TV: Ted Lasso – Season 2

Premiered: July 23, 2021

On: Apple TV+

Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Jeremy Swift, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Nick Mohammed, Juno Temple, Sarah Niles, Toheeb Jimoh, Kola Bokinni, Billy Harris, Stephen Manas, Moe Jeudy-Lamour, Cristo Fernández, Charlie Hiscock, David Elsendoorn, Mohammed Hashim, James Lance, Annette Badland, Adam Colborne, Bronson Webb, Kevin Garry, Phoebe Walsh, Elodie Blomfield, Bill Fellows, Ruth Bradley, Ellie Taylor, Kieran O’Brien, Kiki May, Harriet Walter & Sam Richardson

After an odds defying first season, Ted Lasso is back for a second go around and all of the heart and comedy that made it a hit has also returned – sometimes in bigger ways.

Coach Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis) and owner Rebecca Welton (Hannah Waddingham) bring in sports psychologist Dr. Sharon Fieldstone (Sarah Niles) after Dani (Cristo Fernández) has an unfortunate incident. Keeley (Juno Temple) begins working with a new dating app that influences some of her colleagues.

The character development is brilliant. Diving into Ted’s past and allowing him to have an emotional breakdown makes him feel real, while Nathan (Nick Mohammed) becomes power hungry.

Like the first season, you’ll have moments of laughter and of tears. The way this show centers on human connection is better than anything out there.

Final say: Don’t stop believing. ★★★★★

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