Author Topic: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)  (Read 4168 times)

Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2020, 07:09:40 PM »


I'm still perplexed by Apple's apparent lack of need to promote their shows, but oh well.


There is an advert for it on every All4 show I watch at the moment

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2020, 11:11:34 AM »
There is an advert for it on every All4 show I watch at the moment

Ah cool. That’s reassuring . I’m not in the UK so it’s very much word of mouth or, if the Apple TV+ Thumbnail intrigues you enough

Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2020, 02:12:01 PM »
I maintain a soft spot for Sudeikis so I'm giving this a go. The intro tune is almost unbearably unremarkable. Cod style Oasis and Ocean Colour Scene type stuff. Complete air. The story is your typical fish out of water proves how great he is and wins everyone over deal. A well worn path but not insurmountable. Laughs are thin on the ground and pretty scarce in the air for that matter, but again, not a huge issue if you adjust your expectations and look for other types of rewards.

The cast is nothing special except for old J-Slice who is the only thing worth watching. James Lance's hairpiece unit is indeed something to behold, like Barry Gibb or even Alvin Stardust. Possibly Gary Glitter. Sufficed to say it's a ludicrous boufant and quite distracting.

Just starting episode 4 now and even though I've downloaded 8 episodes, after a slightly promising start to the series I'm beginning to doubt whether I'll make it much further. I noticed early on they managed to squeeze in some tight dancing by Sudeikis, the What's Up With That sketch from Saturday Night Live showcased what a nifty little mover he is.

It's nice and gentle if that's your thing. Even the dramatic moments aren't particularly gripping. The new coach seems more interested in baking than managing. Merchant Navy from Derek is the team captain and does okay I suppose. Sudeikis has some family baggage he left behind in America so I assume that will become more prominent soon enough.

I'll give it a few more episodes and most likely bin it. The yank coming over to do a show in England reminds me of David Cross's Todd Margaret and I assume SMBH didn't manage to bag a role as a pub extra in this. Sorry, I meant supporting artiste.

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2020, 02:24:48 PM »
I maintain a soft spot for Sudeikis so I'm giving this a go. The intro tune is almost unbearably unremarkable. Cod style Oasis and Ocean Colour Scene type stuff. Complete air. The story is your typical fish out of water proves how great he is and wins everyone over deal. A well worn path but not insurmountable. Laughs are thin on the ground and pretty scarce in the air for that matter, but again, not a huge issue if you adjust your expectations and look for other types of rewards.

The cast is nothing special except for old J-Slice who is the only thing worth watching. James Lance's hairpiece unit is indeed something to behold, like Barry Gibb or even Alvin Stardust. Possibly Gary Glitter. Sufficed to say it's a ludicrous boufant and quite distracting.

Just starting episode 4 now and even though I've downloaded 8 episodes, after a slightly promising start to the series I'm beginning to doubt whether I'll make it much further. I noticed early on they managed to squeeze in some tight dancing by Sudeikis, the What's Up With That sketch from Saturday Night Live showcased what a nifty little mover he is.

It's nice and gentle if that's your thing. Even the dramatic moments aren't particularly gripping. The new coach seems more interested in baking than managing. Merchant Navy from Derek is the team captain and does okay I suppose. Sudeikis has some family baggage he left behind in America so I assume that will become more prominent soon enough.

The bit in bold is why I think I like it so much right now, I mean I find it funnier than you do and full of charm, but how kind hearted and gentle it is especially appeals to me. I quite possibly would feel different if we weren't in the middle of a pandemic, and hey, who knows, by the time the second (or third) season comes around I might even find out if that is the case.

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I'll give it a few more episodes and most likely bin it. The yank coming over to do a show in England reminds me of David Cross's Todd Margaret and I assume SMBH didn't manage to bag a role as a pub extra in this. Sorry, I meant supporting artiste.

I know it's a convincing wig but I can't believe you didn't spot me as the pub landlord.

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2020, 04:29:40 PM »
Have to admit that they caught me off guard with the ending, but I'm impressed that they did. Will be interesting if Ted's two year plan is how the next two seasons play out as well, or if there'll be further curveballs down the line. Either way I'll miss this, and hope it doesn't take too long to return.

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2020, 04:42:49 PM »
Have to admit that they caught me off guard with the ending, but I'm impressed that they did. Will be interesting if Ted's two year plan is how the next two seasons play out as well, or if there'll be further curveballs down the line. Either way I'll miss this, and hope it doesn't take too long to return.

Yeah that all played out nicely, was a very satisfying end to the series. They have a 3 series plan for the show so I assume that's what will happen, series 2 will be the fight for promotion and the 3rd series back in the Premier League.

Read an interview with the bloke who plays Roy Kent and it seems the 2nd series is a long way off. It's going to be difficult when the lead lives in another country, not to mention all the ensemble and crowd scenes they have with the football.

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2020, 05:09:38 PM »
Yeah that all played out nicely, was a very satisfying end to the series. They have a 3 series plan for the show so I assume that's what will happen, series 2 will be the fight for promotion and the 3rd series back in the Premier League.

Read an interview with the bloke who plays Roy Kent and it seems the 2nd series is a long way off. It's going to be difficult when the lead lives in another country, not to mention all the ensemble and crowd scenes they have with the football.

Yeah, I guess with such a large cast and the way they physically interact with each other it's probably unlikely to happen for a good while which is an awful shame. I mean I suppose they could all go in to quarantine together akin to the way a fair few other series have, and the crowd scenes could be cgi, but it's probably more likely they'll try and wait it out.

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2020, 07:49:19 PM »
Had a listen to Brett Goldstein’s podcast– was quite surprised at how soft spoken he is. It’s almost as though he’s acting.

Great place to leave the series. Hope it comes back soon. Actually, i just hope it comes back.

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2020, 09:14:47 AM »
I just watched this series over the past three days. Absolutely adored it. Jason Sudeikis is someone I've never disliked but always found a bit plain. He was fantastic in this and the character of Ted Lasso is just joyous. The whole show is, really. So upbeat throughout whilst also having tinges of melancholy that actually managed to get me at times. The whole thing just felt very sweet and pleasant to watch. Very funny too, obviously. In a short amount of time they made me really care about the core cast of characters, be glad at their various redemption stories/positive changes and root for them.

I feel like I should reiterate that it WAS very funny but for me the best aspects were how warm and sweet it was to watch and how much I ended up liking everyone (bar Anthony Head's character, of course). What a fucking great show. One of my favourite comedy series' of the year, easily.

Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2020, 09:58:09 AM »
I wasn't that fussed about Sudeikis from the few clips I saw of him on SNL and some of the stuff he did  after but then a combination of his performance in Colossal, his appearances on Last Man on Earth and his amazing dancing in the What Up With That sketches have made me a firm fan. This show has only consolidated that belief

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2020, 09:18:20 AM »
Agree with the general mood on this thread. I am by no means a football fan, but found this a nice gentle 'feelgood' series.
And I also only know Nick Mohammed from his 'Mr Swallow' character,and was impressed at his low key but good performance in this. Can't wait for it to return. And as I watched it on a streaming platform, ads were never a problem for me!

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2020, 08:02:10 AM »
This has been renewed for a third season and they're looking to start filming the second season in January, so it looks like we're going to get to see this through to the end. Lovely stuff.

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2020, 05:10:26 PM »
This has been renewed for a third season and they're looking to start filming the second season in January, so it looks like we're going to get to see this through to the end. Lovely stuff.

I heard that too, apparently it's Apple Tv's most watched show by some margin, and so even if the pandemic causes shooting to be delayed it'll still get made.

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Re: Ted Lasso (Apple Tv+, Jason Sudekis)
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2021, 12:35:19 PM »

Just got told to watch this and saw the 1st one. 30 seconds in "It's just The Producers, isn't it?"

I hope they got all the shit jokes about tea and RHD steering out of the way.

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