Television Ted Lasso (Apple TV Football Comedy)

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If done right, those kinds of side characters could be done well but they’re so bad. Even the woman who runs the pub is phenomenally unfunny. Also that old woman on the bus calling Beard a scrounger was just so weird. That bit was clearly set up to be a funny joke but it’s just crap. You can tell it’s written by Americans who think this is what British people will find funny because some of the characters say wanker and other hilarious UKisms.
I definitely agree, it's an American show trying to capture British humour. That is where it's at its weakest.

The show is called Ted Lasso for a reason, and most of the cast are forgettable. Nate really gets on my tits, for example. But as a sum of its parts it works well.

That last episode though. It was like it was written by someone who had never seen the show and were told to capture the essence of a night out in London and they missed, massively.

I get the feeling they didn't really know where to go with this season. Seeing as it's so British in many ways, it won't work if Ted and the team don't get promoted. I thought they were going to go for the cup upset as the reason for him to get another season, but now I don't know.
 

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I see this said a lot about Parks and Rec. But they aren't nice people. April, Ron, Donna, Tommy, etc are all selfish, horrible people. They bully Jerry mercilessly and consistently. And in the end they ride in the back of Leslies successes. At first. I didn't notice it but anytime I catch an episode on TV now its all I see.
Parks and Rec isn’t about nice people. It’s about people as a collective, warts and all. How they come together as a group. It’s full of love but I don’t think it’s described as ‘nice’.
 

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I definitely agree, it's an American show trying to capture British humour. That is where it's at its weakest.

The show is called Ted Lasso for a reason, and most of the cast are forgettable. Nate really gets on my tits, for example. But as a sum of its parts it works well.

That last episode though. It was like it was written by someone who had never seen the show and were told to capture the essence of a night out in London and they missed, massively.

I get the feeling they didn't really know where to go with this season. Seeing as it's so British in many ways, it won't work if Ted and the team don't get promoted. I thought they were going to go for the cup upset as the reason for him to get another season, but now I don't know.
It’s an American funded show written by American and English writers and it’s not really trying to capture ‘British Humour’. It brings in British Culture but the jokes are universal.

It was only pitched as 30 episodes at the outset so I don’t think it’s designed to have years ahead of it.
 

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it’s not really trying to capture ‘British Humour’. It brings in British Culture but the jokes are universal.
Yes it is.

The constant use of "British" swear words is the biggest indicator of this. For some reason Americans all seem to think we go around calling each other wanker or tosser.
 

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Yes it is.

The constant use of "British" swear words is the biggest indicator of this. For some reason Americans all seem to think we go around calling each other wanker or tosser.
I think American mainstream audiences find it funny. It's usually how the "british character" acts in an american show. The truth is that most Americans either don't get or enjoy British humour.
 

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Yes it is.

The constant use of "British" swear words is the biggest indicator of this. For some reason Americans all seem to think we go around calling each other wanker or tosser.
Was at the match today and heard wanker being shouted easily thousands of times so yes, you actually do go around constantly saying wanker at footballer matches. For some reason Brits all seem to think they are far superior to Americans and try to label everything as "stupid Americans" despite there literally being English people involved in writing the show.
 

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Was at the match today and heard wanker being shouted easily thousands of times so yes, you actually do go around constantly saying wanker at footballer matches. For some reason Brits all seem to think they are far superior to Americans and try to label everything as "stupid Americans" despite there literally being English people involved in writing the show.
That’s not it at all. Loads of us on here love American comedies. Some of my favourites are written by Americans but this show is clearly trying to represent the U.K. in a way that is not at all accurate and the embellished parts are indicative of someone who doesn’t know football culture in this country that well.
 

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Was at the match today and heard wanker being shouted easily thousands of times so yes, you actually do go around constantly saying wanker at footballer matches. For some reason Brits all seem to think they are far superior to Americans and try to label everything as "stupid Americans" despite there literally being English people involved in writing the show.
Where did I say that? Defensive much?
 

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We don't?
We use the words, but not at the regularity the show likes to insinuate. I honestly can't remember the last time I called someone a wanker or heard anyone say it for that matter.

Very occasionally you get the Referee's a wanker chants at matches.

This isn't exclusive to Ted Lasso either. Anytime a British character is in an American show they almost always call people wankers.
 

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I get the feeling they didn't really know where to go with this season. Seeing as it's so British in many ways, it won't work if Ted and the team don't get promoted. I thought they were going to go for the cup upset as the reason for him to get another season, but now I don't know.
It has just won multiple Emmy's so it will surely be back for Season 3. Now where does the plot go :D.
 

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It has just won multiple Emmy's so it will surely be back for Season 3. Now where does the plot go :D.
I hope it does.

I do enjoy the show, it's a real feel good, tea time show. It's just been a bit all over the place this season. They've clearly struggled with the extra couple of episodes.
 

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They went a bit meta with A Clockwork Orange & After Hours references and I don't think that they should've. They've found their niche and they were doing very well in it, but they don't have the elegance or wit of Community to pull that one off naturally, especially without any prior notice.
 

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It's no surprise the Yanks love it. They're obsessed with British culture, so a show about a nice American going over to help stereotypically flawed Brits with OTT British humour is probably TV heaven for them.
 

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We use the words, but not at the regularity the show likes to insinuate. I honestly can't remember the last time I called someone a wanker or heard anyone say it for that matter.

Very occasionally you get the Referee's a wanker chants at matches.

This isn't exclusive to Ted Lasso either. Anytime a British character is in an American show they almost always call people wankers.
I think it's because they can't go about writing c*nt every other word. So wanker just has to do.
 

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Although I did read that they wanted it to finish with season 3 no?
At this time. Who knows, it might get a fourth and push for the CL.

I'm amazed it got so many nominations. I liked season 1 but season 2 is garbage and the show has been absolute garbage this year
:lol: it's rated even higher than the first season. I liked the first one better as well but it's hardly been garbage.
 

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At this time. Who knows, it might get a fourth and push for the CL.


:lol: it's rated even higher than the first season. I liked the first one better as well but it's hardly been garbage.
I think it has been. there's no conflict and there doesn't seem to be much point to anything. everyone's turned into a full blown watery caricature of their real life counterparts, particularly the Roy Keane guy.
 

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It’s like Netflix’s Space Force. You know it’s bad but I keep watching it.
 

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We use the words, but not at the regularity the show likes to insinuate. I honestly can't remember the last time I called someone a wanker or heard anyone say it for that matter.

Very occasionally you get the Referee's a wanker chants at matches.

This isn't exclusive to Ted Lasso either. Anytime a British character is in an American show they almost always call people wankers.
Maybe I use the word excessively then! But I know what you mean. The other one they like to put into scenarios like this is 'twat', but pronounced 'twott'.
 

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It’s like Netflix’s Space Force. You know it’s bad but I keep watching it.
I like both shows. But while watching them I know that they aren't particularly good. They're just an easy watch with the occasional good moment.
 

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I love season 2 tbh.
IMO, the progression in season 2 make sense because you can't repeat what works in season 1. The father son theme throughout season 2 is fascinating to me and the best part of it.
The writers already said they wanted to make a three season arc. I'll be curious to see what season 3 will be like
 

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Is it me or did it get a bit boring during season 2 and also not very funny anymore? Can't even really get myself to watch it through.
 

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Is it me or did it get a bit boring during season 2 and also not very funny anymore? Can't even really get myself to watch it through.
The 2 filler episodes have broken the flow a bit but otherwise I've really enjoyed it.
 

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The 2 filler episodes have broken the flow a bit but otherwise I've really enjoyed it.
Read somewhere that the writers already lineup the story for 10 episodes when Apple told them it's gonna be a 12 episode season. So they added the Christmas and Beard ones. I guess it makes sense that those eps stood out as out of sync
 

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That latest episode was pure cringe. And not in the good Curb Your Enthusiasm/The Office way.

I find it odd that it's considered a comedy, when so much of it plays like an episode of Hollyoaks.
 

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Not enjoying this season as much as last season.
 

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I actually thought this weeks episode was really good. And I was ready to hate it before watching it as I saw it was another 45 minute episode (It's become a norm lately and I'm not a fan of it...).