Ted Lasso Review

Pleasantly optimistic and entertaining

Richard Mahesh -

Ted Lasso Review
Platform
Apple TV+
Format
Movie Rated
13+
Genre
COMEDY
Language

What is the story about?

When Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham) wants to seek revenge on her multi-billionaire husband for ruining her life and hope, she chooses to ruin down her football team, which is most loved by him. Accordingly, she hires a football coach from USA, Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) as a hidden agenda to make sure it happens. In the beginning, Ted behaves the same way as she envisaged, but his motives of Midas-touch starts bringing in a change among everyone in the team and its owner Rebecca as well.

Analysis

Very few series have the capabilities of getting labelled uniformly as ‘Feel-Good’ strokes irrespective of logical loopholes it carries. Ted Lasso is a staunch exemplification of this fashion and it does prove it significantly in many places. The 10-episode series has a lot of places, where the logic goes missing, but still, you’re endowed with pleasantness and enjoyable moments. The show encompasses lots of positivity and optimisms not within the screens alone, but gradually imparts them on audiences as well. This might sound like a superficial statement, but guess what? You will agree with it after winding up with the show. Despite the logical issues that rational thinking might question, there lies beneath an emotional aspect, which proves that it’s right. Say, for instance, Ted trying to repair the showers in the bathroom does have an indirect impact on the team’s captain Roy (Brett Goldstein). There are a few more places that indicate the perfect tone of team and crisis management. Especially, the scene where Ted wants to focus on Roy first since his voice has more impact within the team and in another episode, we find him asking Nathan (Nick Mohammed), the helper boy to read out his outspoken thoughts on the team, few minutes prior to the commencement of a match, which in turn becomes a motivating factor to win the game. Not to miss the cookies that Ted prepares for Rebecca, which might really sound to be odd and outlandish by the beginning, but somehow indirectly brings a change in her. Well, the list keeps running into a long queue, which keeps enhancing the drama. 

Performances

Yeah! Every character has been crafted with lots of appealing prominences and the actors take a cakewalk over nurturing them. Jason as Ted is the showstopper here and his energetic performance and screen presence keeps the show sparkling. The next one to steal the show is Hannah, an almost antagonistic lady, who eventually becomes good by the end. Brett Goldstein as Roy is yet another winner. Nick Mohammed’s ability to project the innocence to his character earns our sympathy easily. Juno Temple as Keeley adds up the flavours of cuteness. Almost all the actors have rendered a perfect job as every role owns unique traits and emotions. Even the protagonist Ted goes through the weakest phase, which makes the show look more natural rather than a superhero with no flaws. 

Music & Other Departments

The technical department plays a pivotal part in keeping the series more enjoyable. From the breezy title song to the enriching BGMs, it’s appreciable. Cinematography is excellent and despite the locations being limited to 3-4 backdrops (Football stadium, dressing rooms, motels, etc), they are very well shot. 

Highlights

  • The writing is excellent, which is loaded with decent entertainment.
  • Performances  
  • Cinematography 

Drawbacks

  • The story is predictable 
  • Some scenes might look goofy (Getting rid of Curse), but they don’t annoy you. 

Did I enjoy it?

Of course!!! 

Do I recommend it?

Just forget about logic issues and you’ll enjoy this stress buster. 



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