollllleee!

by Anonymousreply 71August 27, 2021 9:45 PM

Show is funny as hell.

I love it.

by Anonymousreply 72August 27, 2021 11:26 PM

The episode started a bit uneven for me, but it's been picking up strength. Today's episode was my favorite this season so far.

by Anonymousreply 73August 27, 2021 11:29 PM

Why is this thread lined out? I mean it’s just Ted Lasso

by Anonymousreply 74August 27, 2021 11:30 PM

It's dreadfully dull and delicately made for Appletards. If I eant to watch an entertaining series about Brit football, I will just watch Footballers' Wives.

by Anonymousreply 75August 27, 2021 11:44 PM

It's centers around football but it is not about football. Just like Scrubs took place within a hospital but was not a medical series.

by Anonymousreply 76August 27, 2021 11:47 PM

I really love this show.

And I love that it will only be on for three seasons. I think they can maintain quality for that time.

Higgins and his wife are my new faves.

But the press is overdoing the love. I hope this show doesn't get Fleabag'd, where no one wants to hear its name again after every award on earth is presented to the show.

by Anonymousreply 77August 27, 2021 11:52 PM

[quote]And I love that it will only be on for three seasons. I think they can maintain quality for that time.

R77, recently EW talked to Jason, Bill Lawrence, Brendon Hunt.

The problem is they didn't know how much people would genuinely love the show. So while Jason planned on 3 seasons, he's open to possibly do more. (With the implication that Apple would have to pay up.) Bill Lawrence the EP wants to continue and joked that they'd move the show to the US if they had to because Jason just wants to spend time with his kids. Brendon Hunt says he'll do whatever Jason wants.

by Anonymousreply 78August 27, 2021 11:58 PM

Oh, I wish they'd really keep it to 3, maybe 4.

by Anonymousreply 79August 28, 2021 12:00 AM

Overrated and overhyped and I see AppleTV's PR drive is going into overdrive.

by Anonymousreply 80August 28, 2021 12:04 AM

R64, Jan isn’t a prick. They make it clear he’s just Dutch. The Dutch have a well known reputation for being direct and honest even if it can come off as somewhat rude. He was even that way about himself when he said something like “My playing was crap and I am absolutely responsible for it being crap.”

by Anonymousreply 81August 28, 2021 12:13 AM

Brett Goldstein is pure sex. I would lick that furry body everywhere.

There's lots of nice eye candy there. Including Mr Bulgy himself, Sudeikis.

by Anonymousreply 82August 28, 2021 1:30 PM

They're hinting at getting Ted and Rebecca together.

I am on the fence on that one. Part of me thinks it's an obvious trope, part of me thinks it would be awesome.

by Anonymousreply 83August 28, 2021 1:35 PM

[quote] James Lance who plays Ted Crimm, The Independent

TRENT Crimm, the Independent!

by Anonymousreply 84August 28, 2021 1:36 PM

The writing on the show really is excellent. It gets so much right about the football culture and London/English/Britishness.

by Anonymousreply 85August 28, 2021 4:26 PM

Like this show very much. Feel good TV, with very good writing and performances. About three episodes into the second season.

by Anonymousreply 86August 28, 2021 4:31 PM

I think the show is more likely to have Ted and Roy have a ding dong, jeopardizing her friendship with Keeley. He’s the one who told Rebecca she was too good for that boring guy in the early part of the season, remember?

by Anonymousreply 87August 28, 2021 6:47 PM

Oops, hah, I mean Roy and Rebecca. Although I do realize putting Roy with Ted could have been a Freudian slip.

by Anonymousreply 88August 28, 2021 6:48 PM

Roy's hairy balls slamming against Ted's pucker.....ooh, I need a lie down now.

by Anonymousreply 89August 28, 2021 6:49 PM

but seriously.....

***don't read on if you haven't seen much of season 2***

.....my thing with this show that makes it great in my eyes is it almost never goes where you expect it to go. And that was especially so with the whole Ted slept with Sassy thing. I was so expecting that to be a plot twist, that once Ted was happy she came back with a baby or something. But they made fun of that in like 30 seconds flat in a scene between Sassy and Rebecca and I was like, holy fuck, this is great.

by Anonymousreply 90August 28, 2021 6:52 PM

I think we’ll be led to believe that she’ll enter into a relationship with Ted, or even reciprocate Sam’s overtures via bantr but the final twist is she sleeps with Roy.

by Anonymousreply 91August 28, 2021 6:56 PM

Sam can get it.

by Anonymousreply 92August 28, 2021 6:58 PM

I can see why Brits find it a bit cringey - it’s not nearly sarcastic or dark enough - but then it’s not meant for Brits. As evidenced by the scene in which a British character walks into a venue and asks where the “restroom” is. No one in the UK ever says “restroom”. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 93August 28, 2021 7:04 PM

Love the sight gag of Roy dry heaving after he smelt his little niece's breath. What made it more hilarious was that he gave that high almighty speech beforehand that it couldn't be worse than what he smelt before.

by Anonymousreply 94August 28, 2021 7:06 PM

[quote]Brett Goldstein is pure sex. I would lick that furry body everywhere.

His manly sandpaper voice makes me feel all funny in my downtown business district.

by Anonymousreply 95August 28, 2021 7:55 PM

Not true, R93. My British godchild uses the word. “Restroom” is yet another American term which has found its way into British usage. Like “to go” and “takeout” have replaced “takeaway.” Don’t you think someone on set would have pointed it out if “restroom” was only used in the US? They shoot the damn thing in the UK.

by Anonymousreply 96August 28, 2021 8:11 PM

[quote]I can see why Brits find it a bit cringey - it’s not nearly sarcastic or dark enough - but then it’s not meant for Brits. As evidenced by the scene in which a British character walks into a venue and asks where the “restroom” is. No one in the UK ever says “restroom”. Ever.

Which scene was that? Which character?

The British actors are all very experienced and would say in rehearsal or readthrough if the line didn't make sense,

This Brit doesn't find it cringey - he finds it spot on and very authentic.

by Anonymousreply 97August 28, 2021 9:48 PM

The Christmas episode in Season Two was the best. the writers should get an Emmy nomination for that one.

by Anonymousreply 98August 28, 2021 9:59 PM

[quote] The Christmas episode in Season Two was the best. the writers should get an Emmy nomination for that one.

It was great, every second of it.

I started crying at the animated opening credits. I was done for at that point......

by Anonymousreply 99August 28, 2021 11:40 PM

I thought the bit at the end with the Higgins child seeing “Santa” whoosh across the night sky was too schmaltzy, though.

FYI It very rarely snows in London around Christmastime. London is in a basin. It doesn’t snow much at all. If it does it’s usually not until late January/February.

by Anonymousreply 100August 29, 2021 12:16 AM

I thought that part was cute - that only he saw it. If it had been others seeing it that would have totally cheesed out.

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by Anonymousreply 102August 29, 2021 12:22 AM

The Christmas special is nice, but I find it difficult to believe that Rebecca, before she met Ted, would run such an operation at Christmas for years, apparently.

Loved the Higgins family plot with all the players showing up at his home. That really warmed my heart.

by Anonymousreply 103August 29, 2021 12:34 AM

[quote]Loved the Higgins family plot with all the players showing up at his home. That really warmed my heart.

It was kind of a variation on Bob Cratchit inviting Scrooge to Christmas dinner. You have expected the toast at dinner to be "God bless us, everyone!"

by Anonymousreply 104August 29, 2021 1:33 AM

[quote] You have expected the toast at dinner to be "God bless us, everyone!"

They got that out of the way earlier on in the episode with Jamie saying, "God bless me, everyone."

by Anonymousreply 105August 29, 2021 2:02 AM

[quote] The Christmas special is nice, but I find it difficult to believe that Rebecca, before she met Ted, would run such an operation at Christmas for years, apparently.

I thought they explained this, that it was an obligation with Rupert but that she grew to enjoy it after they were split up.

by Anonymousreply 106August 29, 2021 1:32 PM

Harriet Walter was good as Rebecca’s mother but does she have to be in everything these days? I think they should have cast someone more glamorous, like Stephanie Beacham or Francesca Annis.

by Anonymousreply 107August 30, 2021 2:29 PM

Oh, I knew I recognized her from somewhere. Of course that's who played her.

by Anonymousreply 108August 30, 2021 6:15 PM

Wow I didn’t recognize her!

by Anonymousreply 109August 30, 2021 7:35 PM

She’s usually a brunette.

by Anonymousreply 110August 30, 2021 8:59 PM

It's as if Fiona Shaw and Harriet Walters are the only British women of a certain age who can get TV roles.

by Anonymousreply 111August 31, 2021 5:41 PM

Jason Sudeikis is hot!

by Anonymousreply 112August 31, 2021 5:48 PM

And hung!

by Anonymousreply 113August 31, 2021 5:56 PM

[quote]It's as if Fiona Shaw and Harriet Walters are the only British women of a certain age who can get TV roles.

Well Fiona Shaw isn't British but yeah, you never see Miranda Richardson on TV, or Emma Thompson. Or Dame Frances Barber or Jenny Agutter, or Lindsay Duncan or Celia Imrie. Imelda Staunton just can't get a job these days. And Juliet Stevenson? Pitiful.

by Anonymousreply 114August 31, 2021 6:37 PM

Your snark, R114, is tiresome.

Yes, all the others you mention get work, too, but on comparatively minor international projects, not things like Succession, Ted Lasso and Killing Eve. And Dame Emma Thompson doesn’t do TV, you dolt.

by Anonymousreply 115September 1, 2021 3:51 AM

[quote] Usually used with "Mama's mussy"

Mama's mussy is never used, though. That's why it's always hissing for cagemeat!

by Anonymousreply 116September 1, 2021 4:02 AM

Naked Luca should have shown peen.

by Anonymousreply 117September 1, 2021 2:15 PM

[quote]Yes, all the others you mention get work, too, but on comparatively minor international projects, not things like Succession, Ted Lasso and Killing Eve. And Dame Emma Thompson doesn’t do TV, you dolt.

She doesn't? Oh,

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by Anonymousreply 118September 1, 2021 4:33 PM

Hey! This thread isn't about some withered old trouts! It's about ME!

by Anonymousreply 119September 1, 2021 5:25 PM

Didn't expect this show to get this dark.

I hope Nate gets true comeuppance for his borderline psychopathic behavior, not just some weak sappy redemption arc.

by Anonymousreply 120September 4, 2021 5:04 AM

I don't think Jason is hot. not into facial hair

by Anonymousreply 121September 4, 2021 5:23 AM

There's so many things to love about this series but the way it allows actors to shine despite the lack of screen time is so well done.

Nick Mohammed is such a good actor, and the character's turn is unexpected but totally believable. And Juno Temple is amazing. And that scene from Sex And The City! So perfect.

And there REALLY IS a Roy Is Sorry for Not Understanding Keeley playlist.

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by Anonymousreply 122September 4, 2021 8:15 AM

R120, I disagree. I think Nate’s behavior is disgusting but it clearly stems from his non-relationship with his hard as nails father.

by Anonymousreply 123September 4, 2021 1:06 PM

Is it me or has the show become super twee and precious this season? Everything wrapped up so cutesy and when you look at the season as a whole thus far, Jason Sudeikis barely has true dialogue - he ONLY speaks in the increasingly irritating hokey anecdotes. That’s become really old. From the sugary Mumford song opening to the way they’ve made the once ballsy brassy team owner into some giggling middle aged, stereotypical teenager woman-child who never does anything “business” anymore. She just walks around typing on her Bumble app. Talk about sexist writing.

And the Nate character mumbling all the time is hard to hear, and he’s literally the least likeable character. He seems like a psychopath, the kind of guy who’s got a flesh collection back home in a special closet. I’ve grown to hate him.

by Anonymousreply 124September 4, 2021 1:26 PM

Ugh To look at Nate for too long makes my peen retreat. He’s a troll with a wonky eye that mumbles.

by Anonymousreply 125September 4, 2021 1:47 PM

Thanks r122 it’s on Spotify too

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by Anonymousreply 126September 4, 2021 5:16 PM

R124, you obviously haven’t seen the most recent episode yet. Sudeikis gets to do more than his bumbling shit.

by Anonymousreply 127September 4, 2021 6:12 PM

I couldn't help but stare at his crotch while Sudeikis did the whole laying on the couch bit in the latest episode.

by Anonymousreply 128September 4, 2021 6:17 PM

R124 I thought the sound on my TV was going in the scenes where Nate was talking!

by Anonymousreply 129September 4, 2021 6:21 PM

Could the lawnmower guy PLEASE run over koala faced Nate so we don’t have to suffer this weird troll anymore? He’s detestable.

And WHY was the sour psychologist crow-barred into the series this season? What’s her purpose? Was it a diversity hire? And why would a bunch of butch football players want to see a therapist so often? And at their place of work?!!

by Anonymousreply 130September 9, 2021 3:53 AM

I like it, but the characters are starting to get a bit over the top In the second season (Roy Kent’s growling, etc). They doubled down on the things that made them funny in season one, but now, it’s too much and a bit too farcical. I feel like it should have been one season, but since it’s a US series, it will have twelve.

by Anonymousreply 131September 9, 2021 4:09 AM

Wrong, R131. Sudeikis has always stated Ted Lasso will have three seasons only.

by Anonymousreply 132September 9, 2021 1:25 PM

R132 - Not R131 but you know as well as I do that American series television usually milks the shit out of these things. They'll throw money at Sudeikis and he'll agree to "I thought Ted just needed one or four more seasons to tell his story" bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 133September 9, 2021 1:27 PM

I really love it but they're going overboard with the sexy Roy Kent character turning him into some love-starved puppy one minute, and some growling, grunting rage lunatic the next. Just let the character be what he started out being.

Suidekis' Lasso is the one that's becoming really too much for me. The cutesy, hokey statements and "inspiring" talks. We never see anyone on this show actually work. They've turned the giant, Amazonian team owner from a more steeled but soft-hearted female executive to some giggling layabout who sits on a sofa, in EVERY SINGLE SCENE she's in, gobbling-up cookies and thumbing through Tinder all day. And the trajectory of her and the young African footballer eventually discovering they're talking to each other..... that's only gonna make the show more farcical than it is now. There'll be no chemistry or believability in that. (By the way, wouldn't a wealthy British socialite have had enough shortbread in her life not to be so impressed by someone's homemade cookies that she'll gorge on a box of them every day?)

The red-bearded coach is periodically funny but in the last episode, they essentially made him supernatural by disappearing from an office with only one door. (I wouldn't mind seeing what kind of hairy ginger bear is under that shirt and if it's worth a second look.)

Wish they'd back up. Get rid of the sour, mumbling doctor woman whom absolutely nobody would be wanting or needing to see with such frequency that she would immediately give up whatever job she had before, and start officing full-time at a football stadium, where all her patients are both exposed at their place of work by revealing they're in psychological therapy and revealing their frequency of visits. What IS her purpose? Seriously. The series wasn't calling for anything like this. Is there a law in Britain that a certain number of cast members must be black?

Finally, we should all deluge the show's Twitter account by demanding they kill-off the evil mumbling little Paki who nobody seems to like or care about.

by Anonymousreply 134September 9, 2021 1:39 PM

[quote]The series wasn't calling for anything like this. Is there a law in Britain that a certain number of cast members must be black? Finally, we should all deluge the show's Twitter account by demanding they kill-off the evil mumbling little Paki who nobody seems to like or care about.

Such a shame the presence of a black woman and an Asian man on a tv show is causing you such distress.

Maybe you should stick to Fox News?

by Anonymousreply 135September 9, 2021 1:49 PM

Oh, take your woke bullshit and shove it up yer hole, R135. You literally cruise the board looking to be "offended", don't you? Such a shame the irreverent snark and "pointless bitchery" of a gay mens' discussion forum offends you so. Maybe you should stick to HuffPo? Or is it the DailyKos?

by Anonymousreply 136September 9, 2021 1:57 PM

[quote]Oh, take your woke bullshit and shove it up yer hole, [R135]. You literally cruise the board looking to be "offended", don't you? Such a shame the irreverent snark and "pointless bitchery" of a gay mens' discussion forum offends you so. Maybe you should stick to HuffPo? Or is it the DailyKos?

You honestly think referring to a British Asian actor as a "Paki" is acceptable?

by Anonymousreply 137September 9, 2021 2:00 PM

I’ve had r136 blocked, but I’m sure the racist asshole is leaving his turds all over DL. I hate people who drop racist shit and then accuse the rest of us of being offended. We ARE offended. Fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 138September 9, 2021 2:02 PM

I'm not here for your "acceptance" R137. You have no idea what true racism is and you wouldn't believe me if I told you anyway. But know how stupid your assumptions make you out to be. Now join the conversation or fuck off. I won't indulge you again.

by Anonymousreply 139September 9, 2021 2:10 PM

R132, I read that as well—but I wonder if Jason would extend it if enough money were thrown at him. Apple has deep pockets. Does anyone know if this is Apple’s most watched series? I would think the Jennifer Aniston show is. It will get some Emmy love, I think, which will hopefully help viewership. (Not that it worked for Arrested Development.)

by Anonymousreply 140September 9, 2021 6:46 PM

R133, uhhhh…no he won’t.

Sudeikis has a very clear vision for his show and he’s not letting it go past three seasons. It’s not like he’s Tim fucking Allen.

by Anonymousreply 141September 10, 2021 1:24 AM

1-3 seasons would be a UK series.

US series will keep it going or do some shit spin-off as long as a handful of people hold on. See The Walking Dead thread.

by Anonymousreply 142September 10, 2021 1:28 AM

Jesus, R142, how dense are you?

That isn’t going to happen.

by Anonymousreply 143September 10, 2021 1:48 AM

It's not unheard of for a Brit show to get more seasons than the creator and showrunner intended. Absolutely Fabulous had plenty of seasons added to its original run, for example.

Of course, I'd give the creator mad respect for sticking to his guns if there is more demand. It's better to leave fans wanting for more than to for them to beg for the show to be put out of its misery.

by Anonymousreply 144September 10, 2021 6:51 AM

R143, considering that this has happened many times, I don’t understand why you think it’s crazy to consider it won’t happen here. I mean, do you personally know Jason sudekis or Bill Lawrence? Bill Lawrence in particular-talented for sure, but I don’t know if Scrubs or Cougar Town ever made him serious bank. In any case, this is a moot point if Ted Lasso isn’t pulling down ratings, and we don’t know that it is.

by Anonymousreply 145September 10, 2021 12:39 PM

[quote]That isn’t going to happen.

[quote]Sudeikis has a very clear vision for his show and he’s not letting it go past three seasons. It’s not like he’s Tim fucking Allen.

[quote]Sudeikis has always stated Ted Lasso will have three seasons only.

But actually, he said:

[quote]"I don't know. The story that I know is the one that I wanted to tell, and so that's the one we're telling with the help of numerous people in front of and behind the camera, so it's by no means me typing every key stroke and saying every word. It's nowhere near like that. But the story that's being told--that three-season arc--is one that I see, know, and understood," he said. "I'm glad that they are willing to pay for those three seasons. As far as what happens after that, who knows? I don't know."

by Anonymousreply 146September 11, 2021 3:19 AM

If they think this makes sense then I might bail: Rebecca the fiercely independent “bitch boss” would be enamored with an online person she can’t see or speak audibly to then meets said person and it’s her 21 year old child like employee. Nope. She’s old enough to be his mum. She belongs with Ted. It seemed like the writers were also hinting that the annoyingly bland, frumpy frau therapist would be hooking up with Ted. It’s Uber woke to appeal to the PC crowd and it’s shite writing. Make Jamie Tartt play for our team. Give him more layers to explain his bad relationship with his abusive father. And that Muslim troll with the lazy eye and moles needs to be run over or get a kick in the head from the footballers. Hate Nate. Love sexy nasty growling Roy Kent. And the French footballer is gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 147September 11, 2021 4:06 AM

[quote]Rebecca the fiercely independent “bitch boss” would be enamored with an online person she can’t see or speak audibly to then meets said person and it’s her 21 year old child like employee. Nope. She’s old enough to be his mum.

Rebecca, is hooking up with her player [bold]because[/bold] she's a fiercely independent "bitch boss" that is getting 21 year old dick.

And she connected with someone because of something that had nothing to do with their looks or their money. That is why she's giving it a shot albeit reluctantly.

[quote]She belongs with Ted. It seemed like the writers were also hinting that the annoyingly bland, frumpy frau therapist would be hooking up with Ted.

She absolutely should not be with Ted. They are completely different people. As for the therapist, they haven't hinted that Ted would be with her at all.

She's annoyingly bland to counter Ted's syrupy sweet attitude. It took them all season to figure out how to deal with each other because she sees through his bullshit and he couldn't deal with it. That's also exactly why they need each other. He made her lighten up and she laughed which was pointed out. She made him more serious and he told her about his personal life without making a joke.

The only person Ted has connected with is Rebecca's friend but he's not in a place to be in a relationship right now. (And neither was she which is why it worked.)

[quote]It’s Uber woke to appeal to the PC crowd and it’s shite writing.

Woke? Oh, dear. If you can't make your point without using that word then there's no point.

by Anonymousreply 148September 11, 2021 4:15 AM

I can still see Rebecca hooking up with Roy in Season 3, jeopardizing her friendship with Keeley.

by Anonymousreply 149September 12, 2021 12:22 AM

So many “people” here are so bothered by the fact that the therapist is black.

Why is that?

by Anonymousreply 150September 12, 2021 2:43 AM

[quote]So many “people” here are so bothered by the fact that the therapist is black. Why is that?

The same reason there's "concern" about the captain of a nuclear submarine being played by a black actor and a senior Navy captain being played by an Asian actress in the BBC's drama series Vigil.

by Anonymousreply 151September 12, 2021 7:57 AM

I love the therapist. I think she’s great.

by Anonymousreply 152September 12, 2021 8:07 AM

Waiting for Christa Miller to be somehow shoehorned into this show.

by Anonymousreply 153September 12, 2021 8:09 AM

I love this show so much, it’s very feel good without being mushy.

by Anonymousreply 154September 12, 2021 9:19 PM

I want Hannah Waddingham to peg me with a giant dildo

by Anonymousreply 155September 13, 2021 12:10 AM

Friday's episode was just so, so good.

Not everything is exciting, but I love that these characters are people and they (almost) never go for the obvious trope.

I'm glad Sharon is not the usual "sassy black woman"/magic black woman who fixes everything and makes them have an epiphany, etc. She was hilarious in this episode - the messages she left Ted - LMAO.

The ending with Roy and Jamie.....just, wow.

by Anonymousreply 156September 13, 2021 12:48 AM

I agree with [147] It seems odd to see a woman of her age, stature and wealth use a dating app. Then she hooks up with a guy who can be her child and truly isn’t anything like her. I love the idea of her with Ted but need a huge dramatic event to make them see it would make sense. The holiday episode where they effortlessly played Mr and Mrs Claus types was a hint in my estimation of how they have chemistry but they can’t fathom it yet. I do think Jamie Tartt being gay makes perfect sense. And would add to his story. The short FUG troll needs to be sent off to some other club to get a taste of reality. He was handed this job because Ted Is Ned Flanders. Nate could never hack it working in his position on another team. He needs to get humiliated to see what a cunt he’s been. Hell no to Ted with the therapist in a romantic relationship. She seems to like snatch, or A sexual maybe but not seeing her with a man. She’s too butch.

by Anonymousreply 157September 13, 2021 12:48 AM

I can't believe Hannah W was also The Bitch That Said Shame A Lot on Game of Thrones.

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by Anonymousreply 158September 13, 2021 12:50 AM

I was a little relieved that the “big revelation” at the end of the episode wasn’t that Jamie had been sexually abused by his father and his two friends.

by Anonymousreply 159September 13, 2021 1:22 AM

I agree, r156. The expectation in a regular mediocre tv show was that the team would win in Wembley, but they lost—badly.

by Anonymousreply 160September 13, 2021 1:26 AM

[quote]Then she hooks up with a guy who can be her child and truly isn’t anything like her.

Sam is more like Rebecca than the hot himbo she hooked up with on the other app.

[quote]I love the idea of her with Ted but need a huge dramatic event to make them see it would make sense.

There are people who don't Sam and Rebecca because she's his boss; but some of the same people want her with Ted despite her being his boss, as well.

by Anonymousreply 161September 13, 2021 1:29 AM

I think the storyline is the app is/was some business venture of Keeley and all started using it to support her and got hooked.

by Anonymousreply 162September 13, 2021 1:29 AM

I would like this show more but since there are no Asians I feel underrepresented.

by Anonymousreply 163September 13, 2021 1:31 AM

Nate is being a cunt and his turn over the last several episodes is not my favorite part of the show, but I assume the whole story has a point.

The only one I really don't quite get is Beard.

by Anonymousreply 164September 13, 2021 1:35 AM

Nate is like a lot of people who get promoted into leadership/manager roles because of nepotism and perpetually suffer from feelings of inadequacy. They overcompensate and think being an asshole bully is the way to gain/maintain respect. A lot of times they lack the skills to lead and think being in charge is equal to being an asshole. It’s a story arc, so I’m sure there’s a point to it.

by Anonymousreply 165September 13, 2021 1:56 AM

I think the point to it could actually mean Nate committing suicide in A Very Special Episode of Ted Lasso.

by Anonymousreply 166September 13, 2021 2:44 AM

I thought all the signs were there that Jamie Tart is a closet case. There was also the cute footballer that immediately knew what Grindr was. There's the storyline just sitting there waiting to happen.

by Anonymousreply 167September 13, 2021 3:43 AM

[quote]Is it me or has the show become super twee and precious this season? Everything wrapped up so cutesy and when you look at the season as a whole thus far, Jason Sudeikis barely has true dialogue - he ONLY speaks in the increasingly irritating hokey anecdotes.

It's not this season. It's the entire show.

I couldn't make it through the first season. It's treacly sentimental twaddle.

by Anonymousreply 168September 13, 2021 3:45 AM

I think Nate will turn against the group at some point and screw them all over. He'll either out Ted as having panic attacks or Rebecca's relationship in a fit of rage. Then maybe end up on another team against them at some point. Either way, he's headed for a fall. Even the thing he named in his confession was a backwards compliment to himself. Of course, at some point they'll all forgive him because it's Ted Lasso.

I think they're pointing towards the therapist as having a drinking problem with all of the bottles of alcohol around her home. She'll help Ted deal with the fallout from his father's death and he'll help her deal with her alcohlism.

[quote]The only one I really don't quite get is Beard.

I don't think anyone is supposed to get him. Ted gets him. That's about it. His emotional distance makes what he says more profound or funny. He was the perfect person to call out Nate when Nate was mean to that player because it definitely shook Nate up and he did it in a way that Ted or Roy couldn't do. He got straight to the point and then he was done with him.

[quote]I thought all the signs were there that Jamie Tart is a closet case. There was also the cute footballer that immediately knew what Grindr was. There's the storyline just sitting there waiting to happen.

I thought they were going to go that route before, especially since the first time I saw Phil Dunster, the actor he was being fucked by Julian Morris in "The Man With the Orange Shirt." So he has no problem with those roles. They also don't have a gay character. I just don't see them doing it this season if they do it at all. This show spends all season telegraphing stuff and they haven't with him and this as bluntly as they usually do yet.

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by Anonymousreply 169September 13, 2021 4:26 AM

I think Season 1 was fine because it was new and fun. Season 2 feels like when they turn an SNL skit into a movie. What was fun and amusing for ten minutes becomes much less so after ninety minutes.

by Anonymousreply 170September 13, 2021 4:27 AM

Phil Dunster will always be Cineworld Man to me

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by Anonymousreply 171September 13, 2021 8:21 AM

Second seasons are always difficult when the first was a surprise hit. High expectations can lead to an underwhelming experience.

by Anonymousreply 172September 13, 2021 8:28 AM

Jamie and Colin would make a hot couple.

by Anonymousreply 173September 13, 2021 9:47 AM

But it's been a decent second season. Several very strong episodes. I don't see this as a sophomore slump at all.

I think by its nature it has to go wider/deeper in story and some of those choices will piss people off. But it's also serialized storytelling, and so many are used to being manipulated and having story ramped up and hyped up in that method.

by Anonymousreply 174September 13, 2021 2:48 PM

Fans of the first season (including me) will look back at this show and agree that the Season 2 Christmas episode is when this show jumped the shark.

by Anonymousreply 175September 13, 2021 2:57 PM

Kinda have go agree with R175. The Christmas episode was just a little much.

They've pretty much gelded everyone on this show. Just totally burned through the original posture of nearly every character and have remade them into soft, much, surgary cartoon characters. From the ballsy, calculating team owner to her bitchy executive assistant/accounting guy, to sexy Roy Kent, Jaimee Tartt et al. They've even taken the edge out of Keealey who was supposed to be this highly recognizable B-list, social media celeb type. She was doing ads for whisky and stuff like that, being recognized everywhere she went. Now, she's like some giggling intern going to an office every day. Would she really stop pursuing fame so cold turkey that way just to be the "savvy media lady" for the team?

I honestly wish Nate and the sour-puss, bland doctor chick would take a hike to another show or something. Both characters are major bores and in no way seem likable. Nate always came across as a sociopath. Like the guy who stalks and murders young nursing students. He's just creepy from all sides. And cruel too.

by Anonymousreply 176September 13, 2021 4:00 PM

Caught a few episodes, can’t really be arsed with it. Too American, too sterilised, too feel-good—doesn’t really capture the spirt of the game in a 3D authentic way for me. They just seem to be pinching little sensationalised bits from the real game and tossing them into a fairly treacly run-of-the-mill sports sitcom.

And I was only watching early Premier League as a baby, saying that, so it’s not as if I’m weaned on we-eat-nails football stories. I just come away from TL wanting more guts, more grit, more something. FOOTBALLER’S WIVES from back in the day was more compelling.

If there’s a TL episode in future that, say, objectifies Jordan Henderson in a new way, then I might become very interested. That man could do whatever to me, I don’t even care (I’ll take a humiliating and dirty one-time pity fuck, honestly). Otherwise, not the show for me.

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by Anonymousreply 177September 13, 2021 4:32 PM

The cast and people behind the scenes all just got raises which was holding up the start of Season 3.

Warner teamed up with Apple to, "show them the money."

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by Anonymousreply 178September 13, 2021 5:53 PM

[quote] I thought all the signs were there that Jamie Tart is a closet case.

Given that the character is now basically an IQ-boosted Jack Grealish expy, that would be a pretty fucking brave and spicy statement from the writers’ room.

by Anonymousreply 179September 13, 2021 10:07 PM

This is not a show about soccer or sports just like "The Office" isn't a show about manufacturing paper. It's a workplace comedy.

People are so fucking dense.

by Anonymousreply 180September 14, 2021 11:49 AM

Anyone who says this is a feel good show is utterly missing the point. If anything, the show is about questioning the whole idea of reflexively feeling good. Hint: the team keeps losing.

by Anonymousreply 181September 14, 2021 12:04 PM

R181 yeah, no, somehow I don’t think it’s show is BoJacking us. Ceci n’est pas deep.

by Anonymousreply 182September 14, 2021 12:40 PM

I just don’t get technically how a relegated team like Richmond can go to the FA Cup. And the show has never explained that. When they first brought up it was happening (on that Soccer Saturday show) I thought it was a dream sequence.

by Anonymousreply 183September 14, 2021 3:58 PM

[quote]I just don’t get technically how a relegated team like Richmond can go to the FA Cup. And the show has never explained that

It doesn't matter for the FA Cup. That's sort of outside of everything else. You don't have to be in the Premier League to play in it.

The real issue was that no one outside of the top leagues had ever won it in 40 years, which is what Higgens said on the show. It's one of those things where they weren't expected to win it, as per Higgins and history, but maybe the audience thought they would because they're used to that trope from these kinds of shows?

I don't think anyone thought they would lose that horribly.

It also wouldn't have promoted them had they won it. They would have simply been part of the Europa League but it wouldn't have gotten them back in the Premier League.

by Anonymousreply 184September 14, 2021 4:40 PM

I'd be shocked if this show even hinted at the existence of homosexuals let alone have even a minor character be identified as gay.

Sports = Straight according to Hollywood. Just like there are no straights on Drag Race, there are no gays in professional sports. Welcome to America circa 2021!

by Anonymousreply 185September 14, 2021 4:58 PM

Given that your average DLers taste in TV is Golden Girls and Facts of Life and taste in music is Mariah Carey and Madonna, I doubt this show will find many fans on this board.

Dunster and Goldstein are shirtless a lot, which may lure some DLers, but the "Ewww, Sportsball!!!" vibe on here will likely keep more away.

Pity, because it's a great show that is exactly how R181 describes it and not the sort of broad elbow-in-the-ribs stuff DLers so love.

by Anonymousreply 186September 14, 2021 5:06 PM

I'm genuinely curious--those of you posting here who hate this show, what series do you watch and like? I watch all sorts of series, and I was a latecomer to Ted Lasso because I didn't think I'd like it. I love it.

by Anonymousreply 187September 14, 2021 5:28 PM

It's DataloungeR187

They like Housewives shows and other reality TV, Golden Girls, Sex and the City and Murder She Wrote.

I suspect more than half of this board still only watches cable TV, no streaming, not even Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 188September 14, 2021 5:32 PM

As a half Latino I love soccer, but never saw this show. Is there any gay character in it? If it does, I bet it's a lesbian couple.

As for the R188 stereotype I hate all those things, specially musicals and divas. So you can die at your nursing home while the remaining gays move forward into the future.

by Anonymousreply 189September 14, 2021 5:40 PM

R188 actually I don’t think so at all. Golden Girls is more of a camp thing, and the other stuff? Never saw any love for it. I mean have you actually read the threads on Sex and the City? Merciless. Most DLers have pretty good taste in tv, movies and music.

by Anonymousreply 190September 14, 2021 5:45 PM

Dude upthread sayin "our game" how pompous and ridiculous can someone get? There are more Latin Americans and Arabs playing soccer than the whole fucking UK combined, get a fucking grip.

by Anonymousreply 191September 14, 2021 5:46 PM

Have you seen the music threads R190?

Very quickly devolve into "Bad Pop Songs of the 1980s"

by Anonymousreply 192September 14, 2021 6:02 PM

Thanks, R184, but it still makes zero sense to me.

by Anonymousreply 193September 14, 2021 6:07 PM

I'm confused. Does watching this mushy show about men getting in touch with their feelings make me fem? Or does watching this show about soccer make me butch?

Label me, DL!

by Anonymousreply 194September 14, 2021 6:21 PM

R183 - The FA Cup is a simple knock out club competition that all English (and Welsh) clubs can play in.

It starts off with all the non-league village clubs (around 700) playing against each other, then the lower league teams enter the draw and then the Premier league clubs.

However, the draw is done at random and there are no seedings, so when the Premier League clubs enter the draw - midway through the season - you might find Liverpool and Chelsea play each other, while the only two qualifiers might draw each other, e.g. Kiddy Fiddler United and Nonce Athletic

In 2017 Lincoln City made the quarter finals, the first non league club to do so since 1914. They were beaten by Arsenal 5-0 who went on to win the cup.

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by Anonymousreply 195September 14, 2021 6:24 PM

I love how gentle and surgical Jason Sudeikis is about inserting his progressive politics into the dialogue. Recently he quipped about Planned Parenthood and injected a little commentary/plug for the British "free" healthcare system model.

by Anonymousreply 196September 14, 2021 6:28 PM

[quote] Label me, DL!

Okay. How about “asshole”?

by Anonymousreply 197September 14, 2021 6:30 PM

[quote]I think by its nature it has to go wider/deeper in story and some of those choices will piss people off.

I admit that this first three episodes of this season felt underwhelming to me, but I chalk that up to having high expectations. But now I'm back to wholeheartedly loving the show.

I've seen complaints elsewhere about how the show is barely about Ted anymore but it's understandable and necessary for the show to show the other character's growth.

Another complaint I've seen is that they've taken Rebecca and made her into a woman solely focused on dating and not the strong capable woman of season 1, but all she did in season one was sit in her office plotting against Ted. She has a markedly better storyline this season.

by Anonymousreply 198September 14, 2021 6:33 PM

Rebecca and Keely have both been way too sketchily written so far this season.

by Anonymousreply 199September 14, 2021 7:09 PM

[quote]I'd be shocked if this show even hinted at the existence of homosexuals let alone have even a minor character be identified as gay.

They had a brief segment with a gay couple on an episode a few back that come to see the game. I was shocked they did.

That being said, it's likely (According to Reddit and what I saw) that either Trent Crimm or Colin are gay.

With Colin, they've hinted at it. Between his leopard print shirt when they went out, his "like Grindr" mention when the group was talking about Bantr, and him getting a moment every episode so we can remember he is there (along with the player that cuts hair and the "rude" Dutch player). It would actually make sense for him not to initially say anything about it since the football world is brutal. Even then still think the show would just mention it, show him with a guy or something brief but not dwell on it.

Bill Lawrence said that Trent Crimm does have a story arc but it's not clear what it is yet to the audience. He does have a child which means nothing these days.

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by Anonymousreply 200September 14, 2021 7:09 PM

Nate the ugly wonky eyed troll needs to get a taste of reality, he was given the job because Ted is too nice and wasn’t up on football terms. Now that he has sexy Roy, he needs to demote the Muslim Midget or they write him a storyline where he tries to undermine the other coaches to ‘save the day A La Wunder Kid’ style only to have it spectacularly backfire and he gets fired. And the secret alcoholic therapist needs to get scissored already. She needs a good tonguing from a female footballer to loosen her up. Or she can date the barmaid at Teds local. I hope Ted thinks he needs to get back to America to be a proper father which causes Rebecca to realize she’s madly in love with him and Sam can take his african bride and go back to his homeland to become a politician. Jamie Tartt is closeted and when he is about to be outed (maybe that’s a Nasty Nate storyline?) It’s ROY who decides to bully the press into letting Jamie decide if he wants to come out. I’d like him and a hot footballer to get it on.

by Anonymousreply 201September 15, 2021 12:06 AM

R201 Thank you for repeating the same shit you've already said

by Anonymousreply 202September 15, 2021 12:11 AM

At least our crazy people have an imagination.....

by Anonymousreply 203September 15, 2021 12:21 AM

I love Nate. He’s like any shy person who gets a taste of celebrity and becomes a monster. He’s also passive-aggressive in a very human and hilarious way.

by Anonymousreply 204September 15, 2021 12:26 AM

Defucktard cares about Ted Lasso? Who knew!

by Anonymousreply 205September 15, 2021 1:37 AM

CHEEZUS, somebody here really REALLY wants a gay character on this show. Hey people, I'm gay too, but not everything on TV has to have a gay couple wedged-in just to make it cool or whatever. Brit shows tend to do that with African-British people and it's awkward. If they were going to have a therapist come in, I don't care if they're black or not. It's just the whole idea of a therapist showing up out of the blue, and one that's so drab and sour and ridiculously wedged into the show that irritates me. Seems like they could have waited on having the cameos and "wacky new neighbors" type of casting tropes for the third season while we get to know the main characters.

And I agree (again), that they've made Rebecca into a stereotype. I'd be okay with all of it, and would keep watching if they'd kill Nate. Preferably in a particularly horrible way.

by Anonymousreply 206September 15, 2021 12:51 PM

Dunno.

I'm kind of on Team Chekhov with the "like Grindr" comment.

by Anonymousreply 207September 15, 2021 1:23 PM

I've seen complaints elsewhere about how the show is barely about Ted anymore but it's understandable and necessary for the show to show the other character's growth."

Then why is the show called "Ted Lasso"? Shouldn't it be called "Richmond" or "Football Means Soccer" or something like that?

"The Office" isn't about Michael Scott, it's about all of the people in the office. Which is why that show isn't called "Michael Scott."

by Anonymousreply 208September 15, 2021 1:29 PM

I think the show would get boring if it was all about Ted being a fish out of water in the UK working as a soccer coach. What makes the show interesting is how Ted influences the people around him and how that carries over into their own personal lives. Like Jamie standing up to his abusive Dad who treats his own son like total shit.

by Anonymousreply 209September 15, 2021 1:36 PM

The first season had a very clear beginning, middle, and end. Unfortunately, the second season is a messy mish-mash. Oh, and that Mumford music is beginning to grate.

by Anonymousreply 210September 15, 2021 1:57 PM

The problem with a potential “gay footballer” storyline is that while being gay in men’s professional team sports is still a big deal in real life, you can’t fathom that a gay player would experience any sort of mistreatment form anybody at FC Richmond, so what would the stakes be? The three fan-boy lummoxes at the local call him a poofter through the tv and then get an earful from the salt of the earth landlady before changing their tune and showing up in rainbow jerseys when he scores a game-winning goal?

by Anonymousreply 211September 15, 2021 3:21 PM

[quote]The three fan-boy lummoxes at the local call him a poofter through the tv and then get an earful from the salt of the earth landlady before changing their tune and showing up in rainbow jerseys when he scores a game-winning goal?

Ma'am, this is EXACTLY the kind of thing Ted Lasso would do with Ted dropping in a homespun story about some gay he knew that overcame adversity.

by Anonymousreply 212September 15, 2021 3:29 PM

TED LASSO isn’t stylistically sexy or sharp enough of a show to handle a gay footballer storyline, which realistically would involve grimy under-the-table PR/agent dealings, heated flirtation under the guise of dirty competition, and sweaty clandestine hookups that look more animalistic and rough and messy than the straights can handle seeing on their sitcoms.

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by Anonymousreply 213September 15, 2021 3:47 PM

R208, the show is called, "Ted Lasso" because Ted Lasso is the impetus for the show taking place. All of the changes that are happening now and all of the stories can be traced back to him even if the show doesn't always focus on him. It's not so much about the team or the location as it is about what he does to people. Even if the show focuses on other people it will always come back to Ted Lasso.

by Anonymousreply 214September 15, 2021 4:15 PM

The therapist is kind of a drag, but perhaps Ted would finally only open up to this sort of stolid, no-nonsense person who’s seemingly impervious to his “charms.”

by Anonymousreply 215September 15, 2021 4:31 PM

Ted is somewhat toxically-positive. People like that IRL are insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 216September 15, 2021 4:32 PM

Ted, Coach Beard, Nate, Roy, Brent, Jamie, Rebecca, Keeley

The show wants to give them all major storylines which is far too many. They should concentrate on Ted and Rebecca and let the rest fade into the background.

by Anonymousreply 217September 15, 2021 5:21 PM

^^^I forgot Higgins

by Anonymousreply 218September 15, 2021 5:21 PM

I seemed to have missed the episode or scene where they started doing that little huddle "Diamond Dogs" thing. But I find it forced and stupid. I don't get it. Something about them needing an emergency meeting of the "Diamond Dogs"? Or all agreeing on something and putting the hands in the circle and making kind of huddle cheer? Huh? What did I miss and why do that do that? It's made worse by always having the side of Nate's koala face facing the camera.

by Anonymousreply 219September 15, 2021 5:47 PM

[quote]I seemed to have missed the episode or scene where they started doing that little huddle "Diamond Dogs" thing. But I find it forced and stupid. I don't get it. Something about them needing an emergency meeting of the "Diamond Dogs"? Or all agreeing on something and putting the hands in the circle and making kind of huddle cheer? Huh? What did I miss and why do that do that? It's made worse by always having the side of Nate's koala face facing the camera.

Ted created the Diamond Dogs in season one after the episode where he had a one-night stand with Rebecca's friend. It's their way of bouncing personal things off each other. The huddle/cheer is separate from that. That's a coach thing, which is why Roy was involved. Only Ted, Beard, Higgins and Nate are the Diamond Dogs.

by Anonymousreply 220September 15, 2021 6:42 PM

I have started growling like Roy Kent when things piss me off.

At least in the privacy of my own house.

It's quite cathartic.

by Anonymousreply 221September 15, 2021 6:55 PM

[quote]Nate is like a lot of people who get promoted into leadership/manager roles because of nepotism and perpetually suffer from feelings of inadequacy. They overcompensate and think being an asshole bully is the way to gain/maintain respect. A lot of times they lack the skills to lead and think being in charge is equal to being an asshole. It’s a story arc, so I’m sure there’s a point to it.

I felt like the true Nate was revealed in S1 when Ted gave him the go-ahead to read aloud his letter from the suggestions box where he basically ridiculed every member of the team in an apparent attempt at tough love. Instead, it just came off as mean-spirited to me. I've been side-eyeing him ever since.

by Anonymousreply 222September 15, 2021 7:06 PM

Roy and Keeley have essentially solved all their problems - Roy has made his peace with aging out of playing and in his growly way now let’s people in, and he has a partner who loves his decent and vulnerable side and Keeley has figured she’s more than a WAG hitting her best before date and has a partner who adores her and puts in the work to consider her needs. Too much more of them and it’ll start checking over into Anna and Bates territory. I figure the final season, it’s them trying to have a baby and maybe a episode b-plot devoted to his niece getting jealous.

by Anonymousreply 223September 15, 2021 8:15 PM

I could have done without seeing her diddling herself to his YT video.

by Anonymousreply 224September 15, 2021 11:59 PM

I love this show. The only negative shit I read about it is on this thread. Bitchy gays or something else?

by Anonymousreply 225September 16, 2021 1:01 AM

It's not the sort of show DLers like R225

by Anonymousreply 226September 16, 2021 1:03 AM

R177 Not everything is for you.

R182 Not everything is for you, either. Why come dump (cumdump! Ha…sorry) on a show that many of us like?

by Anonymousreply 227September 16, 2021 1:39 PM

It took me 3 attempts to find a torrent that worked - the first 2 stopped visual at 18 minutes in.

What an odd episode.

by Anonymousreply 228September 17, 2021 9:17 PM

For the shit-for-brains homophobe at R225

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by Anonymousreply 229September 17, 2021 9:55 PM

On the Ted Lasso reddit forum people are hate this most recent episode with a burning passion or they think it's the most brilliant piece of work. I'm in the middle. It was perfectly serviceable episode. I would have surely enjoyed it more if I had ever seen Martin Scorcese's "After Hours".

by Anonymousreply 230September 18, 2021 1:08 AM

I don't like beard.

by Anonymousreply 231September 18, 2021 1:10 AM

I would have Brett Goldstein standing at attention, as frequently as possible. I hope he doesn't use the razor below his navel; it would look extremely awkward if he does.

This picture is from "the Pact" Enjoy, as I do.

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by Anonymousreply 232September 18, 2021 1:36 AM

There should never be a Beard-centric episode. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 233September 18, 2021 4:53 AM

That episode was kinda weird.

by Anonymousreply 234September 18, 2021 4:56 AM

How to Make Ted Lasso’s Biscuits

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by Anonymousreply 235September 18, 2021 5:01 AM

I loved tonight’s episode. I also love After Hours.

by Anonymousreply 236September 18, 2021 5:25 AM

Who was that insanely muscular man? He could get it.

by Anonymousreply 237September 18, 2021 1:26 PM

The hula hoop was so ridiculous it made me lol.

by Anonymousreply 238September 18, 2021 3:52 PM

[quote]Who was that insanely muscular man? He could get it.

That's Charlie Rawes; his acting credits include "Neanderthal Man" in Bridget Jones' Baby, "Lead Mercenary" in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and "Harkonnen First Trooper" in the upcoming Dune.

by Anonymousreply 239September 18, 2021 4:15 PM

This show is falling apart at the same time if's going to win a bunch of Emmys. Weird.

by Anonymousreply 240September 18, 2021 4:35 PM

R239 Bless you for doing the lord's work.

by Anonymousreply 241September 18, 2021 5:06 PM

It's hardly falling apart! You bitches are really weird.

by Anonymousreply 242September 18, 2021 5:06 PM

Falling apart????

by Anonymousreply 243September 18, 2021 5:29 PM

The After Hours episode didn't feel like success to me but the most annoying thing was the Thierry Henry and Gary Lineker appearances.

The Soccer Saturday scenes with Geoff Stelling and Chris Kamara worked well because of Roy Kent interacting with them.

Ian Wright was ok a few episodes ago, Mike Dean was funny last week but Henry and Lineker were just flat. I hope there aren't any more footballers playing themselves, unless they're actually very good actors or sending themselves up.

by Anonymousreply 244September 18, 2021 6:43 PM

A beard-centric episode was a waste. It could have been used as a internet episode. He’s not strong enough to carry the full show, I was FF through most of it, never did that with the other episodes. I can’t take the innocent child Sam being able to hold a conversation let alone anything else with worldly Rebecca. Not to mention she pays his salary so its weird. Her goddaughter is in teen love with him. He’s just out of his teens for fucks sake.

by Anonymousreply 245September 19, 2021 12:31 AM

I'd like to take turns on Sudeikis, Goldstein, Dunster and Naked Luca or whatever that was.

by Anonymousreply 246September 19, 2021 12:47 AM

Brilliant episode.

Again, this is a group of older gay men who love Golden Girls, Facts of Life and Housewives Shows and listen to Celine Dionne and Mariah Carey.

Of course something like that is going to be wasted on one of them.

(Not to mention the British Aspie who keeps getting all wigged about about some minor soccer thing he feels they got wrong.)

by Anonymousreply 247September 19, 2021 12:53 AM

[quote] Celine Dionne

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 248September 19, 2021 12:54 AM

^^on all of them.

This is what a show can do when the writing staff is confident and feels the audience is ready to go with them.

So many great moments

by Anonymousreply 249September 19, 2021 12:56 AM

I still feel sad about Celine Dionne, the missing Dionne sextuplet.

by Anonymousreply 250September 19, 2021 1:01 AM

R250 LOLOL

by Anonymousreply 251September 19, 2021 1:02 AM

Another great thing about that episode are all the movie references worked in: the obvious "After Hours" one referenced in the title, the Clockwork Orange bit with Tartt Sr. and the American Werewolf in London "Blue Moon" bit.

by Anonymousreply 252September 19, 2021 1:07 AM

And a little Googling reveals the following:

Apple had initially ordered 10 episodes and then expanded the order to 12 episodes after the initial 10 were already written.

Rather than go back and attempt to rewrite everything, they added two extra episodes, the Christmas episode and this one that don't advance the plot but give them a chance to flesh out characters other than Ted and have some fun with tone and genre.

by Anonymousreply 253September 19, 2021 1:25 AM

R253 and those were exactly the two I would have guessed were drop ins.

by Anonymousreply 254September 19, 2021 4:13 AM

Nothing gets past you R254!!!

by Anonymousreply 255September 19, 2021 5:21 AM

It sure doesn't, henny!

by Anonymousreply 256September 19, 2021 1:44 PM

The casting for Jamie's dad is insane. He looks SO much like the actor who plays Jamie.

by Anonymousreply 257September 19, 2021 1:45 PM

[quote]The casting for Jamie's dad is insane. He looks SO much like the actor who plays Jamie.

That's former child actor Kieran O'Brien, famous for playing Gruey in the 80s and getting his dick out and having all kinds of real sex in 9 Songs in the 00s.

by Anonymousreply 258September 19, 2021 2:22 PM

was it a big one, R258?

by Anonymousreply 259September 19, 2021 2:23 PM

[quote]That's former child actor Kieran O'Brien, famous for playing Gruey in the 80s and getting his dick out and having all kinds of real sex in 9 Songs

I was trying to remember why his name was familiar. 9 Songs, like Mark Rylance/Kerry Fox's INTIMACY three years prior, had the most un-sexy sex scenes.

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by Anonymousreply 260September 19, 2021 3:58 PM

Oh, nice!!!

by Anonymousreply 261September 19, 2021 5:45 PM

PRON AT R260!

CITY ON FIRE! CITY ON FIRE!

by Anonymousreply 262September 19, 2021 5:55 PM

[quote]That's former child actor Kieran O'Brien, famous for playing Gruey in the 80s and getting his dick out and having all kinds of real sex in 9 Songs

Kieran O'Brien is 47 but sure did pass for even older than that.

I didn't recognize him at all.

(Phil Dunster is 29 although the character is about 24 now.)

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by Anonymousreply 263September 19, 2021 11:27 PM

Awww so happy for Hannah Waddingt

by Anonymousreply 264September 20, 2021 12:09 AM

^ stupid typo.

by Anonymousreply 265September 20, 2021 12:09 AM

What the hell… it’s up for a lot of awards.

by Anonymousreply 266September 20, 2021 12:12 AM

Brett!

Double privileged

by Anonymousreply 267September 20, 2021 12:18 AM

Months ago, I screwed up my Apple TV app when I got a new tv - cause I couldn't remember my Apple password. (Phone) So I tried too many attempts and they blocked me. Is there anything I can do about it? I want to see Ted Lasso.

by Anonymousreply 268September 20, 2021 12:23 AM

You'd have to contact customer service. I don't have any Apple products but my sister does and I tried to help her when she forgot her account and it was a like an act of Congress. They really take you through the wringer to reset anything. Customer Service can give you steps.

by Anonymousreply 269September 20, 2021 12:25 AM

Yay Brett and Hannah!

by Anonymousreply 270September 20, 2021 12:36 AM

This is awesome

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by Anonymousreply 271September 20, 2021 12:49 AM

Ted Lasso scores big at Emmy Awards! Jason Sudeikis celebrates best comedy victory and his first ever lead actor gong while fellow winners, Brits Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein go wild on stage

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by Anonymousreply 272September 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Beard's Emmys top hat was awesome.

by Anonymousreply 273September 20, 2021 9:53 AM

What makes the show great to me is that it very much highlights that "winning isn't everything". Sure, they lose a lot, but it doesn't turn into drama about self-doubt and the pressure to play dirty tricks or cheat the next time in order to win. The team grows closer together, and even dickhead Jamie is now considered part of the team. Rebecca isn't on Ted's or the team's ass to win. She just leaves Ted be and is consumed with her dating life.

by Anonymousreply 274September 20, 2021 5:47 PM

"What makes the show great to me is that it very much highlights that "winning isn't everything""

Of course, in the real world, winning is everything if by "everything" you mean keeping your job. Life or death? No. House or No House? Probably.

So you like this show because it is a fantasy. That's fine but keep in mind that in a lot of situations in the real world, winning IS everything.

by Anonymousreply 275September 20, 2021 6:20 PM

R275, of course you’re right, but I think this show is what we wish were reality. It certainly isn’t, but it sure is nice escapism.

by Anonymousreply 276September 20, 2021 6:32 PM

[quote]So you like this show because it is a fantasy. That's fine but keep in mind that in a lot of situations in the real world, winning IS everything.

All series are fantasies where things get tied up in a neat little bow at the end of the runtime or the series. But TED LASSO shows that winning is not everything when it's at the cost of your well-being or your humanity. Surely, had the team suffered these losses under their previous gaffer George, they would not be dealing with it as gracefully. The lesson in defeat is how you deal with it, learn from it, rebound from it. The team was relegated at the end of last season and they're now dealing with scrambling back. There has been a mental cost to Ted as we've seen this season; and frustration within Coach Beard. This show isn't a cotton candy kiddie fare despite the feel good moments.

by Anonymousreply 277September 20, 2021 6:37 PM

R275 = Howard Roark

by Anonymousreply 278September 20, 2021 7:28 PM

R277 well said, and a parallel to another show recently discussed on the DL, Call The Midwife.

Very different shows, of course, but I am making the comparison that despite looking very sunny on the surface in some ways, both shows also deal with pain, adversity, and some of the dark corners of life.

But instead of yet another antihero show where someone falls apart and becomes a sociopath/killer or chases killers around for kicks, we have people who can still remember their humanity or help other people find theirs.

by Anonymousreply 279September 20, 2021 7:34 PM

R275, spoken like SUCH an American. There are many countries where nothing you said is true. Even if you lose a lot you can still be housed and kept healthy. Or you can choose, as many people do, to work in industries where the work is caring for other people, and you can make a decent living doing it. You'll never be paid the way you are when you work for a corporate, but you can have a respectable and not unpleasant life.

Ted Lasso is a wake-up call for those who are sure life is a zero-sum game.

by Anonymousreply 280September 21, 2021 9:17 AM

r275, are you one of those sad individuals who has to remind people that they watch fiction? I pity your life choices.

by Anonymousreply 281September 21, 2021 9:20 AM
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