The success of Ted lasso is one of the most surprising TV stories of recent years. It’s a nice way to say that my big silly brain got it wrong about the show and its potential.
You see, I’ve been a Premier League fan for quite some time now – I’ve been playing football all my public writing life, which in this case is American) – so I remember the original Ted Lasso commercials on NBC Sports. They were funny, but they were also creepy: you just couldn’t imagine the concept spreading to an entire TV series.
Then when the first trailer for the first season fell – which happened at a time when Jason Sudeikis’ career was in the middle of a rut – I specifically remember thinking about how bad it was. horrible. As a true football fan, I rightfully believed that the series was going to damage the game’s brand. What an idiot I was.
In the year 2020, especially as people needed something uplifting, Ted lassoHer reputation grew like a tidal wave, eventually crashing onto the shores of pop-cultural consciousness and dragging everyone with her into her sea of kindness. The series racked up 20 Emmy nominations, the most on record for a freshman comedy, and made Sudeikis the star he was for the first half of the previous decade.
Now that the series is such a success, the season two premiere is far more important than the debut of the first season, with fans of the series taking to Twitter to celebrate its release.
.@TedLasso S2! Streaming in a few. That’s it. This is the tweet. Govern yourself accordingly.
– yvette nicole brown (@YNB) July 22, 2021
I received the notification that #TedLasso S2E1 was available to watch while I was away and left the bar almost immediately.
– Emma Fyffe (@EmmaFyffe) July 23, 2021
I’m currently watching the second season of the Ted Lasso TV show
– Isaac K. Lee (@IsaacKLee) July 23, 2021
– BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) July 23, 2021
The season two premiere of Ted lasso is now available on AppleTV +.