Ted Lasso TV Series Overview
I recently told someone that I always try to look for the positive, even in difficult situations. This holds true for conversations on Facebook where I only share things that are relevant, add value to the conversation or make people smile. I compliment people when I see an opportunity and share praise when possible, as well. I’ve always felt that if you put good into the world, good will return to you. Be friendly. Be helpful. See the good in people. Give people the benefit of the doubt. But when you look at the world through rose-colored glasses, people often find ways to take advantage of that and it takes extra effort to remain positive. It’s even more difficult to teach these principles to our kids. Especially when they see first hand how people can be manipulative, cheat the system and intentionally hurt others. A friend recommended Ted Lasso, a new series on Apple TV+ and said we would really enjoy it. His description of it as a “feel-good” show was spot on. I love it and it represents the attitude I wish I could emulate for my kids every day.
I so desperately want to tell you all about Ted Lasso and the incredible story that unfolds brilliantly with each new episode. But I can’t. Or better yet, I won’t. One of the best things about this show is seeing the growth and change that can happen when someone is bold enough to believe in being a good person and doing the right thing. Instead, I want to share a general overview about the show and simply say, “Make time to watch Ted Lasso.”
“Jason Sudeikis plays Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.
In addition to starring, Sudeikis serves as executive producer, alongside Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs”) via his Doozer Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Content. Doozer’s Jeff Ingold also serves as an executive producer with Liza Katzer as co-executive producer. The series was developed by Sudeikis, Lawrence, Joe Kelly and Brendan Hunt, and is based on the pre-existing format and characters from NBC Sports.”
Coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) and his hometown colleague, Coach Beard (Brendan Hunt) exemplify everything positive you could hope for in human beings, regardless of their leadership position. They compliment each other (literally and figuratively) throughout the series as they make a name for themselves. Ted Lasso asks and addresses people by name, supports their businesses, requests feedback and input from those more knowledgeable and implements change where possible. With a mix of comedy and heartfelt commentary, Ted Lasso does the things that make people feel special. He brings joy to the world.
It wasn’t chance that Ted Lasso was hired to take on the job as gaffer (coach) for a sport he had never coached before. It was a calculated employment decision by the team’s owner, Rebecca (Hannah Waddingham). She’s a bitter, resentful woman with the intention of running the team into the ground. She’s tasked Higgins (Jeremy Swift) with the responsibility of making things worse. But Higgins is a good-hearted man who disobeys his boss on more than one occasion. Whether it’s intentional or not remains to be seen. One thing is for certain, it’s hard to resist the positivity that Ted Lasso brings when he walks into the room.
Then there are the two main soccer players who the subplots revolve around. They’re both incredibly talented athletes at two very different stages in their lives. Jamie (Phil Dunster) is a young, arrogant ball hog while Roy (Brett Goldstein) is a seasoned player filled with anger. We are only a handful of episodes in and already love how these characters are developing.
In a time where there is so much negativity and anger, Ted Lasso is a breath of fresh air. If you’re looking for something to watch, put this on the top of your list. One caveat… the language is rough so keep your young kids out of earshot when you’re watching! You can find Ted Lasso on Apple TV+. Ted Lasso is the epitome of what this world needs right now. As you watch it, think about which of his characteristics you could incorporate into your own life.
What is something you do to bring happiness to the people around you?
30 thoughts on “Ted Lasso TV Series Overview”
I think sometimes just smiling and saying something nice is a good way to spread happiness.
I try to always thank anyone for what they do for me, no matter how much it may be taken for granted. And always wish folks a nice day!
I always try to take notice of something new or pleasant about someone. Like “Hey, I love your shirt” or “New haircut? I live it!”. We should always be lifting other people up… Not putting them down.
I make food. I’m a pretty good cook.
I like to think that the humor i try to inject into things is appreciated. I’m likely deluding myself, most of the time, but I’d like to think it….
Would love to win! Happy Holidays.
I’m told I have an amazing smile and infectious laugh.
I have been Santa to needy children for 23 years
I make people cheesecakes when they need cheering up .
We do not have Apple TV, but this does sound like a positive show. I do like shows that show growth and development in the characters and teach lessons along the way.
Sounds like a good, funny movie.
My whole life revolves around keeping others happy. I usually end up forgetting about myself because of it.
Interesting! You are right, we need something in this world right now! Going to give it a watch as soon as I can!
Something I do that brings happiness and positive thoughts to people around me would be keeping a positive attitude and saying things that can uplift people’s spirits.
I have a pretty good mental catalog of dad jokes that always get a laugh.
Go to Eucharistic Adoration and read the Bible. Mass, of course.
I like to cook for people.
I bargain shop and donate a lot of it!
We give cloths, games, and food to charity
I always smile at people that I see in public. I know it’s not much, but you never know who might need that small gesture some days.
I do try to bring a smile to people, although I think some take my smiling at them the wrong way.
I write letters and send out greeting cards!
To help bring positivity to others, I try to bring up the bright side of situations (where appropriate) and practice expressing gratitude, even for the little things.
I always say hello and smile to anyone I bump into, and I make baked goods for my friends when they are having a rough time.
I like to be funny and make people laugh!