There’s no doubt that Ted Lasso, the runaway Apple TV+ smash hit starring Jason Sudeikis as an American football coach who moves to London to coach real football, contains some of the greatest writing and most carefully crafted characters to grace our screens in years, if not decades. It’s also a complete and utter desert when it comes to LGBTQIA+ representation. A veritable wasteland.
Or is it? It’s entirely possible that Ted Lasso has a number of queer characters tucked up its sleeve, and is waiting for season 3 to reveal them. We’ve got six possible options about who, among the existing cast, could fit the bill. Continue reading “‘Ted Lasso’ lacks queer characters, but the show may be hiding them in plain sight”
Phil Dunster as Jamie Tartt in Ted Lasso season 2 should be a name on every voter’s lips as the window for the 2022 Emmy Award nominations begins to close. Allow me to remind you why. Continue reading “Phil Dunster of ‘Ted Lasso’ delivered one of 2021’s greatest TV performances, and Emmy voters need to remember that”
It’s actually pretty hard for Ted Lasso to surprise me. I’m perfectly okay with that, for the record. I do not believe that rug-yanking twists are a sign of good television. I don’t like the argument that a story being “predictable” makes it lacking or lesser, and the best thing about Ted Lasso season 2 was its subtle predictability. Continue reading “‘Ted Lasso’ season 2 proves that predictable storytelling is more rewarding than shock”