Ted Lasso on Apple TV+

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  1. Sep 29, 2020 #61 of 105
    mlsnyc

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    All of those are what you make of it. I don't see any of those things as building up to the two of them getting together. And to me they didn't have the hallmarks of the will-they-or-won't-they tensions that built up and well known in other series (e.g. Cheers, Moonlighting, et. al.). To me the trope all of those built on is Ted being brought in to fail by Rebecca and Ted winning her over so she becomes an ally instead of an enemy.

    Of course you can absolutely be right and saw this coming a mile away. We'll just have to see what happens in the finale this Friday. Whether it is or isn't, all that matters is I enjoy and am satisfied with how the season concludes.
     
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  2. Sep 29, 2020 #62 of 105
    Steveknj

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    I don't think you need will they or won't they. There needs to be that spark, and I've seen it. They console each other, he's her "white knight" against her ex. That's pretty "tropy". You're right. I really like this show and whatever happens outside of something stupid (aliens landing on the soccer field? ;)) there's really not much they can do at this point to make me not like it.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2020 #63 of 105
    DevdogAZ

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    I don't think there's any question that the show is moving toward Ted and Rebecca getting together. I just don't think they'll do it as early as the Season 1 finale. I think they'll spend more time building toward it in S2. It still remains to be seen how Rebecca reacts when she finds out that Ted slept with her best friend. She may be surprised that she's jealous, which makes her realize she has feelings for him.
     
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  4. Sep 29, 2020 #64 of 105
    cmontyburns

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    I think there's all kinds of questions about it. Just because he's a man and she's a woman doesn't mean they have to go there. I'm also not saying they won't, because how would I know, but it seems like a "we're out of ideas" thing to do, and I'd hate to think the show is out of ideas already.
     
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    The "signs" are all too obvious; therefore, if it were to happen, I (along the vast majority of viewers I'd wager) would be seriously disappointed.
     
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    mooseAndSquirrel

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    Yeah, but depends on how well it’s done. Ted Lasso seems to pull of tropes in kind of a fun, sweet new way.
     
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    zalusky

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    As I said I think we need to learn Teds backstory first before we get a going forward story. Why is he so optimistic. I for one think he had a very low moment that changed him.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2020 #68 of 105
    Steveknj

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    I don't think tropes are bad as long as they are done well. Most Rom Coms have the same basic premise. Sometimes it feels old and tired and other times refreshing. Ted Lasso seems to pull of tropes as refreshing.
     
  9. Oct 2, 2020 #69 of 105
    logic88

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    After seeing a bunch of articles about this series (maybe due to the season finale coming up?), I binged all nine episodes and I agree with all of the positive reviews. As Steveknj said, the main storyline is an old cliche but dang, the characters are so well written that it doesn't matter. It's going to be a long wait for season 2 though if there's a cliffhanger tomorrow!
     
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  10. Oct 2, 2020 #70 of 105
    Bierboy

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    He finally uttered a nasty word!!
     
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  11. Oct 2, 2020 #71 of 105
    cmontyburns

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    If anyone is going to start talking about the season one finale episode, please mark your post that the spoilers for the episode start there. That way anyone catching up on reading the thread who is behind in their viewing will know where to stop.
     
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  12. Oct 2, 2020 #72 of 105
    logic88

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    What's going on with production these days? Are studios shooting next year's releases right now? Or are they still trying to figure out how?
     
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    The little magic trick and toss on top of Roy’s head with the captain’s armband was so excellent!
     
  14. Oct 3, 2020 #74 of 105
    Bierboy

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    Honestly, you can just look at the date of the post and figure that out. :rolleyes:
     
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    zalusky

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    Well they sure know how to end an episode quickly. When do we get to start talking about it?
     
  16. Oct 4, 2020 #76 of 105
    Peter000

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    I decided on a whim to give this a try, and ended up staying up all night binging all of season one.

    What a fantastic show.
     
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  17. Oct 4, 2020 #77 of 105
    cmontyburns

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    It’s a small politeness that wouldn’t have been difficult to extend. No need to roll your eyes. Clearly you didn’t take any lessons from the show.
     
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  18. Oct 4, 2020 #78 of 105
    lambertman

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    **Spoilers (more or less) for the finale start here**

    And there are only six teams that have played all 29 years in the PL, so Richmond being relegated can't be much of a surprise for a team of their relative size and stature.

    I also questioned the conceit in an earlier episode of Richmond not having won at Everton in sixty years. This year's hot start notwithstanding, Everton are traditionally a pretty bang-average team (but still are one of the six never-relegateds). This would imply either that Richmond is traditionally below-average (and surviving without relegation being improbable) or, in fact, they have been relegated many times and just had long stretches where they never played at Everton at all.

    What probably won't be broached in the next season for dramatic purposes: a team that gets relegated from the Premier League receives a balloon payment of 25 million pounds a season for four seasons (unless they go back up during that time). It's about a fourth of the money they'd be getting per season by staying up, but it theoretically gives them a pretty nice advantage over the Championship teams not in that situation. Of course, they can still find a way to waste that advantage.

    If your soccer league-construct interest has been peaked, I recommend season 1 of "Sunderland 'Til I Die" on Netflix,
    , which is kind of the real life feel-bad version of Richmond. What was to be a season following their attempts to get back up from the Championship to the Premier League turns into their intractible and painful further decline into League One.
    They don't hire an American football coach there, though.

    Nitpicking aside, I pretty much loved everything about the show. :D I actually watched my team on my phone this morning while finishing the season on the TV!
     
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  19. Oct 4, 2020 #79 of 105
    Dan203

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    Great show. Watched it on a whim and binged it all in a day. I look forward to next season.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2020 #80 of 105
    Steveknj

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    It's kind of funny watching people here in the states complain about US Sports being dominated by a few teams and complaining the "rich" teams are the ones that have all the advantages. It's the same in European soccer as well. You have 3 or 4 teams in the EPL that dominate. Don't Barcelona and Madrid dominate that league as well? That's just the way it is. It's fun when you get an underdog story where a team comes out of nowhere to win. I imagine if there's another Ted Lasso season, they will work their way back and eventually they will have a "Cinderella" season.
     

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