If you follow the worlds of soccer, pop culture or entertainment, or if you’ve been on the Internet at some point in the last year, you’ve likely heard the name Ted Lasso. A short, spoiler-free, synopsis of the show is that it follows an American football coach who moves to England to manage a professional soccer team. Lasso is energetic, builds up a positive team mentality off the field and everyone around him is impacted, to their betterment.
The show avoids the usual path of the tropey television sitcom. The usual manufactured, zany problems that TV characters get into don’t happen and people learn and grow.